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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 111
# 9
12-19-2012, 06:30 PM
Originally Posted by xantris View Post
Incorrect. The Armitage is capable of more damage than any other escort in the game, and that is the primary function of an Escort... that will remain true even with the launch of season 6. The 5 tac console ships (Defiant & Jem'hadar) may overtake it, but that remains to be seen. No current Fleet Raptor on Destroyer on the Klingon side will ever match the damage that the Armitage is capable of right now, regardless of the Shipyard tier.

On top of that, it's setup w/ a very healthy BO layout for engineering, making it a more capable tank than the vast majority of escorts as well. It might be less tanky than a Fleet Patrol Escort (which is arguable considering that LtCmdr ENG slot), but it is still extremely tanky, and it beats it hands down in damage.

If you want to, you can even sacrifice the Hangar Bay DPS fighters for Shield drones, making it a better tank than any other Escort in the game, including the Patrol Escort.

And lets not even get into PvP and it's tractor beam Danubes....

No my friend, you payed for an extremely powerful ship and that's exactly what you got. You'll be well served by it for a long time, so lets not get greedy. The fact that it's even getting a fleet version is a bit ridiculous. But I suspect the Vesta will be out by then and it will be even more ridiculously OP.
The Armitage by no means out DPS's all other escorts. Not sure where you are getting that information from. The fighters? minuscule dps aka non noticeable even on open hull. Danube's are okay to catch players off gaurd, Maybe. Any good escort pilot will be using enough skills to negate their tractors and in some cases using fighters are a Armitage pilots downfall as you can get 1 shotted or damn near close to if a pilot aims a Iso charge off your fighters. The Armitage is a good ship is you feel like spending the money for it, but its by no means OP or anything like that. Fought atleast 30 of these even by notable PvP pilots and ive yet ot lose to a single one. Arma is a non challenge as long as your setup properly to combat anything it can throw at you. Not to mention you dont have 2 ltc tact skills at your disposal.

Not sure what the OP is crying about, you bought a ship and now your regretting it? well yea because it is overhyped. Scale its stats to mirror the fleet version? thats ignorance my friend, then there would be no point in havign the fleet version then.