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Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:44 PM

Escort class needs Escorted!!!!
 
The escort class ship is completely unlike the original intent that the star trek series originally designed it. I am very disappointed that cryptic has taken away from the class design in order to fit it into the DPS/glass cannon slot.

The escort class is suppose to be heavy armor/ heavy weapons platform. The class is called escort because it is suppose to escort less armored and less armed ship classes.

As it stands now i cant last one Minuit in battle. I get hit with a torpedo my shields are down and get hit with phasers my armor is down 50% i spend the next 30 seconds trying to dodge and stay alive. This is not what the escort class is designed to do.

The escort class is suppose to have specially designed armor called Ablative armor. and this is what its suppose to do
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_Armor

Also Where is my cloaking device that comes on escorts.

For more information on the huge discrepancies here are 2 places that you can gather info on how the ship is suppose to be.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Defiant
http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/USS_Defiant_(NX-74205

If Cryptic can not stay with the lore of star trek, then i cant play this game. I hope that a change is made soon. and i hope that star trek fans unite to help keep cryptic in there place.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:45 PM

You seem to be confusing things unqieu to the Defiant as features of all Escort ships.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scowal (Post 1833357)
The escort class ship is completely unlike the original intent that the star trek series originally designed it. I am very disappointed that cryptic has taken away from the class design in order to fit it into the DPS/glass cannon slot.

The escort class is suppose to be heavy armor/ heavy weapons platform. The class is called escort because it is suppose to escort less armored and less armed ship classes.

As it stands now i cant last one Minuit in battle. I get hit with a torpedo my shields are down and get hit with phasers my armor is down 50% i spend the next 30 seconds trying to dodge and stay alive. This is not what the escort class is designed to do.

The escort class is suppose to have specially designed armor called Ablative armor. and this is what its suppose to do
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_Armor

Also Where is my cloaking device that comes on escorts.

For more information on the huge discrepancies here are 2 places that you can gather info on how the ship is suppose to be.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Defiant
http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/USS_Defiant_(NX-74205

If Cryptic can not stay with the lore of star trek, then i cant play this game. I hope that a change is made soon. and i hope that star trek fans unite to help keep cryptic in there place.

Who cares its a game and they game needs those classes, its the way it is, suck it up

Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:48 PM

So you want to be heavy DPS and a tank? Good luck with that.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scowal (Post 1833357)
As it stands now i cant last one Minuit in battle. I get hit with a torpedo my shields are down and get hit with phasers my armor is down 50% i spend the next 30 seconds trying to dodge and stay alive. This is not what the escort class is designed to do.

Against what? What types of ships? What was your level? What was their level? I have a hard time believing your escort can't handle the standard spawn group of same level opponents.

You need to be more informative. Otherwise we're left to assume that you might have taken your escort against a large group of +10 or so enemies and naturally got clobbered.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:49 PM

So you really expect an MMO is going to have a one-ship High DPS/High Defense/Cloaking Pwnmobile?

Defiant was a unique ship in any case, but still. It's an MMO. You need some semblance of balance.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:51 PM

Ablative armor would be a good idea.

The nice thing about ablative armor is once its gone its gone. So it could potentially be balanced to work just fine with escorts, giving them a little more initial survivability but no better sustained tanking capability than they currently have.

But then im not saying they currently need it, just that it would be a nice touch and i don't see it really unbalancing anything if they did it right.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonny2284 (Post 1833400)
You seem to be confusing things unqieu to the Defiant as features of all Escort ships.

Quoted for truth. Yes the Defiant kicks ass, but it was made to fight BORG. All other escorts were just that - escorts.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:52 PM

You can just feel the seething nerdrage as his spittle hits the screen during his furious typing, can't you?

Archived Post 01-31-2010 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WIKIPEDIA
Although it was designed to be fast and highly maneuverable with powerful weaponry, the Defiant was overgunned and overpowered for a vessel of its size.

Yea, that's right. This quote comes from Wikipedia.


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