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Question about Firespray and Ysanne Isard

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It also means you can use her to proc Push the Limit / Experimental Interface.

 

You can use her to trigger push and EI, she doesn't proc anything

 

You obviously dont understand that terminology then. He used that perfectly fine.

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Since we do not all share a common lexicon for contractions and acronyms, let us endeavor to use clear speech, full words, and direct and simplified language. Part of what makes reading the forums so taxing is the over use of acronyms, slang terms, and word contractions- real or made up. If I never see the letters "OP" again, it will be too soon.  

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proc is short for programed random occurrence, what is random about using ptl off of ysanne?

 

nothing

The bloody hell is a programmed random occurrence?

 

Something planned to be random :)

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It also means you can use her to proc Push the Limit / Experimental Interface.

 

You can use her to trigger push and EI, she doesn't proc anything

 

 

 

proc is short for programed random occurrence, what is random about using ptl off of ysanne?

 

 

 

 

nothing

 

This is only one of the possible definitions, and not the oldest use of this slang term. Using it as a synonym of trigger is very common. Attempting to rigidly define slang only ends in frustration.

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I'd never even heard the term "proc" until a couple weeks ago, then it started showing up constantly on this forum and I had to look it up.

It does seem like a pretty unintuitive term.

Anyway, to the OP (sorry specpol), Isaard allows you to perform an evade action, you can only perform a given action once per round, so you cannot evade as the firesprays action and then evade again with Isaard.

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It also means you can use her to proc Push the Limit / Experimental Interface.

 

You can use her to trigger push and EI, she doesn't proc anything

 

 

 

proc is short for programed random occurrence, what is random about using ptl off of ysanne?

 

 

 

 

nothing

 

This is only one of the possible definitions, and not the oldest use of this slang term. Using it as a synonym of trigger is very common. Attempting to rigidly define slang only ends in frustration.

 

 

It's the most widely known and used definition by a huge margin, even if the majority of people that use it don't actually know or understand the definition. Popular use of "proc" basically comes from MMORPG players who use it to mean an event being triggered by another event, e.g. a weapon has a 30% chance to trigger a special effect when it hits the enemy, therefore it has a proc rate of 30%. It's not terribly useful for X-Wing since the majority of effects are "may" triggers, therefore the player has the choice of whether they take effect or not rather than it being random chance. The only things that really suit "proc" would be those effects that require a dice roll to determine whether the effect happens or not, such as R5-K6. Even then, it's probably best to leave that particular piece of terminology to the WoW players.

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Stop trying to make "fetch" a thing. Unnecessary jargon just makes it harder for people to participate in the discussion. 

 

As far as the OT, Ysanne is not that great on a Firespray. Because you don't trigger it until you are at 5 hull or less, you would be very lucky to get more than 2 activations out of it, and will often get 1 because you started the round with 6 hull and then took a bunch of damage. Meaning you're basically paying 4 points for 1-2 shields. You're better off bringing Recon Spec, Engine Upgrade or a Proximity mine. Recon Spec will probably prevent just as much damage as Ysanne would, and Engine or Prox mine will allow your Firespray to deal more damage. 

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