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Blackbolt gets no love


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Danylia
01.10.2014 , 12:41 PM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Nemarus View Post
That is not what he meant.

Activating Barrel Roll launches you several thousand meters forward, faster and cheaper than afterburners. No other evasion ability can be used as a travel skill.
No, that's exactly what I meant when writing "Barrel Roll allows quick travelling by itself", sorry if I was too ambiguous. That's also precisely why I consider it cheesy - as I said, in my opinion the engine abilities are meant as missile lock breakers, not as a mean which "launches you several thousand meters forward, faster and cheaper than afterburners".
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Last nights group finder was a mess. The short version is that two of the people were really bad but the tank was pretty good. After we called it I asked the tank if he wanted to queue up with me. He said "I'm eleven and I have to go to bed".
The one guy who knew what he was doing was eleven years old.

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Nemarus
01.10.2014 , 01:38 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Danylia View Post
No, that's exactly what I meant when writing "Barrel Roll allows quick travelling by itself", sorry if I was too ambiguous. That's also precisely why I consider it cheesy - as I said, in my opinion the engine abilities are meant as missile lock breakers, not as a mean which "launches you several thousand meters forward, faster and cheaper than afterburners".
They haven't fixed it yet. Until they do, taking anything else is seriously gimping mobility.
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archifikoss
01.10.2014 , 03:13 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by Danylia View Post
True, though any of the four Engine abilities gives you the same boost to ship speed when fully upgraded. And while it is right that Barrel Roll allows quick travelling by itself, I consider it a cheese mechanics (like Gunship's Ion tap) and would not be surprised to see it nerfed/adjusted in the future. The Engine abilities were indended as missile lock breakers, not as means for faster travel.
The funny thing is that cheese mechanics often make a deeper, more fun game! People using abilities etc in unorthodox ways that were possibly not even intended makes for a less streamlined experience, and one where player creativity is rewarded. Of course this is not always the case and some things do end up needing to be fixed but you get my point.

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Suzina
01.13.2014 , 05:09 PM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by Nemarus View Post
Scout System: Both Scouts get Targeting Telemetry, which is good. Both get Booster Recharge, which is also good. The Blackbolt gets Sensor Beacon which is ... meh.
I mostly agree with your thoughts, but I really really love sensor beacon. There is vagueness is the tool-tip of what the communication sensor ranges are, but the debuffs (which I assume have a smaller radius) hit a wide area and are great for debuffing multiple enemies around a satellite.

Additionally, I also find in dog fights that involve multiple ships fighting each other, it distracts the enemy's tab targeting. Sometimes, you can get a good attack run on someone doing an attack run on your probe, a small target with your name they confuse as you in the distance in the heat of battle.

That being said, I would like a larger sensor communication range from sensor probes. It often seems like it doesn't display incoming ships to a satellite soon enough. Sensor range should definitely be more than blaster range.
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Armonddd
01.13.2014 , 05:41 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by Suzina View Post
I mostly agree with your thoughts, but I really really love sensor beacon. There is vagueness is the tool-tip of what the communication sensor ranges are, but the debuffs (which I assume have a smaller radius) hit a wide area and are great for debuffing multiple enemies around a satellite.
Sure, but -10% evasion really isn't as huge as any of the other options. If it also buffed your allies, or if the debuff were stronger, I'd like it a lot more.
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