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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 598
# 114
11-11-2012, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by flekh View Post
There's three reasons any PvPer would ever shoot at a cruiser:
- To find out if it's piloted by a noob (if it isn't, you won't make a dent, and will stop after a few seconds to find easier prey)
- To kill it if it got seperated into a 1v4 or 1v5 situation
- Anytime for a free kill if it is piloted by a noob.

The Galaxy-R is ... a noob magnet. Maybe even worse than the Ody.
No decent PvPer will ever go after a good Galaxy - it's not worth the effort, you could just as well shoot at a brick wall.
Your Galaxy though ... yeah, that probably has a targeting crosshair painted on it.


But let's put the L2P excalmations aside for a second, and explain to you (again) your misconception about weapon power, maybe you'll learn it some day:

If you put weapon power at 125, then, with an 8-beam config, your firing sequence would look like this:
Beam 1: 125 - - 55 - - 55 - - 55
Beam 2: 115 - - 55 - - 55 - - 55
Beam 3: 105 - - 55 - - 55 - - 55
Beam 4: 95 - - 55 - - 55 - - 55
Beam 5: 85 - - 55 - - 55 - - 55
Beam 6: 75 - - 55 - - 55 - - 55
Beam 7: 65 - - 55 - - 55 - - 55
Beam 8: 55 - - 55 - - 55 - - 55
You'd be firing at an effective average power level of 63.75.

Now, let's do this again at 150 weapon power. As you mentioned, there is a cap at 125 - for each single shot! It will look like this:
Beam1 : 125 (150) - - 80 - - 80 - - 80
Beam2 : 125 (140) - - 80 - - 80 - - 80
Beam3 : 125 (130) - - 80 - - 80 - - 80
Beam4 : 120 - - 80 - - 80 - - 80
Beam5 : 110 - - 80 - - 80 - - 80
Beam6 : 100 - - 80 - - 80 - - 80
Beam7 : 90 - - 80 - - 80 - - 80
Beam8 : 80 - - 80 - - 80 - - 80
You'd be firing at an effective average power level of 87.34.
An increase in DPS of 37%!

Weapon power over 125 base is not lost - it counteracts weapon drain. And guess what Cruisers excel at? Right: the ability to build up insane levels of subsystem power. That's the key to Cruiser-DPS (also to cruiser tanking, since you need to output dps to make mobs shoot at you).
And that's also why the Galaxy-R's Saucer Seperation is indeed the Galaxy's DPS-mode.
You're complaining that your ship deals no damage in heal-mode ... and that it can't heal as well in dps-mode. You're doing it completely WRONG!

L2P!
(you had this coming, you knew that, right? :p)

If you're still not convinced: give me a tell ingame, and I'll show you what a cruiser can do.
How would you know if someone is a noob, if there level matches yours? There is a reason why people think its a noob ship because they know the ship is weak in PVP, and only noobs would not know that. Most people don't know how to set it up to make it a better competitor. I fly it because I am a big fan of TNG and DS9, and I'm far from being a noob. After playing this game and trying different kits and setups, there is not much I can do to make me satisfied with the Galaxy-R without having a better turn rate.

Ok, you know where to find me. My name is the same and name the type of ship you want to go against and leave the borg kit.