Lately I have been receiving PMs from disgruntled pilots insinuating that I am using illegal software and they will report me etc. I am not too happy with this as of course, using illegal software can get you banned. I do NOT use any external software that affects the game mechanics.
The problem arises from using an LRF with beam cannon to destroy interceptors, etc.
Firstly they believe that no one could possibly hit them when they are dodging around, but when I use the zoom key and beam cannon, I can hit them enough to make them stay away or kill them if they are low on health. Many people don’t seem to understand the accuracy of mouse + beam.
Second, I believe they are not too happy about the fact that I can get hits on them while they are using “Adaptive Camo” or have just used a cloaking device but proceed to fly straight or in a regular curve. Adaptive Camo does not make you invincible or un-hittable - the engine is still clearly visible, and if they stop using the engine I can still see the ship silhouette and will shoot at that (although it is pretty hard to see it at longer distance). As for entering ODG mode on tacklers, if they fly straight or in a regular curve, I fire in the path where I *think* they are going to fly, as well as swiping the general area with the beam. . Occassionally this is enough to bring them out of cloak, and many other players do this as well.
Thirdly, they seem surprised when I am “ready” for them after they went behind an asteroid. I know they are still there so most times I am not going to just start looking for someone else unless I have team mates nearby.
Fourth: I’m getting the feeling that some people still don’t know that the Captain in Combat Recon can see markers for any ships at any distance, even if they are invisible. People still try to sneak up in tacklers or under Adaptive Camo and don’t understand how I can hit them - you have a large square bracket around your ship because I am the Captain, so sneak attacks usually don’t work unless I am distracted or multiple ships are sneaking up.
Lastly I have fully upgraded weapons/ship, and implants geared for high damage. It does make a difference and can make pilots with mk1 or mk2 module ships think the fully upgraded ones are “over powered”.
I also play LRF ship a lot and have quite a bit of experience and practice with the ship as well as other frigates.
I am posting this here as a statement that I don’t use any external software or cheats, and don’t like threatening pms of being reported for cheating/hacking.