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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 45
05-20-2012, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoellefeuer
ok, one last time. Any extra amount of damage that kills a target means a target can kill your allies slightly less. even .01 seconds of less enemy fire means .01 seconds of less enemy fire .
And if you can shrug off said damage for .01s, then it's irrelevant.

I've, not purposefully of course, tanked the Gate an the Tac cube at the end of ISE unaided on several occasions. Neither of those is dying any faster because an Excel has BFAW 3 up for 10s out of every 30s.

Or worse, APO 1 (which many Excels take) which is a fairly minor DPS increase as it only has 1/4th uptime.

I don't want to disparage the Excel, it's a very nice ship. I just think in general people overestimate the added offense of a single Lt Comm Tac BOFF power.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoellefeuer
I am not saying the excel is an escort. I am saying the excel has greater potential dps than the ac simply because of the lt com slot, but I shall say you state that it is an insignificant amount.
How much more overall DPS?

I don't mean this sarcastically, I'm curious if you do have logs that show you a significant boost.

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Originally Posted by Hoellefeuer
STFs are setup for dps to be the most important factor, at least for the optional. Based, on that, if you look only at performance, the excel will beat out in damage.
And IMO, The amount of DPS required is more than the lt comm slot will bring you.




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Originally Posted by Hoellefeuer
I think this is an accurate summary of our belief concerning this debate.
IF a person believes additional firepower is desirable, and is willing to spend time\money the excel wins.

If a person believes additional firepower is desirable they will fly an escort.