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# 31
05-31-2012, 04:19 PM
I sometimes wonder how many people with such strong opinions about the BoP actually have experience using it.
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# 32
05-31-2012, 06:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dassem_Ultor
so if not skill, then what? Permanent and consistent good luck?

How come most players will crash and burn 9 times out of 10 in a BoP strike, while others will score 9 times out of 10?

afaik, skill is the difference between the succesful and the unsuccessful BoP pilot.
I really disagree, there is people that know what they are doing and people that do not.
To have skill enter the equation you need to have a reaction from the Player vs Player encounter, when there is little to no time to react you may as well be blowing up an NPC, with the same HP and defense values of the player ship.

However I respect your opinion, I simply disagree, I understand you might define skill on a PVP level in a different manner.
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# 33
05-31-2012, 06:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reav7
I really disagree, there is people that know what they are doing and people that do not.
To have skill enter the equation you need to have a reaction from the Player vs Player encounter, when there is little to no time to react you may as well be blowing up an NPC, with the same HP and defense values of the player ship.

However I respect your opinion, I simply disagree, I understand you might define skill on a PVP level in a different manner.
Well that's how skill enters the equation. Really there are those that will fire up the alpha que well within detection range. And then wonder why they got smoked. Or they'll dump an alpha on an escort thats currently under evasive and omega. Brilliant. And then get tractored or sub nuced and smoked yet again. And wonder why.

Watching an opponent and marking their cool down cycle and slipping an alpha in where it will do the most damage, or bumping up your aux and popping out to do some quick heals and support isn't exactly a "no skill playstyle"

Yah some opponents make it easy by parking in space with no defenses. Don't bother with them unless u need the cap. Take a crack at some guys zipping around getting kills of their own, running some sort of buff scheme. And there's your challenge.
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# 34
05-31-2012, 06:42 PM
I understand what you are trying to say however I'd rather put it down to person being a retarded rather than smart.
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# 35
05-31-2012, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Reav7
I understand what you are trying to say however I'd rather put it down to person being a retarded rather than smart.

I had a witty comeback all typed out but I drooled all over my keyboard and by the time my Mom had it cleaned up it was somehow gone. And so were the Hot Pockets she made me!

Thanks Mom!

Cheers and ty for reading!
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# 36
06-03-2012, 01:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thissler
Well that's how skill enters the equation. Really there are those that will fire up the alpha que well within detection range. And then wonder why they got smoked. Or they'll dump an alpha on an escort thats currently under evasive and omega. Brilliant. And then get tractored or sub nuced and smoked yet again. And wonder why.

Watching an opponent and marking their cool down cycle and slipping an alpha in where it will do the most damage, or bumping up your aux and popping out to do some quick heals and support isn't exactly a "no skill playstyle"

Yah some opponents make it easy by parking in space with no defenses. Don't bother with them unless u need the cap. Take a crack at some guys zipping around getting kills of their own, running some sort of buff scheme. And there's your challenge.
This exactly.

Yeah, we get a surprise attack and the player more than likely doesn't know we're there (even though if you're fighting against Klingons, it's only common sense to set your boffs up to always have either TT and EPTS running, or both.=) but that surprise attack takes good timing.

Flying a BoP, in my opinion, is a lot like hunting. It takes patience, timing, and knowing WHEN to attack.

It's a whole different animal from most ships in game and honestly, I think it takes 4 times more skill to run a good BoP than to run a tank/heal cruiser - In fact, that's why I think cruisers are so boring to play.
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# 37
06-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff_484
It's a whole different animal from most ships in game and honestly, I think it takes 4 times more skill to run a good BoP than to run a tank/heal cruiser - In fact, that's why I think cruisers are so boring to play.
^^ this..

QFT
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# 38
06-03-2012, 06:44 PM
Science captain and a BoP is the best combo in the game.
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# 39
06-03-2012, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by twg042370
Science captain and a BoP is the best combo in the game.
Is this written in the Ker'rat Book of Legends?
hahaha
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# 40
06-03-2012, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Darkfader1988
Is this written in the Ker'rat Book of Legends?
hahaha
Oops, sorry. I didn't look at the subforum header and didn't realize this was PvP Premade Land before commenting.

(It's a great combo for players secure in their sexuality, FWIW.)
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