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Ezevector
Posted - 2009.08.11 20:50:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Ezevector on 11/08/2009 20:50:34
Here's an idea that is basically a big birdie finger to people who attack other ships for it's own sake just to be ****s:

A new type of missile/ammunition/weapon called the EMP Penetrator. It is a combination of a protective sheathe, a memetic CPU and a nanite warhead.

This weapon inflicts no shield damage, no armor damage, and no structure damage. It goes straight to modules.

However, a ship can quickly adapt and lock down it's modules, meaning once it's modules are reduced to a certain amount (say, 30-50%) those modules cannot take any more damage from penetrators for a certain period of time (long enough to finish the battle, jump to a station and repair them).

This means penetrators cannot destroy systems in battle unless they were already damaged, nor can it even render them inoperable, but it will damage them to a certain point.

Why?

So that when a jackoff shows up to pod you solely for the sake of podding you, it will at least cost him some ISK.

Legitimate pirates can just add the cost of repairs to the ransom, but gankers who are doing it simply out of brainless sadism will at least have to pay some ISK for the privilege.

It shouldn't be exploitable in other forms of combat either, since the cost of losing a ship and it's modules entirely is a lot higher than the cost of repairing it's modules. The only time you would want to mount it is when you have no chance of winning and the other guy knows it. And it's use in griefing would be limited at best; if someone shows up and attacks you with penetrators, you can fire back with real weapons (or penetrators of your own), and even if he gets away, it's a lot cheaper to repair your systems than it is to replace them (and your ship, and your implants). I'd take griefers with penetrators over griefers podding people any day.

Khalia Nestune
Mad Stacks
Posted - 2009.08.11 22:19:00 - [2]
 

Fail. Useless idea is useless outside your laughable dislike of suicide ganking.

Who are you to say who is a pirate and who isn't? If I want to royally **** your ship over and take the hit from Concord and my sec status, I'll do so; and lose my ship.

For low-sec and null-sec? If you don't want to get shot at, don't go there.

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2009.08.13 23:49:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Ezevector
So that when a jackoff shows up to pod you solely for the sake of podding you, it will at least cost him some ISK.

Legitimate pirates can just add the cost of repairs to the ransom, but gankers who are doing it simply out of brainless sadism will at least have to pay some ISK for the privilege.


BAWW is the main part of the game not to your liking?

I would like to see a module that penetrates the ship going direct to your stupid pod so I can steal your precious ship, then come back and attack you in your own ship.

Onys Cissalc
Posted - 2009.08.14 01:56:00 - [4]
 

Become a formidable target.

Force your aggressor to overload his modules.

Inflict millions in damage on him, and force him to take some time out to repair his modules and/or dock up at a station to do it there, instead.


You're getting blobbed?
When during the gank were you planning on using your EMP Penetrator?

Lego Maniac
Posted - 2009.08.14 02:45:00 - [5]
 

HAHAHA PENETRATORS

GET IT? LOLOLOL

Omara Otawan
Posted - 2009.08.14 03:10:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Lady Spank

I would like to see a module that penetrates the ship going direct to your stupid pod so I can steal your precious ship, then come back and attack you in your own ship.


Laughing

KissedByDeath
Posted - 2009.08.14 05:22:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Lady Spank

BAWW is the main part of the game not to your liking?

I would like to see a module that penetrates the ship going direct to your stupid pod so I can steal your precious ship, then come back and attack you in your own ship.


lol awsome.


 

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