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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 8
11-14-2012, 02:34 AM
Originally Posted by tadeusl View Post
I agree, while being a good ship with a decent turn rate I find beams are better suited for it, at least if you're a science officer.

Trying it yesterday, when running the aux cannons the best performance was using a tac boff in the ltc universal slot to get the most of them, and with an RCS accelerator console to improve the turn rate. DPS is decent and gameplay is closer to that of an escort but if that is the way you really want to go, at that point is better to play a real escort imo.

Flying it in a more traditional sci style, using a sci boff in the ltc universal slot, replacing the RCS accelerator for a more useful console and returning to my traditional energy setup, using beams felt better suited for it. Even without using the cannons its performance was better than my other ships of choice (RSV and LRSVR) and at last it felt like a real science ship.
Yeah - am going to experiment a little first. Intend to try a dual-beam bank + Aux cannon setup first. Depending on how that goes I'll either stick with that or replace the cannon with a beam array.
Personal T6 Ship Wishlist:

Nova/Rhode Island class with Hybrid Pilot BOFF seat.

That is all. (guess this wasn't really a 'list' after all!)