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Bowhead high sec combat potential.

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Tear Jar
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#1 - 2014-12-10 06:57:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Tear Jar
I am brainstorming effective ways to use the bowhead in highsec, where the high tank potential and in combat ship switching is very powerful. Being able to switch into and out of battleships(which the Orca can't do) has a lot of potential.

1. Keep an out of corp bowhead for your wardeccing corp during fleet ops. If someone starts gets caught in their shiny ship and hasn't aggressed, just store it in the bowhead. If they have aggressed, keep them up for 60 seconds then store in bowhead.

2. As an extension of one, suspect bait in a Marauder. If you bite off more than you can chew, bastion mode till your weapon timer runs out then store it in the bowhead. This will make the Marauder very hard to kill.

3. Suspect bait in a hulk. Swap out to your combat ship if anyone attacks.

Any other ideas? Because of Concord and the large tank you can fit on a bowhead, i think this ship has a lot of potential in high sec.
Jez Amatin
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2014-12-10 09:10:56 UTC
Yea, don't PVP in hisec.
Dato Koppla
Kiwis In Space
Shadow Cartel
#3 - 2014-12-10 15:32:51 UTC
Jez Amatin wrote:
Yea, don't PVP in hisec.


This.
Starrakatt
Celtic Anarchy
Dead Terrorists
#4 - 2014-12-10 16:48:43 UTC
Dato Koppla wrote:
Jez Amatin wrote:
Yea, don't PVP in hisec.


This.

Nah, DO IT.

Ideally in very esspensive ships.
Tear Jar
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#5 - 2014-12-10 18:27:20 UTC
Starrakatt wrote:
Dato Koppla wrote:
Jez Amatin wrote:
Yea, don't PVP in hisec.


This.

Nah, DO IT.

Ideally in very esspensive ships.


Bowheads make it much better. So long as you can survive at least 60 seconds for weapon timer to end, you won't lose expensive ships.
Bronson Hughes
The Knights of the Blessed Mother of Acceleration
#6 - 2014-12-10 19:27:12 UTC
Tear Jar wrote:
I am brainstorming effective ways to use the bowhead in highsec, where the high tank potential and in combat ship switching is very powerful. Being able to switch into and out of battleships(which the Orca can't do) has a lot of potential.

1. Keep an out of corp bowhead for your wardeccing corp during fleet ops. If someone starts gets caught in their shiny ship and hasn't aggressed, just store it in the bowhead. If they have aggressed, keep them up for 60 seconds then store in bowhead.

2. As an extension of one, suspect bait in a Marauder. If you bite off more than you can chew, bastion mode till your weapon timer runs out then store it in the bowhead. This will make the Marauder very hard to kill.

3. Suspect bait in a hulk. Swap out to your combat ship if anyone attacks.

Any other ideas? Because of Concord and the large tank you can fit on a bowhead, i think this ship has a lot of potential in high sec.

I tend to agree that this ship will have a lot of utility in hisec PvP, possibly as much utility as a hauler.

Regarding your point #2 though, be aware that activating a Bastion Module creates it's own aggression timer, so the notion of Bastion tanking through a timer is typically a bad idea unless you have some way of decreasing the incoming DPS.

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Bronson Hughes
The Knights of the Blessed Mother of Acceleration
#7 - 2014-12-10 19:27:37 UTC
Double post. Derp.

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Repo Industries
#8 - 2014-12-15 13:44:47 UTC
So, the bowhead allows you to reship in space?? I thought it was just for moving fitted ships from one station to the next.

I think the simple fix for reshipping is to allow anyone at anytime to reship in space via bowhead. The catch should be that the bowhead inherits any suspect/aggro timers the pilut using the reshipping feature has.

This would keep all the HS neutral alt risk averters from playing their risk averse shinanigans.
Tear Jar
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#9 - 2014-12-15 14:24:56 UTC
Re shipping in space with the orca has always been possible. Bowhead just let's you do it with much bigger and tankier ships.