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tiekosora 12-29-2012 08:36 PM

Ship Choice
I have been playing STO since the second weekend of closed beta. I have been a lifetime subscriber since before the early start perios before launch. What I have not been, is a hardcore endgame player. While I initially was very enthusiastic about playing a KDF captain, the realities imposed before launch ended that for not only myself, but many players. Most left and never came back. I was committed to the game, and my Fed fleet, so I stayed, though I dabbled with a couple of KDF captains.

I recently took control of our joint fleet KDF branch, and the KDF captain I have been playing recently took possession of a Vo'Quv carrier. While it is just the vanilla version, and I only have the EC versions of the BOP, I have to say, I will not play anything other than a Vo'Quv again. I have had to restructure my BO skills, my consoles, and my weapons choices, not to mention my playstyle. It is all worth it.

I was in love with the battlecruisers from the start, eschewing the BOP and the raptors. Nothing in Starfleet could compare with a battlecruiser, especially the Vor'cha class and it's variant, the Tor'khat. But now I am in love with that fat targ, the Vo'Quv, and I will be a carrier man until they pull the plug on the game.

tetonica 12-30-2012 04:17 AM

I feel the same way about the kar'fi, my friend. At one point I was using it on all three of my end game characters :cool:

tiekosora 12-30-2012 08:15 AM

I was thinking about giving the Kar'Fi a try down the line.

lucien289 12-30-2012 11:30 AM

I just brought the Karfi this afternoon, always been an Escort pilot prior to this, I can say in the 10 minutes I played on it this afternoon after spending a good half hour on set up , I dont think I will ever go back to an Escort with my klink, the thing is so damn versatile!

tetonica 12-30-2012 12:32 PM

It's very sexy for pugging stf's :)

tiekosora 12-30-2012 07:30 PM

I picked one up today too, but I have to say that my survivability was crap. Like I said before, my build is not optimal, but on a foundry mission where the author said he couldn't play through without respawning, I managed to survive on my Vo'Quv. I will work on a build for the Kar'fi, I like how it turns, and I can probably get it setup to be more sturdy. I will have to take a look at my skill choices as well, see what I can tweak, I still have a gazillion respec tokens.

mustafatennick 12-31-2012 02:08 AM

Two field generators and my Karfi shields run at 13600k

Not as tankey as my voquv but I can ignore fire from 5 elite nanite spheres so you should be able to handle some foundry mission

Make use of the phase shifter it's really handy and get some dhc's on the front mixed up with CSV and grab well 3 things will explode faster that way you don't need to tank

Use the jer'jais for bigger targets and the skulls for littler targets

These are my opinions you don't have to listen to them I'm not trying to **** measure as most on here do and you certainly don't have to implement them if you don't want to ;)

zahinder 12-31-2012 10:47 AM


As an aside, man. I really regret some of my KDF ship purchases. Take a look at the Advanced Research Vessel Retrofit (fed, 2000 zen, tier 5). Then the Varanus (kdf, 2000 zen, tier 5).

Varanus is so much worse. Ok, it has one extra higher slot of science, but worse shields, worse hull, worse bonus power, and it's special console is of limited use even when it's working (which it usually doesn't.)

And let's not even get into those multi-mission fed ships.

tiekosora 12-31-2012 08:51 PM

@mustafatennick - Man, you didn't sound like an @#$%, your advice is appreciated and I will look into it, to be sure.

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