Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Hey guys, I am sitting here, thinking about ship builds that are out of the ordinary. With the new wide-angle quantum torp launcher, the potential for a true Torpedo Boat build becomes an interesting reality...

With all of that in mind, let's get the discussion started. I would like to see what thoughts you have abt the need for, what type of ship would make the best, and how you would maximize the potential of, a Torpedo Boat build.

Oh, and please don't cheat, yes, the Amitage Heavy Escort-Carrier was advertised as a torp boat, but be creative, let's look at some other ship builds that are available!
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
08-23-2012, 07:57 AM
Torpedo boats have been a reality for ages, I have posted many a setup over the year. All I fly are torpedo boats with zero energy weapons. The D?kora, Galor, Sov refit & Excelsior all make great torpedo boats. Even ran the Tac oddy as one for a while but it?s not as good as the other 4 options. Orb sci ship also makes a pretty deadly torp boat due to the way Sensor Analysis works.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
# 3
08-23-2012, 08:21 AM
Cool, but what if we were able to make a Capital-style Flagship, that was able to fit torpedo turrets? Yes, the Armitage-class has the torp PD console, but what about a torpedo turret that had a 360-degree firing arc? Would this type of weapon change how torp boats were used? Should the Devs look at this type of weapon as a new addition to STO?

And just because I am full of questions: What race would you choose to build the best dedicated-torpedo boat?
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# 4
08-23-2012, 08:31 AM
A 360 arc wouldn?t really change how torpedo boats are used but it would make them more efficient. From a lore point of view I have no idea which race is most likely to make a torpdeo boat.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 536
# 5
08-23-2012, 09:11 AM
Side-arc torpedo launchers are the stuff of dreams, IMHO; not sure if 360-degree launchers would feel right, though...
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 27
# 6
08-23-2012, 09:55 AM
What about a Universal Console? Call it the Side-Launch Torpedo Salvo Console. Fires a broadside photon torpedo salvo at a single target. Maybe 15 torps? Not affected by any of the boost skills, like high yield or torp spread.

Seems to me that this kind of a console would make for a wicked DPS boost to any STF fleet. What do you guys think?
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 7
08-23-2012, 09:57 AM
I don't think a full torpedo boat could ever work, torpedos does no damage to shields.
Career Officer
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# 8
08-23-2012, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by bridgern View Post
I don't think a full torpedo boat could ever work, torpedos does no damage to shields.
I would agree with you on that
Ensign
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# 9
08-23-2012, 10:24 AM
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I don't think a full torpedo boat could ever work, torpedos does no damage to shields.
But that is where playstyle comes into play. Do you wait for your team-mates to take down the shields first? or do you load energy weps so that you can assist? Or do you load up transphasics and ignore some of the shields? What do you guys think?

Also, what about a new torp type that takes down shields? Tachyon based dmg?
Captain
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# 10
08-23-2012, 10:39 AM
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I don't think a full torpedo boat could ever work, torpedos does no damage to shields.
I disagree.

On my Klingon, I fly a torpedo boat. Of course, it's the B'rel Retrofit, but it's still a torpedo boat.

It can do enough damage to take out shields and hit the hull of many unprepared ships.

Granted, that's because they don't know I'm coming.

Honestly, I think the B'rel is the best bet at succeeding as a torp boat over anything else.

However, Cygone had mad an excellent guide on how to make a Fed torp boat, which I've adapted a bit for my B'rel. But, it's possible.

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...ghlight=cygone
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