View Single Post
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 29
02-11-2012, 02:45 AM
Originally Posted by rumblestrip View Post
I run all the STF's in the exploration Refit, got a dual beam and 2 beams and 1 quantum front, and 3 beams and a quantum in back, usin aegis set. Set it up to tank, and I can hold aggro. I do get one shotted periodically on Elite by that massive torp hit. But otherwise I keep the escorts up by keeping and holding aggro. when i gotta compete with an escort that has the THREAT GEN i have no problem letting them die, they earned it for speccing into it. Pay em no attention. I've gotten optionals very easily in most cases and when i need the handling of an escort, just drop the saucer and give it hell bud. Works out pretty well for me. WIth cruisers its about bringing utility to a group with your weps and your boff skills. All my energy weps at tetryon i burn down shields pretty quick, opening the door for escorts to burn down the hulls however they want. For tac skills using FAW and Spread, works out well in PVE. In PVP, cruisers are about useless though, cant turn or keep up with your prey. specced into weps and shields and hull across the board and I do pretty well. My Eng Tank Cruiser is actually my favorite toon. I got an Escort with a Tac also VA and hes kinda fun... but i can take on about anything in that Venture class and win 99 times out of 100 in pve. PvP, against other cruisers i do pretty well... tacs gimme fits but i dont pvp much anymore either so... do with that what you will.
The Galaxy R is a whoooooooole other beast though... I LOVE mine... Maybe when the Odyssey gets its top removed I will love that too. Being able to go from slow clunky cruiser to fast hard hitting War Ship is a MAJOR boon for the R and makes it a totally different animal in both PvE and PvP.