It's just that they think it's ridiculous that the game will be played with and decided by huge fleets full of scouts and light frigates.
I guess that's where we differ.
I will admit I think the strategy is simple, but that's where the beauty of it is. The simplest fleet in the beginning is the best fleet, and with the pace of online play being hardcore rushing, this strategy shouldn't e a surprise.
It doesn't bother me because while it is an extremely early tier (0) fleet, the fact is there is a tier 0 response.
Also all I think it's going to take for this trend to go away is for people (like myself) to actually beat these said exploiters. Most people who do this tend to think they've found the holy grail of strats and will keep using it till they lose with it.
If you're opponent is half decent he'll see the light frig spam you're doing to counter and he'll figure "Ok, better go lrf" at which point you should have the upper hand.
I don't care what tier units are doing the fighting, as long as they're winning the battle for me. While the first step to countering a lf/scout spam isn't above tier 0, eventually you're fleet will go there.
Yes, Scouts do lousy damage, but enough of them will take out a cap.
Unless you played someone who teched martyrdom I'm hard pressed to believe this.
let's say 50 disciples, 100 seekers (not an unlikely fleet)
50 * 8 *.5 (50% multiplier) = 200 dps
100 * 3 * .5 (50% multiplier) = 150 dps
vs 60 lrms and 40 flak
60 * 11 * .75 = 495
40 * .25 (only aims front 25% of dps) * .5 (50% multiplier) * 15 = 75
HOWEVER THOSE NUMBERS LIE
Have you ever watched scouts/lfs going after moving targets? They shoot, stop, chase it again, get in position and fire again. They lose some dps because they don't constantly fire (like lrfs do.....no wonder people who like the "kill cap first" strategy are bitching").
But let's say I was targeting you with that fleet, and I was targeting your cap. I'm taking you down twice as slow as a lrf spammer would, meaning you actually have time to get it away and to a repair bay. Unlike lrfs scouts/lfs aren't good pursuit units.