So I've finally made it to LT CMDR. I got my new science ship and it's full of MKII items which I have plenty of. So where do I go to get MK III and MK IV items? My planned layout is dual phasers and quantums forward, and 2 phaser turrents aft. Sound decent enough? Any input appreciated!
While we're here, we might as well mention quest rewards, no?
You can get quantum mines or quantum torp mkIII from the space fleet action in the laurentine(sp?) system -- that's a pretty easy way to grab your quantum launcher as soon as you hit LtC.
I'll have to check that out. I still havent been able to find a quantum launcher yet, which is frustrating. In closed and open beta I got them pretty easily in my starter ship, now all I get are friggin shield batteries. It's annoying.
Axterix, thanks for the info. I'm a lt cmdr 5 now, and I've never visited that base. Been wondering why no one at Sol sells Mk III equipment.
As for weapon loadout, I'm using a 2 phaser arrays (1 fore, 1 aft), 1 quantum (fore), and 1 turret (aft). All currently MK II, and I'm working on getting exploration badges for the mk IV items. Finding that the turret on the aft REALLY can make the difference in battering down the shields of the guy I've got targeted while I'm running straight at 'em. This lets me get of a boosted torpedo volley, and then I starting circling and pounding them with broadsides and a quick in-turn to lay in more torps whenever I get to an down shield.
Science vessels just power through the enemies at the lt cmdr missions. At LC 5, I'm just now had a couple of missions where my shields have taken enough of a beating that I need to use science team II.