Originally by: Dan Pyre
Awesome stuff! It's sad that not many other battleship hulls have the slot layout to do something like that. The tempests pull it off with aplomb! I really want to get a gang like this going sometime now :D
One thing I did notice was a lack of Typhoons in your fleet. Out of curiosity, I ran the numbers. The Typhoon can do similar DPS to the Tempest because it can fit a 2nd gyro, while also being able to 3 fit RR's and still be cap stable with the MWD off. I suppose not having a 5th mid might be problem, however. The bigger drone bay is also quite appealing. Care to enlighten me?
As my corp mates already have said, the lack of medslots on the Typhoon is the decisive factor, as is the extremely tight fitting. I actually flew a Phoon a few times, but it gets outperformed by the Pest in almost every way - as long as you stay in our gang size area. As gang size increases further, buffer becomes more important, and the best rr bs become Geddons and Phoons with their abundance of lowslots.
The slow drone damage is another factor. Gangs that are based on drones work in their own right, but in mainly turret based gangs drones tend to be negligible.
Originally by: Zach Donnell
Bah, late to the party. Downloading this asap.
EDIT: Was awesome, though I can't say my fav of yours as I do prefer solo (or duo at most). I was however very excited to see the RR drakes, something I have always though would be awesome in theory. Overall did they do well for you guys?
Well, "awesome but not my best" is something I can live with easily <3
I view the Drakes with mixed feelings. We have tried hard to make them work and spent a lot of time with them, but had to realize in the end that, despite my grand talk about looking engageable, a gang of six Drakes is scary - people don't know what to expect, and six well flown Podladrakes can take on vastly greater numbers than our rr ones. That said, they can take on everything that has only slightly more numbers, chase off nano gangs with the exception of well flown Machariels... so the work ok but are less fun to fly than this short chapter implies as it is hard to find decent fights.
Originally by: Prozacxx
Edited by: Prozacxx on 25/08/2011 14:14:03
Talking about music taste and using rasmus (ok apoc but rasmus singer is too much m8)
Haha, I knew a comment like this comment was going to come eventually, one way or another. Well, I do think I've had a good run with my music though and hope you'll approve of the next ;)
Originally by: Kil2
I thought this was fantastic. I think the ideas you laid out at the start are right on the money, most of eve doesn't give engagability enough consideration and its great to see a group of guys who can perform so well with that in mind.
Might try to steal some of your ideas from in here =)
Also, big ups for the megathron and maelstrom fights at the end, seems like that kind of thing is so hard to make happen nowadays.
GL, maybe see you in space some time o/
Thanks! Tbh I don't think there is anything in this video that is innovative enough to warrant stealing, but feel free to anyway. Also, we met a few days ago in Querious but ended up not engaging for real as there was nothing we were going to be able to kill your nano gang. Next time ;)
Also, thanks to all the others for the nice replies!