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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 162
# 155
02-04-2013, 07:43 AM
Originally Posted by patrickngo View Post
ermmm.... I call BS on your "Skill" claim-it takes NO skill to run a Bugship, just money and/or time to buy it.

Most of that time, incidentally, would be spent on PvE, as in EC grinding, with some Doffing along the way.

An UN_BUFFED JHAS is as good as a lot of ships can temporarily get with buffs and rep passives, there is no 'skill' involved beyond the barest of basics to running one.

Let us go over this again...

Turn rate of a Bird of Prey (but without the disadvantages)
Shields of a Cruiser (but without the disadvantages)
One of the best Hull strengths you can get on an Escort (matches some cruisers, even)
Universal Bridge officer slots (you don't get that on FedScorts or Raptors)
High Impulse modifer (there may be some fighters that can match this)
Five tac consoles (the other ships with 5 TC's sacrifice heavily for them-only the Jem ship sacrifices NOTHING for it...)

1 sci slot you'll never actually need.

and you say it's not OP.

B.S., it's not OP, it's Munchkin. It's the kid who used to show up for a D&D game with all 18's on his stat sheet, and a Legendary Relic magic item he found under the cupboard at home (and for a 'flaw' a "Tragic Past" that reads like a particularly bad form of marysue fanfiction.) It's munchkin to the level of the guy who shows up to the Battletech game with his Clan/Mixed tech custom assembled out of cherry-picked items from Maxtech, with the 0/0 pilot with EI and DNI implants (buffered, of course), myomer subcutaneous armor, etc. to ignore pilot a 3025 setting.

It's an Ewok with more Darkside points than the EMPEROR, (and his own private sun-crusher) level.

Okay, maybe that last bit was an exaggeration.

but don't pretend it takes ANY skill to run this thing, don't lie to yourself that way. No skills are actually NEEDED to run a Bugship save one: "Hit Spacebar and steer on Autofire".

shields of a cruiser??

1 sci console does not = shields of a cruiser, i dont even bother using my sci console in my bug for shields and with mark XII maco shields im barely over 9k shield cap