niki lasvegas

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  1. Raw convo about DDD

    Hey guys. I had a random convo on Slack the other day asking me to give out my POV about the DDD role. As per usual it triggered me (in a good way this time) and i got drawn into the convo more and more, turning it into one of those hour-long teaching moments of mine. It is a really raw copy-pasted format and kind of "niki-blunt" . But maybe it turned out to be something sharing worthy. If its useful for you then im glad. But im not really looking for anything else with this topic. I just wanted to share. Without further comment here is the convo itself: Anonymous [6:12 AM] You're probably offline atm, but any advice / suggestions on DDD after tonight? niki [6:13 AM] could you copy your fit here Anonymous [6:20 AM] [Vindicator, Vindication] Damage Control II Domination Tracking Enhancer Domination Tracking Enhancer Abyssal Magnetic Field Stabilizer Abyssal Magnetic Field Stabilizer Abyssal Magnetic Field Stabilizer Abyssal Magnetic Field Stabilizer 500MN Abyssal Microwarpdrive Pithum B-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field Abyssal Stasis Webifier Abyssal Stasis Webifier Pithum B-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field Neutron Blaster Cannon II Neutron Blaster Cannon II Neutron Blaster Cannon II Neutron Blaster Cannon II Neutron Blaster Cannon II Neutron Blaster Cannon II Neutron Blaster Cannon II Neutron Blaster Cannon II Large Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer I Large Hybrid Burst Aerator II Ogre II x5 Null L x5180 Nanite Repair Paste x500 Void L x10036 Agency 'Pyrolancea' DB3 Dose I x17 niki [6:21 AM] so whats the abyssals strength and % ? i mean range and strength % Anonymous [6:21 AM] what do you mean range? niki [6:22 AM] web range and web strength Anonymous [6:22 AM] the webs are 15.5km each and 82.7,81.4% web niki [6:22 AM] the web Anonymous [6:22 AM] (on the vindi, of course) niki [6:22 AM] gal bship 5 or 4 ? Anonymous [6:23 AM] (base strength is ~63% each) gallente 5 niki [6:23 AM] 15+ kms and 60+ % webs are pretty awesome to ddd with. and minmatar bship level? Anonymous [6:23 AM] only 3 =/ niki [6:23 AM] yeah so 2 things first and foremost get faction (cal navy is the most common to use) antimatter its better than nul whenever the frigs are closer than 20 km and its always better than void if its frig shooting 2nd thing get minmatar bship to 4 at least 5 would be better ofc also needless to say gunnery support skills and blaster spec is important too Anonymous [6:26 AM] all support at 5, blaster spec 4 niki [6:26 AM] thats pretty good... obviously all relevant skills on 5 would be best with the suggested implants included as well for vindis. that is the high-end. Anonymous [6:26 AM] (just bumped min BS to 4) niki [6:28 AM] gameplay wise i split my guns 4-4. if you kill one maybe you can spare 4 guns for the next which is a huge deal. webbing 2 different frigs shoot 1 until it dies shoot the other one but meanwhile start webbing a 3rd cuz you need the webs to actually apply. essentially you always need 1 more frig to be already webbed so you can instablap it or close to doing so. dont forget to always fill your locks thats actually one of the biggest mistakes a battleship can do. specially true for DDD. you can tell that you are doing a good job if you always feel like you are racing with yourself. guns vs webs. a close race. Anonymous [6:29 AM] ok. I've tried doing that in the past, but I've worried about wasting the drone effort, with them continually chasing new targets. but then, the drones are just bonus anyway... niki [6:29 AM] forget the drones. they dont exist. Anonymous [6:29 AM] ok niki [6:29 AM] just trust in yourself. you can do it without drones. and if you train yourself then after a while it doesnt matter if you dont have any drones. in some fleets you actually will lack light drones anyway. relying on them is a mistake imo. they are just a little extra/bonus. Anonymous [6:30 AM] tonight, I did have my guns split, but I wasn't leapfrogging targets. I was staggering webs and guns though, so I'd have a new half more often niki [6:30 AM] try to not burn too much around . just some cuz it ruins your tracking. Anonymous [6:30 AM] right I did notice that niki [6:31 AM] if the frigs are not on the way where you are needed to go and more than 20 kms away then just stop, load null and hope for best. if you are not moving your tracking is much better. sometimes ppl will pull the frigs away. if its temporary then dont even switch to null cuz in 20 seconds they are going to burn back anyway. if you feel like its gonna be more than 20-30 sec then switch to null. if the frigs are actually on your way then try to burn just 1 cycle and then slowboat and stop when they are in webrange the drones are actually helpful when you cant reach out with webs and you are shooting with null cuz then it takes ~10+ sec to kill 1 frig you can try to overheat web if you feel like you are behind on the schedule and you need just a few extra kms to reach out. webs dont burn out easily and just a few paste is enough to rep them while in warp Anonymous [6:34 AM] ok niki [6:34 AM] and they stop overheating after the frig dies anyway TPPH all first waves i'd burn 1 cycle to exitgates or anchorspot . then slow down and if you are in webrange stop NRF is easiest site as DDD just gotta make sure you have a good tempo in first 2 waves TCRC is an interesting site you can try go greedy kill schmaels before you reach the tower but its actually hard to complete . and also sometimes you need to switch to niarjas anyway or just try to kill niarjas only, burn into position and then try to schmael at the tower. somewhere in between is still fairly easy Anonymous [6:38 AM] yea, I was doing something in between tonight on the TCRC niki [6:38 AM] in tpph i always try to kill schmaels first cuz its easiest to web the first few frigs before aggro switch, and schmaels are hardest to kill as far as frigs go also forget about acronyms if you cant reach some frig with webs, always target the one that you actually can. webs are ensuring you gonna kill that frig really really fast if its not webbed its gonna die significantly slower. so range is more important than some "shooting order". except ofc if FC wants to bounce from site then scrams are priority. if i can choose freely cuz a lot of frigs are in range and we are not bouncing i prio webbers whenever i can (1st schmael 2nd renyn) cuz it helps the fleet the most. but obviously niarja must die first, no matter what. Anonymous [6:40 AM] right niki [6:40 AM] but yeah antimatter is a great help. nowadays i do 8k null 10k anti the rest void in vindi shoot antimatter most times, null if you need to constantly kill frigs more than 20 kms away . void is okay in tpph last wave and nrf 3rd 4th wave cuz you shoot only very few frigs in those. you have tons of time and you will probably be on top of them and you can web them anyway. and in those waves you will shoot cruiser or bship too Anonymous [6:43 AM] ok niki [6:43 AM] in tcrc i usually switch to void after all the schmaels are dead and im just chilling shooting tower and looking for respawner niarja niarja is a really easy frig to kill. Anonymous [6:44 AM] yea, the niarja blap easy niki [6:45 AM] tough frigs order : schmael >>> eystur > renyn >>> tama >>> niarja hardest to easiest to kill. (not a shooting order ofc, lol) Anonymous [6:46 AM] ok thanks for all this. I'll keep at it. hopefully I have more opportunities to take DDD =P niki [6:49 AM] no problem its fun. i actually enjoy ddd in tpph. otherwise its a pretty boring site. but i still really enjoy doing even that one if i can snatch ddd Anonymous [6:50 AM] yea. it was fun to race the rest of the fleet niki [6:56 AM] oh and always ask for 2xtracking . if they offer a 3rd ask for 1 range. but 1 tr 1 opti is not as good as 2xtr no matter who says what. Anonymous [4:17 PM] ok. one other question is if there's ever anything other than frigates that the DDD shoots before frigates? Like does the DDD follow full fleet calls for the Arnon/Outuni in TPPH 3rd-3rd, the Mara/Vylade in NRF 3rd and Outuni in 4th, and the Outuni in TCRC? I'm pretty sure the HHH does follow those calls (right?) but what about DDD? niki [5:07 PM] for DDD tpph 3rd 3rd shoot 2nd outuni then frigs . nrf 3rd mara(s) then frigs , nrf 4th vylade , except if there are 3 outunis. then the 3rd outuni . TCRC niarjas are more important to shoot than the 2 outuni. if niarjas are down you can shoot 2nd outuni if you want but fleet should be pretty close to kill them. HHH : TPPH 3rd 3rd you should shoot second outuni then leftover romi then reverse tags. NRF 3rd you should shoot mara(s) then reverse order romis. NRF 4th vylade , except if there are 3 outunis. then the 3rd outuni . TCRC you should not have any drones assigned, so you are just a vindi, not HHH. shoot in order. Anonymous [5:10 PM] ok, cool
  2. How do you benchmark fits?

    WTM is always very careful about adding new hulls to the list. Usually tons of testing is done beforehand. Sometimes even if the ship meets hard requirements WTM decides to not allow it because of other reasons (just some examples: movement speed / shield EHP / price / performance).
  3. Leshak Tactics

    Just a tiny update guys to note: in TCRC when you are at the "Towerbash Phase" please go ahead and snuggle with the Vindicators nice and close to the Tower! That way tunnel-vision Logi have easier time to spot lasers on you. But more importantly if you grab the aggro Vindis will have easier time to web Schmaels. And lastly DDD will have easier time to blap the respawning Niarja too if it doesnt start to burn to you, cuz you are out of its orbit-range. Thanks for reading!
  4. Triglavian Invasions - The Scoop so Far

    Its just a matter of application, Elathy. HACs and such dont have the paper dps to apply and contest remote rep/cap. niki [3:53 PM] btw i only participated in one fleet, but seems like normal agro table to me. my vindi often got the damage agro switch. its just a matter of applied damage. if no one is applying enough dmg thats when the trig will agro the logi cuz of the applied reps+caps
  5. Juan Carlos' P R A X I S fleet 25th May 1800

    i just noticed. 350 rokh. i see what u did there
  6. I'm back?!?

    TVP lost almost all active FCs eventually, so they completely gave up on HQs. They are exclusively VGs nowadays. NGA is about similar what it was. They are usually pretty good, but only flying in Russian afternoons. With TVP gone a lot of players searched for a new HQ community. Some landed in WTM, but the "pushing boundaries" type of players went to TDF. TDF went through a huge overhaul, and they are basically a new form of what TVP was and stood for. Just doing armor, not shield. Oh yeah, and there is a Russian HQ-boxer around with a lot of Golems and Snakes, i guess i should mention that cuz he puts up an actually solid HQ fleet when he is really into running. A bit similar to what Blob is doing, just way more toons than him.
  7. I'm back?!?

    Welcome back XO . I was just referring how we used to greet each other on comms. One of us said "hi" , the other was immediately "oh no..." Invasions are going to be released in a bout 10 days as far as i know. Definitely something worthy looking into. But i personally want to first experience it on TQ before i form an opinion. Incursions hasnt changed much maybe the most significant one that you might not know about is the influence of the Leshaks in HQs. They are beast at killing Towers and Kundalini. The logi remote rep stacking penalty is not really influencing incursions. Sparta and Sandman are still around (when they have time), Boldie hasnt showed himself for a good while now. Plex price... well its just going to be worse and worse, so prepare yourself The 1 mil bonus SP was indeed a really nice login bonus, good bait from CCP , so props to them. Last couple of weeks Concord LP seems like a bit stagnating and flooding the market, but maybe at some point its gonna change. We've seen ups and downs in the past so wouldnt be anything new. I kinda miss your soundboard
  8. I'm back?!?

    Oh no... he is back...
  9. Standard Praxis Fit?

    When Praxis was released WTM commanders thought about implementing it, or not. The debate ended with a negatory. Im sorry, but WTM does not allow Praxis in its fleets.
  10. You start to box and you realise you can do this in VG. After a while its not enough and you go crazy and you expand to AS. Its the same, you just need more toons. And then there are a few madmen wiho are never satisfied. So they just go full nutz, HQ sites, and never enough toons. But still, its basically the same. JUST NEED MOAR TOONS Never enough... (Also you can blame them for plex prices too ! jk )
  11. Garage Sale

    I'll tap out. GGWP!
  12. Garage Sale

    Offering 1 million Interstellar Kredits for the Bhaalgorn.
  13. [Idea] Cap Stable Basilisk; yah or nay?

    The idea itself works... actually more than that, it is really appealing. There are also several fits for cap stable basi that work. But. There are several issues with this for WTM. We have been discussing this for i dont even know how long for now. I believe first it was Canyon trying to do something with it a long long time ago. As far as me, i have been having this conversation for about a year.
  14. Leshak Tactics

    Sure, i can do that.
  15. Incursion Leshak

    I saw TDF (armor community) Shacks in action around 7 bil So...