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# 19
01-31-2013, 01:04 PM
Originally Posted by patrickngo View Post
I've run Raptors in STF, I've run Battlecruisers in STF, and I keep going back to my BoPs (except on my Sci, who's got a Kar'fi...).

So, let us look at why:

1. any firearms instructor will tell you that it doesn't matter how big your gun is, or how many features it's got, it's how comfortable you are with it and how well you use it. In videogames/MMO's this translates into a phrase known as "Playing style"-the animation/toon one is most comfortable using, even if it is NOT statistically the best possible option.

2. a lot of people aren't happy jumping from hull-to-hull all the time. a BoP doesn't require you to run to the shipyard between STF, PvP, or storyline/featured missions. For players who do NOT have three years' worth of gear banked up prior to S7 on every toon they own, the choice of a single hull (whatever hull it is) means not having to waste limited minutes (yes, some of us can't spend 8-16 hours/day on the game mastering every possible hull config) switching the deflector/engines/shields/weapons/Bridge stations to have the "Optimum" build for each individual task. a BoP is a generalist in the true sense-you can change its entire role-set (sci, eng/support, tac) between respawns.

Raptors, by contrast, are nothing but DPS machines with a handling issue, with fixed bridge officer stations that pre-set to a specific kind and style of play. Battlecruisers are...well...cruisers, with the limited Tac stations of cruisers, limited sci stations of KDF Battlecruisers, etc. etc.

3. BoPs are actually fun to fly. It's that whole turn-rate thing-it handles, unlike the "proper Escorts" or Raptors, (well, escorts minus the rickokulusly OP Jem bug, anyway), it's got turn-rate and turn-around rate, making it appropriate as a "universal" ship you can finish the Elite STF in, then turn around and go play C&H or Arenas in. You're not Only-good-in-ideal-conditions.

Really? You felt the need to post this just to agree with what I said? Or did you just not understand what I said?

And it isn't 'statistically better'. Raptors are measurably, and easily so, better than BOP's in STF's. Just because someone sucks in a raptor or cant seem to drive one for some reason doesn't say a thing about the Raptor. It says something about the player. So don't go making this into something it isn't. If you in particular find basing urself next to the ship selector for the limited time you may be playing, well that's up to you. You'd need to poll about a thousand people before you could apply that to anyone else. If you don't believe that, look it up.

And I've demonstrated ALL this **** being done on ships with COMMON level gear. If you think that takes years to bank up, hey let me know, I'll toss few items your way. I even have a few mirror ships you're welcome to have them.

Oh and if you use the universal slots to simulate a cruiser or a sci, you end up with an ersatz cruiser or sci with none of the benefits of having the actual shipj. What don't you get about that? I mean you can't possibly say that that statement is untrue. It's obvious. And all this gear switching your talking about doing. What the ****? You just went from being the time pressured "lots of players" without "banks of gear" to a group of people with lots of time between respawns (cause you die a bunch) with an inventory full of gear to answer any situation!

Dude you're a riot. Get over it. At no point did I ever say "DO THIS OR STFU"

For you and your response I'd certainly make an exception.

I'm not sure how many times I need to say, "you certainly COULD do it and you're WELCOME to do so and HAVE FUN flying" before you get it. Would one more time help?

Cheers and happy flying!

EDIT: I also have several mirror ships. I'll GLADLY send you some. It only takes a MOMENT to switch between events. Just send me a mail.

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Last edited by thissler; 01-31-2013 at 01:12 PM.