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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 110
05-15-2012, 01:36 PM
Y'know, I swear by Aegis and MACO. Im currently using MACO, mostly for Elite STFs. I actually dont have Borg, even though Ive been here for two years. Its my next project after MACO ground, but I never saw the need for it, ignorance is bliss I guess.

Aegis works well, it provides ALOT of power toward your Aux and Weapons systems, if you want to whack people quick, Aegis is the way to go in PvE. Never worked too well in PvP for me, but Im a cruiser driver and PvP isnt exactly our strong suit anyway.

MACO does much the same power boost wise but to your shields and to your weapons. Its what you want your support ships in Elite STFs to be using, either MACO or Borg. MACO's set bonus, the kinetic death ray (I have no idea what its actually called) is pretty good if your opponent's weakened to about 10%, and your kinetic weapons are cooling down. Shields don't seem to stop it either. It deals direct hull damage, just get fairly close.

I'll do crazy stuff like go right up against the Tac cube in Infected so if you ever fly that one with me, watch the USS Henry Rollins do some insane stuff. I oughta name it the USS Charlie Beckwith or USS Dan Daly (one was a crazy soldier who wound up setting up what ya'll civilians call Delta Force, the other was a crazy Marine who got the Medal of Honor twice) because I do crazy stuff and tend to survive it, but I get right up on it and hit it with the kinetic death ray and it responds well to it.

Anyway, Omega is the DPS set of choice. Or so im told. Im not a DPS character so I dunno if thats true and I dont intend to gather 120 EDCs to find out after I get another 120 for my MACO Ground set, but thats what Im told and from what Ive observed, escorts and BoPs with Omega are killing machines.

Anyway, its all a matter of opinion, and these are mine, so agree or disagree, find what works best for you. Every Captain's different and has a different play style. I tend to favor frontal assaults with quantum torps after broadsiding the enemy with my energy weapons and blasting their shields off, which makes me wonder why I ever picked Polaron. I should be using Tetryon. Dont ask me why Im using Polaron either, I hate purple. Least favorite color.

Anyway, null sweat. G'luck in your struggles!