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Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:13 AM

How do I shot as Fed?
 
Ok, question. I'm a lv 50 Cruiser sci cap (I like that combo, and can rock it well), and well... I'm trying PVP because its something I want to enjoy and play to a reasonable competitive degree and quite frankly I must be doing it wrong. I have a full ageis def set, I've got the shield enhancer, turn rate increaser (Which makes my cruiser go from "slowboat to china" to "slowboat to hawaii") I got a full Polaron set that I built from my intense love of collecting scientific anomalies (I don't know why I like it so much, but so help me I do), lowest item is a Mk X Rare dual polaron turret setup, so when I face forward I fire all weapons but two, and diplomacy the @#$% out of whatever is in front of me.

Even high level NPCs like the borg cube lay down and die at my feet without so much as a whimper. I have actual knowledge of nautical combat (which actually helps and is a really cool part of the game), +years of playing freelancer, which also helps. I enjoy this game immensely and have invested some substantial money into it...

Then PVP...

Without fail, it's been the same experience. And it's quite frankly terrible. My team spawns, the enemy spawns, my team seems to either split in every direction, so I stick with the largest contingent to cover them, or they rush headlong into the battlefield. Either way, the enemy is always waiting in a large cluster somewhere, and most of my team is DOA. I then fight a 5 on 1 battle where my shields count for NOTHING, (But I do find it exciting through careful timing of abilities, reverse sheilds, tac team, ect I'm able to hold out for a crazy amount of time), I die, and die, and die. Resulting in a 15-2 (I usually get at least 2) ending.

That's VS Federation.

Against the Klingons, its like the feds only they come to me first, shoot one volley, then I die. Then I die as I respawn for the rest of the game, making it completely and utterly unplayable.

So, I beseech you fellow star trekkers. What am I doing wrong? I feel like either PVP is so utterly broken it's just not worthwhile (which is sad, because I like the idea of it, and would like to PVP more), or I'm missing some key ingredient here that will make this suddenly become very playable.

In short, what do?

Thank you,
Matthew

Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:23 AM

Which cruiser? You mentioned tac team so your ahead of the game.

Otherwise if pugging dont expect much.

i forgot i could go stalker mode.

You fly an assault cruiser


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Originally Posted by matthevv7
Even high level NPCs like the borg cube lay down and die at my feet without so much as a whimper. I have actual knowledge of nautical combat (which actually helps and is a really cool part of the game), +years of playing freelancer, which also helps. I enjoy this game immensely and have invested some substantial money into it...

Absolutely irrelevant.

Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by matthevv7
I feel like either PVP is so utterly broken it's just not worthwhile (which is sad, because I like the idea of it, and would like to PVP more), or I'm missing some key ingredient here that will make this suddenly become very playable.

PVP broken? Well, it could certainly use some improvements. But, hey, you can't expect to go into a PVP match after playing for a couple of months and pwn everyone, lol. There is no "key ingredient". What I see from this snippet of your post is "PVP is either broken or I don't know what the iWin button is".

That's not how it works. Yes, you are doing it wrong. You've got to practice and practice and practice. Practice makes perfect. I suggest joining the Organized PVP channel, you can learn a lot in there, and ask a lot of good PVPers for help.

Put this into your chat box in-game and hit enter:

/channel_join OrganizedPVP

:)

Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:29 AM

Assault Cruiser, this is me and my ship. The No Savior

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/o...1-22-20-18.jpg

Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:32 AM

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=249906 Mav's Cruiser thread

Very Pretty but it tells us nothing.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/826/rawrrrr.png/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/825/shipx.png/

Those tell people things.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/o...1-22-20-18.jpg
That says oooh pretty lights.

Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Tick0
PVP broken? Well, it could certainly use some improvements. But, hey, you can't expect to go into a PVP match after playing for a couple of months and pwn everyone, lol. There is no "key ingredient". What I see from this snippet of your post is "PVP is either broken or I don't know what the iWin button is".

That's not how it works. Yes, you are doing it wrong. You've got to practice and practice and practice. Practice makes perfect. I suggest joining the Organized PVP channel, you can learn a lot in there, and ask a lot of good PVPers for help.

Put this into your chat box in-game and hit enter:

/channel_join OrganizedPVP

:)

Ok, Question. If practice is what I am missing, then how do I practice against getting insta killed by klingons? I'm hardly looking for an easy win. I'm just looking to realistically participate, your condescension is not appreciated.

EDIT: However, the guide is most certainly appreciated, thank you very much sir Duckie!

Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matthevv7
Ok, Question. If practice is what I am missing, then how do I practice against getting insta killed by klingons? I'm hardly looking for an easy win. I'm just looking to realistically participate, your condescension is not appreciated.

EDIT: However, the guide is most certainly appreciated, thank you very much sir Duckie!

Just trying to help, sorry. Kbye.

:rolleyes:

Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:37 AM

You can try practicing by starting off by doing closed matches.

Do interfleet pvp. Then Fleet v Fleet with a friendly fleet, then go into the wild pugging it up, then go into said wild "With" your fleet, Then challenge TSI.

Otherwise For in detail help
http://www.stoacademy.com/tools/skillplanner/

Fill that out. Pop the link into here and some of the pros will probably maybe i dont know perhaps what day is today most likely help you out.

One of the ways I practiced before going into the q's long long ago was to be in my intrep flying slowly around and wait for bops to attack.

After a while they couldnt kill me on thier first pass, more time, I could hear them prebuff, more time, they needed a subnuc to kill me.

Ofc that means jack as kharn always killed me whenever i was in range regardless of what i did.

Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by bigduckie

Ok, related question, it's still not taking a pic of my weapons loadout. it keeps doing clean shots, which is why I put the "ooo pretty" one up, just to have something. Also, read the guide, has some seriously useful stuff, like how a lot of my current powers really arent beneficial to me as much as they should, but justifies some that were working fine. Again, I appreciate your help.

Archived Post 03-02-2012 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by matthevv7
Ok, related question, it's still not taking a pic of my weapons loadout. it keeps doing clean shots, which is why I put the "ooo pretty" one up, just to have something. Also, read the guide, has some seriously useful stuff, like how a lot of my current powers really arent beneficial to me as much as they should, but justifies some that were working fine. Again, I appreciate your help.

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