Saturday, December 13, 2008

Types of combat

There are so many types of combat that most people with find a nice preferred niche some where in combat space. The following are the basic positions in fleet combat. Smaller scale combat requires less people to perform these same jobs.

The Tackler
Other MMO equivalent: Crowd Control
The individual tasked with keeping an enemy from escaping. A tackler's purpose is slow the target, make him unable to warp, disable microwarp and generally making the target unable to escape or effectively maneuver.

The EW Specialist
Other MMO equivalent: Debuff
The individual tasked with removing enemy combat capabilities. An EW specialist removes the enemy's targeting capabilities, and other attack mechanics.

The Drainer
Other MMO equivalent: Debuff
Capacitor power is life, and a Drainer removes that power from the enemy. Without capacitor power ships lose the ability to attack, repair and actively protect themselves leaving them vulnerable.

The Damage Dealer
Other MMO equivalent: DPS
A damage dealer give maximum unadulterated damage to the target shredding through any protection through shear destructive power.

The Tanker
Other MMO equivalent: Tank
A tank wades through the massive damage keeping targets occupied to allow other weaker ships to disable and destroy the enemy.

The Logistics Specialist
Other MMO equivalent: Healer/Buff
Remote repair and assistance vessel used to decrease losses in a fleet by supplementing the fleet.

The Drone Carrier
Other MMO equivalent: Utility
Able to quickly modify a supplemental job by swapping drones allows drone ship the ability to supplement any other position in a fleet.

The Recon Specialist
Other MMO equivalent: Stealth Class
Recon cloaking technology allows fleets to assess combat requirements before combat takes place allowing proper planning to complement any foe.

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