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01-02-2013, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by dtoxuk View Post
I am level 14 and am interested in eventually PvP'ing. I know PvP is in a bad state right now in STO but i want to know am i wasting my time thinking of PvP as an end-game?
Yes. you are. And no, you are not.

Yes because outside of OPvP PvP is non-existant. There is no PvP. Below lvl 50 there is no PvP at all outside Ker'rat. On vl 50 there are AFKers, PUG/premades stomping you, some more AFKers and some more stomping.

No, because, as was already mentioned - PvP is the only endgame content that is not tied to mindless, boring space mashin and grind. Not directly, because you will NEED to grind in boring, repetitive PvE to be competitive and/or level a little a gap between you and those that are better at PvP.

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Do i need to deck my ship in ugly Borg gear to be good?
No. I was never using any set at all in PvP and was able to have some fun. Besides you may disable the visuals of the set if you get it. So you will still have Borg set, but no fugly visuals.

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Is PvP balanced in any way?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIrhVo1WA78

No, it is not balanced at all. And it is even worse if you are starting it. And EVEN worse, when you are starting the game and PvP at the same time.

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How many month(s) of grinding gear would i need to do to reach PvP end-game?
You do not need to grind. The stuff you can buy on exchange (weapons, shields etc) is all you will need at start. Just play PvP if you will like it and then grind some PvE in mean time.

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Do PvP builds vary a lot from PvE builds?
Yeah. What's good at PvE is usually worthless at PvP. But for some reason - not the other way so PvP builds are quite valid for PvE. Even if PvE builds may be better at certain things.
Does Cryptic have anything in the pipeline to improve PvP?

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I play a cruiser/engineering style. Traditionally a 'tank' type in MMO's .
There is no tank in PvP becasue Cryptic, in it's visdom, introduced a tank without giving it anything to tank with. There are simply no ways to force other players to attack you, so tank is worthless in PvP. In PvP eng/cruiser role is... hmm... healing. Nothing else. I'm starting to wonder if dedicated sci healer is not better, but dunno. Anyway - eng is good ONLY in cruiser. And cruiser with eng is good ONLY at healing.

BUT - healers are pretty important in PvP, so this is not a bad role to play. Can be pretty funny. Even more when escort you are healing is accused of cheating because no one realised that you are healing it (possible - saw it in Ker'rat).