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# 21
06-22-2011, 06:58 PM
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If beams are so awesome then why don't I see more pure beam escorts?
lol... oh man if you only knew...
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# 22
06-22-2011, 07:03 PM
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I think the main thing you neglect is that damage output is so great there's little need to tank.. If beams are so awesome then why don't I see more pure beam escorts?
Because beams are for sustained DPS. Escorts are for hit and run.
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# 23
06-22-2011, 07:09 PM
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Because beams are for sustained DPS. Escorts are for hit and run.
OK, you need to stop the myth that escorts are so fragile. As least on VA1 escorts can withstand far too much damage agaist beams. It just goes to show that some just like the status quo to maintain a very unbalanced game.
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# 24
06-22-2011, 07:10 PM
Who are you in game? Im really curious now at this point....
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# 25
06-22-2011, 07:11 PM
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I think the main thing you neglect is that damage output is so great there's little need to tank.. If beams are so awesome then why don't I see more pure beam escorts?
Ask SteveHale or EricCarter. Pure beam FAWscorts are some of the strongest ships in the game DPS-wise.

Can we get some of your speccs?

I want a little more information before I say I that beams need any more love (if anything, nerf them).

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# 26
06-22-2011, 07:13 PM
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OK, you need to stop the myth that escorts are so fragile. As least on VA1 escorts can withstand far too much damage agaist beams. It just goes to show that some just like the status quo to maintain a very unbalanced game.
Yes and no. Depending on the build, escorts CAN tank at the sacrifice of DPS. Unless there is a broken Tactical ability. Like season 2.1 scatter volley or today's FAW.

I hear Engineers are very good in escorts *looks guilty*

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# 27
06-22-2011, 07:26 PM
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OK, you need to stop the myth that escorts are so fragile. As least on VA1 escorts can withstand far too much damage agaist beams. It just goes to show that some just like the status quo to maintain a very unbalanced game.
Man are you are just joking right ? lol

Have you tried the wonderful Faw skill... how bouts a bit of da dem. HAHA
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# 28
06-22-2011, 07:31 PM
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Man are you are just joking right ? lol

Have you tried the wonderful Faw skill... how bouts a bit of da dem. HAHA
Faw is ok 1on1 , tried one and two and not super impressed.... seldom are u one on one. You must be thinking escort, cruisers are locked out of most decent tac powers.
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# 29
06-22-2011, 07:34 PM
OMG it must be comedy night........
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# 30
06-22-2011, 07:35 PM
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Ask SteveHale or EricCarter. Pure beam FAWscorts are some of the strongest ships in the game DPS-wise.

Can we get some of your speccs?

I want a little more information before I say I that beams need any more love (if anything, nerf them).

twilightwolf90
Just to be clear, while I agree with the statement, I myself do not fly Beam/FAWscort. Reason being, while they are effective, at the moment the most effect ones rely on OP abilities (i.e. FAW) and broken mechanics (i.e. corkscrewing, the cannon blind spot). Even though it doesn't always work out in my favor, I'd prefer to have to think.

Beams are fine. BO is good damage if you manage your space bar spam and timing. Consider a torpedo or two because those are fun as well. As for Escorts, Cannons offer much greater challenge and equally more satisfying results.
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