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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 536
# 16
09-27-2012, 10:49 AM
Something I stumbled upon while discussing a (turns out possibly well founded) Fed request for turn rate improvement on cruisers:

Tier 4 comparison:

Galaxy:
  • Hull: 32,500
  • Shield Modifier: 1
  • Crew: 1,000
  • Device Slots: 4
  • Turn Rate: 6
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.15
  • Inertia rating: 20
  • Bonus Power: +5 all power levels

Vor'cha
  • Hull: 30,000
  • Shield Modifier: 1
  • Crew: 1,500
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Turn Rate: 7
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.15
  • Inertia rating: 20
  • Bonus Power: +10 weapons power /+10 engine power
  • Innate cloak


Galaxy has an ~8% bonus in hull over the Vor'cha, while the KDF has a ~16.6% bonus to turning, which is likely what they were intending when they designed them - so this could indicate the Devs consider hull to be worth *twice* as much as turn rate? I personally would have considered the opposite to be true!

Of course, if the stowiki entries are correct, the Vor'cha enjoys 500 more crew, plus the cloak. But loses one Device slot... ?

So who the heck knows what they are doing with balancing these things.
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Last edited by jnohd; 09-27-2012 at 10:57 AM.