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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 216
# 103
10-01-2012, 10:11 PM
Originally Posted by alexindcobra View Post
Check this out. I was in a PVP Capture & Hold match today. I was kind of late to the battle so everyon else was busy battling and I had no teammates so I wandered and destroyed a Galaxy pet sauser, pissing off it's owner. Me and this Galaxy-R was battling the whole match killing neither. He was in the battle section Galaxy using Borg/Maco setup with temporal gear, and he was armed with polarized phaser beams and a transphasic torpedo cluster. He could out manuvered me so he stayed on my rear attacking. My rear is just all beams and I couldn't damage him past 96% without his autonimous regeneration activating puting him back at 100%. His shile would not wear down for anything. All that being said, he didn't do much to me either, even while slowing me down to a crawl with his temporal blast, and I'm not using Borg/ Maco crap. We just battled till the end of the match. He told me how slow I was and I told him how much of a useless brick he was. The fact that he can't arm cannons made him less of a threat to me. I have been in the same type of battle with a Wells Class, he had the temp stuff, Borg/ Maco setup with Dual Cannons. He tore me up and I couldn't do anything to him. All i could do was run, using Deuturium reserves. The clear difference is that the Wells had Dual cannons and boosted damage mods, multipliers, and the Galaxy-R has no mods or mutipliers for dps, and can't arm DC. Beams are totally garbage in this game. The only type ship that can do well with them are science ships because they are better at targeting subsystems.
I feel that you could boost Beam Array Damage to the same levels as DHC, drop their power consumption to 8 and increase their cycle time. Eliminate DBB from the game all together.
Reduce the cycle time and decrease the power consumption to 7 on DHC's, and the DHC would still be the superior DPS option due to their better shield penetration, stat stacking and more effective CRF and CSV abilities.

For an Escort getting caught in a Cruiser broadside would be a serious concern, even so that doesn't change their tactics when fighting a Cruiser, just reinforces them.