STO PvP is between very different factions. Let's go over those differences:
- Intended to attack
- Intended to ambush
- Sacrifice survivability for firepower
- Ships designed for one on one engagements
- Intended to defend
- Intended to support one another
- Emphasize robust construction and cooperation
- Ships designed to be flexible and sturdy
Go with your strengths, and exploit our weaknesses. We are certainly doing that for ourselves, but we've had a bit of a headstart since many of us were in CB and OB (at 10% of your gaming population, we Klingons could very well have all been in closed and open beta).
I think OP isnt playing T4+ because he did miss the part of 5 vorchas in klingonball extending shields on each other and using beams of doom agains 5 escorts without cloak
Dude any time you're stuck with 5 escorts you're going to get screwed. How do you think klingons feel at T2 against cruiser/science teams? Come on now. 5 BoP's vs 5 cruisers is also almost always going to go to the cruisers.
I do random teams only, cant kinda choose with whoom im in battle. But it wasnt meant as whine. Just found the OP "roles" interesting, as exact opposite happens alot in higher tiers :p klingonball vs fed escorts without cloak :p the difference here is obvious (without cloak) :-)