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# 1 No love for mines?
01-31-2010, 08:58 AM
Am i the only one that uses them? i think they are pretty good.. a couple of minor tweaks and they would be great. What are your opinions on them?
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# 2
01-31-2010, 09:05 AM
I don't have much experience with them but the time I spent using them in open beta I thoroughly enjoyed them.

Can't wait to start popping em out again once I have some decent time to play.
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# 3
01-31-2010, 09:09 AM
mine spamming is supposedly a greatly effective way of ramping up your dps in fleet actions so you get the good gear.... or so I hear
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# 4
01-31-2010, 09:09 AM
I'm planning on using them once I can access them. So far, I can't play for more than an hour without the game going offline .
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# 5
01-31-2010, 09:10 AM
I wasn't a fan, but I can see the benefit.


Escorts could drop them on a strafing run, cruisers/science vessels could drop them to prevent strafing runs... I can see the benefit.
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# 6 Mines
01-31-2010, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Bus_Driver
Am i the only one that uses them? i think they are pretty good.. a couple of minor tweaks and they would be great. What are your opinions on them?
Mines are very controversial. I personally don't like them at all. Not of course because of anything the mines do/did, but the people who use them. Mine spamming was a big issue in CB/OB and continues to be. They clutter the UI making it hard to target anything and then there are the exploits that can take place because of them.
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# 7
01-31-2010, 09:13 AM
They're super-effective. My engineer tank from beta used them every chance he got. I'm trying to recreate the character in headstart.

Here's why they work so well: A)They knock out boarding parties, torpedos, energy siphons, etc. B)If you do the typical head on attack where you pass over the enemy you can have that enemy fly into a series of mines with no front shield(if you stripped it on the first pass), and the mines do serious damage without a shield. Both of these work in pvp almost as well as pve, which surprised me. I'm not sure if that's because it's a great strategy, or because most of my opponents suck.

Also, if you're fleeing in pvp, it's fun to force the enemy to fly through 30 mines or so.
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# 8
01-31-2010, 09:14 AM
I like Mines. They replace my rear phaser array, so that as I pass on top of an enemy in a strafing run and my front-facing weapons are no longer useful, I drop mines right on them and blow them to bits. Fun fun. They're a little weak, IMO.
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