Federation Cloaking Device
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Join Date: Jan 2013
03-27-2013, 02:10 AM
Originally Posted by
They think it'll make them better than they really are, while ignoring the fact that with superior ships, superior VARIETY of ships, a higher average level on the Rep grinds and higher than KDF average level on Fleet equipment, they're losing matches against players who've had only the BEST Feds to fight in the ques most of the time, players who've had to learn to max out INFERIOR designs and who've as a result developed stronger teamwork and base strategies to fight those superior ships.
the Typical Feddie Pug in C&H and Arena does not work at all well together, they either "Kirk it up" or hoard their heals and buffs and leave their teammates hanging out isolated and unsupported against KDF enemies who've HAD to learn to work as a team because of serious deficiencies in their ship designs relative to the Fed average.
This is REALLY visible in Ker'rat, where the best the Feds can manage is to ball up and spawncamp the KDF spawn-point, and that only works when they outnumber their opponents more than 3 to 1.
Fed players who consistently fail to understand the advantages they already enjoy, want Cloak/Battlecloak because they think that those are HOW the KDF is beating them-rather than understanding that BC is the only thing that makes the Bird of Prey class VIABLE.
Originally Posted by
Federation already has the fleet defiant with 5 tatical consoles and cloak.This ship is the best alfa decloaking hitter among escorts.
There is no kdf counterpart to fleet defiant in this moment.
I believe that the beef is with Federation escorts, here...
As for variety on the Federation side, I have to say that a lot of ships are not much more than chaff. For what it's worth, at least Klingons are not in a position where two of their main ship categories can do nothing but support the third. Insofar actual superiority is concerned, this is only really evident with escorts, and I think you are underrepresenting the contributions of your other ship categories, or the fact that KDF has some very nice Universal Consoles.
That being said, I agree with the notion that battle cloak is actually necessary for birds of prey, and that Federation does not really need cloaking capabilities. Furthermore, cloaking is very distinctively a Klingon thing and is arguably integral to the design of their faction. That being said, I would like the phase cloak to be brought in, eventually.