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TuRtLe HeAd
Apocalypse Enterprises
Posted - 2006.08.30 14:12:00 - [1]
 

Carriers,

Now that carriers have been out a while, it would be nice to get peopels views on them.
My Main concern is there Tankabiliity under fire. Ive seen kills all over the place that suggest that they can't take a pummellling for toffee. yet people say to the contrary. Obviously the role of the carrier is to sit at a safe spot and send its fighters out, but when the trouble starts and the carrier takes fire what is it like.

Not Against CApital ships.

Im mainly concerned with Nidhoggur (Cos I was misfortunate enough to have minmatar BS level 5 when capital ships were released.) But Other examples would be fine. Tanking under BS fire etc.. would be nice to hear about their effectiveness at killing other ships as well.

Wilfan Ret'nub
Singularity.
The SUdden Death Squad
Posted - 2006.08.30 14:48:00 - [2]
 

Tankability depends very much on mods (there's a killmail of a carrier fitted with large reppers and named hardeners), what's firing on it (random frig+cruiser gank group or anti-carrier fleet with plenty DPS and Nos/Neut) and what are carriers's fighters doing (no BS can tank a swarm of fighters for long).

Carrier also makes a lovely "player aggro" magnet, almost as strong as faction BS.

Testy Mctest
Posted - 2006.08.30 14:54:00 - [3]
 

Carriers get easily popped by about 5 BSes.

No capital ship other than a dread in siege mode is really capable of tanking multiple enemy battleships. They have awesome uses, but true combat isn't one of them. Hence the need for a support fleet.

Saying that, if I could fly a Moros, I'd solo PvP in it :)

Ac33
Minmatar
Centrelink Australia
Black Star Alliance
Posted - 2006.08.30 15:28:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Ac33 on 30/08/2006 15:28:22
hmm i fly a niddy... i can atm tank 3 bs, 1 cruiser + a thanatos usin 10 fighters. but it all depends on ur fittings ofc. But aye woulndt say that its a god amongst tankers.

TuRtLe HeAd
Apocalypse Enterprises
Posted - 2006.08.30 15:43:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Testy Mctest
Carriers get easily popped by about 5 BSes.

No capital ship other than a dread in siege mode is really capable of tanking multiple enemy battleships. They have awesome uses, but true combat isn't one of them. Hence the need for a support fleet.

Saying that, if I could fly a Moros, I'd solo PvP in it :)


Thats exaclty what I thought.

Seeing the way somepeople carry on is amusing, I heard that a nid can comfortably tank 10+ BS's pummeling while it awaits support. Its not a Dreadnought, its got no Siege mode, so how can this be.
Do the fighters really do that much damage that it will pop the BS's ?

Wilfan Ret'nub
Singularity.
The SUdden Death Squad
Posted - 2006.08.30 19:35:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: TuRtLe HeAd
Seeing the way somepeople carry on is amusing, I heard that a nid can comfortably tank 10+ BS's pummeling while it awaits support. Its not a Dreadnought, its got no Siege mode, so how can this be.
Crappy fit on BSes, officer mods in the carrier and/or BSes unable to focus fire.
Originally by: TuRtLe HeAd
Do the fighters really do that much damage that it will pop the BS's ?
Yes, if you can hold it down. If you can't, BS warps away and either docks/jumps or pops in a minute or two. Mind that fighters can't shoot while BS is in warp.

Kye Kenshin
Posted - 2006.08.30 19:44:00 - [7]
 

Well i know the Carrier in this fight tanked pretty damn well.

Carrier vid

Its the first vid on the post.



 

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