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Meridius Dex
Amarr
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2008.10.23 15:26:00 - [1]
 

(This reference drawn from a prior post made by Kristina Jackson. I can't locate the original thread.)

  1. Find a system that is occupied by the enemy but not contested (or several systems in a cluster)

  2. Scan for a bit till you pop up a plex that can take your ship size

  3. Warp to the beacon

  4. Wait


If you are Amarr you won't have to wait too long for one of the Horde to find the system. He (or she) will spot you in local and the fact that there is a plex. They will then start looking for you. Assuming a reasonably competent enemy they will soon have you on scan at the plex in a ship that may enter said plex.

At this point, several things can take place.

They might warp to the beacon to see if you are inside the plex. As you are at the gate, not in the plex, this gives you the opportunity to kill them with the advantage that you can be set up at optimal ranges and ready for them.

They might simply report you in Militia chat and be on their way.

They might report you and wait for backup before warping to the gate.

The reason for picking an uncontested system is that there is then no benefit to the defenders if they complete the plex... they get no VP or standings bonus so will quite often just ignore it. If you get blobbed simply move to another system and repeat the process and come back later. If they decide to complete it then it ties some of them up to do so.

The alternative is to do a similar process in your own occupied territory. In this case...

  1. Find a quiet contested system.

  2. Find a suitably sized plex and this time enter that plex.

  3. Drop a can with a BM or 1 unit of ammo or whatever at the warp in point.

  4. Approach the beacon and run the timer for a while (may as well while you wait).

  5. Wait for some enterprising enemy to find you and warp into the plex.


In this case you will have the NPCs on your side as well. The can is so you can see where the enemy will come in and you can use it to set up the right ranges and so on when someone approaches the complex.

There is plenty of ways to get small scale PVP in FW if you want it; just stay away from your own blobs and run/hide from the enemy ones.

Threv Echandari
Caldari
Moira.
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2008.10.23 15:38:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Threv Echandari on 23/10/2008 15:39:58
Sorry Wrong Thread (though related.)

Faife
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2008.10.23 16:51:00 - [3]
 

i used to solo in FW. get a fast ship, run away from everything bigger than you, and pick on anything smaller

i used vagas and interceptors

Meridius Dex
Amarr
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2008.10.23 17:26:00 - [4]
 

I actually enjoy Recons and EAF. Cool

RedSplat
Posted - 2008.10.23 17:59:00 - [5]
 

Avoid flying during common fleet op times, the blob will find you.


Dorah Hawkwing
Old Galactic Earth Regiment
Dragoon Federation
Posted - 2008.10.24 20:51:00 - [6]
 

Best ship to solo in your own space:

destroyer, allows you to cap all plex sizes, and kill scouting frigs.

Best to solo in hostile terretory:

Interceptor, for speed tank-capturing and getting out if engaged.

Furian Giaume
Warhead Delivery Systems
Posted - 2008.10.24 20:54:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Dorah Hawkwing
Best ship to solo in your own space:

destroyer, allows you to cap all plex sizes, and kill scouting frigs.

Best to solo in hostile terretory:

Interceptor, for speed tank-capturing and getting out if engaged.

Absolutely agree.

Dasalt Istgut
Posted - 2008.10.25 05:23:00 - [8]
 

If you aren't going to try to accomplish anything other than standings why bother?

Dorah Hawkwing
Old Galactic Earth Regiment
Dragoon Federation
Posted - 2008.10.25 16:27:00 - [9]
 

Oh.. the list of kills in my coercer contains only those who stuck around to battle it out. The list of those who frantically warped away trailing flames is much, much longer.

Complexes serve as a good point in space to meet people under set conditions.

Amanda Wilkins
Caldari
Dromedary Goat Albatross and Fish
Big Bang Quantum
Posted - 2008.10.26 09:18:00 - [10]
 

I seem to recall someone had made a post about making the max ranks in FW in a record time - can anyone dig up that post? I think it was someone on the CSM? Would be a good post to have in this forum or just linked into this topic?


Miss O'Horney
Posted - 2008.10.26 10:07:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Amanda Wilkins
I seem to recall someone had made a post about making the max ranks in FW in a record time - can anyone dig up that post? I think it was someone on the CSM? Would be a good post to have in this forum or just linked into this topic?


Here you go: Thread about reaching max FW rank in less than a week.

Amanda Wilkins
Caldari
Dromedary Goat Albatross and Fish
Big Bang Quantum
Posted - 2008.10.26 10:53:00 - [12]
 

Ah, yes, that was the one, thanks!



 

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