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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 21
04-03-2013, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by reyan01 View Post
Yes, that MUST be it. I must have been seeing things, and that rainbow-beam Prometheus was a figment of my imagination. Silly of me to think that I could possibly out DPS any other escort, even a rainbow-boat, in an Aquarius. I mean, EVERY other escort in the game is set up SO perfectly.

Saying that, it's also fun to watch when players let their anal-superior attitude completely cloud their reason.
In the defense of that ship, I do fly a rainbow-beam Prometheus from time to time, with Romulan plasma consoles, kitted out to the Nth degree, just so I can see all the pretty plasma cloud colors on enemies, but I save that for PvE. The U.S.S. Aurora most certainly did benefit from the Chroniton Dual Beam Bank for more rainbows. But at least I know it's inferior to other, better builds.

July 12, 2012 - January 24, 2013
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Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 18
# 22
04-03-2013, 10:45 AM
Argh, just bought this as I thought it was a beautiful little ship. I usually don't mind not having the best ship/layout if its for looks but this seems bad.
Career Officer
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# 23
04-03-2013, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by reyan01 View Post
Yes, that MUST be it. I must have been seeing things, and that rainbow-beam Prometheus was a figment of my imagination. Silly of me to think that I could possibly out DPS any other escort, even a rainbow-boat, in an Aquarius. I mean, EVERY other escort in the game is set up SO perfectly. .
Well I'm glad your happy that your completely inferior ship performs well vs. players who have no concept of game mechanics, using rainbow beams on an Escort.

That's certainly worthy of coming into a thread and boasting how you "out DPS other escorts".

I'm sure it must help justify the purchase of the Aquarius.

Career Officer
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# 24
04-04-2013, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by ussultimatum View Post
Well I'm glad your happy that your completely inferior ship performs well vs. players who have no concept of game mechanics, using rainbow beams on an Escort.

That's certainly worthy of coming into a thread and boasting how you "out DPS other escorts".

I'm sure it must help justify the purchase of the Aquarius.
I didn't say that I out DPS other escorts. My exact words were:

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Originally Posted by reyan01 View Post
Irrespective, so far as I am concerned, it's inability to tank notwithstanding, it's a damned fun ship to fly and it's satisfying to watch my little, underestimated, aquarius tear into enemy ships just as quickly, if not sometimes faster, than some of the other escorts in whatever instance I am in.
You'll note that I said "sometimes" and "some". It wasn't the sweeping statement that you perceived it to be.

And irrespective of that, I've certainly encounted players who don't use rainbows but have poor setups, as I am sure you have.

Anyway, regardless, I wasn't boasting - if you read my posts I clearly stated that I am aware that it has flaws, and several of them - I started the reference post by acknowledging that it has a flimsy hull/shields. And to be fair, I'll wholeheartly admit that I don't PvP, and fully acknowledge that taking one into PvP would probably result in both being laughed off the map and a LOT of time in respawn oblivion.

I was simply stating that it is not a game-breaker so far as PvE/STF's go, and whilst there are much better options, it's still not THAT bad a ship, can do decent damage, and is actually quite fun to fly.

STAR TREK BATTLES - HIGH DPS PLAYERS NEED NOT APPY

Last edited by reyan01; 04-04-2013 at 04:55 AM.
Captain
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# 25
04-04-2013, 07:17 AM
They should make it so owning the Oddy gives a discount on this thing. The Failquarius is not worth 4 modules.
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# 26
04-06-2013, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by doffingcomrade View Post
They should make it so owning the Oddy gives a discount on this thing. The Failquarius is not worth 4 modules.
While it would be nice, I can't imagine they would.

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Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 600
# 27
04-07-2013, 10:06 AM
I really want the Fleet Aquarius but EVERY time I go to buy it I end up looking at the horrible stats and I buy something else.

If the mods are serious about wanting players to spend good money on the Aquarius then the LEAST they need to do is increase the turn rate (20 or higher for greater maneuvering) and make all the BOFFs universal stations.

I can accept the fact that it doesn't come with a cool weapon like a heavy quad cannon or room for more weapons or more hull points ... it's a tiny ship.

Unfortunately, as it is now the Aquarius doesn't have enough of the benefits of a tiny ship ... which is why so many of us keep complaining about it.

The ship looks cool and we'd love to run it in our fleets, but not the way it is currently setup.
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 24
# 28
06-04-2013, 06:41 PM
Hi guys, I would like to buy access to your shipyards, can't seem to see any of you on game. Can we sort something out?

Cheers.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 549
# 29
06-04-2013, 07:20 PM
I am entirely in approval of the premise of this thread. I own a Fleet Aquarius, I used it for half-a-year, and while I've been quite able to make it work... I end up doing so at a disadvantage to players in other endgame escorts whom are in a better position to outperform me.

There is also the matter of the ridicule that accompanies the whimsical choice of commanding a ship you like the looks of. Despite my ability to make it work, I do admit the 'running joke' has grown highly tedious. It seems all too often the conclusion is "you decided to drive an underpowered ship - you're so dumb".

When the objective is to feel like I can make a worthwhile contribution to any endgame effort... this is one of the things that does sour what enjoyment I might find in this.

Another irksome point is the Hoh'Sus. I happen to like the Hoh'Sus too... but it's clear the Hoh'Sus has been much more fortunate than its Federation counterpart - it's commonly seen by KDF players as one of the strongest endgame Raider picks.

It would definitely be nice to find the Aquarius balanced so to be worth its price, be accordingly more satisfying to own, and compare more evently with its KDF counterpart. I hardly want the Aquarius to be turned into a Raider- if I wanted a cloaking bird of prey I'd be playing a KDF character instead. But there must me someway that is possible to make the Aquarius be competitive.

So, I too submit my appeal to consideration being invested in that direction.
Mhae ir-Virinat t'Rillas, R.R.W Temer
Ensign
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 23
# 30
12-04-2013, 01:38 PM
My proposal for improving the Aquarius is quite simple...

Make it a unique ship using Bridge Officers and keep the stats the same:

Give the Aquarius TWO commander BO slots. One Tactical and one Universal.

That way it may not have a stats advantage over other escorts but it will have a BO advantage and make it worthwhile for fleets and against the upcoming Raiders.
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