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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 251
# 2
01-02-2013, 09:46 AM
Question 1: No, Borg gear isn't necessary, although the heals do help when they proc, especially on the usually heal deficient Escorts. And besides, if you right click on the picture of the engine, deflector, or shields, you can disable the visuals so you won't be forced to look at the spikes and general ugliness of the Borg Set

Question 2: I believe save for a few weapons (and the fact Escorts take way more damage than they should to kill) PVP is getting there on the balanced scale. Be wary of Tricobalt mines though

Question 3: You can reach level 50 relatively quickly, but you can be competitive in PVP with relatively inexpensive items and reaching only Tier 2 in the Omega and Romulan Rep. MK 12 weapons and items are not needed for PVP. Heck I get by with MK XI Rare Phaser Dual Heavy Cannons on my Saber Retrofit and they only have ACC x2 and were relatively cheap.

So I would wager maybe about 1-2 weeks to get to tier 2 REP, then depending on how long you play, maybe a couple days for the MK X set you do need.

Question 4: Usually, any PVP build will do far better than any PVE build, bar none. But it is the person behind the ship that determines that.

Question 5: From what has been rumored, Season 8 is when they plan to revamp PVP, but until that comes along, we can only wait and see.

I hope this has helped you, and if I may suggest, join the Organized PVP channel. They can help you on builds and tactics for PVP.