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# 1 aquarius escort on tribble
07-06-2012, 06:38 PM
probably old news , but its on the latest tribble build as a playable destroyer

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...2/fleetdes.jpg
does this seem stupidly powerful to anyone else ? lol
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# 2
07-06-2012, 06:43 PM
It looks so AWESOME! AND its way overpowered.

Oh wait, Tier 4 ship. Why in heavens name would they still bring out Tier 4 ships? whats the logic in doing that? sigh.

another nice looking escort gone to waste.
Sigh
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# 3
07-06-2012, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by marctraiderz View Post
It looks so AWESOME! AND its way overpowered.

Oh wait, Tier 4 ship. Why in heavens name would they still bring out Tier 4 ships? whats the logic in doing that? sigh.

another nice looking escort gone to waste.
Sigh
nono , its VA ship , you need a tier 4 shipyard to create it
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# 4
07-06-2012, 09:19 PM
That's not OP...that's terrible.

4 front, 2 aft slots means you can compare this more to a science-escort hybrid than an actual escort. Okay, so what two ships are closest in comparison?

You can replicate the same stations as the new fleet escort, since the console slots are identical anyway. Okay...but it has ~4k less hull and .05 less shield modifier. Not bad, per se, but the fleet escort was already the lowest of the fleet escort refits, anyway. However, if you toss that universal LT station to another engi slot, you could have a tanky escort. Not sure how the -.27 modifier compared to the patrol escort would, though, even if the patrol has a LT/Ens potential for engineering. So what about science?

That would be the fleet science vessel refit, the crazy Nova. I think the Nova might deal more dps than the Aquarius, tbh. 3/3 weaponry and no tac comm station, but a comm science station might make up wonderfully. Stats-wise, the Nova has ~1k more hull, but a nice .39 extra shield modifier, not to mention built-in target subsystem powers. The Nova's consoles are 3/3/4, as opposed to the Aq's 4/4/2, but I'd say the Aq has the advantage due to the universals. So, oddly enough, the Nova might deal more damage, but the Aq can tank more...maybe.

OP? Nah, but quirky as hell.
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# 5
07-07-2012, 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by mehen View Post
That's not OP...that's terrible.

4 front, 2 aft slots means you can compare this more to a science-escort hybrid than an actual escort. Okay, so what two ships are closest in comparison?

You can replicate the same stations as the new fleet escort, since the console slots are identical anyway. Okay...but it has ~4k less hull and .05 less shield modifier. Not bad, per se, but the fleet escort was already the lowest of the fleet escort refits, anyway. However, if you toss that universal LT station to another engi slot, you could have a tanky escort. Not sure how the -.27 modifier compared to the patrol escort would, though, even if the patrol has a LT/Ens potential for engineering. So what about science?

That would be the fleet science vessel refit, the crazy Nova. I think the Nova might deal more dps than the Aquarius, tbh. 3/3 weaponry and no tac comm station, but a comm science station might make up wonderfully. Stats-wise, the Nova has ~1k more hull, but a nice .39 extra shield modifier, not to mention built-in target subsystem powers. The Nova's consoles are 3/3/4, as opposed to the Aq's 4/4/2, but I'd say the Aq has the advantage due to the universals. So, oddly enough, the Nova might deal more damage, but the Aq can tank more...maybe.

OP? Nah, but quirky as hell.
note: its called a "destroyer" not an escort. so its not really an escort as far as the game is concerened, but it is similar.
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# 6
07-07-2012, 09:12 AM
This looks quite cool, I kind of suspected this'd turn into a "I can't believe it's not a BoP".
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# 7
07-07-2012, 02:51 PM
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note: its called a "destroyer" not an escort. so its not really an escort as far as the game is concerened, but it is similar.
And I showed that, for a hybrid, it sucks equally. Shall we argue semantics some more? A destroyer, as Cryptic is concerned, is nothing more than a fancy escort.
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# 8
07-07-2012, 10:19 AM
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nono , its VA ship , you need a tier 4 shipyard to create it
Seriously who would take this 'thing'? Lol. Such a waste of nice ships.
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# 9
07-07-2012, 11:20 AM
I still think this could be pretty damn nasty if equipped right to be honest , the consoles and boffs are pretty unusual for a federation ship
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