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Yulinki Atavuli
Minmatar
Caldari Investment and Security Industries
Innovia Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.16 00:26:00 - [1]
 

i can't see any reason why we don't have this in game. the only drawback i can see if someone using it to pull empty ships out of a pos bubble. anything else i think should be fair game.

like it would be kool to pull afk/bot miners away from an asteroid just for the fun of it.

or pulling guys that are playing docking games away from the station.

there are alot of things that would be kool.

i guess most of this can be achived by bumping. but i see that as un-eve-like. really if you ran into another ship you should do damage to it. i hear that can cause alot of problems in jita. so the next best thing is to add tractor beams that affect ships.

Dinta Zembo
Posted - 2011.08.16 00:32:00 - [2]
 

Frigates tractor beaming battleships away from fights

Oh the lulz Twisted Evil

Yulinki Atavuli
Minmatar
Caldari Investment and Security Industries
Innovia Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.16 00:55:00 - [3]
 

i'm not sure if that is a bad thing or not. but i am thinking about star trek and they don't have that problem really.. i'm guessing because the tractor beams need alot of power to pull ships. so, i'm guessing you can only pull ships of equal or lesser mass.

but it would be kool. if it wouldn't become a big pvp strategy then i wouldn't care. i just can foresee everyone basically ditching guns and just using tractor beams against each other for the most part.

Rina Asanari
Posted - 2011.08.17 06:57:00 - [4]
 

Reminds me of an old game played on UN*X based boxes... does 'xtrek' or 'netrek' ring a bell? Tractor beams (and pressor beams, it's just something to push away others from yourself) had quite a large impact on the game.

The most obvious usage was to pull your opponent into your weapon's range, or on the other hand countering just that, but another usage was to tow larger, slower ships along and maybe into battle, even using two or more smaller ships to add to the pull.

So, yes, tractor beams could have quite a large impact on tactics and fleet warfare. Just imagine a Noctis or a simple Destroyer (which you've already written off, of course) pulling a couple of large, bulky battleships onto the scene. Now imagine said battleships have their moveability completely sacrificed for tanking and damage output.


 

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