this is kinda why i like the galaxy R, and negvar, no one expects anyone good to use them because there are so much better choices out there, and only noobs and RPers would use such disadvantaged ships. i also love getting kills with them, no body takes you seriously until they notice they are about to get beaten. it does draw serious agro though, at least at first until they notice your not a typical squishy user.
Originally Posted by lordlalo
I just wanted to say, I've never seen a more disturbing avatar
I was talking to hereticknight085 because he assumes he knows why everbody attacks the Galaxy ship first.
Attacking a Galaxy ship first has alot to do with turn rates. If you know a ship has weak weapons, and can't turn very well, then you choose to attack the ship that can't fight back as you stay on it aft quarter. A Galaxy can still be a little threat, even with its weak weapons, from the front because it can rush you with warp plasma or raming speed if its hull is at 25 %. It does alot of damage to excorts or science ship with raming speed, so you would rather attack it in the rear to where it can do nothing to rotate the shield faces and can't come back at you.
You can EWP in reverse. Ive done it many times to an unsuspecting escort:
Throw ship in reverse
Hit Evasive Maneuvers
Hit Emergency Power to engines
Hit Eject Warp Plasma
Explain why you get attacked as soon as you leave the gate? You are not even flying away from your group yet. There is no way for then to know until your reaction, but don't you think they are baiting you? Why don't they attack an escorts straight out the gate? Why do they choose to attack the Galaxy first versus a Soveriegn or Oddyessy?
Maybe YOU get attacked as soon as YOU leave the gate because they know YOUR character name and see YOU in YOUR Galaxy-R as an easy kill. Cuz I once out of boredom on my friend's account went on his Galaxy-R, did a quick PvP match. And as stated by so many people here, I was attacked almost instantly, but as soon as it turned out they couldn't just smash me in one pass they left me alone.
Then I did my job as healer, started to piss people off, got attacked more, but in the end I survived fine.
Just a thought.
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.