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# 1 What beam voodoo is this?
03-23-2012, 10:04 AM
Is there some special synergy going on with recent patch equipment that works with escorts and beams?

Usually, my cruiser can simply shrug off a single person shooting beams. However, there was a person in kerrat the other day using some sort of beam based Prometheus escort. they were able to rip through me and anyone else like tissue paper. Nothing seemed to work for defense.

Impressed and curious, I'm wondering what build is going on here?
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# 2
03-23-2012, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Xylenium
Is there some special synergy going on with recent patch equipment that works with escorts and beams?

Usually, my cruiser can simply shrug off a single person shooting beams. However, there was a person in kerrat the other day using some sort of beam based Prometheus escort. they were able to rip through me and anyone else like tissue paper. Nothing seemed to work for defense.

Impressed and curious, I'm wondering what build is going on here?
Another bugged sh.t?
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# 3
03-23-2012, 10:14 AM
COuld have been a beamscort build with a Tet-glider set-up?
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# 4
03-23-2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Roach View Post
COuld have been a beamscort build with a Tet-glider set-up?
Why would an escort run anything else but cannons? Beams are for science vessels, cruisers, and carriers
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# 5
03-23-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by cliftona91
Why would an escort run anything else but cannons? Beams are for science vessels, cruisers, and carriers
That's part of my confusion..... Not just that he was using beams, but they were insanely effective....
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# 6
03-23-2012, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by cliftona91
Why would an escort run anything else but cannons? Beams are for science vessels, cruisers, and carriers
Yeah pretty stupid ehh? No point to use like 2 x FAW3 and that maybe with omegaset for glider on escort right? Add a beta3 just for fun.
7 beams and thats with lolglider+ faw 3 damage and accuracy + fast firing rate....
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# 7
03-23-2012, 10:26 AM
ive seen a few nasty beamscorts lately. still nothing compared to a properly flown cannon scort tho.

probably a combination of tet weapons, the glider, target shields or faw and whatnot. it can be done, but its not that great of a team escort setup in my opinion.

they guy mostly likely broadside alpha'd you. ive seen it done, and one of my fleetmates is actually very nasty at it.

have fun kill bad guys!

-horizon
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# 8
03-23-2012, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by CaptainHorizon
ive seen a few nasty beamscorts lately. still nothing compared to a properly flown cannon scort tho.

probably a combination of tet weapons, the glider, target shields or faw and whatnot. it can be done, but its not that great of a team escort setup in my opinion.

they guy mostly likely broadside alpha'd you. ive seen it done, and one of my fleetmates is actually very nasty at it.

have fun kill bad guys!

-horizon
I know... well specced lolglider cannon escort is a bit too much atm
A broadsiding tact cruiser with buffs and faw still killing faster than cannon escorts.
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# 9
03-23-2012, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by cliftona91
Why would an escort run anything else but cannons? Beams are for science vessels, cruisers, and carriers
Its a considered cheesy tactic to run beams on a escort and then use the attack angle limits of the game to stay above or below a target and out of thier ability to fire back.
Add in a good ability spec plus the Tet-Glider and its a nasty combination.

Some also use the valid tactic to field double-tap Beam Overload escorts.....
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# 10
03-23-2012, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Roach View Post
Its a considered cheesy tactic to run beams on a escort and then use the attack angle limits of the game to stay above or below a target and out of thier ability to fire back.

Some also use the valid tactic to field double-tap Beam Overload escorts.....
Heh i met both type. The fast killing beam escorts who doesnt cheating the vertical nubescape, and the ones who cheating it, but they do awful damage.
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