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# 1 Escort Build Video Tutorial!!
06-04-2012, 03:15 AM
Hey Everyone
After a flood of PM's from new F2P players saying how they found an old post of mine(http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...90&postcount=2) and am using my build and loving it, I got a couple of requests to make a full tutorial.

Instead of making you read a five page essay on how my build works, I just made this video tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDlTmbqtG9U

Sorry about the poor voice volume at the start, I didn't notice that until I had uploaded it.
Feedback would be wonderful.

Thanks
-Sins
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# 2
06-04-2012, 03:37 AM
I'm a little surprised to not see hotkeys for the abilities you'd be using in combat, but maybe clicking is more comfortable for you?

Only Borg gear? No MACO shield? And green tac consoles!

In that particular setup, what's the scatter for?

Boo to auto-fire on that quantum <--- edit this and the comment that you could upgrade your consoles is the only criticism, I'm just looking to see why for the other things


I tend to think a video "tutorial" of a setup is better if it shows it in action. Otherwise you've just made voice commentary for a screenshot.
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# 3
06-04-2012, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by synkr0nized
I'm a little surprised to not see hotkeys for the abilities you'd be using in combat, but maybe clicking is more comfortable for you?

Only Borg gear? No MACO shield? And green tac consoles!

In that particular setup, what's the scatter for?

Boo to auto-fire on that quantum <--- edit this and the comment that you could upgrade your consoles is the only criticism, I'm just looking to see why for the other things


I tend to think a video "tutorial" of a setup is better if it shows it in action. Otherwise you've just made voice commentary for a screenshot.
1. I've just never used hotkeys, Its really personal choice.
2. I'm one for level grinding, not STF grinding.
3. You wouldn't know how hard it was to find those tac consoles at the time. Last time I looked, the blue ones were going for 2.5-3 million EC on the exchange, which is just a plain stupid price.
4. There was no other ability that could go there without copying an ability I already had.
5. Auto-fire works on the quantum for me. Since by the time I have turned around, my quantum (and every second pass my high yield) is ready.
6. The actual combat video is going to be uploaded next weekend. The video would've been too big (since I'm rendering it in Full HD) or too long if I had added it on to this video.
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# 4
06-04-2012, 07:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinsofasolarempire
1. I've just never used hotkeys, Its really personal choice.
2. I'm one for level grinding, not STF grinding.
3. You wouldn't know how hard it was to find those tac consoles at the time. Last time I looked, the blue ones were going for 2.5-3 million EC on the exchange, which is just a plain stupid price.
4. There was no other ability that could go there without copying an ability I already had.
5. Auto-fire works on the quantum for me. Since by the time I have turned around, my quantum (and every second pass my high yield) is ready.
6. The actual combat video is going to be uploaded next weekend. The video would've been too big (since I'm rendering it in Full HD) or too long if I had added it on to this video.
Hotkeys can help depending on the keyboard... I didn't really use any when I used my stock laptop one.. I use a Stealth Merc now..

Grinding while annoying is really the only way to get the top end gear atm :/

Easy way to bypass exchange prices.. craft them... you can craft MK XI Purple Mags and so on..

Hardly a reason.. TSS barely does anything as you only have one DBB slotted.. better off cycling two TT1 (Plus it will save you some skill points)

Autofire.. to each their own... no real comment

I look forward to your combat video.. your build isn't something I would personally go with on my escort.. so I'm curious to see how yours would do.

I have my build some where on the stoacademy site.. I'll have to dig it up and show you..
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# 5
06-04-2012, 07:45 AM
I just added the build to my toon in my sig.. look under Kore..

As far as gear goes..

Fore: AP DBB Mk XII [Borg] | 2x AP DHC Mk XII [Borg] | Quantum Torp Mk XII [Borg]

Aft: 2x AP Turrets Mk XII [Borg] | Quantum Torp Mk XII [Borg]

Aegis: Shield, Engines, Deflector

Devices: Shield Battery, Red Matter

(All Consoles are MK XI Rare)
Engineer Consoles: 2x Neutronium Consoles, Borg Console

Science Consoles: 2x Field Gens

Tactical Consoles: 3x Mag Regs, Quant

I encourage your thoughts on this as well....
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# 6
06-04-2012, 09:36 AM
Quote:
I just added the build to my toon in my sig.. look under Kore..

As far as gear goes..

Fore: AP DBB Mk XII [Borg] | 2x AP DHC Mk XII [Borg] | Quantum Torp Mk XII [Borg]

Aft: 2x AP Turrets Mk XII [Borg] | Quantum Torp Mk XII [Borg]

Aegis: Shield, Engines, Deflector

Devices: Shield Battery, Red Matter

(All Consoles are MK XI Rare)
Engineer Consoles: 2x Neutronium Consoles, Borg Console

Science Consoles: 2x Field Gens

Tactical Consoles: 3x Mag Regs, Quant

I encourage your thoughts on this as well....
i personally find this a little more viable...

i run:
3 borg+maco shield+4x phaser relays+one EPS insted of 2 neutronium. Quantum launcher only in front.
But both are solid builts, can only reccoment both to new players.
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# 7
06-04-2012, 10:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raudl View Post
i personally find this a little more viable...

i run:
3 borg+maco shield+4x phaser relays+one EPS insted of 2 neutronium. Quantum launcher only in front.
But both are solid builts, can only reccoment both to new players.
Also good.. I find little use for the EPS personally though.. I have Starship Electro-Plasma at 3 + Warp Theorist..

I've gone back and forth with all turrets or one torp on the back for a while... I dont tend to stay in one place most times.. so I went with what I got...

Personally I like the Aegis setup.. the deflector makes you tougher.. the engine is a hyper impulse.. and the shields a covariant... I also like the set bonuses

It's really flavor to taste as your build works for you...
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# 8
06-04-2012, 12:37 PM
in my opinion duplicating abilities is a must in a power build such as tac team and rapid fire , and i find it better to either go with 3 dhc's and a dual beam or 3 dhc's with a torp ......not all 3
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