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Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 21 June 2016, 13:30
by Halstead
Demoulius wrote:I saw a few battleships with the power ram yesterday :| in one match I had the misfortune to send a Dauntless to close to it...

R.I.P. Bringer of Salvation. You were a good ship while you lasted :cry:
Could have used All Ahead or High ENergy Turn while you activated Tac Cog.

Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 22 June 2016, 10:41
by Demoulius
Halstead wrote:
Demoulius wrote:I saw a few battleships with the power ram yesterday :| in one match I had the misfortune to send a Dauntless to close to it...

R.I.P. Bringer of Salvation. You were a good ship while you lasted :cry:
Could have used All Ahead or High ENergy Turn while you activated Tac Cog.

Dont think I dident try? Opponent also used those abilities to counter my manouvring. And for some reason a Retribution using high energy turn, turns incredibly fucking fast :shock:

Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 22 June 2016, 12:49
by Halstead
Demoulius wrote:
Halstead wrote:
Demoulius wrote:I saw a few battleships with the power ram yesterday :| in one match I had the misfortune to send a Dauntless to close to it...

R.I.P. Bringer of Salvation. You were a good ship while you lasted :cry:
Could have used All Ahead or High ENergy Turn while you activated Tac Cog.

Dont think I dident try? Opponent also used those abilities to counter my manouvring. And for some reason a Retribution using high energy turn, turns incredibly fucking fast :shock:
He must had the turn rate upgrade. >.>

Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 22 June 2016, 13:23
by Alekan
Manoeuvring Thrusters (+5 degree Turn Rate) doubles (!!) the turn rate of a battleship, making it handle like a cruiser. Along with the skill Enhanced Induction Coils it is very difficult to escape a properly built and commanded Retribution Torp + Ram combo. Your best bet as the CL is to just run away, but if you are not paying attention, the combo can kill a CL in about 5 seconds with some luck. A flank ram into a CL will shave off several hundred HP, and when combined with some torp hits and then a broadside as the CL conforms to the BB ram the CL is nearly crippled if it did not use Brace.

--- The BB player can prioritize the CL and then micro Hold Fire to ensure the BB is fully loaded for the follow-through broadside.
--- They can also HET Ram with the Thrusters upgrade – that is, swing the Retribution like a baseball bat. Great for swatting escorts, and it can deal over a hundred damage to some targets. Good way to deal additional damage to large / slow / un-microed targets after the initial ram.

Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 22 June 2016, 21:10
by Retrospectus
Only in 40k can someone suggest using a 10km long, irreplaceable, priceless battleship as a "baseball bat" to swat smaller ships and not be immediately discharged from the navy and possibly committed :lol:

Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 27 June 2016, 13:56
by Avlaen
Retrospectus wrote:Only in 40k can someone suggest using a 10km long, irreplaceable, priceless battleship as a "baseball bat" to swat smaller ships and not be immediately discharged from the navy and possibly committed :lol:


Ramming is the ultimate show of zeal and faith for the emperor and his machines!

Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 27 June 2016, 19:30
by Halstead
Avlaen wrote:
Retrospectus wrote:Only in 40k can someone suggest using a 10km long, irreplaceable, priceless battleship as a "baseball bat" to swat smaller ships and not be immediately discharged from the navy and possibly committed :lol:


Ramming is the ultimate show of zeal and faith for the emperor and his machines!

You are not a Man of Imperium and His Majesty the Emperor if you eschewed CQC! *Get out his power sword and his spacesuit for sitting on the power ram* GET ME CLOSER I WANT TO HIT IT WITH MY SWORD!

Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 27 June 2016, 21:19
by Avlaen
Halstead wrote:
Avlaen wrote:
Retrospectus wrote:Only in 40k can someone suggest using a 10km long, irreplaceable, priceless battleship as a "baseball bat" to swat smaller ships and not be immediately discharged from the navy and possibly committed :lol:


Ramming is the ultimate show of zeal and faith for the emperor and his machines!

You are not a Man of Imperium and His Majesty the Emperor if you eschewed CQC! *Get out his power sword and his spacesuit for sitting on the power ram* GET ME CLOSER I WANT TO HIT IT WITH MY SWORD!


on this note is the power ram an actually viable upgrade? atm i have faster torps AP ammo + 100 shields teleportarium +1 and imperial assassin, and my retribution trades the +100 shields for the turning speed upgrade so i dont know what id swap for it, i have the SM favour to obviously. :P

Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 28 June 2016, 15:51
by Halstead
Avlaen wrote:
Halstead wrote:
Avlaen wrote:
Ramming is the ultimate show of zeal and faith for the emperor and his machines!

You are not a Man of Imperium and His Majesty the Emperor if you eschewed CQC! *Get out his power sword and his spacesuit for sitting on the power ram* GET ME CLOSER I WANT TO HIT IT WITH MY SWORD!


on this note is the power ram an actually viable upgrade? atm i have faster torps AP ammo + 100 shields teleportarium +1 and imperial assassin, and my retribution trades the +100 shields for the turning speed upgrade so i dont know what id swap for it, i have the SM favour to obviously. :P
It's a 50% increase to the ramming damage which is based off your maximum hull point (hence the little tear shed when they took out hull plating from IN upgrades) and the speed difference between your ship and the target (why we all like to hit the All Ahead).

Re: PSA: Power Ram Upgrade

Posted: 28 June 2016, 16:45
by Avlaen
Halstead wrote:
Avlaen wrote:
Halstead wrote:You are not a Man of Imperium and His Majesty the Emperor if you eschewed CQC! *Get out his power sword and his spacesuit for sitting on the power ram* GET ME CLOSER I WANT TO HIT IT WITH MY SWORD!


on this note is the power ram an actually viable upgrade? atm i have faster torps AP ammo + 100 shields teleportarium +1 and imperial assassin, and my retribution trades the +100 shields for the turning speed upgrade so i dont know what id swap for it, i have the SM favour to obviously. :P
It's a 50% increase to the ramming damage which is based off your maximum hull point (hence the little tear shed when they took out hull plating from IN upgrades) and the speed difference between your ship and the target (why we all like to hit the All Ahead).


yeah now i just need to try and find a spot for the upgrade. too many awesome upgrades damn it ;p