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Upgraded Distortion Field Not Breaking Missile Lock

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Upgraded Distortion Field Not Breaking Missile Lock

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Yndras
02.24.2014 , 04:41 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Korithras View Post
I was being pursued, barrel roll was on cooldown and I heard the alert I was going to be locked up, popped distortion field, and it didn't break.
It could have been a seeker mine. These are bugged and you will sometimes still get hit by them.
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Sindariel
02.24.2014 , 11:03 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Yndras View Post
It doesn't break a lock, it stops you from getting locked on.
Wrong. It's the exact opposite.

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OscarDivine
02.24.2014 , 11:39 AM | #13
Seeker mines are so screwed up right now that they continue to pursue me and Explode even if I'm already destroyed. I have seen missile drones continue to lock onto my dead corpse and try to fire off a missile. Drones have a lot of issues right now. Even Railgun drones are reportedly hitting players through asteroids and cover so long as it had you targeted while it charged. Missile locking has a plethora of issues right now, but I still play my Pike. :-)

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DEATHICIDE
02.24.2014 , 01:48 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Armonddd View Post
What? Breaking missile locks and evading missiles mean the same thing in this game. You break the lock, boom, missile doesn't hit you.
Looking at the tooltips:

Retro Thrusters = "Evades lock-on missiles when activated" = If used during a missile lock, the missile lock will break. If used after a missile is in flight, the missile will be evaded.

Distortion Field = "Disables missile lock of enemies currently targeting you." = If used during a missile lock, the lock will break. If used after a missile is already in flight, it will not evade the missile.

If you have information to the contrary, it's news to me.
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Slivovidze
02.24.2014 , 02:10 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by DEATHICIDE View Post
If you have information to the contrary, it's news to me.
No information, just experience.

The descriptions you said are different, but have the same effect.

Descriptions for Plasma warheads, or the engine disable on EMP, are also different while they do the same thing.

What OP said could be caused by several things, starting by buggy clusters, through lag and buggy drones, to just a game coincidence (you evaded one lock, but got fired at by a drone/mine at the same moment).

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Sindariel
02.24.2014 , 02:55 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by DEATHICIDE View Post
Distortion Field = "Disables missile lock of enemies currently targeting you." = If used during a missile lock, the lock will break. If used after a missile is already in flight, it will not evade the missile.
It DOES evade the missile.

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Korithras
02.24.2014 , 08:47 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Yndras View Post
It doesn't break a lock, it stops you from getting locked on.
I'm aware of that. I pop it when I hear the warning that I'm being locked up, not that I've got a missile incoming. Also, they're fixing it with 2.6.1 tomorrow. So I'm not crazy. Now if they'd just nerf bombers and gunships like they need to, this game would be balanced.

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Armonddd
02.24.2014 , 09:31 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by DEATHICIDE View Post
If you have information to the contrary, it's news to me.
I've used both of those since day two (three?) of early access. They both have always broken locks of missiles in flight and missiles not yet launched. The way they're worded is funky (you're overthinking it, assume the simplest possible interpretation for the dumbest possible playerbase).
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Zharik
02.24.2014 , 11:57 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Korithras View Post
Now if they'd just nerf bombers and gunships like they need to, this game would be balanced.
Really... you're mentioning this on several threads... we get it... you can't handle bombers.

Please note the OP is talking about distortion field and missile locks...
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