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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Ok, I know being a zombie is not a healthy thing, but the more I play PvP the more I think it's the best and only option when you are a PuG. This, or switching to escort perhaps.

I know that cruiser is healer ship (and tank if you throw those heals at yourself) and that's why I choose such career. I like being a space-nurse. But for all the heals and support I throw around when in battles, keepeing the rest of the team intact I'm simply ignored by most other players. Each time I find myself in trouble (because the enemy realized that I'm a healer) NO ONE is even looking at me. No heal, no support, no frigging escort trying to take some pressure off me. Nothing. All team member are hunting some lone sci or cruiser 20 klicks away and the rest of enemies is pounding me away. I doubt much will change when I reach admiral levels.

And it is boring now. Heal escort, heal sci, heal cruiser (WTF?). One enemy runs, team goes after him, I am mauled by remaining enemy ships. Respawn, repeat.

So... is there any reason to fly support cruiser (or actually cruiser at all) if you are not in some PvP fleet or premade team?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 2
01-28-2012, 07:13 AM
Zombie cruisers beget zombie cruisers. One of the problems with pugs tends to be the fear of dying. Too many resources are spent on self preservation without any real effort to achieve the ultimate goal which isn't to survive but rather to kill. Unfortunately, few support one another so they turtle up and ultimately lose because the other side brought more guns or a better mix.

Cruisers are all good and well. Some can be pushed to be highly damaging but people need to accept the role of their ship. Outlasting isn't enough against a more balanced team (pug or otherwise). Surviving isn't winning.

And pugging is a bit of a crap shoot.
Lt. Commander
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# 3
01-28-2012, 08:05 AM
Just stick with it man. Not everyone is a complete moron in the ques. The exceptions are few and far between with this game, but you do not want to make the problem worse.

Being a Zombie sure might keep you alive longer, but it does nothing for your team, and will either make the matches go even faster as everyone else dies that much faster (scary thought I know), or will just grant that many more kills in the enemy's column.

Stick with it, and if you're ever looking for a partner from about 730 pm EST up to 12am during the workweek shoot me a tell. I'll be your wingmate.

Flying heals will get you in a decent pvp fleet eventually, people notice cruisers that actually -do something- other then heal themselves. Infact if you feel the need, I'm going to be rebuilding my fleet's pvp team soonish as I'm pretty much the only one left in the ques. It all starts with the healer
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 4
01-28-2012, 08:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mavairo
Just stick with it man. Not everyone is a complete moron in the ques. The exceptions are few and far between with this game, but you do not want to make the problem worse.

Being a Zombie sure might keep you alive longer, but it does nothing for your team, and will either make the matches go even faster as everyone else dies that much faster (scary thought I know), or will just grant that many more kills in the enemy's column.

Stick with it, and if you're ever looking for a partner from about 730 pm EST up to 12am during the workweek shoot me a tell. I'll be your wingmate.

Flying heals will get you in a decent pvp fleet eventually, people notice cruisers that actually -do something- other then heal themselves. Infact if you feel the need, I'm going to be rebuilding my fleet's pvp team soonish as I'm pretty much the only one left in the ques. It all starts with the healer
I am a very good healer, but have yet to get invited to any pvp fleet...i wonder why...
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 5
01-28-2012, 08:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mavairo
Just stick with it man. Not everyone is a complete moron in the ques. The exceptions are few and far between with this game, but you do not want to make the problem worse.

Being a Zombie sure might keep you alive longer, but it does nothing for your team, and will either make the matches go even faster as everyone else dies that much faster (scary thought I know), or will just grant that many more kills in the enemy's column.

Stick with it, and if you're ever looking for a partner from about 730 pm EST up to 12am during the workweek shoot me a tell. I'll be your wingmate.

Flying heals will get you in a decent pvp fleet eventually, people notice cruisers that actually -do something- other then heal themselves. Infact if you feel the need, I'm going to be rebuilding my fleet's pvp team soonish as I'm pretty much the only one left in the ques. It all starts with the healer
What he said. Being a healer is a dangerous profession.

People notice you fast.

1. Escort appears they shoot at it
2. It doesnt die
3. wtf.
4. Cruiser/sci is healing him
5. kill cruiser/sci
6. cruiser/sci dies
7. kill escort
8.escort dies.

You have to find that fine line between being able to stay alive and keeping that escort alive and dying and keeping that escort alive.
no matter what though

Keep that escort alive. assuming he is competent revenge will be had.

revenge will be had.

The longer escort is alive the more revenge will be had.
in theory
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 6
01-28-2012, 08:17 AM
It's not just mere revenge if the scort is good enough. It becomes pre emptive revenge.
Lt. Commander
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# 7
01-28-2012, 08:45 AM
Mav's offer brings up another good option. Make sure you are in the organizedPVP channel. There isn't much real organization lately but you can usually find a couple of like minded Puggers to be a wing man with. All it takes is one other person you can count on. Maybe you still won't won't but it's a bit less frustrating and loads more fun.

All I tend to do anymore is tend to my Doff addiction but when I queue up I'm always desperately in need of someone to hold my hand. I love people who play the support role. It's not easy and often under appreciated.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
01-28-2012, 08:53 AM
I do not mind dying while throwing last heal on some escort. What I do mind is that my deaths are wasted by the team. What is the reason to keep escort alive when he runs away when he does nothing to keep you or someone else alive (he is escort, where is the.. "escort" part?). Or what's the sense of supporting a sci when all he does is flying around firing phasers self healing? Or when team actually works around you untill you run out of heals and then instead of supporting you (so that CD reset and you can heal again) they just run away or outright ignore you concentrating on some "easy" prey and then they die one after another.

I can die to grant team wictory, if it means something. Otherwise... where is the point? Sure, Galaxy blowing up looks pretty.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
01-28-2012, 09:05 AM
Quote:
Mav's offer brings up another good option. Make sure you are in the organizedPVP channel. There isn't much real organization lately but you can usually find a couple of like minded Puggers to be a wing man with. All it takes is one other person you can count on. Maybe you still won't won't but it's a bit less frustrating and loads more fun.

All I tend to do anymore is tend to my Doff addiction but when I queue up I'm always desperately in need of someone to hold my hand. I love people who play the support role. It's not easy and often under appreciated.
I hael you hale whenever we are teamed..
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 10
01-28-2012, 09:09 AM
No cross healing = No wiinning in PUG.

Pugs dont like to heal you, they are just watching out for themselves
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