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can anyone explain to me how when I run my escort retrofit that cruisers are outracing me?
I'm using the Impulse Capacitan cell for full impulse speed.
And Omega 3 for an additional 40% speed boost.
Ramming speed.
And one of those (I forget what its called from Alhena Station) and big heavy ships are faster than my escort what is going on?

I know they can knock out my engines at times. But thats not what happend the last two times in PVP and the Kerrat system.

Am i wrong or should I be suspicious. Are people using cheat codes or what? This is happening way too often.
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# 2
05-11-2012, 07:49 PM
Emergency power to engines, aux to inertial dampers(sp), engine battery, deuterium, evasive maneuvers, that impulse capacitance cell, ect. If stacked in the right order even a cruiser can move at ludicrous speed
And if the pilot spreads out his speed bursts so that he just keeps you in sight until your speed bursts are off cool down, he might be able to catch you
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# 3
05-11-2012, 08:05 PM
Make sure u have enought power in the engines subsystem
Your captian skill "Starship Impulse Thrusters" should be at 9 (or at least 6..)

And ofc there are many skills than can give u speed/turn rate buff, like Attack Patern Omega, Evasive manuvers, Auxiliary to Dampeners.

IF a crusiers is outracign you, then you are doing something wrong.
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# 4
05-11-2012, 08:20 PM
There's also the plain old more engine power theory, if your running a combat engine and your opponent running a Hyper Impulse than with more power in Engines they will have a higher maximum speed.
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# 5
05-11-2012, 09:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by maxiang View Post
Emergency power to engines, aux to inertial dampers(sp), engine battery, deuterium, evasive maneuvers, that impulse capacitance cell, ect. If stacked in the right order even a cruiser can move at ludicrous speed
And if the pilot spreads out his speed bursts so that he just keeps you in sight until your speed bursts are off cool down, he might be able to catch you
Ludicrous speed, you say? No wonder that cruiser I saw the other day had Plaid trailing behind it.



Anyways, don't forget that the borg engines alone allow you to go up to warp 20 in sector space.
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# 6
05-11-2012, 10:17 PM
Silly question but if we are talking about sprint rather than slalom, why wouldn't a cruiser be equal to or better than an escort? What is 'tactical' about raw speed? That is more a function of engineering.

It was always Scotty saying 'I dunnae think the engines canna take any more, Captain!' It wasn't Sulu.
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# 7
05-12-2012, 12:09 AM
An engineer captain can make a heavy cruiser go really fast
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# 8
05-12-2012, 12:26 AM
Once you get an object moving in space, it's easy to maintain it at it's speed with no inertia to slow it down, so an escort may have a faster take off, but it's all up to the engines that can prove a larger mass can move faster.
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# 9
05-12-2012, 01:11 AM
my secret is i put my whole crew on the bicycles to make the wheel turn faster
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# 10
05-17-2012, 07:16 PM
Well, well, another untold secret met in space. And no one here will speak of it.

Shame...

My space faring friend, you met the RoadRunner..
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