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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 232
# 216
10-06-2012, 11:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by quiscustodiet View Post
This.
My Tac/Escort is pretty tricked out and I fly it very aggressively (no "fly at 9km from target" BS) but even then my max DPS is ~8250 in ISE.
I have no recent CSE or KASE parses, but they'd be lower since those events involve more travelling time.

I might be able to eke out a tiny bit more DPS (I'm thinking of a tweak that'll reduce survivability somewhat but increase impulse speed; therefore decreasing downtime), but 15k-20k is a bold-faced lie.


As for Defense, not only do Escorts only get 10% more, they often have little to none!
Front-mounted weapons mean you can't fly at 24+ Impulse most of the time or your DPS will be horrible (much worse than a Cruiser's); whereas a broadside can be maintained indefinetely on the move so in practice Cruisers usually have the most Defense by a vast margin.

Defense is granted through:
- Impulse Speed: caps at ~45% at 24 Impulse.
- Starship Maneuvers: .15% per Skill Point, caps at 99*.15%=14.85% at 9 Ranks.
- Elusive: +10%.
- Escort: +10%.
Although an Escort maxes at 55%-80%, in practice it'll be around 15% or less most of the time, whereas a Cruiser can maintain 45%-70% all the time.
QFT.
And before someone accuses you of being an Escort-deadbeat: that 8.25k beats everything I've seen so far, while still being possible.
Let me guess: very good group, constant debuffs on targets, crosshealing?
Very nice performance anyway.



Quote:
Originally Posted by veraticus View Post
That is only true when applied to anything outside of DHC bitemepwe.
Comparing a DHC to a BA shows a fairly large gap.

Base figures for a MkXII:
220 DPV
176 DPS

Base figures for a MkXII DBB:
287 DPV
229 DPS

Base figures for a MkXII Cannon:
159 DPV
212 DPS

Base figures for a MkXII DC:
192 DPV
256 DPS

Base figures for a MkXII DHC:
384 DPV
256 DPS


What'd I like to see is an upgrade to array damage to look something like these.

Base figures for a MkXII BA:
260 DPV
200 DPS

Base figures for a MkXII HBA:
400 DPV
200 DPS
(Would be fore mounted only and have a 200 degree arc)
Hello?
Even at the moment, a Tac with a dedicated dps build, flying a 50$ (actually 75$, the 180? Quantum ...) brick build for dps ... is already far into Escort territory dps-wise - and that's a beam-boat!
Not to mention that there's the Dreadnought and the D'Kora, which are both full Battle-Cruisers available to the Federation.

Your "buffed" BA would put that 75$ brick at the top of the dps-charts, while still out-tanking every escort.

Your HBA is just sick - that and a BO3, and you can one-shot people in PvP. Completely broken and imbalanced.

What's wrong with you guys?