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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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# 41
06-19-2012, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by L4RK1N View Post
Random question to do with the whole idea of rainbow ships.

What about pairing up 2 energy types on one boat with them complementing each other, with one of the specific damage consoles for each type, or as many as you can fit?

Example.
Odyssey Star Crusier. 8 Beam arrays.
4 Tetryon (for the shield strip effect) & 4 Antiproton (for the crit damage).
It has 2 tac slots so thats a 24% damage bonus to Tetryon an Antiproton with the right console.
And as I have worked out, more power in the weapons system when in the ship will result in more damage output, so put (as the Odyssey has 4 engie slots) weapon power consoles in, say 3.5 boost, and that will provide a good damage boost as well.

In my mind, this should work as a viable setup, and seeing as the 4 random people you will be joining may have a setup that works just as well with the set up mentioned above, surely setups like this with one beam type working to the benfit of another would make sense?

On a side note, never quite thought about the hybrid weapons. Will have to look at that.
But if you used all Tetryon you'd get 52% damage bonus (It's 26 not 24 for a Blue XI) rather than two 26% bonuses. Your power consumption for 8 beams is identical no matter what type the beams are. Even two 18% any energy consoles will increase to 36% and be better than one of each.

If you need to run 4 +3.5 boosters your doing something wrong and you have no armour in a cruiser so your going to go pop so much easier. Also the Borg Console is +5 and adds other goodies.

There is no way a Rainbow boat will do more damage than a dedicated energy type unless it's a Torpedo boat than the Torpedoes are boosted and not the energy weapons.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 42
06-20-2012, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Archived Post View Post
Random question to do with the whole idea of rainbow ships.

What about pairing up 2 energy types on one boat with them complementing each other, with one of the specific damage consoles for each type, or as many as you can fit?

Example.
Odyssey Star Crusier. 8 Beam arrays.
4 Tetryon (for the shield strip effect) & 4 Antiproton (for the crit damage).
It has 2 tac slots so thats a 24% damage bonus to Tetryon an Antiproton with the right console.
And as I have worked out, more power in the weapons system when in the ship will result in more damage output, so put (as the Odyssey has 4 engie slots) weapon power consoles in, say 3.5 boost, and that will provide a good damage boost as well.

In my mind, this should work as a viable setup, and seeing as the 4 random people you will be joining may have a setup that works just as well with the set up mentioned above, surely setups like this with one beam type working to the benfit of another would make sense?

On a side note, never quite thought about the hybrid weapons. Will have to look at that.
I tried this myself for a little bit. Let me tell you it does not work. I was using this exact setup and although it seems as if the extra shield stripping would be good it isn't the face is you get more damage since you boost all your beams by sticking with one type.
Starfleet Veteran
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# 43
07-10-2012, 02:41 PM
I really just wanted to type LOL at all the pro rainbow people but I wont.
Republic Veteran
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# 44
07-11-2012, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jake81499 View Post
I really just wanted to type LOL at all the pro rainbow people but I wont.
I can't really believe that there are people who think its better. Is reducing your damage and reducing proc chances by spreading all over the board so almost see none is better? Hard enough seeing procs when you have 4+ of a single damage type...but spreading to 4 to 8 damage types...it boggles the mind that people could seriously think this is better.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 45
11-04-2012, 05:33 PM
Only time I ever used a Rainbow ship was in a pimped VA escort, with the proper generic consoles. I just ran standard STF's. it's doable, but less damage by far, but my goal was to get all the weapon energy type accolade (just cause I could). Soon as that was done I switched back.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 46
11-04-2012, 06:07 PM
I only just managed to push my damage into the OP zone with all antiproton weapons, and only just.

I have experimented with rainbows before, and really, locking yourself into cannons only or beams only consoles drops your dps compared to maximum potential because the gap between weapon type consoles and energy type ones are just too great.
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Captain
Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 47
11-04-2012, 06:09 PM
Why is this thread active? Stop necro-posting, and make a new thread.
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
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Why the Devs can't make PvE content harder.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 48
11-05-2012, 12:50 AM
not only dead people are rising from their graves this time a year!
Go pro or go home
Lieutenant
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 90
# 49
11-24-2012, 04:30 PM
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By the way there is one side effect of it. Everebody avoid plasma. But its bad only for pvp, in stfs its just fine. If you have just leveled up and have lots of different weapons&consoles and want to be usefull in stf's (even normals) the easiest way is to get plasma weapons + consoles from exchange. It will cost ~150k ec for full set of mkXI rare weapons and consoles, and it will be MUCH better starting gear than those you got while leveling. Then you will get some borg salvage and replace it with energy type of choice.
If not plasma (which I thought was suppose to be high on the hierarchy of awesome), then what? Should I stick with quantums, or what is stronger than plasma? (yes, I am new)
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 50
11-24-2012, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by adamma1701 View Post
Only time I ever used a Rainbow ship was in a pimped VA escort, with the proper generic consoles. I just ran standard STF's. it's doable, but less damage by far, but my goal was to get all the weapon energy type accolade (just cause I could). Soon as that was done I switched back.
there's a skittles accolade? is it awarded anywhere or just STF's?
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