Saturday, 30 April 2011
Quick Tips - Cap Dumping
The answer is Cap Dumping - this is the process of intentionally reducing your capacitor so that your ship can't quite complete the full warp and drops out part way.
The quickest way to do this is (starting from stationary), hit 'warp to' on the gate you want to go to, then immediately hit Ctrl + Space (which stops your ship). Watch how many bars of cap disappear. Then repeat that process as quickly as you can (Just hold ctrl down and keep spamming the warp button while mashing that spacebar) - your cap should quickly disappear. The aim is to stop when you've got just less than you need to make the whole warp (i.e. when your remaining cap is just lower than the amount that was taken off each time you hit warp). If you go past this point, no problem - just let your cap recharge slightly.
Once you think you have just less than the amount of cap you need, hit warp. You should see a message stating your ship has insufficient cap to complete the warp. If you don't see this message, STOP YOUR SHIP - you still have too much cap! If everything goes to plan, you should find your ship exits warp somewhere close to your exit gate. If it's a particularly long warp it can be hard to gauge it exactly, so you may need to repeat this process if you're not in scan range.
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