Feds get the Leech
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Join Date: Jul 2012
06-03-2013, 02:21 AM
Originally Posted by
Having the Feddies get the leech wouldn't have been so bad, if it had actually been a fair trade.
Give the Feds a console that's always on and provides a good bonus, and in exchange give the KDF a mild anti-stealth boost and a torpedo that
find a target, hit the hull for some damage, and
decloak it if it's a battlecloak/enhanced battlecloak (which every Rom-Fed ship will have)?
The thing's only really useful against regular-cloak ships (i.e., most KDF ships and the Federation cloak ships), and that's if it finds a target.
Basically, it feels like Cryptic once again gave the Federation access to our good consoles, and gave us mediocre crap in return.
It's not the KDF's fault the developers don't give the Federation enough cool exclusive consoles. We just want this BS to stop.
[edited to remove a very nasty comment.]
At some point in the mists of the distant past, there was a developer who tried to make up in quality, what we didn't get in quantity-notice how the coolest KDF gadgets aren't on the T5 stuff? Yah. we got all OUR neat stuff on the lower tier ships that were made quite some time ago in STO time.
The marker point was the Oddyssey/Bortasque debacle. The Bort was definitely a cheapening of the process, effectively getting crappy Oddy clone with crap consoles, then the Devs tossing hands in the air and saying "We can't sell ships to the Klingons!!" (I suspect the developer responsible for the lower-tier KDF ships from Ning'tao up to Ch'Tang probably left about the same time that the dev responsible for programming the PvP maps did...may have even been the same guy.)
Point being, we don't HAVE a lot of Consoles to cross-faction WITH, and fewer that are 'faction unique', so the result is...
they do a 'straight across trade' tier-to-tier, and we're offered a console nobody in their right mind uses in exchange for one that
...because to the guy loading the boxes, they're the same.
He probably doesn't play KDF, maybe even doesn't PvP, and probably only PvE's using new stuff.
"when you're out of Birds of Prey, you're out of ships."
Last edited by patrickngo; 06-03-2013 at