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Why Are King Crabs So Dominant?


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#1 Oz 209

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:08 PM

Hi all,

I love MWO and am an experienced player, have a decent win ratio on Solaris (1.5 or thereabouts). However I can't seem to deal with King Crabs in Solaris... I'm not sure why? The armour? The hitboxes? What makes these things so damn tough and does anyone have suggestions on how to beat that armour?

ps. I prefer slow heavy mechs so running around in a light mech to counter is not an option for my playstyle...

Thanks all!

#2 Pain G0D

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:03 AM

Checkout bushwhacker huggernaut on you tube.

Edited by Pain G0D, 12 January 2019 - 03:03 AM.


#3 Yondu Udonta

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:09 AM

Onion IICA will solve your problem.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:23 AM

View PostOz 209, on 11 January 2019 - 05:08 PM, said:

Hi all,
I love MWO and am an experienced player, have a decent win ratio on Solaris (1.5 or thereabouts). However I can't seem to deal with King Crabs in Solaris... I'm not sure why? The armour? The hitboxes? What makes these things so damn tough and does anyone have suggestions on how to beat that armour?
The problem is that you're trying to beat their armor rather than kill them.
Option one, focus your damage on their CT.
Option two, take out their legs - which are the only location that doesn't have armor quirks. Once you've taken out a leg, move behind the KGC and start pounding at their weak rear armor. Additionally, since people tend to store ammo in their legs, your fire may set it off and obliterate the entire mech in the process.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:01 PM

View PostHorseman, on 12 January 2019 - 08:23 AM, said:

The problem is that you're trying to beat their armor rather than kill them.
Option one, focus your damage on their CT.
Additionally, since people tend to store ammo in their legs, your fire may set it off and obliterate the entire mech in the process.


I don't get that one. You cannot case protect legs . Why does ammo in arms not obliterate the mech ?
Is storing ammo in head or ct section is a safer option ?

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:20 AM

View PostPain G0D, on 12 January 2019 - 02:01 PM, said:

Why does ammo in arms not obliterate the mech ?
It it can, but barely anyone puts ammo there. When engaging at mid-to-long range in QP, legs are the safer location. When engaging as a brawler brawling or playing in Solaris, all bets are off.

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Is storing ammo in head or ct section is a safer option ?
Head, yes. CT, not really - you don't know whether your opponent will be going legs or CT. You will want to optimize your ammo supply so that you don't have too much left over at the end of the match.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:51 AM

Krabble has a lot of armor, a lot of good and safe DPS & Brawl builds, and is spread across 3 divisions, so you'll see it a lot.

#8 Oz 209

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:10 AM

These are awesome responses. Thanks everyone!

Yondu can you expand on the Orion? I run a pretty strong Atlas, what's the advantage of the Orion?

Thanks again,

OZ





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