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Ellamar
Posted - 2009.10.22 17:20:00 - [1]
 

Hello all of you!

The use of RSD's may be known to most us, especially the feature of decreasing a opponents locking range. This feature is pretty straightforward. You lock someone, turn on your RSD's, your opponent targeting range is reduced, and as long your range is greater, and you manage to stay out of your opponents locking range, everything is fine (simply put).

RSD's also have the ability to reduce an opponents scan resolution, and loaded with the right script, you can make it the RSD's main feature. Using the locking time equation, one can calculate the locking time (obvious huh). This however is an ideal situation. If two opponents meet with the intention to fight, both will start targeting. If the RSD user gets his lock first, and switches on his RSD, what will be the eventual targeting delay? To put it in another way, how much will the RSD affect the remaining locking time if the opponent is just before acquiring a lock?

I hope someone will share his thoughts on this subject.

ps. only helpful post please, no answers like "RSD suck", "Just don't use it dude","NERF NERF NERF" etc, etc. There a plenty discussions whether RSD are useful or not :-)

Br Ellamar

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2009.10.22 17:26:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Liang Nuren on 22/10/2009 17:25:45
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To put it in another way, how much will the RSD affect the remaining locking time if the opponent is just before acquiring a lock?


It seems to be percentage based - which generally leads to a very minimal delay. The only time I've found lock time RSDs useful is when you're dealing with carriers or working in tandem with a ECM ship (and even then you'd really be better off in another ECM ship!). The theory of using ECM drones + lock time scripts is just that - a theory. Doesn't work well in practice.

Your best bet is to use lock range RSDs and try to stay out of range... but this limits RSDs to being useful primarily against frigates and cruisers, and for tackling a lone BS if you're in an Arazu/Lachesis.

-Liang

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Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.10.24 08:26:00 - [3]
 

my alt in a wolf took 40S to lock my main in an RSD rigged arazu with maxed ewar skills and 3 damps.


 

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