High Speed Long Range Certification

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General Info

  • Available only to AGONY Empire Pilots
  • Ribbon:
  • Required AGONY Rank: Lt Cmdr+
  • Evaluator Required Certifications:
  • Evaluator Rank Requirements:
    • Lieutenant Commander
  • Evaluatee Requirements:
  • Approximate testing time: 40m

Certification Content

Content in development

  • Fleet Composition and Movement
  1. What are the three general categories of ships in an HSLR gang and what do they each do?
  2. What are the key attributes for a ship in an HSLR gang and why are they important?
  3. What sorts of ships work well in an HSLR gang?
  4. Why is it important for everyone to be similarly fitted?
  • Individual Piloting
  1. Pick 3 different ships which fit into at least 2 of the general categories and describe how you would go about fitting them for an HSLR gang.
  2. Explain how gang instructions in an HSLR gang differ from typical gangs and how you should react to a gang leader's commands.
  3. When flying an ewar ship what sorts of targets should you focus on putting ewar on?
  4. If the gang leader doesn't explicitly state an align point what should you do?
  5. When flying an interceptor should you hold the align point?
  6. If the gang is aligned towards a planet and you need to warp out, where should you warp to?
  7. You're flying a sniping ship and taking on a sizeable enemy fleet. You microwarp to a point where there are no longer any targets within range, but your gangmates are still burning away and firing, what should you do?
  8. You're flying an interceptor, the gang leader calls out an enemy interceptor as primary. The target is between your fleet and the gate, along with several other interceptors and a rapier or two, what should you do?
  9. You're flying a sniping ship and have a vagabond rapidly running you down, the gang leader is still calling out primaries and telling people to try popping their interceptors, what should you do?
  • Tactical Analysis
  1. Why do HSLR gangs utilize a common align point and why is this key to the tactic?
  2. What are the different ways to deal with superior force and what are the benefits of HSLR tactics?
  3. How does the HSLR tactic compare to the hydra principle? What are the benefits of one over the other?
  4. How does an HSLR gang compare to a traditional sniping gang and why is this important?
  5. When first starting an HSLR gang what are the most important pieces to get into place first?
  • Application
  1. Participate in at least 2 HSLR gangs, filling different roles each time.
    1. Contribute to an AAR for at least one of the gangs, focusing on your own personal performance.