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# 1 How to PvP NICELY
02-07-2010, 12:51 PM
Through my PvP experiences in this game so far, one thing has become very clear:

The Trekkies are terrible PvPers.

I'm not saying they're bad players, or lack skills... but on both sides, Klingon and Federation, I see player after player have a complete fit if they are not winning in an instance. Its not entirely surprising considered we consist of a group of people nearly willing to come to blows over an Enterprise D vs Enterprise E debate.

However, as somebody who has played a lot of MMOs before... PvP is NOT always fair.

There will be occasions where you are outnumbered, outgunned, and completely outmatched. What should you do? Try your best and move on with your life. Don't whine, moan, complain, and then (for the Klingon players) stay cloaked and refuse to play.

Scenario: 5 Klingons (all BoPs) vs 3 Federation players (2 cruisers and a science ship). Feds are outnumbered, not a whole lot of winning chance. Not much they can do about it though. Klingon players attack with glee. 2 minutes later 2 more Federation cruisers join the battle, 3 of the Klingon players completely stop fighting, stay cloaked, and whine over the zone chat how the matchup is unfair and how "you just wait till we get T3!!!"

First of all, the Feds didn't choose to have 4 cruisers. Second of all, it was still 5v5 and the Klingons DID have a chance at winning if they played smart. Of course, the two players who actually did give it a valiant effort got screwed over by their own side and didn't have much of a chance. Finally, they'll never actually REACH T3 if they don't shut up and play.

Fed players can be just as bad with the whining, however they can't cloak and slow the gameplay to a crawl. They do, however, sometimes choose to not respawn.

Seriously, suck it up, coordinate with your team, and give it the best shot. The game becomes more fun, more challenging, and a lot faster pace.

And btw, Feds will still pwn you even at T3.
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# 2
02-07-2010, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by kryptonite84 View Post
And btw, Feds will still pwn you even at T3.
Haha, you must be getting horrible PuGs, because if there is a tier where the difference between factions is very lopsided its Tier 3. There is nothing the Feds can throw at Klinks that would equal the brutal firepower and survavibility of a K't'inga.
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# 3
02-07-2010, 12:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GnawLF
Haha, you must be getting horrible PuGs, because if there is a tier where the difference between factions is very lopsided its Tier 3. There is nothing the Feds can throw at Klinks that would equal the brutal firepower and survavibility of a K't'inga.
cannons + rapid fire + hyt = GG
not much can survive that.
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# 4
02-07-2010, 02:15 PM
Yes feds can whine a lite... I know, I've done it. I'm not proud of it. I'll be the first to say I have a temper and when I lose (and not just a little but a lot) I get in a bad mood fast (which is why I stop PvPing then and cool down with sime nice PvE). Every faction is good at PvP, I've noticed the team that works together and helps eachother out is ALWAYS the one that wins. It dosn't matter who has what ships, if you as a team are doing your job then you're winning.

The only issue I have with PvP is the cross faction chat. I don't mind it outside of PvP matches but when you go into an instanced PvP match it'd be nice to not be able to talk to your enemies (even if only so that you can make battle plans with your friends).
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# 5
02-07-2010, 03:40 PM
Ktinga in T3 is the best ship in that tier IMO.
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# 6
02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
Well the game has been released for 5 days now. So yes the PvP wont be perfect yet.

From what I've seen so far, Cryptic needs to work on T2 and T3.
T2, Klingons may as well not try, takes 5 Klingons to kill one fed, then the 5 Klingons die.

Same for T3, but other way round. So give it a while, I'm sure it will get corrected / balenced.
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