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Mighty Ahti
Amarr
Posted - 2008.05.30 19:58:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Mighty Ahti on 30/05/2008 20:00:14
This is a sister thread to: [Issue] Afterburners vs. Microwarpdrives in PvP which outlines some ideas where AB's would become more viable in PVP compared to their 5x faster counterparts.

Many people in that thread agree that AB's need to be buffed, but also that MWD's should be nerfed. And one of the better arguements in that thread is to increase agility while using an afterburner, thus allowing a tighter orbit breaking tracking more effectively than it does. There's also a small speed boost proposed in that thread.

My idea involves applying a negative agility (decreasing the ships ability to turn) while the MWD is active. I do not claim to be a professional game designer, but it seems like the MWD was not intended to be a module that one could activate to avoid all weapons AND retaliate in full with their own weapons. Also, numbers which would be involved in this idea would be better off not being speculated on by myself but rather just put into testing if this idea gets supported.

The idea, while coupled with the proposed AB buff, would give better incentive for AB use in small gang PVP, but MWD's for things that NEED to be going fast to catch things (interceptors). Of course the agility while using the MWD should be negated when activated on a ceptor, perhaps as a role bonus.

In short, using an MWD will allow you to still go fast, but you'd turn like a battleship. Thus being unable to orbit things moving 5km/s at 20km. While an AB would give you a slightly better boost (provided the other thread gets support) and allow better agility while orbiting to avoid tracking.

Herschel Yamamoto
Agent-Orange
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2008.05.30 20:05:00 - [2]
 

I agree with the idea of using agility as a balancing factor, both positively and negatively, but keep it in the original thread. No need for a new one here - put it in Jita Park or F+I if you really want a new one.

Acidictadpole
Royal Order of Security Specialists

Posted - 2008.05.30 20:21:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Acidictadpole on 30/05/2008 20:21:21
The original thread was more focused on balancing AB's rather than changing MWD's. This is a different topic.

I support Ahti.

Herschel Yamamoto
Agent-Orange
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2008.05.30 20:30:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Acidictadpole
The original thread was more focused on balancing AB's rather than changing MWD's. This is a different topic.

I support Ahti.


From the other thread's OP:

Originally by: Ishina Fel
There is currently a big disparity between the PvP viabilities of afterburners and microwarpdrives. This thread attempts to present constructive ideas to lessen this disparity somewhat.


This is exactly on-topic for the other thread. Put it there.

Mighty Ahti
Amarr
Posted - 2008.05.30 20:39:00 - [5]
 

Yea ok I'll post the idea there. Sorry, this thread can recieve the deletestick

Ishina Fel
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2008.05.30 21:53:00 - [6]
 

To be quite honest, my thread IS about buffing ABs and NOT nerfing MWDs in the process, as I have stated in post 2. So the OP's assumption was correct Wink


 

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