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The state of nano ships
February 5, 2008, 4:02 pm
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A lot of posts on the eve-o forums talk about the flavor of the month (FOTM). This is the ship or tactic that is currently overpowered that a lot of pilots flock to. The ship or tactic gets nerfed and then it’s on to the next one. Some past examples include the nos-domi, the ECM Scorpion of death, or the damped Lachesis. Right now there isn’t really a flavor of the month. There’s a flavor of the year (FOTY, patent pending): the nanoship.

For those that haven’t heard, PVP in EVE is all about speed and range dictation. Speed is pretty self explanatory. If you can outrun your opponents, you can choose to fight or not. That’s real power in EVE. Range dictaction is being fast enough that you keep your opponent in your optimal range while being outside of their falloff. This has two major effects: you hit for full damage and they don’t hit you much at all. The nanoship has both speed and range dictation.

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