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rosebloome 02-16-2013 02:58 AM

Andorian Escort: Kumari Line
 
Everyone else see that screenshot on sto mainpage? Thats a slick looking ship. Who else is gonna nab that sucker when it touches Z-Store?

verbenamage 02-16-2013 03:05 AM

Looks spiffy, but really don't know until they release stats. I mean, appearance is of course immensely important. But you don't know if it's flyable till you see the boff/console layout. There's still the chance it'll be gimped and useless.

rosebloome 02-16-2013 03:27 AM

Well with the layouts they've been using on the ships lately, they haven't really put out a bad one. Well that I noticed. Chell Grett and Jemmy dread are both very good ones. At least, from a PVE'r perspective.

auricius 02-16-2013 04:30 AM

I'm expecting a 5-fore weapon loadout for it and it looks like it'd complement well with my Andorian main, but if it's a 3-pack I'm definitely not getting it. Not until it's available at a sale at least.

rustiswordz 02-16-2013 04:45 AM

I think it will have excellent forward guns, high top speed yet poor turn rate (for an escort) It will be bigger than most escorts bit like the armitage. Bit like a light destroyer than an escort. Thats my theory anyhoo.

twam 02-16-2013 05:01 AM

The concept of 5 forward weapon hardpoints worries me mightily.

On a buffed tac, that would add another 2-3k dps right there, if running a 5th dhc. Or it can invalidate discussions about the benefits of replacing the 4th dhc with a torpedo: just do both. Really, I'd rather see it having a 6th tac console than a 5th forward weapon slot, in terms of game balance.

I hope I'm overestimating the effects of such a thing, or that it doesn't come to pass. Or if it has to be, balance it by giving it no aft weapon slots, or something, so that dps output stays roughly the same.

mustafatennick 02-16-2013 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by twam (Post 8110881)
The concept of 5 forward weapon hardpoints worries me mightily.

On a buffed tac, that would add another 2-3k dps right there, if running a 5th dhc. Or it can invalidate discussions about the benefits of replacing the 4th dhc with a torpedo: just do both. Really, I'd rather see it having a 6th tac console than a 5th forward weapon slot, in terms of game balance.

I hope I'm overestimating the effects of such a thing, or that it doesn't come to pass. Or if it has to be, balance it by giving it no aft weapon slots, or something, so that dps output stays roughly the same.

Ask cryptic has confirmed that 5 fore weapons are next in the line so doesn't matter what we think

I'd rather have 10 fore weapons than more I hold you in place for 200 seconds cheese consoles for gods sake

verbenamage 02-16-2013 05:39 AM

Well if it turns out it's ridiculously over-powered then I'm definitely getting one. All hail our new andorian overlords, and three cheers for blue girls in miniskirts.

variant37 02-16-2013 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by rustiswordz (Post 8110751)
I think it will have excellent forward guns, high top speed yet poor turn rate (for an escort) It will be bigger than most escorts bit like the armitage. Bit like a light destroyer than an escort. Thats my theory anyhoo.

Those two aspects would be directly at odds with each other. No point in having almost all of your firepower forward if you can't bring it to bear.

mustafatennick 02-16-2013 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by variant37 (Post 8111221)
Those two aspects would be directly at odds with each other. No point in having almost all of your firepower forward if you can't bring it to bear.

You mean like the bortasqu and the Jem dread


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