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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
05-08-2012, 10:29 AM
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No offense, but I disagree.

I've been using my Bellerophon (Intrepid) Retro for months now and I absolutely love it.

It's fair to say that, as per pretty much any of the STO ships, a great deal depends on how you set it up. For example, mine has:

Forward:
Two MKXI purple [Borg] photon torpedo launchers
One Forward MKXI purple [Borg] phaser array (to faciliate the sub-system targeting ability)

Aft:
Two MkXI purple [Borg] phaser turrets
One MkXI purple [Borg] photon torpedo launcher

Mk XI Omega Shield
Mk XI Omega Engine
Borg Deflector

Consoles:
Ablative Armor generator
Assimilated Borg Console
Point Defense Console
MkXI purple photon detonation chamber
MkXI Purple Flow Capacitor
MkXI Blue Phaser relay
And something else that I can't recall right now!

Anyway, I fare pretty well in STF's; I don't get taken out too often thanks to the defensive setup and using buffs.
I can weaken enemy shields using my array and turrets combined with subsystem shield targeting, and since photon torpedoes reload faster than quantums I can fire off a very good number of them, almost constantly, straight into the enemy ship's hull. And I seldom ever need the Ablative armor generator - to be honest, I only ever really use it when STF 'boss' ships are on their last legs - I can stay close to them and if they hit 0% whilst I am still flying close, flip the armor swich and the explosion is practically harmless.

But there is a much more comprehensive (and superior) build detailed in this thread:
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=265786
none taken, personally i think thats the only valid way to fly a sci vessel as you posted it. I just wanted to inform the other guy that he is better off with a different ship. And mostly not to take a second sci vessel.
I suggested to him to buy an escort, because i do very, very well with my sci in an escort. It's easy and beginner friendly.

PS: personally i think you would be better off with a dual beam bank in front...the turnrate of the intrepid is sufficent to bring those on target. atleast for stf's.