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Join Date: Dec 2012
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# 1 First time KDF eng player
12-28-2012, 07:45 AM
Hello, i'm still pretty new to the game and just made my first KDF toon and decided to make an eng. I really like the thought of big huge battleships and was wonder if they are worth going or should I go the carrier route?

I thought about doing the BoP but my main Fed toon is a escort and i really like beam weapons and would like to be able to take a hit.

what class classes of ships are good route to go and way.

also should I change my toon and switch to a different class?
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# 2
12-28-2012, 09:01 AM
Its almost the same experience if you ave a Fed engineer, your drones look different and you have some better melee weapons.

Its much more enjoyable to fly the cruisers on the KDF side because they can cloak, turn like escorts, mount canons and are more tactically friendly. Many of the KDF ships can can do hit and run attacks. Based on you weapon preferences go with a Neg'var, if you go carriers go with the Kar'fi, it turns better. The BoP are fun, I prefer the hegh'ta due to the higher hit points and layout of the Boffs stations.
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# 3
12-28-2012, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mondoid View Post
I prefer the hegh'ta due to the higher hit points and layout of the Boffs stations.
If I remember correctly the fleet version of B'rel has more hitpoints than Hegh'ta.
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# 4
12-28-2012, 01:54 PM
I use a Karfi, Voquv, and Bortasqu on my eng. Neghvar would also be a good choice of cruiser for an eng if you don't want to get the Bortasqu due to its cost or low turn rate, but it doesn't have as much firepower, tankiness, or universal boffs like Bortasqu does.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
12-28-2012, 02:48 PM
Bortasqu steers like a wounded bison. But it does let you go more tactical.
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# 6
12-28-2012, 03:15 PM
I love mine. My Capt. is in a Negh'Var and can really chew up my enemy. Once I get my sights locked in. And let loose my cannons. I even killed Romulan Warbirds and other large Capital ships with ease. After my first pass and once I get turned for the 2nd. They are usually dust not long after that.

Ground just as fun as the Fed. However I have a melee weapon to add a different style. So I can hack into my enemy. Like any Klingon loves to do. Over all I would do it all over again. Been a fun time that is for sure.
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# 7
01-30-2013, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by zahinder View Post
Bortasqu steers like a wounded bison. But it does let you go more tactical.
Uhm....no it doesn't, it steers like a blue whale that had eaten an Airbus filled with schoolbusses

Jokes aside, I'm more of a cruiser man myself and I really like the Bortasqu'. For me it's the best ship created in STO. It takes a bit of time to get used to it and with the proper setup, especially if you have the 3-pack it can be decent in steering as well. And is perfect if you're planing to use a cruiser with beams like you mentioned, but you'd be missing out not mounting DHC on Klingon battlecruisers.

If you decide to go DHC, it is achievable on Bortasqu' but it takes much tuning and training and you might want to try some of the more manuverable beasts like the Vor'Cha retrofit, the Negh'var or the Torkhant. Anyways you'll have more fun as an engineer, since KDF cruisers are much more fun than the Fed. ones.
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# 8
12-28-2012, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jjumetley View Post
If I remember correctly the fleet version of B'rel has more hitpoints than Hegh'ta.
The Fleet B'rel does have better stats but he would need to be in a fleet with a T5 shipyard and pay 4 fleet ship modules (2000 zen) to get one.

Last edited by mondoid; 12-28-2012 at 03:43 PM. Reason: brain fart
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