Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Hey guys, I am sitting here, thinking about ship builds that are out of the ordinary. With the new wide-angle quantum torp launcher, the potential for a true Torpedo Boat build becomes an interesting reality...

With all of that in mind, let's get the discussion started. I would like to see what thoughts you have abt the need for, what type of ship would make the best, and how you would maximize the potential of, a Torpedo Boat build.

Oh, and please don't cheat, yes, the Amitage Heavy Escort-Carrier was advertised as a torp boat, but be creative, let's look at some other ship builds that are available!
Starfleet Veteran
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# 2
08-23-2012, 07:57 AM
Torpedo boats have been a reality for ages, I have posted many a setup over the year. All I fly are torpedo boats with zero energy weapons. The D?kora, Galor, Sov refit & Excelsior all make great torpedo boats. Even ran the Tac oddy as one for a while but it?s not as good as the other 4 options. Orb sci ship also makes a pretty deadly torp boat due to the way Sensor Analysis works.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
# 3
08-23-2012, 08:21 AM
Cool, but what if we were able to make a Capital-style Flagship, that was able to fit torpedo turrets? Yes, the Armitage-class has the torp PD console, but what about a torpedo turret that had a 360-degree firing arc? Would this type of weapon change how torp boats were used? Should the Devs look at this type of weapon as a new addition to STO?

And just because I am full of questions: What race would you choose to build the best dedicated-torpedo boat?
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# 4
08-23-2012, 08:31 AM
A 360 arc wouldn?t really change how torpedo boats are used but it would make them more efficient. From a lore point of view I have no idea which race is most likely to make a torpdeo boat.
Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 487
# 5
08-23-2012, 09:11 AM
Side-arc torpedo launchers are the stuff of dreams, IMHO; not sure if 360-degree launchers would feel right, though...
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
# 6
08-23-2012, 09:55 AM
What about a Universal Console? Call it the Side-Launch Torpedo Salvo Console. Fires a broadside photon torpedo salvo at a single target. Maybe 15 torps? Not affected by any of the boost skills, like high yield or torp spread.

Seems to me that this kind of a console would make for a wicked DPS boost to any STF fleet. What do you guys think?
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 99
# 7
08-24-2012, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by scarabpoet View Post
Hey guys, I am sitting here, thinking about ship builds that are out of the ordinary. With the new wide-angle quantum torp launcher, the potential for a true Torpedo Boat build becomes an interesting reality...

With all of that in mind, let's get the discussion started. I would like to see what thoughts you have abt the need for, what type of ship would make the best, and how you would maximize the potential of, a Torpedo Boat build.

Oh, and please don't cheat, yes, the Amitage Heavy Escort-Carrier was advertised as a torp boat, but be creative, let's look at some other ship builds that are available!
I run my heavy escourt carrier with 2 front photons, 1 rear photon and the photon PDS.
The damage spikes worked really well yet i still had 2 DHC and 2 turrets to keep up good energy damage dps.
I wouldnt add any more torps to this build as the cooldowns would kill my dps.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 8
08-24-2012, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by richandrews View Post
I run my heavy escourt carrier with 2 front photons, 1 rear photon and the photon PDS.
The damage spikes worked really well yet i still had 2 DHC and 2 turrets to keep up good energy damage dps.
I wouldnt add any more torps to this build as the cooldowns would kill my dps.
Torp boats are not about DPS. They are about massive burst damage. If you have the right weapons on the fore, you can unleash enough damage in one burst that has the potential to take out a ship in one volley.
Ensign
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# 9
08-25-2012, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by shookyang View Post
Torp boats are not about DPS. They are about massive burst damage. If you have the right weapons on the fore, you can unleash enough damage in one burst that has the potential to take out a ship in one volley.
Exactly.
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# 10
08-25-2012, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by scarabpoet View Post
Exactly.
I really do not agree that is how torpedo boats have to be. I build mine around DPS and wearing the enemy down.
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