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DrakeStone
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Celestial Industrial Alliance
Posted - 2007.12.25 04:01:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: DrakeStone on 25/12/2007 04:01:34

Why would pilots of Gallente ships like the Mega use armor repair systems as opposed to shield reppers?

Is it because Gallente ships have more armor and so rechargers recharge more per cycle and so they are preferred?

I was Caldari and started training up T2 rails for the Mega and noticed that all the setups have armor instead of shield reps.

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2007.12.25 04:13:00 - [2]
 

A few reasons:

1. There's no 'buffer' on a megathron
2. There's not enough slots to effectively shield tank on a Megathron.
3. The Megathron armor tanks much better than it shield tanks. ;-)

-Liang

Arthur Frayn
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.25 04:54:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Arthur Frayn on 25/12/2007 04:54:25
I think an interesting idea for the next tier of ships for each class(if they ever happen) would be for the races to each try a different or new design philosophy, like a shieldtanking Amarr BS, or an armortanking Caldari cruiser with completely new stats, bonuses, roles, etc than what we have now.

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2007.12.25 05:03:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Arthur Frayn
Edited by: Arthur Frayn on 25/12/2007 04:54:25
I think an interesting idea for the next tier of ships for each class(if they ever happen) would be for the races to each try a different or new design philosophy, like a shieldtanking Amarr BS, or an armortanking Caldari cruiser with completely new stats, bonuses, roles, etc than what we have now.


The Marauders are kinda that way. All kinds of ewar bonuses that ships of that race shouldn't have. ;-)

Oh, and the Nightmare... [sortof] Amarr shield tanker.

-Liang

Jezabel2
Posted - 2007.12.25 05:14:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Liang Nuren
Originally by: Arthur Frayn
Edited by: Arthur Frayn on 25/12/2007 04:54:25
I think an interesting idea for the next tier of ships for each class(if they ever happen) would be for the races to each try a different or new design philosophy, like a shieldtanking Amarr BS, or an armortanking Caldari cruiser with completely new stats, bonuses, roles, etc than what we have now.


The Marauders are kinda that way. All kinds of ewar bonuses that ships of that race shouldn't have. ;-)

Oh, and the Nightmare... [sortof] Amarr shield tanker.

-Liang


love my shield tanking nightmare :)

goodby4u
Valor Inc.
Valor Empire
Posted - 2007.12.25 05:17:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: DrakeStone
Edited by: DrakeStone on 25/12/2007 04:01:34

Why would pilots of Gallente ships like the Mega use armor repair systems as opposed to shield reppers?

Is it because Gallente ships have more armor and so rechargers recharge more per cycle and so they are preferred?

I was Caldari and started training up T2 rails for the Mega and noticed that all the setups have armor instead of shield reps.
1)4 mids vs 7 lows.
2)no tackling.
3)it armor buffers better then shield buffering especially because it can tackle....Oh and please nobody post your uber passive tanking mega setup,pleaseConfused

Acoco Osiris
Gallente
Posted - 2007.12.25 05:18:00 - [7]
 

Simple. The Gallente preponderance to low slots naturally favors an armor tank. Similarly, Caldari ships tend to shield tank due to their high number of mid slots.

Also, it's kind of a hint when the tanking bonused ships have a bonus to armor reps.

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2007.12.25 05:52:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: goodby4u

3)it armor buffers better then shield buffering especially because it can tackle....Oh and please nobody post your uber passive tanking mega setup,pleaseConfused


Uber Passive Shield Tanked Megathron
7x Neutron Blaster II
3x Invuln II, Shield Recharger II
7x Shield Power Relay II
3x CDFP I

OMG! 540 DPS tanked! ITS SO UBER IT DONT REQUIRE CAP! OH OH AND IT DOES *EIGHT HUNDRED* (800) DPS!!

=)

(I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.)

-Liang


Atsuko Ratu
Caldari
Quafe Industries
Posted - 2007.12.25 05:57:00 - [9]
 

hp buffer > passive tank Laughing


 

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