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A non-stupid drake nerf

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Liam Mirren
#21 - 2012-01-20 10:00:57 UTC
Endeavour Starfleet wrote:
Lexmana wrote:
Endeavour Starfleet wrote:
How about we just leave the drake alone and stop making topic such as this that do nothing to solve the issue that any nerf to the drake makes it unbalanced?

Didn't you hear, they are buffing it.


The post the CCP member made was a nerf. A POS boost to missile range (You are dreaming if you seriously think they will give it a ROF boost and even then it will be puny) At a cost of GUTTING its tank with the removal of the Resists.


Not everyone flies in buttbuddy blob fleets, the proposed "nerf" is indeed a buff outside lolblobs.

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St Mio
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#22 - 2012-01-20 10:04:01 UTC
Endeavour Starfleet wrote:
Lexmana wrote:
Endeavour Starfleet wrote:
How about we just leave the drake alone and stop making topic such as this that do nothing to solve the issue that any nerf to the drake makes it unbalanced?

Didn't you hear, they are buffing it.


The post the CCP member made was a nerf. A POS boost to missile range (You are dreaming if you seriously think they will give it a ROF boost and even then it will be puny) At a cost of GUTTING its tank with the removal of the Resists.

HAMs + range bonus = ?
Jackie Fisher
Syrkos Technologies
Joint Venture Conglomerate
#23 - 2012-01-20 10:19:34 UTC
Remove 1 mid from all tier 2 BC - game fixed! P

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Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#24 - 2012-01-20 10:28:35 UTC
Endeavour Starfleet wrote:
Lexmana wrote:
Didn't you hear, they are buffing it.

The post the CCP member made was a nerf. A POS boost to missile range (You are dreaming if you seriously think they will give it a ROF boost and even then it will be puny) At a cost of GUTTING its tank with the removal of the Resists.

So if you completely ignore the thing that would massively buff it, it's a nerf… yeah, great logic there — no distortion at all. Roll

If that's the way you want to do it, why not say that the Drake is getting a buff — you're dreaming if you seriously thing they will remove the resist bonus.

The suggestion CCP made is an unabashed buff: a significant increase of damage output and application in exchange for something the Drake doesn't particularly need, creating a much more focused ship.
Endeavour Starfleet
#25 - 2012-01-20 10:58:33 UTC
Something it doesn't need? What? BTW what about those of us who trained to get our Shield comp skills up to use passive resist drakes properly? F them?

Its role is a strong buffer tank medium DPS. Resists are a BIG chunk of that buffer. It does NOT need to be changed.
Crosi Wesdo
War and Order
#26 - 2012-01-20 11:29:49 UTC
I dont know about the drake nerf. Of all the ships in the game its one of the ones that doesnt bother me.

Yesterday in a 4 man frig roam we killed 2 solo drakes with ease in 2 enyos, a ranis and a comet. One was a failfit, the other was pretty standard but both melted in the same way.

If we had engaged a hurricane though...
Eternum Praetorian
Doomheim
#27 - 2012-01-20 12:38:15 UTC
Crosi Wesdo wrote:
I dont know about the drake nerf. Of all the ships in the game its one of the ones that doesnt bother me.

Yesterday in a 4 man frig roam we killed 2 solo drakes with ease in 2 enyos, a ranis and a comet. One was a failfit, the other was pretty standard but both melted in the same way.

If we had engaged a hurricane though...



Sounds like CSM's need to start thinking about Hurricane nerfs then.

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Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#28 - 2012-01-20 13:20:16 UTC
Crosi Wesdo wrote:
Yesterday in a 4 man frig roam we killed 2 solo drakes with ease in 2 enyos, a ranis and a comet. One was a failfit, the other was pretty standard but both melted in the same way.

our little carrier fleet usually consist of 10 Nyxes and 2 Aeons..... Roll

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TheButcherPete
Thunderwaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#29 - 2012-01-20 13:42:39 UTC
Endeavour Starfleet wrote:
Lexmana wrote:
Endeavour Starfleet wrote:
How about we just leave the drake alone and stop making topic such as this that do nothing to solve the issue that any nerf to the drake makes it unbalanced?

Didn't you hear, they are buffing it.


The post the CCP member made was a nerf. A POS boost to missile range (You are dreaming if you seriously think they will give it a ROF boost and even then it will be puny) At a cost of GUTTING its tank with the removal of the Resists.


Bleh, Canes never had a tank bonus and people use the heck out of them, so why not put the Drake on par with the Cane?

Also, ignore the Drake, fix the bloody Myrm. You never see Myrm blobs in 0.0 . . . .

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Deviana Sevidon
Jades Falcon Guards
#30 - 2012-01-20 13:49:47 UTC
The nerf is certainly long overdue. If I had gotten an ISK when the first advise to any newbie, regardless of anything else was: train Drake, then something is wrong with the balance.

That most caldari got to used to have the range of the HML comined with a tank that is more powerful then the one on most battleships tells me, a nerf was certainly overdue for a very long time.

....as if 10,058 Goon voices cried out and were suddenly silenced.

Doc Severide
Doomheim
#31 - 2012-01-20 14:35:35 UTC
Nerf this, nerf that, nerf everything, it really gets tiring. If it's all so bad ass and over powered why not just train to use it?
Eternum Praetorian
Doomheim
#32 - 2012-01-20 19:33:59 UTC
Deviana Sevidon wrote:


That most caldari got to used to have the range of the HML comined with a tank that is more powerful then the one on most battleships tells me



Since a Drake maxes at 80EHP with perfect skills, and loses to any rr BS gang... I can't help but wonder what the hell you are talking about. Maybe this is what they teach you in your special ed classes? Ugh

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Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#33 - 2012-01-20 19:59:06 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Endeavour Starfleet wrote:
Lexmana wrote:
Didn't you hear, they are buffing it.

The post the CCP member made was a nerf. A POS boost to missile range (You are dreaming if you seriously think they will give it a ROF boost and even then it will be puny) At a cost of GUTTING its tank with the removal of the Resists.

So if you completely ignore the thing that would massively buff it, it's a nerf… yeah, great logic there — no distortion at all. Roll

If that's the way you want to do it, why not say that the Drake is getting a buff — you're dreaming if you seriously thing they will remove the resist bonus.

The suggestion CCP made is an unabashed buff: a significant increase of damage output and application in exchange for something the Drake doesn't particularly need, creating a much more focused ship.



Man this almost reminds me of the time when people whined about the stealth bomber buff. You remember that?

"My 600 DPS @ 60Km covert-cloaking frigate is WORTHLESS!!!!"

Never ceases to amaze me how people will focus on one stat being reduced and cry about it, no matter how many other stats are being increased at the same time. I can just see them at work "I don't care about the 25% pay rise, full medical and getting a corner office in the company HQ, I WANT MY PARKING SLOT BACK!"

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Deviana Sevidon
Jades Falcon Guards
#34 - 2012-01-20 20:00:50 UTC
Eternum Praetorian wrote:
Deviana Sevidon wrote:


That most caldari got to used to have the range of the HML comined with a tank that is more powerful then the one on most battleships tells me



Since a Drake maxes at 80EHP with perfect skills, and loses to any rr BS gang... I can't help but wonder what the hell you are talking about. Maybe this is what they teach you in your special ed classes? Ugh


Pure EHP can be misleading, especially if you factor in the strong resistance vs. everything except EM into this.

....as if 10,058 Goon voices cried out and were suddenly silenced.

Eternum Praetorian
Doomheim
#35 - 2012-01-20 20:09:36 UTC
Deviana Sevidon wrote:
Eternum Praetorian wrote:
Deviana Sevidon wrote:


That most caldari got to used to have the range of the HML comined with a tank that is more powerful then the one on most battleships tells me



Since a Drake maxes at 80EHP with perfect skills, and loses to any rr BS gang... I can't help but wonder what the hell you are talking about. Maybe this is what they teach you in your special ed classes? Ugh


Pure EHP can be misleading, especially if you factor in the strong resistance vs. everything except EM into this.



I speak from experience flying them and killing them, where as you seem to be talking out of your ass.

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Xolve
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#36 - 2012-01-20 20:10:42 UTC
Har Harrison wrote:
Nerfing the drake is stupid. Perhaps one of the main reasons people fly it so much is
1) You can skill into it in about 3 months with meh skills and 6 months will give you t2 missiles and tank (same as the other tier 1 and 2 BC). If people get into a caracel cruiser, that also leads them to the drake.


Actually it takes far less then 3 or 6 months.. maybe 2 months for a fleet T1 Drake, by 3 months it should almost be completely T2. Training skills to level 4 doesn't take long.

Har Harrison wrote:
2) It is the caldari BC of choice (Ferox sucks) and most people roll Caldari chars when they first start and don't understand the races due to the description of the races. "Do I want to be a religious zealot? No. What about a slave? No. Hmmm - ok, I'll just roll this caldari one. It seem fairly good..

People forget about some of the negatives of drakes it seems, such as it takes time to apply DPS and alot of pvp fleets are armor based unless they are a pure drake blob fleet etc...


There are so many things wrong with your viewpoints on the matter.

First, The Ferox doesn't suck, remember they 'fixed' hybrids, its just a little slow, but can still do some damn good damage with a damn good tank. Hell, if you take a Ferox to a 1v1 you have a 30 second advantage on your opponent, since hes wondering who the hell brought a Ferox to a fight; which ought to be more then enough time to Web/Scram and start Neutroning it up.

Second, Caldari were the most popular years ago, pretty sure Winmatar won this war, because they don't look like generic white people, they arn't asian, and the internet is the only place its cool to be Black.

Third, You mentioned 'drake armies' previously and now your talking about the 'time it takes to apply dps'.. during the larger scaled battles where the 'drake army' shines... usually module lag causes everything to take time to apply dps. If you're a 6 month drake pilot, you should have at least the core skills in Missles trained to at least level 4 with a smattering of level 5's- but this is again overlooking the stupidity of talking about DPS (Damage Per Second) and Missles in the same sentence.
Eternum Praetorian
Doomheim
#37 - 2012-01-20 20:12:29 UTC
Stop crying so much, Malcanis. Srsly.

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Xolve
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#38 - 2012-01-20 20:14:47 UTC
Eternum Praetorian wrote:
Since a Drake maxes at 80EHP with perfect skills, and loses to any rr BS gang... I can't help but wonder what the hell you are talking about. Maybe this is what they teach you in your special ed classes? Ugh


Its possible to get drakes over 120k EHP, not that it means anything. Buffer is life.

You know how you kill an RR BS gang? Make it jump through a gate after a target.

I love how people see a change or a 'nerf' and instantly think how it will affect 'them' without seeing the big picture.
(read: Drakes are flown outside of Empire people, with Arazu's and Scimitars. Thats the entire fleet comp.)
Eternum Praetorian
Doomheim
#39 - 2012-01-20 20:18:47 UTC
Xolve wrote:
Eternum Praetorian wrote:
Since a Drake maxes at 80EHP with perfect skills, and loses to any rr BS gang... I can't help but wonder what the hell you are talking about. Maybe this is what they teach you in your special ed classes? Ugh


Its possible to get drakes over 120k EHP, not that it means anything. Buffer is life.

You know how you kill an RR BS gang? Make it jump through a gate after a target.

I love how people see a change or a 'nerf' and instantly think how it will affect 'them' without seeing the big picture.
(read: Drakes are flown outside of Empire people, with Arazu's and Scimitars. Thats the entire fleet comp.)



Nerf abaddons?

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shannon johanson
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#40 - 2012-01-20 20:20:22 UTC
Marcus Harikari wrote:
Drake sucks. I took mine into a wormhole and got WTFPWND by a loki + rokh duo in like a minute. My missile skills suck, but my defense skills are pretty good...T2 tank...etc...NOPE. BAM!



sorry mate, but you DO SUCK!!!!!

seriously, taking on a loki and a rokh in a wh?????
1 v 1 maybe but both????
YOU DESERVE TO EPICLY DIE IN FLAMES!!!!!! CryPLol
especially in a wh that probably raped your shields anyway, too.
and try getting t2 missiles especially HAMS because alot of peeps aren't expecting a Drake with HAM 2s. like mine PTwisted in close combat pvp. Shocked
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