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Archived Post 02-08-2010 09:16 PM

Raptor: Any real point?
 
I picked the Raptor as my ship in T2, but ended up switching to the BOP for greater flexibility.

I picked the Raptor again as my ship in T3, but switched to the K'Tinga because it just seems better all around. I could also go with the BOP and the only thing I'd be giving up is one rank of bridge officer.

The Raptor has 1 less weapon than the K'Tinga and less hull. It turns better but the K'Tinga is no slouch. Granted the K'Tinga has more Engineer than Tactical positions but:
a) An ensign tactical officer isn't that useful anyway
b) If you want +DPS, you can do that with engineer abilities (my K'Tinga ensign engineer is doing Emergency Power to Weapons which is a nice little DPS buff. I suspect it's better overall than an extra High Yield Torp or mediocre beam ability).


So is the Raptor really fulfilling its position? It seems like no matter what you want to do, either the K'Tinga or the BOP is better.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 09:21 PM

I've never flown a raptor, I always took the BoP and now in T4 I'm in the Battlecruiser myself. I've seen some pretty insane DPS put out by the BoP which was supposed to be what the Raptor excelled at I thought. I dunno if it's just me, but I just don't see Raptors hardly used. I'm sure I'll eventually get one now that I'm almost T5, if nothing else just for a change. But I've had my wonders myself about why you just don't see many Klingons using the Raptor much anymore.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 09:24 PM

As a Federation player, I am always thrilled to see a Raptor, because it means that player is a ship with low durability, no Battle Cloak, and limited higher-tier Engineering slots (so not too much in the way of survival-boosting abilities).

They're pretty much just a target, unless there's something about them I'm missing.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 09:58 PM

Raptors are dissapointing, I flew one in beta, would get one volley of fire off and boom, i'm dead, Switched to a BoP, and had a much more enjoyable experience, looking at stats, the raptor is just not that good, it definately needs so be retooled, As stated by others, when on my fed i smile to see a raptor as i know it's a PoS.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 10:00 PM

raptors are like the federation escorts...the weakest out of the bunch IMO.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Fiss (Post 2005384)
raptors are like the federation escorts...the weakest out of the bunch IMO.

Well when you have got 15 to kill, and need to get your 15 before the other guys get theirs, you go for the weakest links. Escorts are our targets, Raptors, and BoP are their primary targets. It would just be silly for them to primary some of us in our battlecruisers, some of us are built like brick shythouses, lol.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 10:11 PM

Worf cries every time he hears a Klingon officer choosing a Raptor as his mount.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 10:52 PM

The bop is basically a far superior raptor.

I guess I don't understand why we have this ship at all. It seems completely redundant.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Chaktak
Well when you have got 15 to kill, and need to get your 15 before the other guys get theirs, you go for the weakest links. Escorts are our targets, Raptors, and BoP are their primary targets. It would just be silly for them to primary some of us in our battlecruisers, some of us are built like brick shythouses, lol.

I know, I am just saying that the raptor isn't as powerful and probably needs some sort of buff much like the federation escort in my opinion.

Archived Post 02-08-2010 11:52 PM

the raptor is akin the fed escorts atm if set up properly they can put out signifigant dps esp in the higher teirs ith the tactical slots they get (both the fed escort and raptor) but with stos deff ablitys outweighing offesnive ones in a pure dps since both fed escort and raptor have no place in the team fighting as theyy dont help keep there team mates alive and are the simplest to kill by the oppsoing team and thus generaly they arnt worth the effort to keep them alive for there greater dps


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