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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 59
12-16-2011, 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by Shar487
I run my ship at 26+ impulse speed at all times -- this is the sweet spot for maintaining 70+ defense rating. The slower you go, the lower your defense drops, and the greater the damage you take per hit.
Small question, if you are flying around so quickly I presume you aren't the primary damage dealer in your STF?

The massive downside of constant high speed movement and turning means you constantly leave the 2km sweet spot for Canon damage as well as leaving the 45 degree firing arc...

So the defensive bonus's for moving are offset by the offensive bonus's for staying put, meaning that a target you aren't raining down pain with 100% of your damage is going to stay alive longer, meaning you have to defend against it longer (and also takes longer for the STF to complete).