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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 90
04-13-2012, 11:31 PM
There is definitely nothing better than having a carrier along with power siphon drones. As fun and as damaging as flying a raptor can be, just being able to turn off ships at will blows anything else out of the water.

I normally play my KDF tac in a Kar'fi, torp boat style so I can ignore weapon power (and do pretty ridiculous amounts of damage, anyway). Tanking cubes or gates or really anything is easier than on my Fed Eng. And of course, no one else dies, either, unless they do something catastrophically stupid (like sitting in front of donatra or whatever).

DPS is great, its wonderful, and probably is the most functionally significant attribute we can bring into the mix. But it is not the end-all-be-all of usefulness.

Like Kost said, 5 escorts probably have theoretically higher dps than 4 escorts and cruiser/carrier. However, 5 escorts are either going to be popping one after another, or having to out-range the cube when they get aggro, etc. Having someone along who can soak up the damage, or negate it entirely lets the escorts do what they do best, sit there and pewpew their little hearts out. And that will increase the *effective* dps that the group is capable of doing. Especially with the new and worse death penalties coming in a few days.