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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 8
07-11-2012, 08:39 AM
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The Armitage is only better then the ships that are variants of T2-T4 ships, the rest are superior, including the fleet patrol escort, which has more hull and shields then it. That's from a tier 1 shipyard.
Incorrect. The Armitage is capable of more damage than any other escort in the game, and that is the primary function of an Escort... that will remain true even with the launch of season 6. The 5 tac console ships (Defiant & Jem'hadar) may overtake it, but that remains to be seen. No current Fleet Raptor on Destroyer on the Klingon side will ever match the damage that the Armitage is capable of right now, regardless of the Shipyard tier.

On top of that, it's setup w/ a very healthy BO layout for engineering, making it a more capable tank than the vast majority of escorts as well. It might be less tanky than a Fleet Patrol Escort (which is arguable considering that LtCmdr ENG slot), but it is still extremely tanky, and it beats it hands down in damage.

If you want to, you can even sacrifice the Hangar Bay DPS fighters for Shield drones, making it a better tank than any other Escort in the game, including the Patrol Escort.

And lets not even get into PvP and it's tractor beam Danubes....

No my friend, you payed for an extremely powerful ship and that's exactly what you got. You'll be well served by it for a long time, so lets not get greedy. The fact that it's even getting a fleet version is a bit ridiculous. But I suspect the Vesta will be out by then and it will be even more ridiculously OP.

Last edited by xantris; 07-11-2012 at 08:49 AM.