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Why do people focus defenders first?

Discussion in 'Game Discussion' started by xxxBISMARCKxxx, 13 May 2018.

  1. Rainbow Warrior

    Rainbow Warrior Well-Known Member

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    Tesla bolt + run for my life :p
     
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  2. Shadow Moon!

    Shadow Moon! Well-Known Member

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    For rushing you need good backing up.. If defender rushes people need to understand to follow his/her charge as backup.
    Or defender needs to understand if enemies are shooting banana boats make your charge.
     
  3. Sifa

    Sifa Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about you but I wouldn't have to think twice what target I would shoot first if this was a hunting game:

    Defendertarget.png
     
  4. Tuna Primal

    Tuna Primal Active Member

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    @xxxBISMARCKxxx Here's what happens if you let a defender get in close. Hahahaha.
     
  5. xxxBISMARCKxxx

    xxxBISMARCKxxx Well-Known Member

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    Cool compilation but tbh most of your kills were from bc and not really that close
     
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  6. Tuna Primal

    Tuna Primal Active Member

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    @xxxBISMARCKxxx Made a new video. Most of the kills are close range with Blast Cannon. Video takes a few seconds to get to HD.
    @*JAWS*
     
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  7. ViscountSniffit

    ViscountSniffit Well-Known Member

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    I’d rather not attack Defenders first, as it wastes time. Better to focus on a weaker ship that you can kill quickly, and then take down the Defender later with superior numbers.

    But in a battle, you don’t always get to pick and choose like that. I often see Defenders trying to go ‘Rambo’, straight into the middle of my team. In those situations, they don’t give you a lot of choice.

    If I’m doing a Torp quest, then I’ll usually look out for any Defenders on the loading screen, and remember their names. Flare quests too, because Defenders tend to burn for longer, so I can tick up more damage by lighting them up first.
     
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  8. R4Z0R

    R4Z0R Well-Known Member

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    why do u wanna know?
    heeehee i saw harpo! gettin steamed there :p
     
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  9. TonyStar123

    TonyStar123 Active Member

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    Why do you mean your team target defender first? :p My team never ever bother to even shoot at a defender. They just let the defender charge at the healer(most of the time, me).
     
  10. Fish

    Fish Well-Known Member

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    I can only speak for myself, but when I'm playing without my glasses on defenders are the only boats I can see. So basically because I'm old.
     
  11. envylife

    envylife Well-Known Member

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    Based on the behavior of my own teammates, Defenders frequently just run out toward the enemy by themselves, but they only have a 50% HP bump over a Shooter. Of course they will be the first to be targeted. I don't know that you do it, but so many others do.
     
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  12. TVNPryde

    TVNPryde Well-Known Member

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    I've been playing fixer for the last 2 days and saw you quite a few times. You charge at me with reckless abandonment. I guess the defender is not the only ship being focus on.
     
  13. xxxBISMARCKxxx

    xxxBISMARCKxxx Well-Known Member

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    Yeah most times it's worth trading for the enemy fixer. As I am sure you know. Sorry I guess I should have clarified that I meant to ask, why do I see Defender get focused so much over other non-fixer targets. Based on some of the responses, I think I may also need to clarify that I am asking about in situations where the Defender is not the only target option....
     
  14. *JAWS*

    *JAWS* Well-Known Member

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    People focus Defender first because I make them.
    Dun dun. Dun dun.

    Jaws
     
  15. SeaNavy

    SeaNavy Well-Known Member

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    People focus on me, a defender, because they know I'm too good and they need to eliminate me first :p
     
  16. TVNPryde

    TVNPryde Well-Known Member

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    Well, if you going to charge into the enemies and targeted a specific ship, what do you expect? Next time I'll tell my teammates to let you do whatever you want. They should go find a speeder or enforcer and duel with them.
     
  17. *JAWS*

    *JAWS* Well-Known Member

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    Now for the real answer. Defenders are attacked by tons of ships for their weapons acheivements.

    Whether charging or not. I have seen whole teams change directions to charge a defender. And then only use their obscure weapons Or harder to land weapons. Mortars, mines, torps, etc. I even have had boats try to kill me with carronade and st. Cannon. No lie. Lol.

    This is because beside my normal sharkiness and theme song.

    They know at the end of killing me....they are one step closer to a golden weapon.

    I am such a giver.
     
  18. CaffeinatedChris

    CaffeinatedChris MVP

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    This might have been intended as a joke, but it's actually a very direct answer. Other ships don't survive long enough to be the tip of the spear, so that job is left to Big Blue.

    When a 17K HP Defender decides "it's go time" and charges your line, you have three options, in helpfully color-coded below by your ship type:

    #1: Stun and Run
    #2: Stand and Fight
    #3: Die
     
  19. Stonebanks

    Stonebanks Well-Known Member

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    Yes, thanks to people like you i'm 2m away from my legendary blast cannon. When i get it, i'll buy you a beer.
     
  20. Jowiee

    Jowiee Active Member

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    As shooters have 8 points in 5 red slots, 4 points in blue slots; defenders should have 8 points in blue slots because blue slots are less valuable than red slots in terms of dealing damage. 6 points in blue slot is not enough.
     

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