Fed version of Fer'Jai Frigate
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Join Date: Jun 2012
08-30-2012, 09:42 AM
It is a fairly interesting argument. As an owner of all the carriers on both sides I can say that while yes the Kar'fi has some very nice and heavy hitting frigates, and the BOPs I thought at the time were kinda BS, you need to see the balance.
KDF has the powerful and wide variety of heavily armed deployables, but the Kar'fi it self often gets singled out in PvP strictly because it is fairly light-weight and lacks mechanics to seriously tank or survive.
Now lets compare the Atrox. Ok. Firstly, you all need to stop the hate on the ship, its beautiful and very versatile and powerful. So it doesn't look like the Enterprise. THAT'S A GOOD THING. Enough of you fan boys running around with ship names like the Defant, Enterprize, Enterprizze, Enterprice (yea for real hang out at DS9 you'll see 4-5 an hour). I mean I applaud the Devs for bringing back the Caitians and Ferasians, They were probably some of the best characters of the era they were introduced (Introduced in Star Trek : The animated series, as well as a cameo appearance in Star trek IV, an admiral was a Caitian). But appearance aside, and hopefully your fantasy racism aside. This behemoth can tank as well as serve a huge sci support role. And with Choices like stalkers that wipe out shields and power levels, Runabouts that tractor and CC heavily (Seriously go take a barrage from these things), Delta flyers that not only help to drain shields but use transphasics that no matter what send 40%+ damage through the shields. I mean honestly, I love the ship. And compared to the Kar'fi, its more versatile and powerful with all things being considered.
I sincerly hope actually they bring out more Caitian and Ferasian ships, not to mention more carriers for fed...sorry KDF, you do have enough. But end of the day people really need to see the trade offs. Fed Atrox has a larger support role and can do wonderfully in any situation, The escort carrier, oh come now, this is OP, I love mine, a powerful T5 escort with 6 Danube's or Deltas? How can you not top out DPS?
Kar'fi, great frigates, interesting ability, overall a mean glare and it explodes. The Vo'qou, tough and rugged space Winnebago that's only real claim to fame is the 4 BoPs. Other than that slow, cumbersome, and again not exactly Fort Knox.
So it is balanced in my opinion. Now will you find masters to be the exceptions? Of course, but pound for pound Feds have it.