Tractor Beam should disrupt warp modules

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Aug. 29, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

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Aug. 29, 2018, 11:31 a.m.

Dreadnoughts don't seem to have a good toolset dealing with blinky corvettes, right now its;

  • Stasis Pulse= counters thrust but you can escape by warping
  • Tractor Beam= you can break it by directing energy to engines or warping out.

Warp disruption would give a way to counter to blinking corvettes while still allowing counterplay by directing energy to engines.

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Aug. 29, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

Warp is the counter to the tractor beam, and any stasis really. Every module has a counter module. That's one of the ways the game is balanced.

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Aug. 29, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

People tend to misinterprete what tractor beam is meant for. The beam doesnt pull something more because it is less massive, it pulls all ships the same speed- that being said, the tractor beam actually works best for brawling enemy dreadnoughts, pulling artillery cruisers out of position, and pulling tacs out of cover (against slow ships, not small ones). Dreads do not have any anti-corvette support because they are not supposed to trump corvettes or be taken out by corvettes, they are pretty much neutral- this kind of rock-paper-scissors gameplay is what supports teamwork. You want to play dread, but you dont like corvettes? You better have a destroyer by your side. Thats the way the game was intended to be played.

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Aug. 29, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

good example is the millenium falcon Vs a star destroyer. can easily avoid it and out manuever it.

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Aug. 31, 2018, 5:30 a.m.

Tractor beam was great in early closed beta. It needs some buffs now. I am for an increased speed decrease, extension of enemy warp activation time. And it should pull the Enemy to a certain range, and the pull has to be strong.

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Aug. 31, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Hypervolt alrdy explained the most effective use of the tractor beam. its much better pulling in other dreads to bring their healers out and to let your team start using utilities on them to break their brick defenses

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