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# 11
03-07-2010, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Mergelsberg
I think the Danube is one of the most fun ships to fool about with. Emphasis on fool about with.
Yup, I agree. It wasn't meant to be used for RA content like the Infected (but it sure is fun). :p

Quote:
Originally Posted by DK-Starfire
The runabout isn't supposed to be as good as any of the starships - it's a fun toy, mostly, at the moment. Although some runabout missions would be nice .... perhaps a little space race track even for and with them! Something like in Voyager "Drive".
Ooh, that's a great idea! I hope some random dev reads your post and they decide to implement some runabout-specific missions someday. That sounds like it would be great fun.
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# 12
03-07-2010, 05:18 PM
I saw one of these in a pvp match the other day. Not sure wha to think about that really.
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# 13
03-07-2010, 06:45 PM
actually saw a run about kill a guy in a ktinga in pvp earlier today. was pretty funny
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# 14 PvP
03-08-2010, 04:53 AM
Yes I use em in PvP - gr8 fun but yes I do get targetted first.

I've actually started a fleet (Danube Lieutenants) purely for Lieutenant only PvP, where at least 1 of us must use a Runabout turning all games into "Protect the Runabout"

Still I'm gonna post a new thread recommending improvements to make em a viable alternative to the Miranda/Constitution.
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# 15
03-08-2010, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DK-Starfire
And can you give any logical reason why a big shuttle (runabout) "should" be a "viable alternative" for a light cruiser class STARSHIP? A starship which is, canonically speaking, capable of transporting a runabout?

... and no, your personal taste does NOT count as a "logical reason".

The next thing somebody will want is probably Captain Proton's rocket pack not only integrated into the game, but available as a "viable alternative" to a Defiant class escort (ya know, just attach a phaser rifle to the rocket pack).


The runabout isn't supposed to be as good as any of the starships - it's a fun toy, mostly, at the moment. Although some runabout missions would be nice .... perhaps a little space race track even for and with them! Something like in Voyager "Drive".
Personal preference? No but it doesn't make sense for a little ship like that to be sold at the prices they want for it. Besides, it would probably make a decent bird of prey wannabe.
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# 16
03-10-2010, 10:49 AM
For those of you who have replied or who read this and think the runabout is a bad idea or too expensive, keep this in mind: It's an optional buy. A credit-sink-hole for players who don't have anything to spend money on at the moment.

It's just a fun option that appeals to fans of the show who like to have yet another ship to look at and fly. I would love to get my hands on an Enterprise-C myself.

And when you get higher up so you can tank some in a smaller class ship, buy one and try it (after the bug fix) and you'll see how much fun it is compared to grinding away in your captain or admiral vessel.
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# 17
03-10-2010, 04:05 PM
I played around with a runabout and to me it seemed pretty much like a T1 bop which is damned good.
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# 18
03-10-2010, 08:48 PM
I actually found a use for mine, you can sneak up on someone really easily and self destruct or go to ramming speed, with no death penalty its becomes a amusing if crazy straightly.
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# 19
03-30-2010, 11:05 PM
I love my runabout,

Money is so easy to get, 146,000 credits wasn't hard to get.

I like flying that around, I'm a half a midget compared to someone who has like a Exploration Cruiser.
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# 20
03-31-2010, 05:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by zappermann
The Runabout Was POS. Why did you sell that POS for 146k when it could not be as good as the light cruiser. Just another reason that people wanted more money that the gold sellers wanted to provide and everyone sellling stuff on the exchange like rabid Feringis. i asked owners about the runabout and the description says it is not worth the money and it was bugged. I think that runabout should be only ship that trial accounts fly till they pay for subscription.
I think you are missing the point on the runabout. Its a RP ship and a really cool one at that. Who cares about the price it adds flavor to the game.

Edit to add I don't think the runabout should count towards your ship total since it really isn't that viable a combat ship. It should be added in a different category like shuttles. Then they could add other RP ships of that size and be a compliment to your existing ship.
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