Rihannsu
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# 401
08-14-2012, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by dalnar83 View Post
The best counter sadly is a P2W console, phaser point defence system. That stuff has +25 accuracy and 10x dmg to fighters, so it makes quick work with all trash up to 5km.
I prefer the Photon Torpedo Point Defense system my self..When Double Fireing Plasma Torpedo Spread 3..
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# 402
08-14-2012, 04:59 AM
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I prefer the Photon Torpedo Point Defense system my self..When Double Fireing Plasma Torpedo Spread 3..
From my experience, it does poor job at clearing shuttles/frigates. I keep it as offensive weapon.
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# 403
08-14-2012, 05:27 AM
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Thanks for the post, Sophlogimo, it's always great when professional players take their time out to lend us peons a hand.
I was just re-telling a persistent rumor. Also, Keep in mind that might actually have to apply these measures more than once on the same pet.

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I'm wondering, though, what skill best counters the interminable stuttering lag that your kittybox barfs onto my computer's CPU? Bear in mind that I've already tried lowering the resolution and turning off HUD elements...
Buying a new laptop for something like 500 Euros (62,500 Zen or roughly 12,500,000 Dilithium) will solve that problem reliably.

The hardware requirements for STO will increase over time anyway. There is no cure for that. It is just the way things go.

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# 404
08-14-2012, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
so i was fighting this akira, and he had runabouts of course, but i had faw2! it didn't even kill any of them, and i had at least APA on. thats some bull****, that should be more then enough to give you some breathing room, before a fresh launch
Sadly the Runabouts at least appear to have been buffed at some point, I can't remember their exact hitpoint values but they're tough little nuggets. The Tholian spamlets are about on par in my experience as well. Says a lot that these things became more durable while carrier DOffs were released with no corresponding balance to offset the DOff bonuses, it's almost like Cryptic wants to pander to their 2,500 Zen purchasing playerbase

I've made my peace with carriers at this point, I still think they're stupid (the idea of using Danubes as dedicated single-man fighters is absolutely baffling, let alone contrary to Fed ethics) and detrimental to the game but people buy thousands of them so I doubt Cryptic is going to backpedal over it.
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# 405 Armitage
11-03-2012, 10:58 PM
I use a armitage, but I cant seem to get the DPS out of cannon that I should. This causes me to continualy switch between cannon and beams. I do use Tricobalt Mines in both PvP and PvE any tips or suggestions for me?
Rihannsu
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# 406
11-03-2012, 11:26 PM
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I use a armitage, but I cant seem to get the DPS out of cannon that I should. This causes me to continualy switch between cannon and beams. I do use Tricobalt Mines in both PvP and PvE any tips or suggestions for me?
When I use my Armatige, the first thing I think about is how the turn rate is similar to the Patrol Escort. Usually requires abit more finesse to get the cannons to aim foward properly. Alot of the time I have to stay in reverse, constantly shuffling foward and reverse to avoid the reverse power drain.

Tractor Beams can help, as can Eject Warp Plasma 1. My usual build with it has the following:

2x DHC, 2x Plasma torpedoes Fore
2x Turret, 1x Plasma Mine. I use Torpedo Spread 3 and Rapid fire 3 (I think, I might be wrong and it might be Omega 3 and rapid Fire 1) The reason for Torpedo Spread 3, is it, when combined with a Tactical inititave timed right with the Torpedo Point DefensE console, and tac damage buffs, it can be an extremly effective Alpha Strike. In one volley, when on a specific target, I've dropped a players hull to 50% from such an alpha strike when at full shields.

And lastly, the Armitage is NOT the best of turn rate Escorts. It is almost the equivilant to the KDF Tier 5 Raptor in the way that it turns. So reverse can be helpful when trying to line up and stay on targets. If you want a faster and more maneuverable ship, I hate to suggest this, but go with the Jem'hadar Attack ship (if you can get one).
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Ensign
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# 407
11-04-2012, 11:53 AM
I love the Armitage and the Akira its just simple using another ship seems sacrilegious now. though I might try the new science cruiser carrier thingy they have coming out. I'm just a carrier/ support summoner. I like being a necromancer summoning armies and such is just so cool. I'm saving up for the new sci carrier cruiser Vest thingy coming out. (love the fact that they are using something from Novels)
Also Ive begun trying a new load-out
fore: 1 DB, 2 SC, 1 Torp (undecided still experimenting)
rear: 2 turrets, 1 mine (tricobalt most likely)

this seems to balance turn rate weakness with versatility and better DPs

but I must ask has anyone tried a single cannon fore and single beam rear load-out it has better Dps the all beam and possibly better Dps then using rear turrets. with an escort that can keep enemies on the small fore and rear arc that is 45 degrees forward of a perpendicular to your ship.
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# 408 The Romulan carrier pets...
12-05-2012, 12:59 PM
Web Death/Kilawpilath here..

When looking at the Romulan Faction for the Reputation rewards, first thing I noticed was the fact that you can get hanger pets. Scorpion fighters.

The Rare ones seemed like a nice thing to get.. A little pricy in the dilithium and Romulan mark cost.. But do able.

They come with Plasma Pulse cannons and a Plasma Torpedo. Which is kinda cute.

The Very Rare Tier 3 varients how ever...

Cost 120 Romulan Marks, 24,000 Dilithium, 2 Peregrine fighters, 20 warp coils, and 20 Engineering or Operations Doffs

And with those they give the Scorpion fighters..

Dual Plasma Cannons..

That's it....

Not a Rapid Fire.. or maybe a high yield 1 or Spread 1 for the Torps.. A Dual Plasma Cannon..

Really?

Really?!

My advice to Carrier pilots might be if you have the funds and you REALLY want those pets.. go for it. Other wise, in PVP, skip them. They aren't worth the cost of admission.
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# 409
12-05-2012, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by webdeath View Post
Web Death/Kilawpilath here..

When looking at the Romulan Faction for the Reputation rewards, first thing I noticed was the fact that you can get hanger pets. Scorpion fighters.

The Rare ones seemed like a nice thing to get.. A little pricy in the dilithium and Romulan mark cost.. But do able.

They come with Plasma Pulse cannons and a Plasma Torpedo. Which is kinda cute.

The Very Rare Tier 3 varients how ever...

Cost 120 Romulan Marks, 24,000 Dilithium, 2 Peregrine fighters, 20 warp coils, and 20 Engineering or Operations Doffs

And with those they give the Scorpion fighters..

Dual Plasma Cannons..

That's it....

Not a Rapid Fire.. or maybe a high yield 1 or Spread 1 for the Torps.. A Dual Plasma Cannon..

Really?

Really?!

My advice to Carrier pilots might be if you have the funds and you REALLY want those pets.. go for it. Other wise, in PVP, skip them. They aren't worth the cost of admission.
Wow that's underwhelming. I found that when given the "Release the hounds!" command the blues will stack torp dots pretty quickly. Aside from that I thought they functioned as I wish all pets did, meaning they are easily destroyed.

IIRC back in the day your consoles were supposed to affect your pets' damage. Are you finding that is still the case?
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# 410
12-05-2012, 02:03 PM
im kinda shocked no torp, might be a typo. spreading plasma fires makes these pets pretty good damage dealers though
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