Raptor: Any real point?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-12-2010, 07:24 PM
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I picked the Raptor as my ship in T2, but ended up switching to the BOP for greater flexibility.
I picked the Raptor again as my ship in T3, but switched to the K'Tinga because it just seems better all around. I could also go with the BOP and the only thing I'd be giving up is one rank of bridge officer.
The Raptor has 1 less weapon than the K'Tinga and less hull. It turns better but the K'Tinga is no slouch. Granted the K'Tinga has more Engineer than Tactical positions but:
a) An ensign tactical officer isn't that useful anyway
b) If you want +DPS, you can do that with engineer abilities (my K'Tinga ensign engineer is doing Emergency Power to Weapons which is a nice little DPS buff. I suspect it's better overall than an extra High Yield Torp or mediocre beam ability).
So is the Raptor really fulfilling its position? It seems like no matter what you want to do, either the K'Tinga or the BOP is better.
Sometimes I think the devs did not bother trying pvp out for themselves. Thats why the game is so imbalanced.
Here's a tip for the devs. Try pvp in a mirander for half an hour. Then try being a bop in t2 for an hour, etc. You will soon see how imablenced the game is.