Official Event Discussion Thread - Caress of Steel

  • Mr_S
    Mr_S
    Minor Nuisance
    Joined Sep 2012 Posts: 252
    As a few above have asked already...what about none phantom owners having to lead their fleets with gunboats etc. Locked out of S targets? this one needs answering. I'm happy to kill the gb off before i go in to the target but am i still going to be restricted? if so..kiss my coins goodbye. i wont grind A sets for days on end. I'll pass. as Doomrooster once said...this warn you. 
  • USS-Sovereign
    USS-Sovereign
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Feb 2016 Posts: 816
    edited 10 Oct 2017, 9:07PM
    So all because I couldnt get the Phantom Fangtooth, i cant do T7 targets? this blows.

    (possibly a helpful tip: use a T6 hull as your flagship, for example: use an icebreaker as your flagship for your fangs)
    however since they fixed it, no one needs to do this. :)
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  • d.scott.hewitt
    d.scott.hewitt
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 758
    Mr_S said:
    As a few above have asked already...what about none phantom owners having to lead their fleets with gunboats etc. Locked out of S targets? this one needs answering. I'm happy to kill the gb off before i go in to the target but am i still going to be restricted? if so..kiss my coins goodbye. i wont grind A sets for days on end. I'll pass. as Doomrooster once said...this warn you. 
    There is a reply on the first page, where a Mod said he is asking for clarification on the flagship issue.......
  • HARDLAND
    HARDLAND
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    Joined Dec 2012 Posts: 293
    Any chance including the Justice?
  • Mr_S
    Mr_S
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    Joined Sep 2012 Posts: 252
    Mr_S said:
    As a few above have asked already...what about none phantom owners having to lead their fleets with gunboats etc. Locked out of S targets? this one needs answering. I'm happy to kill the gb off before i go in to the target but am i still going to be restricted? if so..kiss my coins goodbye. i wont grind A sets for days on end. I'll pass. as Doomrooster once said...this warn you. 
    There is a reply on the first page, where a Mod said he is asking for clarification on the flagship issue.......
    i was typing when that came up. it happens. 
  • RandySpeedo
    RandySpeedo
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    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 175
    Are you sure about this? Its more expensive than the 1 day token for ANY ship. Please reconsider.

    Hunter MK-1 1-day build token

    4,000,000


  • Laredo
    Laredo
    Moderator
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 16,295
    Not cool raising the set bonus for T7 to 4 mill.  That kinda screws the players who only have one fleet or the other.  Also not cool limiting T7 to only Fangs and Hunters (T6 hulls).  That means Fang drivers can't use a Corvette or Gunboat as a lead for their Fangs if they don't have the PFang, leaves people with HW or Tides swinging in  the breeze as far as hitting the elite targets.




    About Tier 7 Target Restrictions:
    We are now designing these targets with specific ships in mind.  A well built Tier 6 ship can comfortably hit up at Tier 7 target.  A well built tier 5 can comfortably hit up at tier 6 target.  What we are working to prevent is a player taking a tier 5 ship into a tier 7 target and having a bad experience.



    Regarding this part, does this mean we can start talking about removing the level cap for points? right now, as a 96, i get penalized for hitting lower teir, but thats all i can hit due to me being gone for a year. If i take a t5 hull into the appropriate teir, it would stand to reason that i have no advantage over a 76 level player using the same fleet thus removing the original problem that resulted in the level cap to begin with. Gonna tag @Laredo and @Specialist aka Specs just in case you dont see this Rampage. thanks!
    While I understand your dilemma, it's not a call the CM/MOD team can make and highly unlikely it will happen this raid or anytime soon to be honest.

  • mark.wallace.1276
    mark.wallace.1276
    Greenhorn
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 11
    can anyone please   tell me what weapons  on my tides  should  i use  or  can i  do  a  refit  with houndtooth  im   apoor pirate will it  work
  • Defaulted_One
    Defaulted_One
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    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 104
    Laredo said:


    About Tier 7 Target Restrictions:
    We are now designing these targets with specific ships in mind.  A well built Tier 6 ship can comfortably hit up at Tier 7 target.  A well built tier 5 can comfortably hit up at tier 6 target.  What we are working to prevent is a player taking a tier 5 ship into a tier 7 target and having a bad experience.



    Regarding this part, does this mean we can start talking about removing the level cap for points? right now, as a 96, i get penalized for hitting lower teir, but thats all i can hit due to me being gone for a year. If i take a t5 hull into the appropriate teir, it would stand to reason that i have no advantage over a 76 level player using the same fleet thus removing the original problem that resulted in the level cap to begin with. Gonna tag @Laredo and @Specialist aka Specs just in case you dont see this Rampage. thanks!
    While I understand your dilemma, it's not a call the CM/MOD team can make and highly unlikely it will happen this raid or anytime soon to be honest.

    Oh no thats not what i tagged you for. i was just hoping one of you may be able to pass it up to Rampage in case he doesnt see it. i wouldnt expect anything to materialize for at least a couple months. If the hull lock doesnt work then the level cap should remain to continue to mitigate spam fleets taking the lower targets. thats all bud. 
  • mark.wallace.1276
    mark.wallace.1276
    Greenhorn
    Joined Oct 2013 Posts: 11
    if  you  can  my email is [email protected]   for   aresponse  thank you

  • d.scott.hewitt
    d.scott.hewitt
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 758
    Mr_S said:
    Mr_S said:
    As a few above have asked already...what about none phantom owners having to lead their fleets with gunboats etc. Locked out of S targets? this one needs answering. I'm happy to kill the gb off before i go in to the target but am i still going to be restricted? if so..kiss my coins goodbye. i wont grind A sets for days on end. I'll pass. as Doomrooster once said...this warn you. 
    There is a reply on the first page, where a Mod said he is asking for clarification on the flagship issue.......
    i was typing when that came up. it happens. 
    It sure does. I thought maybe you had missed it, since it was previous page. 






    Scott


  • jschlueter1
    jschlueter1
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    Joined Mar 2015 Posts: 238
    can anyone please   tell me what weapons  on my tides  should  i use  or  can i  do  a  refit  with houndtooth  im   apoor pirate will it  work
    Houndstooth works very well on Tides.
  • Corp_Hellrazor
    Corp_Hellrazor
    Incursion Leader
    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 1,183
    I noticed there are no Zelos tokens offered in prize list, or the tech for this cycle to go with them.

    Seems like these should be a mainstay in the raid prize list for those that go the generalist route.
  • hans.meilenstein
    hans.meilenstein
    Potential Threat
    Joined Jun 2013 Posts: 64
    lol my first hunter is ready, when the raid end :smile:
  • Dis_turbed
    Dis_turbed
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined May 2013 Posts: 315
    If we already have torpedo tubes AND pbx will the locked store be open from the start?

    If not how do we open it 
    Yes. It is stated in the briefing, fine print and all. I have everything on left and right, so I read it a few times for that purpose.

    ETA:
    "You will need to redeem either Torpedo Tubes or the PBX Payloard to open the Locked Store. If you already own both Torpedo Tubes and the PBX Payload you will have access to the Locked Store already."
    That bit wasn't there when I read the brief ;) 
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  • Supreme Leader Snoke
    Supreme Leader Snoke
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    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 102
    How are you supposed to take a fleet of fangtooths into the T7 fangtooth target without sending a sacrificial flagship with it?  The T6 restriction on a sub target would seem to be forcing you to have the phantom or just throw an expensive piece of fodder in as a flag?

  • RandySpeedo
    RandySpeedo
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    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 175
    I noticed there are no Zelos tokens offered in prize list, or the tech for this cycle to go with them.

    Seems like these should be a mainstay in the raid prize list for those that go the generalist route.
    plus 1 for zelos tokens
  • Davo the Twisted
    Davo the Twisted
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 334


    About Tier 7 Target Restrictions:
    What we are working to prevent is a player taking a tier 5 ship into a tier 7 target and having a bad experience.
    \

    No offense, but it kind of should be up to the PLAYERS whether they wanna try to risk it......
    I agree. Part of the challenge is "beating the system."

    The cynic in me says that it's more about making life easier for the developers. This way they don't have to test and balance the target against all the lower level ships with different mechanics. OTOH, we have the briefing 2 days prior to the event instead of hours before...
  • d.scott.hewitt
    d.scott.hewitt
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 758
    If we already have torpedo tubes AND pbx will the locked store be open from the start?

    If not how do we open it 
    Yes. It is stated in the briefing, fine print and all. I have everything on left and right, so I read it a few times for that purpose.

    ETA:
    "You will need to redeem either Torpedo Tubes or the PBX Payloard to open the Locked Store. If you already own both Torpedo Tubes and the PBX Payload you will have access to the Locked Store already."
    That bit wasn't there when I read the brief ;) 
    ETA = "Edited To Add"......


    Scott




  • blue_army2004
    blue_army2004
    Potential Threat
    Joined May 2013 Posts: 39

    Also good to know I don't have to worry about participating in Bounty anymore
    Just wait a month and I can get the top prizes a lot cheaper in a raid
    Sweet!

    that's the point. Now Courage is much cheaper to get and you can get 4 instead of chasing tails off in bounty to only get 2.
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