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LF drake nerf data

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Asuka Kusoni
Doomheim
#1 - 2012-05-14 19:58:35 UTC
Since I've been hearing so much about a rumored Drake nerf I was hoping the eve community could post links reguarding this that have been posted in the last 3 months. Please refrain from posting links made by people who are just jealous of the drake ty guys for helping out.
Selinate
#2 - 2012-05-14 20:01:08 UTC
why would the drake need nerfing, it's only good as a PvE boat, and barely that...
Asuka Kusoni
Doomheim
#3 - 2012-05-14 20:03:03 UTC
Selinate wrote:
why would the drake need nerfing, it's only good as a PvE boat, and barely that...

thats what im trying to find out. some people have been led to believe that it's getting nerfed so now im trying to put a stopper on their delusions. this goes for both it's pve and pvp abilities.
Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#4 - 2012-05-14 20:06:55 UTC
sigh...it's not a nerf. Proposed drake changes are 5% ROF and Missile Velocity bonus instead of the current 5% kin dmg and 5% Shield resistance bonus. That is about a 12% increase to kin dmg and 33% increase to the other missiles.

Good luck on finding a link to the information. Suppose to be in the CSM minutes or something.

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Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#5 - 2012-05-14 20:09:24 UTC
There is no data on the Drake buff aside from a few scattered mentions in the December CSM meeting minutes. What it's being interpreted as is basically this:

· Loses the 5% resist bonus.
· Loses the 5% kinetic missile damage bonus.
· Gains a 5% missile RoF bonus.
· Gains a 5% missile velocity bonus.

…none of it is even remotely certain, including there being any change at all.
Asuka Kusoni
Doomheim
#6 - 2012-05-14 20:09:54 UTC
Micheal Dietrich wrote:
sigh...it's not a nerf. Proposed drake changes are 5% ROF and Missile Velocity bonus instead of the current 5% kin dmg and 5% Shield resistance bonus. That is about a 12% increase to kin dmg and 33% increase to the other missiles.

Good luck on finding a link to the information. Suppose to be in the CSM minutes or something.

thanx for the info micheal i'll try to find but if you find the link again please do post it for me
Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#7 - 2012-05-14 20:11:30 UTC
Looks like Tippia got it. Think I'll save it myself for the next time.

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Asuka Kusoni
Doomheim
#8 - 2012-05-14 20:14:19 UTC
Lol np but thanx for the help guys
Zyress
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#9 - 2012-05-14 20:28:12 UTC
The idea comes from some dev blog I can't be bothered and to find and link at this time. The devs are of the opinion that the Drake does too many things too well, in reality most Caldari ships do too few things well making the Drake a better choice than them. The proposed "nerf" removes the 5% per level resistance bonus which makes the Drake such an excellent PVE boat and replaces it with a rate of fire bonus and a missile speed bonus(read greater range, higher DPS). They are also dropping the kinetic missile damage bonus for a slighter lower bonus to all damage types. In effect they are making it a better blobing boat and curtailing the ease with which it can do lvl 4 missions.
TRUE ZER0
SILENT INC
#10 - 2012-05-14 20:32:56 UTC
Drake is probably fine the way it is. Time better spent on something else. Like that other caldari ship. I think it's called the lazerferox or something. Maybe that Amarr ship thta looks like a bird. Maybe some paint for the whole Minmatar line?
EvEa Deva
Doomheim
#11 - 2012-05-14 20:51:48 UTC
Yes a boat that takes 2 hours and 6000 missiles to solo a lvl 4 missions needs a nerf Blink

In the PvP world its not the most feared ship by a long shot
TRUE ZER0
SILENT INC
#12 - 2012-05-14 21:14:48 UTC
EvEa Deva wrote:
Yes a boat that takes 2 hours and 6000 missiles to solo a lvl 4 missions needs a nerf Blink

In the PvP world its not the most feared ship by a long shot


It's ok at both. It does what it should for a T1 BC, and should be left alone.

Starting to think CCP has decided against fixing broken ships and just plain to gimp the unbroken. I think they call it balance.
Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#13 - 2012-05-14 21:25:02 UTC
TRUE ZER0 wrote:
EvEa Deva wrote:
Yes a boat that takes 2 hours and 6000 missiles to solo a lvl 4 missions needs a nerf Blink

In the PvP world its not the most feared ship by a long shot


It's ok at both. It does what it should for a T1 BC, and should be left alone.

Starting to think CCP has decided against fixing broken ships and just plain to gimp the unbroken. I think they call it balance.


I find it kind of funny that you think the drake is fine and the ferox should be fixed when the ferox can out damage the drake and still have almost the same tank. With this proposed change the Drakes damage would come in line with the other BC's and would no longer hit like a leukemia girl. And with any luck it will get people out of the mindset to keep using that same Drake build. And it's not like you still couldn't hit a decent tank on it.

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Rath Kelbore
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#14 - 2012-05-14 22:01:55 UTC
Asuka Kusoni wrote:
Since I've been hearing so much about a rumored Drake nerf I was hoping the eve community could post links reguarding this that have been posted in the last 3 months. Please refrain from posting links made by people who are just jealous of the drake ty guys for helping out.


It's not a drake nerf, it's a buff.

Don't expect anything I say to be accurate but basically it's gonna get faster with less tank last I heard. That was quite awhile ago tho.

I plan on living forever.......so far, so good.

Chokichi Ozuwara
Perkone
Caldari State
#15 - 2012-05-14 22:11:33 UTC
CCP Soundwaffe apparently does not like the Drake.

Tears will be shed and pants will need to be changed all round.

Large Collidable Object
morons.
#16 - 2012-05-14 22:16:43 UTC
Chokichi Ozuwara wrote:
CCP Soundwaffe apparently does not like the Drake.



He does - that's why it's getting buffed.
You know... [morons.](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gjOx65yD5A)
Miilla
Hulkageddon Orphanage
#17 - 2012-05-14 22:19:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Miilla
Large Collidable Object wrote:
Chokichi Ozuwara wrote:
CCP Soundwaffe apparently does not like the Drake.



He does - that's why it's getting buffed.


Your face needs a buff too (or a power sander).
Torneach
Doomheim
#18 - 2012-05-14 22:20:44 UTC
I get to play :tinfoilhat:!

Ready? OK, here goes:

Goonswarm uses Drakes a lot in blob fleets. CCP Soundwave is the lead game designer and is also a former Goon. Therefore, the increase to ROF and missile velocity is an indirect buff to Goonswarm, and Soundwave is evil.

Did I do a good job there?
Masamune Dekoro
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#19 - 2012-05-14 22:54:28 UTC
Torneach wrote:
I get to play :tinfoilhat:!

Ready? OK, here goes:

Goonswarm uses Drakes a lot in blob fleets. CCP Soundwave is the lead game designer and is also a former Goon. Therefore, the increase to ROF and missile velocity is an indirect buff to Goonswarm, and Soundwave is evil.

Did I do a good job there?


stylishly done!
TRUE ZER0
SILENT INC
#20 - 2012-05-15 13:41:12 UTC
Rath Kelbore wrote:
Asuka Kusoni wrote:
Since I've been hearing so much about a rumored Drake nerf I was hoping the eve community could post links reguarding this that have been posted in the last 3 months. Please refrain from posting links made by people who are just jealous of the drake ty guys for helping out.


It's not a drake nerf, it's a buff.

Don't expect anything I say to be accurate but basically it's gonna get faster with less tank last I heard. That was quite awhile ago tho.



Forgot about the hybrid buff. Mine is just opinion, meant to amuse as much as anything else. I do remember when everyone hated the ferox. Than the ferox was lol laser fit. than the ferox was FTM laser fit. than the ferox was AC fit. Now it's a good ship?

The amarr bird ship is another one. first it was fail, than it was a great bait ship. Who knows what it is this month.

My point with the drake is, it's good enough it doesn't need to be gimped or buffed. Just my opinion, at least it doesn't change every month.
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