Feds: Understand Your Role in STO
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-04-2010, 11:30 PM
Originally Posted by
STO PvP is between very different factions. Let's go over those differences:
- Intended to attack
- Intended to ambush
- Sacrifice survivability for firepower
- Ships designed for one on one engagements
- Intended to defend
- Intended to support one another
- Emphasize robust construction and cooperation
- Ships designed to be flexible and sturdy
Go with your strengths, and exploit our weaknesses. We are certainly doing that for ourselves, but we've had a bit of a headstart since many of us were in CB and OB (at 10% of your gaming population, we Klingons could very well have all been in closed and open beta).
I don't find your list realistic in game canon. You're not the only one that's played CB and OB. I've played both Klingon and Fed.
First of all, Klingons sacrificing survivability for firepower is completely inaccurate as is the statement about the 1v1. Klingons have access to the the BO abilities as Feds do and those abilities have A LOT to do with survivability. I will add that cloaking gives the ability for "pack hunting". Generally, when you see one Klingon uncloak to fire, you'll see 1+ more to Alpha strike.
Secondly, Feds aren't made for total defense. That's fairly straight forward. Both factions are intended to support one another as well as cooperation. And if Feds must have taken the generic "China" route on making these ships b/c Fed Escorts go down very fast.
Feds at lower level PvP, in Beta, had the upper hand...I can admit that. Klingons, at the range of T3 (possibly T4-5) have the upper hand. You can't shoot what you can't see and you can't stealth from being nerfed.
MES is a totally different and long topic to talk about. It did need a small nerf, yet, it was the only ability that really gave Escorts a fighting chance against an Alpha strike from pack hunters. Now, with sensors max'd, a Klingon player can target you from 15 KM away. It's not a viable skill...period. When you have several players focusing, no group heals or any other abilities will help you as a glass cannon. You can't stealth or target until someone decloaks... I know that sounds like whining but...in all honestly...it's the truth.
In short, yes Feds need to coordinate better, but Klingons do have the upper hand in T3 PvP...straight out.