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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 47
# 30
11-21-2013, 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by timezarg View Post
People are actually complaining about the Avenger being 'weak'? Seriously?

Let me point out a quick comparison here:

http://sto.gamepedia.com/Fleet_Avenger_Battle_Cruiser

versus

http://sto.gamepedia.com/Fleet_Tor%2...uiser_Retrofit

Check out the stats on those two ships, with the Tor'kaht being the closest KDF equivalent to the Avenger. Check them out, and then decide whether you think the Avenger is 'weak' or 'junk'. Before the Avenger, the Tor'kaht was arguably the best non-Romulan tactical-focused battlecruiser in-game. The Avenger outperforms it in a number of ways, including boff station layout. It outmanuevers every KDF battlecruiser due to its ridiculously high inertia rating.

The Federation just got the best non-Romulan battlecruiser in-game, completely stealing another edge from the KDF, and people have the NERVE to complain? OP, I've got some advice for you: Shut up and learn how to fly battlecruisers, 'cause it's obvious you don't know how if you think the Avenger is 'weak'. It's not a bloody escort, it's a battlecruiser. The only thing escort-like on this thing is the inertia, everything else is battlecruiser-level, including the blasted hull strength. Treat it like one.
This. I have both, my KDF engi has the Tor'kaht, my FED tac has the fleet avenger. I love both but the Avenger outshines my Tor'kaht in performance. I put 4 DHCs on it on front, turrets and cutting beam in back, and torp in front for fun. I mostly fly PvE mind you, and there it performs like a ten ton truck with engines. It can withstand a punishment my MultiVec would usually only dream of, while delivering a barrage of death. You don't fly it as an escort, even if it is, but rely on your inertia to slide into position, and your hull and shields until someone actually makes the mistake and gets into your cannon arc. Then usually it's toast. I understand this wouldn't fly in PvP, but as a PvE ship, it's a monster.

Also I got the Helmsman trait for a slightly higher turn rate without having to get RCS consoles, now it turns almost like my Tor'Kaht. Not to mention that with S8 shield resequencers, you can spam your science slots with turn rate consoles, leaving room for Fleet Neutroniums.