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# 54
02-08-2013, 10:43 AM
Originally Posted by darkjeff View Post
Don't listen to people whining about blowing up, they'll blow up in whatever ship class they're in anyway because they have suboptimal builds. Listen instead to the people who answer "I can tank Tac Cubes fine in my escort, what are you talking about?" They're the ones who are properly making use of the system, which is how you see if the system works or not.
Bingo. A "glass cannon" that doesn't shatter when being focused on by a "sub boss", unsupported, isn't exactly glass now, is it?

Granted, these threads rarely go into detail on minor details like if it's an engie at the helm using MW / RSF to survive, and how long these kills take, however the regularity of these comments I see on the forum tend to lead me to believe that escorts are a little tankier than they should be...

As someone who's brought all three classes up the levels, as it were, my escorts are the squishiest, by far, but if I took "proper" steps (such as slight disengagements from those hyper-plasma equipped D'Deriexes) then the battle would be won, solo, but in the same amount of time it would take my cruiser to do so - in a way, balanced...
Well, with the upgrade announcement leaving NX and Connie fans in the dust again, can we restart / revisit the T5 Connie and NX threads - since they will no longer be "truly" endgame ships... (after we get the T5 versions, it'll be time to see them added to the T5U upgrade charts too...