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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 151
# 624
10-25-2012, 11:46 PM
Originally Posted by skyranger1414 View Post
Re-reading your post I realize I am in error. I read it as you saying that a patrol escort had 4 eng power slots, not consoles and that you were referring to PvE, not PvP. In my defense It didn't FEEL that late lol.

That said I do not believe you need a Power Transfer console in a cruiser, but I only run my cruiser alt in PvE, not PvP. I gave up even casual PvP when it became impossible to play a match against anything that wasn't a PvP premade.

Thanks for the 2nd look. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. lol

It probably depends on what build your running in a cruis if you need the Power console or not. I do not use them on any of the escorts I run (patrol, carrier, or even the 1000 day ship) with 4 DHCs and turrents but much need to on the excel beam boat due to the power requirements it takes to maintain even 6 Mk XII 3XACC beams. Without the Mk 12 (80%) power console, (even with max points in) weapon power drops way below 60 with just FaW and BO drops it a boat-load. With it, power stays mostly up over 60 even with BO3 and DPS goes up accordingly. Mav even suggests running 2, but I just can't bring myself, yet, to see hull resists drop that far.