Friday 1 March 2013

A Signature Resolution

Ripard Teg over at Jester's Trek has made a couple of quite spurious posts recently. It started fairly innocently, with him stating in passing that a Ferox sniping with Spike effectively has worse tracking then a Naga sniping at the same range with faction ammo.

While it's true that the Ferox's tracking speed is worse, a number of respected PVPers commented that because the Naga's larger guns have a much higher signature resolution, it's tracking in practice is actually much worse. Ripard proceeded to double down on his mistake, claiming that signature resolution is not working as intended, and that it has little effect on the ability of large guns to hit small targets. He even published an entire second post to establishing his position that, while he knew that was how signature resolution should work, it was quite definitely not working in that fashion.

While Ripard occasionally takes up controversial positions, his posts have a reputation for being well informed and well reasoned - it's quite rare to find one that's clearly and demonstrably wrong, much less so two within the space of 24 hours! I'm not generally one for internet arguments, however Ripard is currently a shoe in for a spot on CSM8, and personally I like my CSM members to be well informed about how the game works. With that in mind, I decided to jump on the test server and prove Ripard wrong.

In Ripard's own words "The math is failing... And trust me, I know math".

Well Ripard you may know math(s), but I know Science!

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