Kind of. If you want to talk PvE, yes. Fly perpendicular to the Avatar and keep turning in one direction, flying around them in a spiral, to gradually build up some distance from them. Once you've got some, do a strafing run on the Avatar, shoot them a little, and do the shield tapping trick* to negate most/all damage. Fly past them, not into them, and spend as little time within attack range as possible. If you strafe them right, you should be able to put a little damage on your opponent (or at least one of their satellites) and get away clean. Then start building up distance again by flying around Chmmr in a spiral again. Repeat many times to beat Chmmr with Yehat.The Troglodyte wrote:Question: Is there any tactic to give the Yehat a chance against the combination of the Avatar’s tractor beam, laser and ZapSats?
PvP is not so nice. Yehat has low mass, giving Chmmr's tractor beam a very strong pull against the ship. but Yehat can still inflict some damage on Chmmr. There is potential for an upset victory, but not because Yehat is good against Chmmr. Yehat vs Chmmr is a rarely played match-up, so things can work in Yehat's favor because most players' Chmmr won't have a perfect feel for how much tractor beam to use or when the best times to pull them in are to ruin Yehat's day. Yehat can get lucky and keep slipping away to come back for more quick strikes, similar to the cyborg match I described above. Flying in one continuous spiral isn't applicable though, as players aren't going to single-mindedly pursue.
* Shield tapping trick: If you hold "secondary fire", the ship's battery drains by 3 energy per frame and depletes very quickly. The shields can stay up for much longer by tapping the shield button at just the right speed. ~2.5 taps per second gives extended protection for pretty good energy efficiency, if I'm remembering right.