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Rivphet
Gallente
Copia-WarRages Armaments
Legion of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2008.11.07 01:33:00 - [1]
 

So.. lots of people complaining about blasters, are railguns worth using? I can see them being fitted on BS but should I use them on cruisers too?

Last Wolf
Umbra Wing
Posted - 2008.11.07 01:42:00 - [2]
 

If you plan on fighting at any range other than point-blank the railguns are useful.

Rivphet
Gallente
Copia-WarRages Armaments
Legion of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2008.11.07 01:50:00 - [3]
 

Can rails track well enough from an cruiser orbiting with mwd? or will i have to use afterburners?

Gneeznow
Minmatar
Ship spinners inc
Posted - 2008.11.07 01:57:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Rivphet
Can rails track well enough from an cruiser orbiting with mwd? or will i have to use afterburners?


yes they can track everything forever

SystemaX1
Posted - 2008.11.07 07:44:00 - [5]
 

RailGuns are useful in close combat missions i havent had any problems with them. But for pvp if you use rails on your ship you wont get that great of results as say the blastors will perform

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Murina
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2008.11.07 08:57:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Rivphet
So.. lots of people complaining about blasters, are railguns worth using? I can see them being fitted on BS but should I use them on cruisers too?


Inside 30km (tackle range) rails are worthless even at very low transversal speeds, they are a long range weapon that hit for low dmg at long range as long as the target is not moving at high speed.

Saietor Blackgreen
Armored Saints
Posted - 2008.11.07 09:01:00 - [7]
 

I dont understand the question.

Railgun is sniper long-range weapon.

Is sniper long range weapon useful? Yes, if you need to hit targets from long range.
Is it useless in any other application other than long-range sniper setups? Yes, obviously.

Cpt Branko
Retired Pirate Club
Posted - 2008.11.07 11:47:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Cpt Branko on 07/11/2008 11:48:44
Originally by: Murina
Originally by: Rivphet
So.. lots of people complaining about blasters, are railguns worth using? I can see them being fitted on BS but should I use them on cruisers too?


Inside 30km (tackle range) rails are worthless even at very low transversal speeds, they are a long range weapon that hit for low dmg at long range as long as the target is not moving at high speed.


My experience with 650mm artilleries + 2x TE IIs + faction ammo - which naturally track way better then 720mm arties or 250mm rails, should be on par with 200mm rails I think - suggest that they actually hit quite well in the 15-30km window (even vs many speedfit targets, they hit - I soloed a Gistii-B+poly Sabre in one some days ago).

Any closer then 15km and you're in big trouble, as your own movement starts being a problem - and of course, burning sideways at full speed will cause you to miss in the 15-30km bracket, you've got to watch your speed vector to minimize transversal.


 

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