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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 27
04-26-2012, 10:20 AM
Originally Posted by Roach View Post
Really? STOwiki says Dual cannons.
STOwiki is incorrect then, I run 3xDHCs (Disruptor, of course ) on my Guramba.

Originally Posted by Roach View Post
Still the question remains.
What special need would a +1 Fleet escort fill? What special effect or ability is it missing from the genre in its current form to qualify it for a +1 design.
For example teh Defiant-R was designed top fulfill its prescence as seen in the shows (and it does it well).
How is the Fleet lacking in that respect? Why not rather build some of teh other missing escorts from the genre instead?
I agree we should see some of the other escorts first.

On the other hand, if you've bought the extra costumes I can see why players would like to see an upgrade to their ship rather then see it passed by - and getting passed by is a real concern for any ship, just take a look at the completely outclassed and obsolete Galaxy-R.

The Fleet Escort doesn't have any preconceived design to fill except what has been laid out in the game - which is nice. Unlike a lot of other ships that many players feel should have X or Y ability, the Fleet is open space and has a nice Engineering slant and there currently is no +1 Engineering slanted Escort.

So maybe the T5 Akira can finally be that hybrid destroyer that the Federation lineup is lacking and the +1 FE could be the Engineering counterpart to the MVAE as the OP proposed.