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POS defenses question

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Maldiro Selkurk
Radiation Sickness
#1 - 2014-09-15 15:48:40 UTC
Assume i put up a Minmatar POS and:

1. The "minmatar fuel blocks' run out.


2. The reinforcement fuel blocks "strontium calathrates" are full.

If attacked in this state what can happen?

Yawn,  I'm right as usual. The predictability kinda gets boring really.

Keisha Tachyon
Caldari State
#2 - 2014-09-15 15:56:57 UTC
There are 3 possible scenarios:

1: The attacker destroys the pos
2: the attacker gets bored and only blows up all structures on the pos in hopes of loot
3: You manage to launch a defense fleet in time to drive of the attacker and refuel the tower before too much damage is done

Offline towers do not go into reinforced mode.
Doc Fury
Furious Enterprises
#3 - 2014-09-15 16:07:19 UTC
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Maldiro Selkurk
Radiation Sickness
#4 - 2014-09-15 16:10:59 UTC
Keisha Tachyon and Doc Fury

Thanks for the responses,


Yawn,  I'm right as usual. The predictability kinda gets boring really.

Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#5 - 2014-09-15 17:38:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
If the tower runs out of fuel, the tower goes offline, the force field drops, all modules go offline (including shield hardeners), and the tower will not go into reinforced mode, so strontium clathrates don't matter.

It is a lot easier to destroy an offline tower: not only are the shield hardeners and defenses offline, and no reinforcement timer to wait for, but one can get closer to the tower and use high-damage ammo and drones.
Absolutely Not Analt
Carebears on Fire
Viral Society
#6 - 2014-09-15 18:18:26 UTC
The moral of this story is don't run out of fuel.

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ISD Ezwal
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#7 - 2014-09-15 19:50:44 UTC
Cram your towers fuel hold to the max. and keep some reserve in the CHA or any other array.
Better be safe than sorrow. An off-line tower has no defence at all.

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