RONIN and Pixies: Like a Boss

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This article is totally retarded. Are you involved in the tournament at all or are you just bullshitting based on viewing the match?
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You shouldn't waste the reader's time by repeatedly telling them you're about to get to the point. Just get to the point. You're not writing a suspense novel.
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Wow.. people spend time writing articles for the community and comments just slam them needlessly. I saw this match and didn't appreciate the way the ships were working together, interesting idea.
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It's so pleasant to see someone using 4-year-old CAST tactics. I bet their Sabre was Ribeye-fit. In another 4 years, I fully expect to see falcons in tournaments.
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This is easily one of the shortest articles I've read on themittani, shut the fuck up.
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Let us list some of the drawbacks, says the author, and then proceeds to list exactly one item, which he immediately discounts. The rest of the article, full of fellating adjectives, reads like Steven Colbert: "RONIN and Pixies: best setup or most smartest excellent magical coolest unbreakable amazing boss setup ever?"Amazing that a site with so much attitude about EN24 and "quality posting" has this as front-page news. From failing to communicate the facts to the multiple instances of broken grammar, this article makes baby Cronkite cry.
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Did you guys even watch the match? This article kind of fits.
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Its debatable wether the Basi had an ASB or a vanilla XL shield booster... would take a lot of cap for the basi to run an ASB off cap AND rep.
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Once the two ships are more than 9.75km apart, the cap chain breaks, so solid bumps and redundant tackle to allow for jams could have changed the outcome (and if the dog hadn't stopped to shit, he would have caught the fox)
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What is your problem bro? Do you not understand the point of little fluff articles like this? Eve is a community that doesn't just revolve around nullsec battles. This is a fun fluff piece on an event going on currently in the game you love too throw money and time at. Esports may be retarded as your children, but a lot of people watch replays and casts of games that lack official commentary and would like to know what the hell is going on, if articles like this can help people understand the mechanics of this game than all power too the author. I hope he keeps writing things like this.
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you completely missed the point...
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I guess this an okay read for people who have little to no insight on how tournament setups are built to work together, but for anyone with even a shred of experience this is an incredibly shallow analysis, if not outright bad. The ships, fits and tactics used are nothing new and besides the ASB being on its second event ever, everything else has been used since at least ATVI.If you (the author) want to go ahead and make more match breakdowns like this go for it, but start with doing a little more research.
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A team using ECM and ASB in an Eve tournament? Shocking!
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All news here is front page news; there isn't a back page stuff can go on.
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You shouldn't waste the reader's time by going on tangents about enforcing specific definitions. Just get to the point, you're not writing a suspense novel.
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My problem bro is that the article is clearly written by somebody who doesn't know what he's talking about. Now I appreciate that I should have framed my arguments and counterpoints in more detail, but at the time of commenting I was busy spoonfeeding my retarded children. I like Mittani.com a lot, and value the quality of its articles. If the article isn't up to standard, that's what the comments box at the bottom is here for :)
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that's not even a clever insult to the websites name.
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I found this article to be an enjoyable read. Take no notice of the trolls. Sometimes I wonder if people are even interested in the articles or just the comments that follow. I think commenting ruins this site which has a professional look and feel. Gee their is a topic to write about, the senseless trolling and how it affects the audience.
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your pun is bad and you should feel bad
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implying stevietopsiders is even capable of cleverness?
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I can't wait for your write up on the next tournament. It will be an epic literay feast full of exciting evidence, research and details.. properly footnoted of course... you fucking mangy cur.
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That was pretty much the point. I'm glad you can see that.

Last Sunday saw a team that fielded one of the coolest and possibly smartest setups an eight-man team could bring. RONIN and Pixies built their team around a core of three ships, this combination provided an excellent defense against most ship types.

 

The Setup

The team's setup against The Expendables was built around a three ship core. This consisted of a Widow, a Vulture and a Basilisk. The rest of the team was filled in by ships such as the Cyclone, Harpy, Sabre and Merlin.

With the tournament introducing the new system of DEFENSE - ATTACK - CONTROL, every spectator can see where a team's focus lies. RONIN and Pixies, at first sight, looked like having an electronic warfare focus, judging from the team makeup, using a Widow and very effective electronic attack frigates.

 

The Meta

The RONIN and Pixies team, however, soon revealed the ingeniousness of their setup. Before we go into this, let's talk about some of the drawbacks of bringing such a team before tackling the advantages.

Bringing this type of setup often leaves you low on offensive power, a problem the team countered by adding a cyclone to the mix, a battlecruiser that has considerable damage output and does not rely on targets being huge, something a Widow with its torpedoes needs.

The list of advantages, however, seems to be considerably longer. We'll tackle the advantages by using a list to avoid any confusion.

- The Vulture: Not only does this ship have bonuses that make every man jealous, in small gang combat, it can provide notable offensive power which, in this case, RONIN and Pixies needed.

- The Widow: An amazing ship that not only provides heavy support to electronic warfare but with the many high slots it has, allows the use of smartbombs to counteract enemy drones.

- The Support: Every team needs great frigate support and the team focused on their frigates providing extra electronic warfare support on top of much needed damage output.

 

The Amazing Combo

The magic truly happened when it became clear what RONIN and Pixies actually brought: A magically beautiful Widow - Basilisk combo. Because the Widow has many high slots they had fitted a Cap Transfer on the ship. The Widow and Basilisk were thus in a cap chain, providing each other with infinite cap. Not only did it provide the Basilisk with juice to heal the entire team it also allowed him to infinitely run its ASB (Ancillary Shield Booster), a controversial module in recent times. It effectively provided the team with nearly unbreakable tank on top of the immense bonuses provided by the Vulture. On top of that, a heavy smartbomb on the Widow dealt with jamming drones while the Basilisk was orbiting the Widow, as can be seen in the video.

While jamming the opposite team, RONIN and Pixies could pick off enemies with what damage they had and keep everyone's shield plenty full. The Expendables tried to bring down the Basilisk but with the exceptional shield module running infinitely it was nearly impossible.

 

Unbreakable?

Are there any fleet compositions that could have dealt with such a great setup? It would have been hard. Heavy damage could have been an option or a full jamming team to override the powerful jams by the Widow and to break lock between the Basilisk and Widow. It does however seem that, at best, Expendables would only have been able to pick off RONIN and Pixies' support. A memorable fight and strong setup is all there is to say.

 

Here is the video of the fight for your viewing pleasure - Click here

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Writing and proofreading are my two main jobs at THEMITTANI.com and coincidentally both of them are passions of mine. I've been playing EvE for 2.5 years but I'm still the biggest noob. Please feel free to bash my articles, it gets me views.