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LOW SEC sentry GUNS how it work?

Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2017-06-06 16:16:37 UTC
Hello someone could explain how sentry guns work ? i thinking about gate camping.

if i will be criminal near gate and attack someone they will attack me ???
Ice Fire Warriors
#2 - 2017-06-06 17:33:47 UTC  |  Edited by: ShahFluffers
If you shoot at someone who is not...

- suspect status (meaning they have recently done something very bad)
- in possession of -5.0 or lower Security Status (meaning they have done many, many bad things in the past)

... the gate guns will shoot you.

The same works in reverse too (see: if you have suspect status or low Security Status then anyone can shoot you with out any penalty).

Be aware of the following regarding gate guns:

- they have perfect damage application. You cannot avoid or mitigate the damage except through direct tanking.

- gate guns deal omnidamage.

- if you warp off (outside the range of the guns) and warp back, the guns will not shoot you (unless you shoot another hapless person).

- You can take, at most, 3 or 4 hits from the gate guns in a Frigate. Maybe.
The same applies to Destroyers.
Cruisers can tank gate guns for a short period of time, but will be at a disadvantage against an equally equipped and/or competent target.

- some people like to crash gatecamps.
If someone engages you, be aware that they may have backup nearby or on the way
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2017-06-06 17:36:31 UTC
Thanks :-)
Memphis Baas
#4 - 2017-06-06 19:09:08 UTC
Also note that some gates have 2 guns, some have no guns, so certain camping spots are better.