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  • #7682

    ktekinay
    Participant

    Just FYI, when I try to launch a seeker in m. ali ( 20+ hours), I am told they will be available in 11,000 or so seconds.

  • #7683
    Pete
    Pete
    Participant

    I think the seconds restart at 10 hours after an upgrade.

  • #7684

    ktekinay
    Participant

    Yeah, but I don’t think that’s how it’s meant to work.

  • #7685
    obit
    obit
    Keymaster

    As Pete mentioned, the 10-hour seeker timeout starts over with each new upgrade. That was an unforeseen side effect of the way ship upgrades are executed… but I think I’ll just roll with it (I’m still not entirely sure what will happen if you upgrade while you have a seeker in your inventory). If you haven’t used the seeker much in PvP, I encourage you to do so when you eventually unlock it. It really is a game-changer and totally worth the wait.

    Aside from the obvious utility when you’re looking for a gold-heavy bot or other potential target across the quad, following an xwarper, etc., you can also launch it at a cloaked ship in the immediate area to gain a strong tactical advantage. When used in concert with magnabuoys and standard buoys, you can often render an opponent’s cloak completely ineffective.

    So while on one hand it kind of sucks having to wait so long for a seeker in the already insanely powerful Tier 2s and 3s, it is also nice that seekers are few and far between…especially when you’re flying something slower or with less than a full minute of cloak available.

  • #7686
    squirel
    squirel
    Participant

    U shud unlock seekers by the time u finish watching this video

  • #7687
    squirel
    squirel
    Participant

    anyone else having the idea of starting a new ship and letting it go afk for 10 hours in the middle of no where?

    • #7688
      obit
      obit
      Keymaster

      Ha! I could see this sparking off a kind of “Space Race”. The first player to get an xwarp-capable ship equipped with seekers will win.

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