getting a nanosquishy to survive the level

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getting a nanosquishy to survive the level

Post by Ferengi » Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:55 am

LEVEL, not lvl
In a team mission, where you go up or down, and 15 seconds later you get a message that "Level skill is available".

Soloing an LE mish, there is ALWAYS a nuking alien on top of the level, which would rather nuke that NM looking for a hiding spot than fight the bot.
In a team mish, the boss level is similar death most of the time.

These are hard missions, without any tanks (seems LE TL4 tanks are all chicken when hearing it's an alien hard). Evades? LOL, Maxed NR tho.

That nice flesh lump from ToTW lasts 1-2 nukes, and takes 20 minutes to recycle. I don't see adding enough armor to take those -300HP hits down to something survivable on 2K of HP while the bot kills the mob. WTB engi TMS.

Anyone else solo hard missions as a NM?

Evades (especially engi evades) are rather useless when the mob is 150% of your level. A fractional improvement at best.
Trivial proof : zero evade traders are never hit by grey drain pets when the lvl difference is large.

What good is rolling ~lvl 140 missions if I don't get to the goodies at the end?
and what happened to that Snarf post about "And that's why you roll lvl 58 team missions!"
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Re: getting a nanosquishy to survive the level

Post by Tarradax » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:50 am

Cocoon is there for a reason. That's about it, really. Between that, Reflects and Combat Medkits you should be able to survive the elevator just fine.
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Re: getting a nanosquishy to survive the level

Post by Ferengi » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:30 pm

OK, I was doing that for a couple missions, but needed to go into a couple total perk resets to improve toon setup (symbs for nano/hp tick, armor etc).
I was slowly working back and started wondering if it was the only route. 72 hour perk resets must have been a total nightmare.
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Re: getting a nanosquishy to survive the level

Post by Tarradax » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:43 pm

Well, you're a squishy nanomage. If you get attacked directly by mobs 150% your level, you gonna get flattened... If you were higher, I'd suggest the Dreadloch NM Cocoon but I'm guessing you're too low for that. So yes, Cocoon or bust.
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Re: getting a nanosquishy to survive the level

Post by Suusrmursu » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:38 am

What level is your engi?
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Re: getting a nanosquishy to survive the level

Post by Ar1z » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:52 am

Trimmer - Increase Aggressiveness work wonders in keeping aggro on the bot
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Re: getting a nanosquishy to survive the level

Post by Ferengi » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:16 pm

if the bot got agro.....

It's pretty simple, I elevate and the mob is within melee distance, and thanks to the great lagfree playing system of AO....no wait a minute....

so the mob knows I there long before the bot is told to HUNT, another great feature, the elevate wipes the bots orders and it reverts to simple guarding

once I'm hit, I'm the preferred target....so a cocoon is the only way to tackle the elevate, since I cannot find any tanks with brains or ability.

apparently TL4s get brown underwear at the thought of an LE hard mish
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