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Why am I dropping?

Discussion in 'Strategy Discussion' started by Aquaholic, 31 May 2018.

  1. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Active Member

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    So this is me, I am a double carronade player and have been so for a rather long time now. Recently I have been dropping uncontrollably and I can't seem to find an explanation for it. Now it's normal for me to fluctuate between 1900-2600, and if it's any less I usually recover quickly, in a day or so. Though recently I've been dropping.... a lot... and I seem unable to get back up.
    Screenshot_2018-05-31-18-08-49.png Screenshot_2018-05-31-18-09-04.png
    https://replay.battlebay.net/CTWNZJTS#VQMBNKLQ - Enfo
    https://replay.battlebay.net/SWDGDLMY#VQMBNKLQ - Enfo
    https://replay.battlebay.net/XHCZZFMJ#VQMBNKLQ - Fixer
    (Random selections, dunno if they're good or bad)
    Notes:
    • I.Don't.Like.Speeder. I just can't play speeder; don't ask me to.
    • I've tried Flare,BC,Carro. It doesn't work for me.
    • Not in the penalty zone (yet)
    Basically what I'm asking for is some advice on how I can improve my setup and/or my gameplay. Any help would be appreciated. :)
     
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  2. wreck your day

    wreck your day Well-Known Member

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    Lol the tags :p

    Same thing happened to me; highest I ever got was to Ace II (around 2600 infamy), but I tumbled down to 1800-2000 a few weeks ago for no reason whatsoever. I've slowly gained a bit of infamy since then to the border of Ace III (2200-2300 infamy) but I'm not going much higher than that. On my way to becoming a too-high-gearscore-for-that-level pleb now... :(
     
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  3. StrictSalmon307

    StrictSalmon307 Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried those snipers in your inventory? Also, what fixer gear do you have? Try out the small shield in place of the bandage, see if that works too.
     
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  4. Aquaholic

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    Used to use double sniper, boring AF just pinging away from a distance. Did just as much damage as my current setup does. I am thinking of returning to that, however, after building up another t4 rare, to finish off the achievement and it may just get me back up since it's a very reliable setup (How can you not miss with two snipers? :D)

    My fixer gear is kinda low leveled. It consists of:
    • T3 rare bolt
    • T3 rare pulse
    • T3 rare duct tape
    • T2 epic bolt
    + I only have Felix trained to T3 Just

    About STD shield, yes I've tried, the health it gives isn't much (700?) so my bandage seems to work better. I've also tried out big shield, which gives about 1000 health but it turns my ship into a snail.
     
  5. StrictSalmon307

    StrictSalmon307 Well-Known Member

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    Big shield isn't worth it. Standard shield is better than bandage, but yours isn't high enough level to be worth it.
    If you try fixer, I wouldn't suggest using duct tape. Don't worry too much about the underleveled gear, just try to max it out if you end up liking fixer. I myself still use a t3 epic bolt at 3k infamy. Good luck getting infamy back up :) Also, sniper is pretty good on fixer because you can do damage from the back of your team while healing (I don't have one though)
     
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  6. craz¥burd

    craz¥burd Well-Known Member

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    Ok - I don’t play enfo, but I’ve watched plenty of excellent enfo play (check YT for RNG Akagi, Silvr, @YSL, Genki Gamer....just to name a few)
    So I saw your first battle, and imho....you left the whole team for a 1v1 and by the time you’d killed the shooter, they were all but dead. This is ok, if you can assassinate quickly and move on, but you left the rest vulnerable....
    Also.....carro is a knife fighting weapon, close up. Why not try sniper, bc and grenade? Good luck =)
     
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  7. Aquaholic

    Aquaholic Active Member

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    Hmmm... Yeah, just rewatched it, a very silly decision on my part. Gotta remember not to get too absorbed in those 1v1s.
     
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  8. The Otherguy

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    I'd recommend swapping blast for sniper. But thats just my opinion.
     
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  9. Hazimi

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    I reccomend to change 1 of your carronade to medium-long range weapon. I also use enfo and mainly use triple BC or double BC with carronade depending on how i want to approach the game.

    I use triple BC when i want to play by maintaining some distance to unfriend. When i use carronade, i will try to find an opening for 1 on 1 if possible.

    When you use carronade, you will probably will also receive damage from unfriend.
     
  10. Aquaholic

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    Decided to load a sniper onto my setup and spent 500 pearls on retraining.
    https://replay.battlebay.net/PGWKVXRR#VQMBNKLQ
    Looking good so far! (Though I've hit the penalty zone :()

    Also took @craz¥burd 's amd @Hazimi's advice and started only engaging in duels when it's a likely win.

    Thanks for all the advice peeps! It's much appreciated ;)
     
  11. craz¥burd

    craz¥burd Well-Known Member

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    Nice battle! Those crits :p:D and following that shooter with the carro, so funny to watch! :D
     
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