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# 41
10-13-2013, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by arvistaljik View Post
I would say that I tend to spend most of my play time in either my Fed or Rom Tac captain using a mix of all types of vessels.

That said, I concur with what kadams said regarding escorts and cruisers. Cruisers should get their own Heavy Beam Array type to bring them up more in the DPS scale of the game. Either that or give regular beam arrays and dual beam banks a boost when used on non-escort class ships.

I'm also a bit of a canon junkie and arm my ships as they are seen in the TV shows and movies. To that end, I don't mount any cannons on ships which were not seen to have them on screen. So while my Defiant/Sao Paolo mount cannons, my Prometheus, Chimera, Akira/Armitage, and other escorts mount entirely beams and dual beam banks. Sure, I don't end up at the tip-top of the DPS scale, but I'm far from useless in a mission since I know how to use my ships effectively as armed.
Yeah I want to base my weapon Setups based on what the ships had in the Series considering this is a Star Trek game but doing so means a considerably lower DPS.
I'd support eh addition of "Beam Cannons" that more or less have the same Damage as the DHCs but Fire Beams just so we can have Beam Based canon setups for our ships without cutting down on damage but Cruisers defiantly need their own exclusive Heavy Beam weapons.
I must admit though I do use DHCs on my escorts I hate it.

Last edited by induperator; 10-13-2013 at 08:44 AM.
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# 42
10-13-2013, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by induperator View Post
Yeah I want to base my weapon Setups based on what the ships had in the Series considering this is a Star Trek game but doing so means a considerably lower DPS.
I'd support eh addition of "Beam Cannons" that more or less have the same Damage as the DHCs but Fire Beams just so we can have Beam Based canon setups for our ships without cutting down on damage but Cruisers defiantly need their own exclusive Heavy Beam weapons.
I must admit though I do use DHCs on my escorts I hate it.
Yeah, I hear ya there. I've put my quad cannons and a DHC on my Steamrunner for a STF and while the damage was great (was running DBB, Quads, DHC, and a tricobalt up front with turrets in back) it just didn't feel appropriately "Trek" to me. So for the sake of keeping it "canon" I swapped out the rear turrets for arrays, the Quads for another DBB and the DHC for an array. The ship looks better firing beams, and I can live with the hit in DPS. Strangely enough I used that same beam setup on my Steamrunner and came in 2nd in the Gorn Minefield fleet action where there was two other escorts. I must have been doing something right or else I got a lot of crit-hits on my tricobalts lol.

Last edited by arvistaljik; 10-13-2013 at 11:52 AM.
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# 43
10-14-2013, 10:20 AM
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Yeah, I hear ya there. I've put my quad cannons and a DHC on my Steamrunner for a STF and while the damage was great (was running DBB, Quads, DHC, and a tricobalt up front with turrets in back) it just didn't feel appropriately "Trek" to me. So for the sake of keeping it "canon" I swapped out the rear turrets for arrays, the Quads for another DBB and the DHC for an array. The ship looks better firing beams, and I can live with the hit in DPS. Strangely enough I used that same beam setup on my Steamrunner and came in 2nd in the Gorn Minefield fleet action where there was two other escorts. I must have been doing something right or else I got a lot of crit-hits on my tricobalts lol.
A good Player can make a Beam Build work and would be able to still do pretty well but still they'd be at a Disadvantage to those who Duck tape Dual Heavy Cannons to their ship's Hull but at least it's nice to meet a player who's Brave enough to Risk DPS for a more "Trek" Experience on their Ships but hey if we kick up enough of a fuss Cryptic might give us what we want and we'll get a bigger variety of Beam weapons so we can be more canon to the series without losing any DPS.
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