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# 1 peregrine fighter
05-19-2011, 02:57 PM
i was a little disappointed to find out that the fighter was a playable ship rather than like the deployable ones that you got from the vault. is there any chance of being given like a craftable peregrine fighter pack to deploy like the reman scorpion fighters??
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# 2
05-19-2011, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kalic89
i was a little disappointed to find out that the fighter was a playable ship rather than like the deployable ones that you got from the vault. is there any chance of being given like a craftable peregrine fighter pack to deploy like the reman scorpion fighters??
THIS!, yes please slightly more powerfull!

would solve the fed carrier debate aswell...
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# 3
05-19-2011, 06:29 PM
You have a starship. How bout you use that to kill things. You know, like in... Star Trek. Or did I miss all the episodes where the Enterprise(s), Defiant, and Voyager launched shuttles and fighters to fight their battles for them.
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# 4 Fighters are not ships
05-19-2011, 06:50 PM
The biggest problem with fighters is that they act like ships. A one-on-one engagement (even if there is a swarm) will always favor the ship with stronger shields and alot more weapons. The only way a fighter will work is to have a squadron set-up with four fighers in close formation (this will give them 4x shields and weapons. The end result should be a force equivalent to a BoP or even an Escort. The basic ideal is to make the fighter tactically viable; right now, a figher is nothing but fodder for the ship's guns.

Maybe Cryptic will make a special figher only Arena to give the fighters something to do.
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# 5
05-19-2011, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Rock_Monster View Post
You have a starship. How bout you use that to kill things. You know, like in... Star Trek. Or did I miss all the episodes where the Enterprise(s), Defiant, and Voyager launched shuttles and fighters to fight their battles for them.
You do know that their were in fact fighters in various Trek shows right?
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# 6
05-19-2011, 08:20 PM
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You do know that their were in fact fighters in various Trek shows right?
Yes, in desperate situations (Battle to retake DS9) and when they had nothing else (Runabouts). Voyager also popped Tom Paris in a shuttle a few times in emergencies but of course he had plot immunity and his little shuttle wasn't in danger.

Fighers are needed to protect a vulnerable mothership or attack a target while the mothership/base remains out of harms way. However, starships can protect themselves and offer much greater firepower and utility than a fighter, thus fighters are irrelevant in Star Trek and are essentially flying coffins.
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# 7
05-19-2011, 11:03 PM
While I agree that generally in Trek our ships wouldn't generally launch a fleet of fighters...in the game we can launch scorpion fighers so peregrines would at least make more sense.
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