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Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby turbomagnus » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:41 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
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This is something I've been pondering the last few days. Dual-Tactic alt modes. In most cases, the choice of weapon is a given based on feeder stats - guns for Strafe/Avoid and Strafe/Repair with their Firepower boosting Strafe; skill-based weapons for Avoid/Repair since Skill is often needed to unlock Repair anyway; no weapons and high strength for Ram/Repair and Ram/Avoiders...

But Ram/Strafers; Heavy Assault Vehicles, Spaceships, etc... Strength feeds Ram, Firepower feeds Strafe. So, really, what's the best way to decide whether or not to equip an R/S TF with a weapon or let them go hand-to-hand? Is it just a matter of preference? Is there some hidden factor in the game that matters? Or maybe its a matter of damage range?

Anyone want to weigh in on this?
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby steve2275 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:29 am

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id go with 1 tatic an stick with it at early levels
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Redimus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:32 am

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My gut feeling is if you've got high FRP, I feel you might as well get a matching weapon.
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Burn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:40 am

Redimus GTS wrote:My gut feeling is if you've got high FRP, I feel you might as well get a matching weapon.

Psychout says you're a bellend.
He also said Edgecrusher was a dickhead.
Psychout it really starting to sound like a bigger **** than me.
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Redimus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:42 am

Motto: "Better than Michael Bay..."
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Burn wrote:
Redimus GTS wrote:My gut feeling is if you've got high FRP, I feel you might as well get a matching weapon.

Psychout says you're a bellend.
He also said Edgecrusher was a dickhead.
Psychout it really starting to sound like a bigger **** than me.


He's probably right, lol.
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Psychout » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:00 am

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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby turbomagnus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:40 am

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
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Psychout wrote:I love my faction.

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It could be worse, you could be one of us Autobots. :P
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Burn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:45 am

Psychout wrote:I love my faction.

Fairly certain the feeling isn't mutual.
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Psychout » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:01 am

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Burn wrote:
Psychout wrote:I love my faction.

Fairly certain the feeling isn't mutual.
*takes a sip of coffee*

They love me. Fact. Even got a Christmas present from them last year.

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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Burn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:29 am

I might get this for the News Crew.
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Psychout » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:39 am

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The one I found for you couldn't be posted here without getting me banned, so instead I'll get one for all the hard working [citation needed] Admins instead.
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Burn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:51 am

Did it have "UNT" written on it beside the handle?

Because I was going to give you that one, then I remembered I'd have to ban myself. Not sure if that would work or if it would just create a paradox.
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Naval Strike » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:12 am

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Ram support stat is Rank
Strafe support stat is Speed
I remember this and you wil do amazing things in missions.... ;)^
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Bun-Bun » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:19 am

Naval Strike wrote:Ram support stat is Rank
Strafe support stat is Speed
I remember this and you wil do amazing things in missions.... ;)^

Also Skill is the universal feeder stat. You do everything better when you're more skillful. :MR-T:
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Psychout » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:26 am

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Burn wrote:Did it have "UNT" written on it beside the handle?

Because I was going to give you that one, then I remembered I'd have to ban myself. Not sure if that would work or if it would just create a paradox.

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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby turbomagnus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:14 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
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Bun-Bun wrote:
Naval Strike wrote:Ram support stat is Rank
Strafe support stat is Speed
I remember this and you wil do amazing things in missions.... ;)^

Also Skill is the universal feeder stat. You do everything better when you're more skillful. :MR-T:


Seriously, you guys? Please tell me you didn't actually think I'd be stupid enough to fall for that, it'd just be embarrassing yourselves... :lol: 8-)
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Redimus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:48 pm

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Looking at how your guys stand up, I assumed you already had! :P
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby turbomagnus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:51 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
Weapon: Shotgun
Redimus GTS wrote:Looking at how your guys stand up, I assumed you already had! :P


...I blame the absolute absence of a 'luck' statistic for my team's continuous lackluster performance. Since none of them can put points into 'luck', they all default to 'bad' in that area. :P
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby sprockitz » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:04 pm

back to the original question...10 strength kick/punch is roughly equivalent to a heavy-very heavy weapon damage range.
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby turbomagnus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:11 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
Weapon: Shotgun
sprockitz wrote:back to the original question...10 strength kick/punch is roughly equivalent to a heavy-very heavy weapon damage range.


So, basically, if you're not at 10 STR. or you have the ability to equip a VH-D or better weapon, it's probably better to go with a weapon on TF with Strafe, even if it's a Ram/Strafer?
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Wrath » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:41 pm

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turbomagnus wrote:
sprockitz wrote:back to the original question...10 strength kick/punch is roughly equivalent to a heavy-very heavy weapon damage range.


So, basically, if you're not at 10 STR. or you have the ability to equip a VH-D or better weapon, it's probably better to go with a weapon on TF with Strafe, even if it's a Ram/Strafer?


Lightsabers seem to be the best to use until you have 8 fp, then go for laser-blazer broadsword
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Psychout » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:57 pm

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Wrath wrote:
turbomagnus wrote:
sprockitz wrote:back to the original question...10 strength kick/punch is roughly equivalent to a heavy-very heavy weapon damage range.


So, basically, if you're not at 10 STR. or you have the ability to equip a VH-D or better weapon, it's probably better to go with a weapon on TF with Strafe, even if it's a Ram/Strafer?


Lightsabers seem to be the best to use until you have 8 fp, then go for laser-blazer broadsword


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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby turbomagnus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:18 pm

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Laser and Blaze, weren't they on the original 80's/90's American Gladiators?
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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby Psychout » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:11 pm

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Re: Regarding Ram/Strafers...

Postby turbomagnus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:43 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
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...What... the Devil... is with those expressions...? :???:
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