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omgfreemoniez
Posted - 2010.05.29 16:42:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: omgfreemoniez on 29/05/2010 16:42:49
The DPS and EHP figures for this ship are lower than many other battleships, and it has to contend with the "issues" of torps - yet it gets rated highly by a lot of people. Why is it considered a good ship?

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Posted - 2010.05.29 16:53:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: omgfreemoniez
Edited by: omgfreemoniez on 29/05/2010 16:42:49
The DPS and EHP figures for this ship are lower than many other battleships, and it has to contend with the "issues" of torps - yet it gets rated highly by a lot of people. Why is it considered a good ship?



Have you considered the cost/benefit ratio of a this particular vessel?



Zarnak Wulf
Posted - 2010.05.29 17:07:00 - [3]
 

I'd be curious to see what setup you're using where it has weak DPS or EHP. It can fit four plates and get 42k armor when trimarked. It does between 800 to 1200 DPS depending on fittings. Additionally:

Smallest BS sig radius in the game.
Extremely inexpensive as mentioned above.
Unpredictable. Huge variety of fittings available.
It looks like a worm from Dune w/ it's toungue and two fangs. True story.

Furb Killer
Gallente
Posted - 2010.05.29 17:11:00 - [4]
 

Which issue with torps are we talking about exactly? Their very high dps? Or that you need a TP to do full damage on most ships? In which case having 1 TP isnt that hard to get in a gang.

omgfreemoniez
Posted - 2010.05.29 17:27:00 - [5]
 

I think I worked out why it's awesome. It's the switchable damage types, isnt it?

Cpt Branko
Retired Pirate Club
Posted - 2010.05.29 17:34:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Cpt Branko on 29/05/2010 17:36:36
Originally by: omgfreemoniez
I think I worked out why it's awesome. It's the switchable damage types, isnt it?



Did you miss out the part where it has great DPS and solid EHP with switchable damage types, capless guns and stuff?

It has a tad less EHP because of tier and being Minmatar and so on, but nothing really huge and really, it's DPS is excellent.

Caleidascope
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2010.05.29 17:36:00 - [7]
 

And speed. When they can not track you, they can not hit you.

Vrabac
Zawa's Fan Club
Posted - 2010.05.29 22:34:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: omgfreemoniez
Edited by: omgfreemoniez on 29/05/2010 16:42:49
The DPS and EHP figures for this ship are lower than many other battleships, and it has to contend with the "issues" of torps - yet it gets rated highly by a lot of people. Why is it considered a good ship?


It's considered a good ship because your entire first sentence is an exact opposite of truth.

Seishi Maru
doMAL S.A.
Posted - 2010.05.29 23:40:00 - [9]
 

It has the HIGHEST possible dps of all T1 non faction battleships. You can also revert evertyhig and make it the ship with most damage while fielding 7 slot tank.....

It snto weak at all. Torps make it very focused on killign larger ships, but if was not for that it woudl be overpowered then.

Zarnak Wulf
Posted - 2010.05.29 23:47:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Zarnak Wulf on 29/05/2010 23:50:13
Originally by: Seishi Maru
It has the HIGHEST possible dps of all T1 non faction battleships. You can also revert evertyhig and make it the ship with most damage while fielding 7 slot tank.....

It snto weak at all. Torps make it very focused on killign larger ships, but if was not for that it woudl be overpowered then.


Five 650mm II, 2 Siege II, and one heavy nuet make it a HAC mauler.

Sonorra Baki
Interstellar eXodus
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2010.05.29 23:52:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Sonorra Baki on 29/05/2010 23:54:26
when you have maxed SP in drones, missiles, gunnery and every fitting cat, the typhoon suddenly becomed a very very viable boat for almost all encounters bar sniping BS.


edit: I can see how it may lack stuff in some areas, as split weapons systems generally sux ass in all manners possible. But the phoon is actually the one ship where it really works. And if it was tweaked it could easily become insanely overpowered

Seishi Maru
doMAL S.A.
Posted - 2010.05.30 00:49:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Zarnak Wulf
Edited by: Zarnak Wulf on 29/05/2010 23:50:13
Originally by: Seishi Maru
It has the HIGHEST possible dps of all T1 non faction battleships. You can also revert evertyhig and make it the ship with most damage while fielding 7 slot tank.....

It snto weak at all. Torps make it very focused on killign larger ships, but if was not for that it woudl be overpowered then.


Five 650mm II, 2 Siege II, and one heavy nuet make it a HAC mauler.


but then I woudl simply use a tempest. A bit more effective for that and with added vertical factor.

Zarnak Wulf
Posted - 2010.05.30 00:55:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Zarnak Wulf on 30/05/2010 00:55:25
Originally by: Seishi Maru
Originally by: Zarnak Wulf
Edited by: Zarnak Wulf on 29/05/2010 23:50:13
Originally by: Seishi Maru
It has the HIGHEST possible dps of all T1 non faction battleships. You can also revert evertyhig and make it the ship with most damage while fielding 7 slot tank.....

It snto weak at all. Torps make it very focused on killign larger ships, but if was not for that it woudl be overpowered then.


Five 650mm II, 2 Siege II, and one heavy nuet make it a HAC mauler.


but then I woudl simply use a tempest. A bit more effective for that and with added vertical factor.


Shrug. Tempest won't have 136k EHP though. Razz

Altair Alhammajid
Minmatar
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
R.A.G.E
Posted - 2010.05.30 01:04:00 - [14]
 

word

Marco P
Really Nice And Laidback Corporation
Posted - 2010.05.30 04:21:00 - [15]
 

I think it is the flexibility. Known to use torps for good EFT DPS but - I got jumped (well OK I was waiting for them) by 3 dramiels the other day - I killed one (shoulda been 2, I screwed up) and the others ran away. A completely non-standard fit. I was tempted to see how long they would take to chew through my armor - 36k hp and 77% resist in their damage type (150k EHP just in armor?) but didn't. I didn't even use the 175 m3 of drones nor a nos/neut. Sooooo many options.

Goose99
Posted - 2010.05.30 04:35:00 - [16]
 

Highsec suicide ganker of choice, saw a lot of action from the period when jita was capped.

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2010.05.30 04:52:00 - [17]
 

In addition to all the other points being able to go up to 1700ms for 2 minutes on overheat with full gank and tank is quite the feat for a bs. ugh

Ahz
Posted - 2010.05.30 16:34:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: omgfreemoniez
Edited by: omgfreemoniez on 29/05/2010 16:42:49
The DPS and EHP figures for this ship are lower than many other battleships, and it has to contend with the "issues" of torps - yet it gets rated highly by a lot of people. Why is it considered a good ship?
It's one of the very few ships in game where, after being used for years, there's still no "right" way to fit it.

- Third largest drone bay in a battleship behind the domi and the rattlesnake
- Go either guns or torps
- Fit for speed and I think it's second fasted battleship in game behind the Macharial
- Works great in RR configuration in fleets. Fine for PvE or PvP
- Opponents never know what they're up against when they attack one
- And it's cheap

While it does almost everything well, it's not the stand out ship in any one thing.

Redd IX
Posted - 2010.05.30 16:37:00 - [19]
 

Could OP be considered a troll post?

Tauge
Posted - 2010.05.30 18:45:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Redd IX
Could OP be considered a troll post?


I think so.

omgfreemoniez
Posted - 2010.05.30 19:49:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Redd IX
Could OP be considered a troll post?


If we use the definition of a troll post as "a post that sets out to incite flames toward it and succeeds in this" then every post could be considered a troll post because just about every post around here seems to get flamed, troll or not.

Xzar Fyrarr
Suddenly Ninjas
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Posted - 2010.05.31 03:16:00 - [22]
 

And Then There Was Versatility.

Caleidascope
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2010.05.31 03:51:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Xzar Fyrarr
And Then There Was Versatility.


Versatility is the enemy of cookie cutter mentality. Must kill versatility! Very Happy


 

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