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Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 25
01-29-2013, 05:40 PM
Originally Posted by pwebranflakes View Post
Please see my post right above yours. Which ships and why do you think this?


Brandon =/\=
Definitely too much of a sweeping statement, the new Dom ships are almost definitely excluded from what I hear.

Il compare the minibug to fedscorts since many kinks consider them to be superior, plus majority player base and all that.

It has a turn rate of twenty, higher than any other escort. In exchange for this it gets almost zero losses. The one sci console is comparable in effect to half the fleet escorts thanks to the 1.0 shield modifier. It won't ever be a competitor in actual sci abilities, but you rarely hear people going for that in an escort anyways. Several respected players here were discussing the disadvantages of doing so in the FAW thread if I'm not mistaken.

It has more hp than every fleetscort excluding the armitage, and it has four eng consoles. So with shields better than or comparable to half the escorts, superior hull tanking to all but one, and bop level turn rate the bug becomes the best duelist in the game. A low crew count is a small price to pay for two universal boffs. The boffs make it very adaptable, science skills like tractor beam or hazard emitters don't take consoles to perform well, so it's hard to see why anyone would to fly anything else in the category.

I'm sure other people here could do a better job, and I don't give too much disdain for issues like this. Balance is an incredibly hard challenge to undertake. A pro star craft player once said the game will never be balanced because of a three race system that makes every race different. It will be tough, but many people also say brood war was perfectly balanced. So don't give up, don't be afraid to make a race or class harder to play if it means getting closer to the goal, don't sacrice balance at the highest level of play to make newer players think its balanced.
The Somraw, K'tinga, D'Kyr, D7, Kumari, Xindi carrier, Xindi escort, and the T'Varo are all older than the Constitution Refit and yet they are tier 5. The Constellation is made up primarily of Connie refit parts and it is tier 5, there is no logical reason whatsoever for the no tier 5/6 connie rule.