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# 11
01-31-2010, 03:53 PM
Also, the Defiant was special because Star Trek is all about plot conveniene and retcons. Watch those DS9 episodes with the big fleet battles and you'll see little Federation ships (escorts) blowing up all over the place.
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# 12
01-31-2010, 03:54 PM
Hmm.. during OB I drove an Escort.. it was a wrecking ball and had unbelievable staying power.

Sure.. sometimes too many adds would take it out, but that was not the norm.

So.. right before they shut the server down just now, I leveled to LtComm and got me another Escort.


I sure, sure, sure hope they didnt alter Escort class from what it was in OB.. it is a most amazing class of badass.

EDIT to add::

Of course, in Open Beta, there were actually some useful drops that had decent upgrades.. now, however, sheesh.

I went all the way to 11 and I still don't have a Tactical Console.. and now I have a ship that uses 2 of them..

Not to mention the bugged BO reward from quests. Ya.. you get the BO, but they must have got vaporized when beaming aboard.. so.. still only the 3 BO that I had from way back.

Ya.. I'd say something has changed in the entire game since OB just a couple days ago. /pfft
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# 13
01-31-2010, 03:55 PM
I feel an urge to giggle, because there IS abblative armour in the game! It's an engineering console, which gives resist to various kinds of damage in space, thus giving you longer life.
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# 14
01-31-2010, 03:55 PM
I dont have a problem with my escort I last ages in battles. Make sure you've got the highest gear you can equip and a few of the skills can increase hull strength make sure you max them out.
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# 15
01-31-2010, 03:56 PM
I haven't had any problems in my escort except when I bit off more than I could chew (tried to take on a +4 Negh Vahr) ... I did fine against +3 ships in several missions.
I havent tried any PvP, though.
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# 16
01-31-2010, 03:56 PM
I want my spaceship to allow me to be a fighter magic user cleric thief with the special monk ability kung fu in full plate.
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# 17
01-31-2010, 03:56 PM
Hmm. Um, I think buffing the tanking abilities would be a bit too much.
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# 18
01-31-2010, 03:56 PM
The problem isn't the game, or the Escort class. I've played an escort class since beta and as long as you're not useless, you can hold your own and make a difference in any battle.

You're just doing it wrong.
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# 19
01-31-2010, 03:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrwafu View Post
You can just feel the seething nerdrage as his spittle hits the screen during his furious typing, can't you?
LMAO!! Thank you for the belly laugh mrwafu!
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# 20
01-31-2010, 03:58 PM
the flaw in cryptics glass canon is....MMO's high DPS classes have....RANGE

escort doesn't
to be a true...glass canon thier weapons need to be able to fire say...14km instead of 10km

barring that, they either need a cloaking device ..OR
heavier forward shields...OR
slowly regenerating ablative armor...not all 4...just one of them

I would prefer the range myself
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