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# 1 I have a question
12-11-2010, 02:47 PM
I have a question about something that happened earlier today to me. First thing, I'm new to this PvP thing. So I don't know what is happening half the time.

Alright, so here was the scenario. I was in Kerrat for my daily. I knew it was a gank zone, so I expected it to happen at some point. Sure enough, couple BoP (I think they were BoP, I can't ID Klingon ships on sight as I've never played as one or done PvP before) decloak and kill me while I'm being swarmed by Borg. I was in my Intrepid refit at the time. They pop me of course, and fly away. So I figure I'll watch more closely for them and not get sucked into a borg swarm again.

They get me, again, catching me with my abilties on cooldown. I respawn though, and there they are, about 25 km away.

I get closer, hit one with Tyken's + BTSS:2 and start pounding his hull, pop damp field, photonic fleet (No sign of the other feds in here at any point during this, btw). I got him down to somewhere around 10% hull.

Here's where my question comes in. I'm pounding on this guy, and somehow he suddenly went from less than 3 km to 30+km and out of sensor range in approx. 5 seconds. How did he do that? this was while he had a -45 power to his engines. Mine had gotten disabled, so I couldn't follow instantly, but by my calculations, for him to go from 3 km to 30+ in that time, he had to be doing impulse 250 at least. How did he do that? Or is it like a fleet mate said, that he logged off? I ask because the best i've ever been able to do, with an engine battery + evasive with good engines, is about impulse 140ish, and it took me way longer than 5 second to cover 30 km.

Thanks for the help, I hope this is the right forum for this question.
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# 2
12-11-2010, 03:19 PM
Hyper impulse engines... with a SPD modifier. (not really needed but nice)
Engine Bat clears any disables you have on him and gives him +75 power to them.
He could also have used Emergency to Engines Less common.
Evasive Manuvers... zoom.

Its also possible he Burned Deterium to zoom...

Its also Possible he burned both.
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# 3
12-11-2010, 03:26 PM
Ah the ol Gripple-Chew maneuver, yes very effeective zoom combo.
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# 4
12-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Gotcha. It just startled me when he zoomed away at that speed LOL. I was like, wtf? I forgot about deuterium, I've never gotten any of it on any chars.
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# 5
12-11-2010, 03:36 PM
the only way to stop them is with the wave, not even tractor beam seems to do its job anymore.
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# 6
12-11-2010, 05:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by iueras View Post
I ask because the best i've ever been able to do, with an engine battery + evasive with good engines, is about impulse 140ish, and it took me way longer than 5 second to cover 30 km.

The ship modifiers would play a part in this. The Hegh'Ta has a base impulse modifier of 0.2 and inertia of 60 vs your intrepid 0.15 and 33 inertia

so by default with the same engines the BoP is going to be faster and with it's inertia being double it'll reach max speed almost twice as fast.

Chances are it was just eng battery + hyper impulse engines + evasive maneuvers
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# 7
12-12-2010, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Ardept View Post
Ah the ol Gripple-Chew maneuver, yes very effeective zoom combo.
QFT
Although If the OP is truly new to PVP, & could Turn the tables on a BoP in his second fight, we're going to have to keep a very close eye on him!
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# 8
12-12-2010, 06:21 PM
I donít know who you faced but I commonly play a raptor in kerrat.

After the first fed dies I usually zoom away well past 30km in a matter of secs, cloak and repeat.

About 4 months ago I saw players do this trick and could not figure it out. I pick some Rare mark 12 hyper( I think) high efficacy speed modified impulse engine and while having 125 power to engine and evasive will be gone in a blink of an eye.

Itís a great trick and if there is another escort is in pursuit, I can use APO and be off. There only 2 time Iíve been run down and both times it was escorts. I assume Bop, Raptor , Escort get modified engine state = fast get away and return .

Great engines+Evasive+125 engine power+ APO3= 60 km in under 10 sec =) have fun (O-30km 4 sec) letís see a corvette do that!
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