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# 11
10-27-2012, 06:26 PM
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Where's that Keybind program in the Youtube Video?
its in the post i linked right above the video link
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# 12
10-27-2012, 06:34 PM
I'll add a keybind and advertise this thread when I'm done playing a match. Adding it to my siglink as well.


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# 13
10-27-2012, 06:51 PM
basic build tutorial

to start things off with, heres a nice simple, cheap to put together build for a cruiser. chances are your in a cruiser, and would like to pvp in it and primarily deal damage. wile thats not its primary role, it can be done, and its a good platform for learning the ropes of pvp. this will be more of a tutorial then a serious build, but it will create a very sturdy ship that you can practice taking damage and healing in.

tac/eng/sci captain assault cruiser

use 8 beam arrays of your choice, as long as they are all the same energy type.

tactical team 1, fire at will 2

tactical team 1


emergency power to weapons 1, emergency power to shields 2, reverse shield polarity 2, axillary to structural 3

emergency power to weapons 1, emergency power to shields 2, engineering team 3 (or extend shields 2, or directed energy modulation 2, or eject warp plasma 1, or axillary to structural 2)


hazzard emitters 1, transfer shield strength 2

power level presets
attack/speed- 100/25/50/25
attack/tank- 100/50/25/25
GTFO- 25/50/100/25
aux healing- 25/50/25/100

you have 4 available presets, i would set them up like this if i were you.


deflector- borg

engine- borg

shield- maco

its likely you have stf set pieces, maco is the best shield. the borg deflector and engine gives you an extra hull heal for more defense, but for offense you could use the omega deflector and engine and deal passive extra shield damage.

eng consoles
2 sfi, 2 neutronium

sci consoles
2 field generators

tac consoles
3 energy weapons specific to the type your using

DOFFs-

duty officers, or doffs, are the newest addition to your ships equipment, and now your most important piece of equipment. the safest bet for any ship is to get 3 shields distribution doffs, 3 green should be cheap enough, and be quite effective. you use their effect the same you you use RSP, when your shields are down to nothing. wile your taking fire, activate it and receive a good to great shield heal. for the other 2 slots, you could equip 2 conn doffs to reduce the cooldown on evasive maneuvers. do your own research on your doffs, having the right doff in combination with your station powers will make a big difference in your performance.




the assault cruiser is easy to get when you make admiral, chances are free if you have a token. its a simple, sturdy ship that can put down good damage over time.



2 tactical teams, or TT, will give you good protection from incoming damage. they balance your shield hit points to reinforce the shield facing thats getting hit, keeping you safe from hull damage. at all times you want to be manually distributing your shields as well, this is the #1, most important thing you can do in pvp if you want to survive.

with 8 beam arrays, fire at will, or FAW, will be good at hitting all near by targets, including spam and help clear it. its not a good skill for single target damage though.

emergency power to weapons and shields are very important skills. with the way their cool downs work, every 15 seconds you can activate 1 of the 4 of them and enjoy 100% up time with the bonus power they provide. emergency power to shields, or EPtS, offers extra shield resistance as well as extra shield power. no mater what ship you fly, you want to have this skill on at all times.

reverse shield polarity, or RSP, is an oh crap skill, but is often misused. this skill should not be your first line of defense, but your last line. for between 5 and 15 seconds depending on grade, it converts incoming energy to shield hitpoints, as a secondary effect this makes you basically invincible. but thats its secondary effect. you ONLY want to use this skill when all your shields are down to slivers and you dont have any other shield heal ready. if you have been cycling EPtS, TT, and manually distributing, your shields should all drain at once, creating the ideal opportunity to use this skill.

hazard emitters, or HE, is a hull heal over time. auxiliary to structural, or AtS, is an instant hull heal and resist. it has a global cooldown of 10 seconds when you use 2 copies of it, and the resist lasts 10 seconds. with 2 copies you can have full up time with this skill too. AtS3 is only available on very rare bridge officers, but shouldn't be too hard to find on the exchange.

transfer shield strength, or TSS, is a shield heal and resist over time, a great skill to use when you start getting attacked. how good these 3 skills are depends on how much auxiliary power you have. if your in need of strong heals, use an aux batt or transfer energy to aux.

eject warp plasma, or EWP, leaves a trail of plasma behind you and acts like a snare to enemies that touch it

extend shields, or ES, is a shield heal over time to allies, you cant use it on your self. you would be most useful to your team if you used this skill

directed energy modulation, or DEM, is a small extra shield penetrating damage applied to your weapons.



with all these skills, you should have good damage dealing, good tanking, and good support capability. this is a cruisers role, adding their pressure damage and giving heals out to those in trouble, and keeping yourself healthy too.


many more builds will be salvaged from old threads soon, when i get to it
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Last edited by dontdrunkimshoot; 10-29-2012 at 05:43 PM.
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# 14
10-27-2012, 07:08 PM
ACT log parser

ACT is a program that enables combat log parsing. It very thoroughly breaks down DPS. Want to see exactly what goes on in combat? ACT is for you then.

go here

http://hilbertguide.com//ACT.html

right click and save as the recommended version, go to the plugin tab and browse to the .cs file you just saved, select it and hit enable.

To use act type in /combatlog 1 in chat. at the end of the session type in /combatlog 0 to end it.

Import the combat log from the sto combat log folder.

Go back to the main tab
select your desired import zone (usually your most recent) and there you go.
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# 15
10-28-2012, 11:08 AM
Nice ........
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# 16
10-28-2012, 12:54 PM
Very good but...it's a shame you're an evil Empire Veteran!
K D F - Killing Disadvantaged Feds
K D F - The evul way to play Sto

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# 17
10-28-2012, 02:23 PM
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EPtS
Emergency Power to Shields

EPtS
Emergency Power to Weapons
Typo right, there. Very nice thread. I vote stickie!
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# 18
10-28-2012, 02:34 PM
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Very good but...it's a shame you're an evil Empire Veteran!
i think it encourages players to steal the evil klingon pvp secrets. who always stomps the newcomers? evil klingon. so who would they trust information about pvp from the most? evil klingons!

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Originally Posted by havam View Post
Typo right, there. Very nice thread. I vote stickie!
heres proof that some one bothered to look at that chart! i didn't waste my time!


i'll fill this thread with builds when i have more time
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# 19
10-29-2012, 06:04 PM
im over due for posting something here, i'll start with a good, simple tactical excelsior build. the excelsior is one of the cheapest, and best ships you can get in the c store, and is a great ship for a tactical captain that doesn't want to use an escort. this will be a cheap and easy build, you wont need expensive doffs to make it work

there are 3 good weapon profiles for an excelsior, 8 beam arrays, 4 single cannons with 4 turrets, and a hybrid with a DBB, 3 single cannons, 3 turrets, and 1 beam array.

8 beam array excelsior

TT1, BO2, BO3

EPtW1, EPtS2, AtS2, AtS3
EPtW1, RSP1
EPtS1


HE1, TSS2

station power long form here

equipment

omega deflector
omega engine
maco shield

consoles

borg, EPS, 2 neutronium

2 flow cap

3 energy type consoles

doffs

TT cooldown reducing conn doffs, shield distribution doffs

this ship will be able to tank well, and throw ALL its heals to allies. it will also be able to deal good pressure damage with the tetryon glider, and have a beam overload spike every 15 seconds. i suggest using an energy type that benefits from flow capacitors like polaron and tetryon. the EPS console will help deal with that BO drain.
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# 20
10-29-2012, 06:09 PM
4 single cannon, 4 turret excelsior

TT1, CRF1, CRF2

EPtW1, EPtS2, AtS2, AtS3
EPtW1, RSP1
EPtS1


HE1, TSS2

station power long form here

equipment

omega deflector
omega engine
maco shield

consoles

borg, 2 RCS, 1 neutronium

2 flow cap

3 energy type consoles

doffs

TT cooldown reducing conn doffs, shield distribution doffs

this ship will be able to tank well, and throw ALL its heals to allies. it will also have the highest DPS of all the excelsior builds, but lack any spike damage, critical at getting most kills. its a cruiser though, and contributing damage over time is its primary purpose.
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