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Valhalior
Caldari
State Protectorate
Posted - 2006.10.10 09:46:00 - [1]
 

As we know stealth bombers needs some love now.
They cannot warp cloaked and cloak when missiles are already on their way to a target (they won't hit in that case).
I know some ppl are afraid of bombers being able to warp cloaked so I sense a lot of resistance against that idea.
But what about some speed bonus to missiles velocity - lets say 50% or higher?
It will make bombers a bit more usable ships.

XGS Crimson
Posted - 2006.10.10 09:48:00 - [2]
 

i want stealth gunships... missiles are suckybums.

mineralstonedigger01
Posted - 2006.10.10 09:55:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Valhalior
As we know stealth bombers needs some love now.
They cannot warp cloaked and cloak when missiles are already on their way to a target (they won't hit in that case).



Missiles not hitting when the ship is cloaked is completely wrong from a rp point of view, and changing that would not imbalance the game as the bombers are pretty weak now.

How do you explain than the last volley from a Caracal hit after it's destruction but missiles from a cloaked ship don't?

I'm not making that up, got popped by the last volley of a Caracal and it made for a funny killmail

2006.07.31 08:16:00

Victim: Caius Sivaris
Corporation: Dark Nexxus
Destroyed Type: Stabber
Solar System: xxxxx
System Security Level: x.y

Involved parties:

Name: xxxxx
Security Status: 1.0
Corporation: xxxxx
Ship Type: Capsule
Weapon Type: Scourge Heavy Missile

Caius Sivaris
Dark Nexxus
S I L E N T.
Posted - 2006.10.10 09:57:00 - [4]
 

Obviously my alt in previous post.

Greyshadow
Guardians of Hell's Gate
Posted - 2006.10.10 10:05:00 - [5]
 

I have to admit I've not taken my manticore out since you can't cloak while missile are on course.
The warping cloaked is a bit dangerous though, for example....

Gate camp is on, 10 stealth bombers warp in cloaked, all uncloak fire cloak again!
Jesus the gate camp would have no chance of getting them, ok I know gate camps aren't good but you can use it on another example I just used that one Very Happy

but you see what I'm getting at?

Valhalior
Caldari
State Protectorate
Posted - 2006.10.10 10:29:00 - [6]
 

Yes i know - warping with an invisible bomber able to hit and hide it too "unbalanced".
But all I see is just a better speed of its missiles - like gila btw.
It will make it a good ship to fly.
And cloaked and long range version of a destroyer is also an option :)

Akkarin Pagan
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2006.10.10 11:04:00 - [7]
 

Personally, I always felt that the Stealth "bomber" would be better off mounting torps anyway. I do love my Hound, but it is a shame that it is so limited.

Of course, these days, cloaks don't work once someone has initiated targeting, so warping while cloaked may not be so bad after all these days. After the initial strike, several of the bombers would have some real issues with cloaking when the camp goes active. (I know I just disproved an example and that there are others, but I can't think of them atm)

Akkarin

Smart Bomb
Caldari
Wayfarer Stellar Initiative
Posted - 2006.10.10 11:22:00 - [8]
 

Id say slow the bombs down if anything and give a buff too the payload. If anything, allow them to cloak as soon as their out of cloak and be able to cloak after they fire their volley and the missles dont lose their target. I know that seems overpowering so simply create a devise that can decloak cloaked ships within a raduis. sort of like a ping that eats up and eights of your cap or so.

Jacob Holland
Gallente
Weyland-Vulcan Industries
Posted - 2006.10.10 11:30:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Jacob Holland on 10/10/2006 11:47:57
The missiles not hitting when you cloak is not right, missiles in flight continue to target if you're jammed after all.
I'd also like to see a Recon Cruiser which occupies the same niche but with Torps, but only once Javelins have been rebalanced.

<Edit> I just read that back...
When I say that missiles not hitting "isn't right" I don't mean that they do hit but that them not hitting is unjustified.</Edit>

Sandra Tseng
Silentia Mortalis
Curse Alliance
Posted - 2006.10.10 11:52:00 - [10]
 

I would like a Stealthbomber to be able to warp, lock and fire without ever having to uncloack WinkSmileVery HappyLaughing

Valhalior
Caldari
State Protectorate
Posted - 2006.10.10 14:15:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Sandra Tseng
I would like a Stealthbomber to be able to warp, lock and fire without ever having to uncloack WinkSmileVery HappyLaughing


I'd like too but it is not possible.

Wink


 

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