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Beki 250
Posted - 2010.10.17 06:29:00 - [1]
 

Everything I know about smart bombs I learned from reading the item description and the description of the Energy Burst Weapons skill.

1. The skill description says that increasing the Energy Burst Weapon skill decreases the duration of the burst. (?) This has me a little confused. Is there something that activating the smart bomb keeps you from doing? (Cloaking, warping, firing other weapons?)

2. Here's a scenario that indicate my major concers.

Suppose I'm ghosting towards a gate in low sec, cloaked, and run into another cloaked ship. Both our cloaks drop.

a) It seems that he would have to be in smart bomb range if he can shut down my cloak?

b) At what point is it legal to activate the bomb? Is dropping my cloak enough of a hostile act to turn him red, or do I have to wait til he targets me, or shoots at me? Or is it all just good clean fun? Laughing

Tau Cabalander
Posted - 2010.10.17 07:58:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Tau Cabalander on 17/10/2010 08:11:21
Originally by: Beki 250
1. The skill description says that increasing the Energy Burst Weapon skill decreases the duration of the burst. (?) This has me a little confused. Is there something that activating the smart bomb keeps you from doing? (Cloaking, warping, firing other weapons?)

All it does is decrease the activation time, so it cycles faster.

Large 'Vehemence' I Shockwave Charge
Damage: 300 EM
Duration: 10 seconds
DPS: 300 / 10 = 30 DPS

Energy Pulse Weapons 1: 10 * (1 - 1 * 0.05) = 9.5 seconds, 300 / 9.5 = 31.6 DPS
Energy Pulse Weapons 2: 10 * (1 - 2 * 0.05) = 9.0 seconds, 300 / 9.0 = 33.3 DPS
Energy Pulse Weapons 3: 10 * (1 - 3 * 0.05) = 8.5 seconds, 300 / 8.5 = 35.3 DPS
Energy Pulse Weapons 4: 10 * (1 - 4 * 0.05) = 8.0 seconds, 300 / 8.0 = 37.5 DPS
Energy Pulse Weapons 5: 10 * (1 - 5 * 0.05) = 7.5 seconds, 300 / 7.5 = 40 DPS

Multiply that by 8 for a disco ship, and you have 2,400 damage hitting everything within 5 km.

Quote:
a) It seems that he would have to be in smart bomb range if he can shut down my cloak?

De-cloak range is 2 km. A small smart bomb has a 3 km range.

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b) At what point is it legal to activate the bomb? Is dropping my cloak enough of a hostile act to turn him red, or do I have to wait til he targets me, or shoots at me? Or is it all just good clean fun? Laughing

De-cloaking is not enough. An aggressive act is required.

In hisec you always get a warning about a smart bomb, but you can use it anytime and suffer the consequences.

If you hit an aggressor or war target there is no problem. If you hit anybody else, CONCORD will deal with you in hisec, and sentry guns in lowsec. Hence smart bombs are not recommended in hisec, as it is too easy for a neutral to get somebody CONCORDORKENED for lols.

To see smart bombs in action, try Rancer. It's the only system on my avoid list.

Beki 250
Posted - 2010.10.17 08:57:00 - [3]
 

TY Tau. As usual, that is exactly what I, and probably a number of other people, needed to know. Very Happy

Cyprus Black
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Perkone
Posted - 2010.10.17 16:44:00 - [4]
 

I have absolutely nothing to contribute to this thread except to post a funny youtube video of some smartbombing fun.

PERVS doing lowsec DD


 

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