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What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« on: March 21, 2015, 03:29:52 am »
Personally, im most likely going to use some sort of fast fighter.

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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 11:49:24 am »
Clearly I will be found only on a battleship. Standing on the bridge, with my tea and shouting at the poor sods press-ganged into serving as my crew.

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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2015, 12:08:53 pm »
Captaining a Light Cruiser, fast enough to strike rapidly, powerful enough to smash anything it can't run from.

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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 03:30:45 pm »
That's okay with me. as I'll just finish the bridge first and remain drinking tea for the entirety of forever. Which is the goal here.
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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2015, 03:34:52 pm »
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If I can automate turrets and have enough sensor range to engage targets past my ship's nose: battleship.

If ranges are limited and I need to invent clever ways to kill you better: clearly remote controlled demolition drones.
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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2015, 05:51:10 pm »
Interesting question, I guess my vessel of choice depends on the scale of the battlefield, use of resources and if team-play is involved.

On a full scale map with resources and teams/factions : Probably a self-sufficient logistical ship to keep the fleet supplied and combat ready, allowing them to fully dedicate to a combat role.

Full scale, free-for-all: Some asteroid converted into a gun platform, or more likely a ram.

Arena-scale with teams: A support cruiser, staying behind the tankier ships assessing the battle and taking shot where it'll hurt the most.   ;D

Arena-scale free-for-all: I'd choose a Minelayer to be an absolute pain to everyone. If not available, a torpedo frigate.
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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2015, 10:51:04 pm »
If you gave me enough recourses to play with, then I would probably go with a battle cruiser.  That way I can pound most of

the smaller ship into space debris and still be able to outrun the slow battleships without getting much punishment.  If I had to choose

something else then I would get a destroyer and snipe my enemy's until they either get a lucky shot at me or one of them decides to

ram me with an asteroid with engines strapped to the back of it.

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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2015, 11:57:33 pm »
I've always liked the Outrider from "Shadows of the Empire", and just a medium-small freighter in general.  A mere speck in comparison to the behemoths, but I like the idea of a technologically capable itty-bitty ship. ^.^
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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2015, 11:15:29 am »
I've always liked the Outrider from "Shadows of the Empire", and just a medium-small freighter in general.  A mere speck in comparison to the behemoths, but I like the idea of a technologically capable itty-bitty ship. ^.^

Argosy FTW.


But seriously, probably a glass-cannon that kills while safely at range. If that mechanic doesn't work properly, something medium-large that has good survivability and high DPS, sacrificing endurance as needed.
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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 08:40:12 am »
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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2015, 03:55:20 pm »
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I would build a fast agile frigate with emphasis on hard hitting weapons.  That ship would be used to conduct hit and run raids on whoever looks like a fun target.

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A cruiser.  Agile enough to be able to dodge the really heavy weapons.  Enough armor to be able to tank a few hits, and armed with enough weapons to spam missiles at a target until it dies.
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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2015, 08:29:51 am »
I would build a mother-ship, with on-board factories that would spam swarms of AI Drones, and reap across the galaxy in a blaze of glory!  Mwuhahahah.   Giving a generous portion of the spoils to charity, of course.

That or a support / science vessel; I am kind of torn.

Of-course for one-on-one I would probably go bird-of-pray.
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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2015, 08:58:34 pm »


but less buggy the day it leaves the shipyard >_>.
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Re: What kind of ship will you use the most in PvP?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2015, 08:58:50 pm »
Something with guns ...............LOTS OF GUNS