I'm not saying to choose either one but I did the mission first with a Runabout and my ship blew up twice. On another of my characters, I decided to use the type 8 shuttle and I didn't die one time. Maybe I was just ultra lucky the 2nd time?
I very much wish the Type-8 wasn't a pile of garbage loosely strapped to impulse engines. It's by far the best looking shuttle of the bunch, and is rather iconic. I'd like to use it, but I don't like using it.
I was kinda hoping that some fleet out there would do this.
I don't mean to brag or anything, but I took down the Mogai solo in my Delta with my Science captain.
Jam Sensors, Beam Array Overload (Dual Beam Plasma), Sensor Scan, Photonic Fleet, Torpedo (Plasma). He was halfway down in the first volley. A little run and gun after a Sub-nucleonic Beam while the Phontic Fleet kept him busy and I came in for the kill with another Jam Sensors and Beam Array Overload. Sha-bang!
And I tried it in the Type-8 too (the mission, not the Mogai ). dstahl is right. It isn't that bad if you're cautious.
To be fair - we fully tested the mission in the Type-8/Toron shuttles with default gear and no consoles and were able to complete the mission by going slow and being cautious not to agro too many things at once. In all cases - it is highly advised to avoid the Mogai in ANY kind of shuttle... it is much more powerful than you.
Ok, but the thing is - death is meaningless in this game, that will always be a factor in how quickly people zerg these missions and as of now, there's no sense of loss. However if you just introduced a harsh DP into the game without hashing out some other details first, like how to recover from it, a chance to escape an impending explosion, it'd be a failed attempt to up the ante in making the game interesting.
So, take that mission 'slow' in a Type-8/Toron? Nah, full throttle.
The shuttle is neat and all, but it cracks like an egg. You will have to fight some and the shuttle is weak (I was destroyed by fighters twice, and I had Aegis gear on it as well as purple MKX weapons). I'll have to wait until I run through with my alt to see how well the runabout works. But even your BOff says, "This would be easier with a runabout or Delta Flyer."
So, when you are able to get on the server, that is my suggestion.
its a push to buy the df off the c-store thats all they really want $$$$$
I completed the mission with a runabout. I was careful and avoided most of what I couldnt manage but there were a few moments of "opps should not have done that" moments.
I loved that we had to use a shuttle. From an immersive point of view I woulld have enjoyed going to the shuttle bay on the starship - get in the shuttle (maybe an optional prelaunch sequence) and fly it out. The view of the larger ship as compared to the tiny shuttle would really be cool.
Anyway nice work on the mission (The voice overs were excellent - more of that please)