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# 75
12-11-2012, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by lordmalak1 View Post
Well, not to get pulled into the 'most iconic' debate again I'll concede that BoPs were seen more post film era, my guess is with empire dying BoP's were cheaper to build and crew so there likely were more on patrol while larger ships were aiding in the evacuation of the homeworld.

That does not explain why the game chose to include more powerful versions of a scout ship than the mainstay of the Klingon fleet for generations. Having started this game in BoPs and eventually test flying the free D7 I quickly moved to the more balanced (and powerful) Raptor class but wish to return to the cruiser IF cryptic could figure out that a battlecruiser is NOT a science ship nor healer. They gave us a tactical Bortas that can't turn around without the gravatic help of a nearby star, so why can't they do the same for our iconic battlecruiser (with better than cruiserlike maneuverability)???
Regarding the BoP/Raptor setup: I agree, I don't really see why they put in the raptors. The Bird of Prey class is just as oriented for DPSing, albeit with more maneuverability. With the universal consoles, it's also a jack-of-all trades. . .except for the fact that it can't tank as well as an escort, let alone a science ship or cruiser. That limits what it can do, as most BoPs have to rely on their battlecloak to stay hidden and choose their battles.

All you would have to do to obsolete the raptors would be to buff the BoP hull and shield mod. That's the biggest difference that I can see. So yeah, the raptor class never made that much sense.

If the BoP could reasonably stand in as an escort and as a light tanker/shield tanker, I would have much less issue with there being no dedicated science class for the KDF ships, since the BoP does an ok job at using sci builds. The universal boffs work wonders in the right hands.

Of course, then the Feddies would howl and whine about it being 'OP!!!', and demand a counterpart or a nerf. . .despite the advantages they already have.