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Archived Post 04-02-2012 08:24 AM

Spinal Phaser Lance not dealing any damage
 
I bought the Dreadnought from the c-store because its many reasons: the ability to equip dual heavy cannons, its cloak and the spinal lance but when i have used the spinal lance it hasn't dealt damage to the enemies shields or hull. I even tried it when the enemy had no shields and didn't take a single % off their hull. I have only used it in STFs but it should still work in STFs shouldn't it?

Archived Post 04-02-2012 08:26 AM

Are you sure it hit? Those things miss like 90% of the time.

Archived Post 04-02-2012 08:32 AM

Spinal Phaser Lance sux. No, seriously.


To think I spent 25$ on a single ships that's so underwhelming.

2 Minutes cooldown... not affected by power/abilities despite being a phaser weapons. Utterly forgettable.
In the series, the weapon was awesome. In the game it's "huh? Why exactly did I get this thing?"
A single torpedo has a higher DPS!

And what's with a 45 fire arc? That's way too much. It's a spinal weapon, it should have a 10 fire arc IMHO.



Now before you say "they can't make it too powerful, that would be pay-per-win", let me say - I don't care.
I don't care if the weapons has a separate set of stats for PVP or whatever. I just want my moneys worth and for the ship and weapons to feel right.

Archived Post 04-02-2012 08:39 AM

Meh, My advice to any new players reading this thread, DO NOT BUY the Gal-X. I bought one over a year ago, & I use one to moderately good effect in PVP, but that's more due to the BOFF layout ( the same as my beloved Neggy), than the Spinalol Lance.

Archived Post 04-02-2012 08:54 AM

If you boost it with the phaser consoles the lance is pretty powerful. If you run anything other than phasers its not worth using the gal-x

Archived Post 04-02-2012 08:59 AM

The Galaxy-X, just like every awesome ship to come out of the C-Store, enjoyed a semi-powerful phaser lance and a useful cloak.

Then, after they got the majority of sales they would get of the ship, they nerfed it.

Archived Post 04-02-2012 09:01 AM

Ok here is the skinny about it. The fact that the ship is equiped with a PHSAER lance, should be a clue. Run phaser set out for weapons pair it up with the phaser tac consoles and a plasma distrubtion console. Vola better damage from the lance. Dont fall into the trap oh it can equip cannons. It is a cruser fly it like a cruser. It does not have the turn rate to use cannons to full effect. You'll do better damage in the long run by equiping phaser beams and running an orbital borad side atack. Set up your tac with the beam abilitys and you should be good to go.

Archived Post 04-02-2012 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amidoinitright (Post 4136764)
Are you sure it hit? Those things miss like 90% of the time.

dID IT SUFFER THAT "MISS" ISSUE THAT HAS ALSO AFFECTED bo3? sEEMS bo3 MISSIES 90% OF THE TIME AS WELL.

Archived Post 04-02-2012 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Roach (Post 4136819)
dID IT SUFFER THAT "MISS" ISSUE THAT HAS ALSO AFFECTED bo3? sEEMS bo3 MISSIES 90% OF THE TIME AS WELL.

yup it do
:mad:

Archived Post 04-02-2012 10:23 AM

I run single cannons on my Gal-X (and incidentally my Bortasqu') They have a large enough firing arc to use them with turrets in the rear and be plenty effective. Beams work too, but you lose some oomph in your alpha strike, which with a Gal-X you should be using and abusing as often as possible. If your running anything other then phaser your doing it wrong.

You have a ton of eng slots, so run DEMx2 for extra oomph. Try to time using it with your other cooldowns. Gal-X is all about bursting. An escort will beat you in a DPS race every time, but you can blast out a ton of damage quickly, and then settle in to tanking. If you try to fly it like an escort you will be disappointed. It's a cruiser with some tricks up it's sleeve. Play it like that and she is a fine ship.

If/when they give the Gal-X saucer sep, then dual cannons will make a lot of sense for it. Till then, its just not worth it. You lose more damage then you gain due to lack of uptime on the target. Just hold on and wait like the rest of us.


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