Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,814
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,416
# 32
12-28-2012, 10:41 PM
Too bad I don't have alpha strike videos myself... -ponders-
Quote:
Originally Posted by mancom View Post
Frankly, I think the only sound advice that one can give new players at this time is to stay away from PVP in STO.
Science pvp at its best-http://www.youtube.com/user/matteo716
Do you even Science Bro?
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,814
# 33
12-28-2012, 10:49 PM
Not yet.

Make it happen. Put Mai Cake into a Defiant or other escort.
Ensign
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1
# 34
12-28-2012, 10:53 PM
sorry nothing pertaining to your alls discussion but noob and wont let me login say trying update launcher can someone help me? or who 2 contact
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,814
# 35
12-28-2012, 11:12 PM
I like the recap in the video.

I'm amazed that people keep their ships completely still. I did that once in a Cap and Hold way back in the beginning, yah, I didn't do that again.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,273
# 36
12-29-2012, 02:15 AM
When PvPing, I utilize tactics similar to what Thissler does. . .albeit it with less precision in regards to timing. It's really effective if you get the timing right. I've taken out good players using the tactics, though sometimes I require other people to distract them and make them burn a few defensive buffs.

The more skilled the player is, the harder it is to exploit gaps in the defense to hammer a decloak alphastrike through the shields.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 144
# 37
12-29-2012, 01:45 PM
Hm, nice tactic ... using tractor beam to reduce defense to make BO3 hit seem to be quite effective.


The video looks like that tactic work almost every time ... would be intresting to know the success to fail rate?
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,743
# 38
12-29-2012, 02:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xiphenon View Post
Hm, nice tactic ... using tractor beam to reduce defense to make BO3 hit seem to be quite effective.


The video looks like that tactic work almost every time ... would be intresting to know the success to fail rate?


The success rate is insanely high. The tractor beam bit is an old one. It isn't one I was in much of a hurry to pick up again. A year ago I was actually advocating against it for a BoP doing an ambush as it is a clear signal to the defender that they are about to be whacked and I prefer they don't get that warning. A month or so ago I picked up the fleet Norgh and I needed to put something in the LTCmdr slot, and TB3 one. It's made me cut the distance of my attack run to about the minimum that I think it can be.

Cheers happy flying!

Awesome Blog
Awesome Videos
Website that's always under construction
And...FACEBOOK MEH!
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,088
# 39
12-29-2012, 02:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by thissler View Post
The success rate is insanely high. The tractor beam bit is an old one. It isn't one I was in much of a hurry to pick up again. A year ago I was actually advocating against it for a BoP doing an ambush as it is a clear signal to the defender that they are about to be whacked and I prefer they don't get that warning. A month or so ago I picked up the fleet Norgh and I needed to put something in the LTCmdr slot, and TB3 one. It's made me cut the distance of my attack run to about the minimum that I think it can be.

Cheers happy flying!
If you don't mind my asking, I have two questions for you thissler. Firstly, do you put any skill points in Starship Graviton Generators to make the tractor beam more effective at slowing the victim? Secondly, how do you get around ships using the Elite Fleet Shields with the [Adapt] mod. If any of your teamates are using the same energy type, then by the time you go to hit your target with Beam Overload III their resists are so high and the blast barely scratches the shields.
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7,496
# 40
12-29-2012, 03:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by thissler View Post
The success rate is insanely high. The tractor beam bit is an old one. It isn't one I was in much of a hurry to pick up again. A year ago I was actually advocating against it for a BoP doing an ambush as it is a clear signal to the defender that they are about to be whacked and I prefer they don't get that warning. A month or so ago I picked up the fleet Norgh and I needed to put something in the LTCmdr slot, and TB3 one. It's made me cut the distance of my attack run to about the minimum that I think it can be.

Cheers happy flying!
have you thought about using PSW1 in that spot to stun? thats an old bop tactic if there ever was one. if you can pull off your entire attack in the duration of the stun i don't think even i could survive lol
gateway links-->Norvo Tigan, Telis Latto Ruwon, Sochie Heim, Solana Soleus
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:00 PM.