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Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 358
03-26-2013, 10:58 PM
Originally Posted by travelingmaster View Post
This. In terms of PvP, the Federation has the advantage in escort-level ships and science ships. The KDF advantages are in battlecruisers and BoP, with the minor first-strike advantage of the in-built cloak.

In a place like Ker'rat, with the Federation almost always outnumbering the KDF, it more than balances out. In an arena, it probably depends on the pilots and how they use their ships. BoPs are still viable in arena PvP, but it takes skill to pull it off without getting blasted to pieces repeatedly. Battlecruisers are fine attackers and self-tankers, and can probably be used as healers. . .but that's a waste of potential. Better to use a carrier for that, imo.

Federation escorts outperform raptors in direct combat (slight edge in turning, more ship options, probably slightly more shield on some models), and their science ships are a nightmare in the right hands. They also got carrier options, something that used to be a KDF exclusive. . .and the Federation was still capable of holding their own in PvP without carriers.

What's stopping a Klingon player from using a battlecruiser like a healer?

Both factions have their relative advantages and disadvantages, and have things that the other does not. I'll admit that KDF is somewhat underdeveloped compared to Starfleet (which I consider to be somewhat bloated with content), but you are still crying foul over every advantage you perceive the Federation to have. In the case of Federation cruisers however, you must realize that cruisers are only capable of doing one thing well. Furthermore, unlike KDF battlecruisers, Federation cruisers do not appear to have been designed with carriers in mind; if you have recently compared Fed's options for carriers to their cruisers, you'll notice that carriers are actually better than the cruisers in practically every respect worth noting.