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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 14
04-17-2012, 07:45 PM
Originally Posted by Rosebloome
Gal-X is perfectly fine with DHCs for STFs. :|

I can understand it being subpar in pvp because of the narrower firing arc and slower turnspeed... >_>
Nothing wrong with a big ship with DHCs. It's just something equipped for heavy bombardment or for a simpler definition - demolishing targets that have 2 million odd hitpoints.

Escorts are supposed to cover the flanks of these 'dreadnaughts' allowing them to wade in and pew pew away.

In actual ESTF gameplay I'm not sure if I want to get a Gal-X for the heavy cannons, as tanking with just the frontal shield arc alone is not very viable against Invisible Torpedoes of Instant Doom.

I'm usually the distraction that flies fast and hard spamming BFaWs and tractor repulsors in the hope of catching aggro and shooting down those heavy torpedoes. I do not want to be the one that sits stationary in front of the cube and takes critical damage the moment the cube fires on it.

From what I've seen, fast cruisers and escorts survive much longer against cubes and sphere groups than the BortaS who just sits there firing heavy cannons and takes crippling damage once the shields go down. Which it inevitably does after a few seconds of combat despite EPtS, TSS, TT or whatever. Then the Invisitorp of Doom comes and boom!