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LeJen
Minmatar
The Initiative.
Posted - 2008.08.07 14:28:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: LeJen on 07/08/2008 19:12:20
Edited by: LeJen on 07/08/2008 19:12:02
Hi, I'm currently in the process in training the last of the skills needed to fly a Vaga near peak efficiency. (Minus any rare implants/equipment and skills that would be equivalent to a multi-hundred million build.)

While waiting for the last of the skills to finish, I decided to begin training my Vaga PvP skills in a stabber with a typical equipment load-out you could expect. (Speed tank, T2 Auto-cannons, etc.) My problem begins and revolves around the speed tank.) I entered a 2-3km orbit around my first victim (a cruiser) traveling about approximately 2.2kms. Thinking he'd have trouble hitting me at that range and speed, I unleashed my A-cannons, which were enhanced by my skills and equipment designed to boost their tracking speed. I quickly noticed that he and I both hit each other infrequently and with about the same number of hits too.

After deactivating my MWD I landed more hits, but so did he. It's worth mentioning that my target was virtually stationary by comparison during the whole encounter.

Summary of Problem:

I was led to believe that with a speed tank the accuracy of my unprepared target would decrease, while my own would remain the same, or increase with the various boosts I was using. If I can't hit a target at merely 2kms, what hope do I have at 4kms in my Vaga? What am I doing wrong? Have I misunderstood the nature of a speed tank?

I would appreciate any input from players with speed tanking experience, as well as suggestions for mids, lows, and rigs for the Vaga.

Edit: Btw, my agility is very poor.

z0de
The Bastards
The Bastards.
Posted - 2008.08.07 15:34:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: z0de on 07/08/2008 15:34:05
You have to slow down to shoot them also enjoy your nerf.

Grann Thefauto
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2008.08.07 17:21:00 - [3]
 

Get better tracking skills and fly outside of webrange. Almost all my hits land with my stabber going 2-3km/s at 14km orbit. All my gunnery skills are at 4 and I use 180 ACs though which make a big difference at least on a stabber.

LeJen
Minmatar
The Initiative.
Posted - 2008.08.07 19:06:00 - [4]
 

I appreciate the input from the both of you, though I'm still hoping to see more from others. Is slowing down to shoot (an obvious solution) normal for most Vaga pilots? It seems to me doing this would limit a speed tank's usefulness to quick getaways or approaches. There is some room for improvement for my tracking skills, but not much. I would also appreciate some suggestions for equipment.

Most importantly, has the Vaga been nerfed, or is it in the process of being nerfed? What features have been or will be altered? Can anyone provide me with an official link?

Sickle Steel
Posted - 2008.08.07 21:46:00 - [5]
 

I dont have an answer for you however you should check out

http://www.scrapheap-challenge.com/

Forums mostly dedicated to Minmatar ships and how to use them.

Good luck :)

Elrca
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2008.08.08 12:11:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: LeJen
Most importantly, has the Vaga been nerfed, or is it in the process of being nerfed? What features have been or will be altered? Can anyone provide me with an official link?


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LeJen
Minmatar
The Initiative.
Posted - 2008.08.08 13:26:00 - [7]
 

I thank you all for your help, especially the links, they have been useful. :)


 

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