Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 447
Ok so what are peoples opinions on this new ship, I got them yesterday to give me an alternative to my Adapted destroyer, at first I was a bit disapointed, they seemed a bit squishy, I tested in private pvp and found its fairly useless in the set up i have, however it shines in PVE, i re armed it for a cannon loadout and wow, its still squishy, and will melt under fire, but my AD is the same, the addition of the battle cloak and singluarity more than makes up for this, after a bit of testing and getting used to it, I find its an excelent escort, does some serious damage with the 2 set and the quads are just as daft as the others, the final fun peice it has is the Death Ray, similar to the Garumba, Klingon Bus, and Fed Dred, it has a powefull energy beam attack that if used right can shred a target.

Over all i am loving this ship, tho forgot to put my valdore console on it so will be changing that later and see if that helps its performance, I am interested in seeing what others are thinking to this ship.
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,142
# 2
09-13-2013, 06:40 AM
i think it is a nice escort, no doubt. But at this point there is no real reason for me to change my mogai or dhelan in favour of this new ship.

as i wrote in 2 other posts already, the ship lacks a fifth tac console OR 5 forward weapons to set it appart from the 3 (or 4) other tactical warbirds (escort like romulan ships)
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
09-13-2013, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by johankreig View Post
Ok so what are peoples opinions on this new ship, I got them yesterday to give me an alternative to my Adapted destroyer, at first I was a bit disapointed, they seemed a bit squishy, I tested in private pvp and found its fairly useless in the set up i have, however it shines in PVE, i re armed it for a cannon loadout and wow, its still squishy, and will melt under fire, but my AD is the same, the addition of the battle cloak and singluarity more than makes up for this, after a bit of testing and getting used to it, I find its an excelent escort, does some serious damage with the 2 set and the quads are just as daft as the others, the final fun peice it has is the Death Ray, similar to the Garumba, Klingon Bus, and Fed Dred, it has a powefull energy beam attack that if used right can shred a target.

Over all i am loving this ship, tho forgot to put my valdore console on it so will be changing that later and see if that helps its performance, I am interested in seeing what others are thinking to this ship.
I have two questions...one is which ship exactly do you refer to as the klingon *bus*? I only recall the guramba having a beam of death. Second is if you have access to the Reman skins with the ship?

I been trying to find out if the ship has them since it didn't on tribble but haven't gotten any answer so far.
Ensign
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 4
# 4
09-13-2013, 07:34 AM
Yes, you can use the Reman skins on it.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 613
# 5
09-13-2013, 08:46 AM
Funny, I must be the only player to not think that the quad cannons are useless.

The phaser and disruptor variants have always worked quite well for me. Will be trying the plasmas when I buy my Ar'kiff later today. Then again, I don't now and never will PvP so maybe that accounts for the general attitude towards them.
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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,897
# 6
09-13-2013, 09:03 AM
The problem with quads, is that they take a bit of power from engines, and causes an extra drop in weapon power (when other weapons are fired as well). And yeah, extra engine power == extra speed defense.
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Captain
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 902
# 7
09-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Well, I picked up the Ar'kala yesterday, outfitted him with stuff I had in my inventory and jumped into the Rhi missions. It definitely made short work of the Elachi - carved thru the Monbosh like it was butter. I kinda feel like going back to the Last Stand mission that took me over an hour in my D'D and see how this bird handles it.
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Join Date: Mar 2013
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# 8
09-13-2013, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by stoutes View Post
The problem with quads, is that they take a bit of power from engines, and causes an extra drop in weapon power (when other weapons are fired as well). And yeah, extra engine power == extra speed defense.
Now *this* explains a lot - to date the only escorts I've used are the Fed Advanced (and Mirror Advanced) and a couple of BoPs on red side. I felt like this ship was a bit sluggish in comparison, but never having used quads before I didn't think about the engine drain.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 613
# 9
09-13-2013, 09:23 AM
One thing I find annoying is, the 30 inertia rating. STO uses that rating backwards of how it should be. The Dhelan with a base 450 crew is at least ~30 to 50% larger than the new Ar'kiff and has a 70 inertia. The new Ar'kiff has an inertia rating of 30,... you have to spend your 2 engineering slots for RCS to make it move, instead of armor,...

Lower inertia rating SHOULD be faster, with responsiveness decreasing as the rating rises,...
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 127
# 10
09-13-2013, 09:27 AM
I found the Singularity drain/+res console from the Dhelan works with this ship which I find has good synergy with the tactical warbirds retrofit console.

I like the ship a lot on my Sci VA since I can get a bit more firepower out of it when I need it with Annihilation mode while still keeping LtC and Lt. Sci slots for CC.

This is mostly eSTF's though, I haven't flown it in pvp yet.
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