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How do you prefer to broadside? 14 votes

Turn to port, shoot out the starboard side
71%
velqualexusk19grendelthewise#0990dagomay86djf021locutusofcactusshadowkoshscarletscar#2273cptgamer#8560jehens#8564 10 votes
Turn to starboard, shoot out the port side
14%
majorcharvenakdiscojer 2 votes
Pitch down, shoot out the top of my saucer (or whatever)
0%
Pitch up, shoot out the bottom of my saucer (or whatever)
14%
mneme0apheex#3641 2 votes

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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,230 Arc User
    um varies depending on what I'm shooting and where.
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,044 Arc User
    um varies depending on what I'm shooting and where.

    This.

    Why would anyone have a preference as to what side?
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  • jimduval#7537 jimduval Member Posts: 75 Arc User
    I have recently started an true beam build and have experienced that only showing 1 side the whole time will bite back at you, it works just better to turn and pitch all over the place, it allows for better shield management and in turn keeping it up and running trough out the battle
  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 53,018 Community Moderator
    I'll take option 5: Whichever is the closest.
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  • coldnapalmcoldnapalm Member Posts: 9,245 Arc User
    I have recently started an true beam build and have experienced that only showing 1 side the whole time will bite back at you, it works just better to turn and pitch all over the place, it allows for better shield management and in turn keeping it up and running trough out the battle

    Tac team is your friend as a broadsider. Learn it, love it, keep it at global. Pitching and turning all over the place at random just hurts your DPS which will in turn hurt you as the enemies have more time to lay down the hurt.
  • baddmoonrizinbaddmoonrizin Member Posts: 7,036 Community Moderator
    The side closest to the enemy.
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  • razar2380razar2380 Member Posts: 1,181 Arc User
    The side closest to the enemy.

    My thoughts exactly.

    However if the enemy is in front of me, I turn in a way that keeps the most enemies on one side, because I am usually running BFAW. If they are on more then 1 side, it will keep TT from better protecting my ship, because it is spreading shield facings thin. But if all are on 1 side, it will TT will just redistribute all other shields to that 1 side, giving better protection.

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  • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 9,288 Arc User
    What are the conditions of my shields? I'm going to want to present my strongest side to the enemy, because if I'm broadsiding I'm probably in a cruiser and can't turn very fast.
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  • djf021djf021 Member Posts: 1,344 Arc User
    Turn to port, shoot out the starboard side
    um varies depending on what I'm shooting and where.

    This.

    Why would anyone have a preference as to what side?

    Obviously I adjust according to the situation, but I DO tend to always go left and fire from the right...
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  • lexusk19lexusk19 Member Posts: 1,383 Arc User
    Turn to port, shoot out the starboard side
    Varies, but generally I open up with my torps, then turn to port. After that I turn to get strongest shields facing.
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  • majorcharvenakmajorcharvenak Member Posts: 183 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    Turn to starboard, shoot out the port side
    lexusk19 wrote: »
    Varies, but generally I open up with my torps, then turn to port. After that I turn to get strongest shields facing.

    This right here. Tends to be my standard attack sequence though I break to starboard, but it all depends on where I'm at in relation to my target.
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  • grendelthewise#0990 grendelthewise Member Posts: 622 Arc User
    Turn to port, shoot out the starboard side
    I love having that console when you have a cool down with your other weapons.
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  • postagepaidpostagepaid Member Posts: 2,775 Arc User
    If the enemies are to the left then thats where the broadside comes from. And vice versa.

    Direction of turning depends on where the closest one happens to be in relation to the rest of the cluster, so if they're lined up going left then I'll adjust to the right and arc around to the left.
  • thunderfoot#5163 thunderfoot Member Posts: 4,321 Arc User
    Create a slight difference along the Z axis by moving either up or down. Pick a target. Cross the "T" from the target's rear somewhere between 6-8km out. Exit the engagement envelope to set up another pass if required. Maintain situational awareness At All Times.
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,044 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    My method isn't listed, I fly right into the middle of the mass of enemies so my weapons are all hitting something. If I get in trouble, I pop Reverse Shield Polarity and get clear with Evasive Maneuvers or using the boost from the competitive engines.

    I treat the enemies like a mosh pit and just dive right in! :lol:


    *Disclaimer: I don't play Elites that way, that would be silly.
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  • dracounguisdracounguis Member Posts: 5,363 Arc User
    Both. When one side shield goes down, you rotate.
  • discojerdiscojer Member Posts: 512 Arc User
    Turn to starboard, shoot out the port side
    Maybe it's because I drive in the US, but usually I stay right and shoot from my left.
  • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 10,414 Arc User
    > @dracounguis said:
    > Both. When one side shield goes down, you rotate.

    I just redistribute shields to bolster one side so it doesn't go down. It wouldn't even occur to me to turn away a weak facing because that has no upside to healing/redistributing it.
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  • jade1280jade1280 Member Posts: 853 Arc User
    Head on like a real man.
  • darkknightucfdarkknightucf Member Posts: 1,546 Media Corps
    Broadside? A true warrior faces their enemy and fires salvos of torpedoes for massive destruction!
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  • risian6#1997 risian6 Member Posts: 128 Arc User
    I just fly in circles, sometimes going clockwise, sometimes counter-clockwise.

    With my new Eclipse I also use an aft torpedo launcher (to make someone above proud: it's a quantum torpedo ;) ) which means that I sometimes steer back a little after completing a circle.

    Usually I've found that broadsiding becomes a bit boring after a while - dual heavy cannons or exotic abilities + torpedoes are still my preferred way of flying. But with front (Antiproton, sorry :p ) and aft (quantum) torpedo spreads it can be funnier.
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  • grendelthewise#0990 grendelthewise Member Posts: 622 Arc User
    Turn to port, shoot out the starboard side
    Broadside? A true warrior faces their enemy and fires salvos of torpedoes for massive destruction!

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  • pottsey5gpottsey5g Member Posts: 3,402 Arc User
    edited December 2018
    None of the above. That last time I did a broadside boat it was a broadside torpedo boat so which direction I turned did not matter. 5 broadside torps and 2 mines while not optimal works surprising well. Then add in a few of the wide angle or 360 torpedo consoles.
  • omega6theta1omega6theta1 Member Posts: 130 Arc User
    Circle one way until shields get depleted then go the other way until those shields go down, rinse and repeat.
  • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 10,414 Arc User
    Circle one way until shields get depleted then go the other way until those shields go down, rinse and repeat.

    I really don't understand this tactic. Don't you heal/redistribute your shields?
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    "A filthy, mangy beast, but in its bony breast beat the heart of a warrior" - "faithful" (...) "but ever-ready to follow the call of the wild." - Martok, about a Targ
    "That pig smelled horrid. A sweet-sour, extremely pungent odor. I showered and showered, and it took me a week to get rid of it!" - Robert Justman, appreciating Emmy-Lou
  • locutusofcactuslocutusofcactus Member Posts: 643 Arc User
    Turn to port, shoot out the starboard side
    Chicken and the egg. Do players get trained to go to port and fire from starboard when doing ISA or is it because players normally turn left of why it's common for ISA to start left?
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