Thread: PvP and P2W
View Single Post
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 203
# 1 PvP and P2W
12-02-2012, 06:02 PM
Ok, I've always been under the assumption that STO has some semblence of balance left in it, even after F2P went live, but I recently started playing PvP again after over a year of not playing. One thing I've noticed is that those cashbox ships can't die. Now either this is me, or something really unfair is going on here.

With my two Fed characters I have all mk12 gear and mk12 MACO. One flies a Galaxy-X, and the other flies a Prometheus MVAM. My Klingon has all mk12 gear and a Mk12 Honor Guard set. He flies a Vo'Quv. I can hold my own in Elite STFs, and do a pretty decent amount of damage too. Now I understand that PvP is a totally different animal than PvE, but it doesn't make sense to me that I can hammer a Jem'Hadar ship from the rear with the massive phaser cannon on the Galaxy-X along with all my other weapons, with max power to weapons, and not be able to bring its shields down, and before you say that maybe it's just my build, there were two other ships with me and they weren't doing much good either. This is not making a very good case for STO being balanced.

Now I'm not saying this is always the case here, because I've been in some good matches with your standard ships, and even some C-Store ships, but whenever I enter a match and there's a cashbox ship on the other side, I want to leave. I'm all for a challenge, but you can only get blown up so many times by the same ship before you finally decide that it's not worth the trouble.

This is not an attack against cash box ships or their owners, I'm just trying to either understand what I'm doing wrong, or come to the realization that I should just stick to PvE. If anyone cares to enlighten me with some advice, please do so, but try to keep it civil in here. I'm getting tired of dealing with A-holes on the forums.
SGT Milton Monzon, SGT Alexander Fuller, SGT Michael Bartley, SGT Martin LaMar
Rest in Peace Brothers