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Why is the Erebus so popular?

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Darkstar01
Doomheim
#1 - 2015-11-19 06:42:05 UTC
It's like the ugliest titan. Why is it so popular? I usually see Erebus the most, when they participate in Supercap killmails.
Gregor Parud
Imperial Academy
#2 - 2015-11-19 06:44:41 UTC
Because a lot of people aimed for the Nyx.
Kaelynne Rose
WTB Somalians
#3 - 2015-11-19 06:45:46 UTC
Gallente everything is basically Best-In-Slot or atleast a VERY close second
Gall=OP
Jerry T Pepridge
Meta Game Analysis and Investment INC.
#4 - 2015-11-19 07:01:41 UTC
Kaelynne Rose wrote:
Gallente everything is basically Best-In-Slot or atleast a VERY close second
Gall=OP


i thought the titan that drops of the 2nd boss was best in slot

@JerryTPepridge

Darkstar01
Doomheim
#5 - 2015-11-19 07:13:38 UTC
Gregor Parud wrote:
Because a lot of people aimed for the Nyx.


Ah, I remember the days when the Nyx was so OP, and having a "Mothership" was a big deal.
Aiwha
Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#6 - 2015-11-19 11:08:41 UTC
Two reasons. First, the armor fleet bonus. Its just good. Stupid good. An armor titan once died because the FC accidentally moved the boost erebus from his slot. The sheer amount of bonus that thing gives made a titan evaporate when boosts turned off for a few seconds.

Second, :ARMORMETA:. Everybody had armor titans, so everybody else gets armor titans, so that means an Erebus or an Avatar, or a spear if you're that cool kid who thinks EHP is for pussies.


Sanity is fun leaving the body.

Destoya
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
#7 - 2015-11-19 11:45:32 UTC
Aiwha wrote:
Two reasons. First, the armor fleet bonus. Its just good. Stupid good. An armor titan once died because the FC accidentally moved the boost erebus from his slot. The sheer amount of bonus that thing gives made a titan evaporate when boosts turned off for a few seconds.

Second, :ARMORMETA:. Everybody had armor titans, so everybody else gets armor titans, so that means an Erebus or an Avatar, or a spear if you're that cool kid who thinks EHP is for pussies.




This is the kind of exaggeration that I hate, it just spreads disinformation and confuses people as to the actual effect of the ship.

Erebus bonus gives you ~20% additional armor HP compared to a mindlinked bonus ship alone. While significant, that amount isn't going to make you "evaporate when turned off for a few seconds". It will make you tank a few more doomsdays or last a few more precious seconds but it's not really going to turn the fight in any meaningful way if your titans are actually dying through reps or getting systematically doomsdayed off the field.
Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
#8 - 2015-11-19 11:48:32 UTC
It's because this 'Erebus' is better than that 'Therebus'



(yes, I know the pronunciation should be /ˈɛrəbəs/, not /'iəbʌs/)

Perfection is a dish best served like wasabi .

Bumble's Space Log

Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#9 - 2015-11-19 13:32:59 UTC
Because Aurora Ominae is fun to say?

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Azda Ja
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2015-11-19 13:36:21 UTC
Darkstar01 wrote:
It's like the ugliest titan.

*Bitchslap*

Grrr.

Frostys Virpio
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#11 - 2015-11-19 14:40:35 UTC
My completely uninformed guess is armor meta + not wanting to ride in a space dong.
Anize Oramara
The Arch Dashing Dashers
#12 - 2015-11-19 14:45:00 UTC
Frostys Virpio wrote:
My completely uninformed guess is armor meta + not wanting to ride in a space dong.

Agreed, space turd way better *ducks* Pirate

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CrewSandwich
WiNGSPAN Delivery Services
WiNGSPAN Delivery Network
#13 - 2015-11-19 17:22:35 UTC
37% armor bonus and blasters
BirdStrike
Doomheim
#14 - 2015-11-19 17:35:11 UTC
I think it looks cool, so taste is subjective.
Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#15 - 2015-11-19 18:43:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
CrewSandwich wrote:
37% armor bonus and blasters

This is why they are usually primary.

Check the kill-mail order in B-R5RB. [Of course being in range is also a factor.]
d0cTeR9
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#16 - 2015-11-19 19:38:18 UTC
It is not.

Leviathan is.

#CaldariOrGTFO

Been around since the beginning.

Darkstar01
Doomheim
#17 - 2015-11-19 19:53:29 UTC
BirdStrike wrote:
I think it looks cool, so taste is subjective.


If I say it's ugly, then it's ugly.
Avvy
Doomheim
#18 - 2015-11-19 20:08:43 UTC
Azda Ja wrote:
Darkstar01 wrote:
It's like the ugliest titan.

*Bitchslap*


Actually they're all ugly except the mushroom.
Azda Ja
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2015-11-19 21:16:21 UTC
Avvy wrote:
Azda Ja wrote:
Darkstar01 wrote:
It's like the ugliest titan.

*Bitchslap*


Actually they're all ugly except the mushroom.

*Crotchkick*

Grrr.

Samwise Everquest
Plus 10 NV
It Burns When I'm PvPing
#20 - 2015-11-19 21:25:03 UTC
Gallente is the master race. Drones told me so.

Pras Phil.

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