This is the revised version of the thread created during OB by myself to show exactly how I feel space combat is and showing my own experiences ingame through videos.
This thread was created because people on both sides claimed extreme circumstances on the game being either too easy or too hard. These videos show my personal experiences but I've also included some videos that Mark has done as well to show that it's not just me.
Right the first batch of Space based Videos are from the last week of Open Beta :
This video shows me fighting a Warbird at the end of an Episode which is a 0 rank to me, During the video I take out the Warbird in one strafe.
Apparently I made a FUBAR where I missed one of the videos in the upload where I'm talking to Dr. Jones and he tells me to do the Transport Pattern enhancers my bad. however it's no more than 1 minute of me reading.
I appreciate your experience here. I have fought a number of encounters recently with my Tier 2 Klingon Battle Cruiser against PvE Fed Tier 3 ships of all types. My shields took a beating, but I thought it was a little too easy to win those fights.
As a Fed, though, I took a Nova Class Science Vessel (Tier 2) on a mission against the Romulans, and I found my encounter with a single Romulan War Bird to be down right nail biting. I twisted and turned out of necessity because his weapons chewed up my shields repeatedly.
It was very difficult to bring one of his shields down, then keep it down for a torpedo shot. Often, after agonizing moments, I would drop his shield only to be forced away by damage, then watch as that same shield bounced out to full strength.
He fired purple clouds at me that froze me in space (still don't know what they were), then set plasma fires on me and grabbed me with tractor beams.
After 30 minutes of this sort of thing, based on the scenario, he went disabled. Not sure how that happened, but if it was a fight to the death, I don't think I would have killed him.