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# 100
02-26-2013, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by darramouss1 View Post
* PvP is ruled by escorts. Yes, there are one or two non-escorts who I've seen do well. One or two over 6 hours.
Escorts are the easiest class of ship to do well in, given that they can actually hurt someone. Being shot to death produces very visible effects, so it's understandable while you see that.

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Originally Posted by darramouss1 View Post
* Science powers annoy. That's as bad as it's been for me. They don't really hamper you that much.
Sci has a very high entry barrier to being useful. When they're good at what they do, they can completely ruin your day. When they're not so great...yeah, they're annoying. And since most players range from bad to terrible, this is what you see.

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Originally Posted by darramouss1 View Post
* Cruisers just don't hit hard enough. Any dent they make in an escort's shield is rendered useless by a quick turn of their ship. That's in the 5 second window where their alternating Tac Team isn't up.
Well, cruisers do "pressure" damage. There is no such thing in this game, so naturally, they don't do damage, period. This has been talked about before. However, there are other uses for cruisers...uses that most people don't grasp.

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Originally Posted by darramouss1 View Post
* Escorts seem to tank and tank and tank. I've seen two ships where I couldn't make a dent in their shields after close to a minute of repeated fire and debuffing. Both were escorts. In both matches I was in the top 4 damage dealers. (I parsed the matches.)
Unsurprising. They're nigh-impossible to hit without PvP-grade weaponry or severe immobilization spam, for which you need those Sci ships you deemed annoying. Without the kind of coordination needed to pull this off, there's just no way to squish them unless they suck hard.

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Originally Posted by darramouss1 View Post
These fly in the face of reason and fly in the face of Trek. Call me old fashioned, but I like my Trek games to be a little more Trek. Science should be more than an annoyance. You should see science and be wary. Cruisers should be harder to kill. Escorts should NOT be able to tank.
I can't say I disagree with any of these points, but we have what we have.