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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 961
# 4
12-11-2012, 11:17 PM
Originally Posted by patrickngo View Post
don't bother with a BoP lower than your Norgh-there isn't any reason to use them. The Hegh'ta (presently) has two skins stock-the "Haj" and "Hegh'ta" wrappers, and of the two, I find the Haj skin a better looking model (but your tastes may vary).

If you stick with BoPs, the c-store skins can be used to mix and match. On MY norgh, I kept the appearance fairly 'stock norgh" rather than using the Ningtao skin I purchased (note that the Ningtao from the C-store DOES come with one more console slot, so if you buy in, you won't be doing yourself a disservice to use it with the stock Norgh least until you hit Captaincy.)

At Captain rank, if you stay with BoPs, and spend teh ten bucks for the Chi'tang (mostly for the console) you can adjust the appearance piecemeal (I ran the hull and wings of the Ch'tang variant with the neck and saucer section of the Ki'tang, looks mean that way-meaner than the other way even...those 'bent wings' on a long-necked bird really set off the looks something fierce!)

it sounds from your original post like you're a "BoP" kind of player-lots of turn and manuever, not so impressed with gun-count or tankability. IF this is the case, you're in luck-the base model BoP types have a lot to offer all the way up the chain for a player willing to invest some time and effort mastering the art of the Battlecloak, breaking holds and executing resists, and of course, alpha-striking the crap out of someone as you decloak.
It's not so much that I'm a BoP player (though I usually do my best work in Escorts) as I'm looking for a different experience than what I get in my Fed Side ships, and in this case that's going for BoPs and carriers (though I recently purchased an Atrox).

On paper the Raptor looks like a regular ol' Escort (though I'll likely use my Lifetimer Destroyer a bit) and the Battlecruiser is, well, a cruiser, and if there's any type of ship that I have yet to get along with in STO, it's them (the heavier varieties at least).

Anyway, I'm glad to know that spending money on BoPs will net me some returns in the customization department, so that's definitely a plus.