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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 187
# 40
10-11-2012, 08:27 AM
Originally Posted by havam View Post
Yes, for PvE that is the safest bet, DHC all the way, forget anything else. I would suggest Patrol Escort/Advanced escort/Heavy Escort Carrier for an eng, just pick the one you like best. If you have a jem bug, or have a a hard time staying within the billion EC limit go bug.

has everything you need to know about escorts, (also about cruisers) I'd stay with the escort though.
You can listen too this guy, or you can tell him to STFU like I do, and play the way you want.

STF's are simple. Your entire team could be science based, and you could still get the optional and finish in a reasonable time, provided the pilots are good.

The issue is, everyone likes tacs, because tacs are simple. I like them for that reason too. Easy, deal as much damage as possible, as quickly as possible.

But cruisers take more finess, science even more so. Cruisers are there as minor field control, but because engineers in cruisers are so bloody tanky, theres a lot of things you can do to improove your damage. Like for instance, I run dual eject warp plasma. With that, I can basically keep a plasma field going indefinitely. Helps a huge amount on keeping probes/bops/raptors/negvars/nanite spheres at bay. My science is dedicated too tractor beams, which is even better at field control, and finally I now have dual aux2dampners on me, which keeps my speed well up there, and gives me a nice kinetic damage resistance.

Let the mindless thugs run Tac. You'll be laughing at them when you're the last one standing on the field.