TdIbT Apr 28, 2013 @ 6:02pm
Is there a way to make the torpedo frig useful?
I just unlocked a torpedo frig and am having trouble figuring out its role. Just wondering if anyone has some advice for how to use them (and actually be helpful to your team). The only time I've found them more useful than my other ships is if I defend a beacon in beacon hunt from the covert ops ships that conceal themselves with the bomb, any other mode my allies are almost always too close to the enemy groups to use it.

And if you think the last patch broke the game, feel free to take it to a different thread.
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Hapxier Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:30am 
Not from my experience. The torpedo's damage may have been boosted, but it is still slow, short on range, and handles like a loaded cement truck. Most potential targets can either fly out of range (Interceptors), soak the hit easily (Frigates), or both (Fighters). Complicating matters is the fact that enemies won't appear unless they're in range of your team's sensor radii, greatly reducing the number of viable targets. The only way to tag an enemy is if they're distracted, which usually means that they're engaged in combat with your own team- thus making it likely that your torpedo will do as much harm as good.

Quite simply, unless the torp gets a huge speed and manueverability boost, or is redesigned to not cause friendly fire, it's going to be lackluster at best. The most likely enemy you'll be able to hit will be an enemy sniper frigate. Just hope you don't have a covert ops int on your team, because they tend to wind up right on top of whatever you've launched at. In fact, they're probably the reason you can see the enemy in the first place.
initiateofentropy May 3, 2013 @ 9:43am 
Yeah the guided torpedo is garbage, the dps in comparison to the disintegrator is also bunk, along with the range and ease of use. At least we got the best Guard frigates? Which speaking of, also neuter the torpedo completely.
TdIbT May 3, 2013 @ 3:58pm 
Yep I love my guard frig. Guess I'll have to grind my faction up in the others to get an engi for a secondary frigate.
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