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# 61
11-16-2012, 06:49 PM
I can do tanking for a bit on this as a Trill engineer. Pretty epic on all fronts. I did end up swapping out EPtS2 for DEM 1 with my Anti-Proton cannon setup. It was awesome!

I guess it would have been overkill if the Science BOFF seat was Lt... but I can deal with that.

PS: If this gets a Fleet version... More shields please.

Last edited by coffeemike; 11-16-2012 at 06:52 PM.
Rihannsu
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# 62
11-16-2012, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by coffeemike View Post
PS: If this gets a Fleet version... More shields please.
It is a fleet ship in all but name. it's roughly analogous to the Fleet Patrol Escort.
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# 63
11-16-2012, 11:13 PM
Just for console, that ship is worth it. Do a mission with 4 out 5 teammates have that console and stagger the use I know we tried with my fleet. I like it more that fleet defiant for my engineering toon. I can tank real well with it and with assimilated console and temporal one too I get good constant dps (lots of crit with more crit bonus) from phasers cannons setup, 3 fleet dhc critd, 1 quad, 3 fleet turrets acc. All that with 4 mk xii blue phasers consolem 2 blue mk XII neutronium gives me resist. I can afford to get agro and stay there for the kill with my engineer.

Can not tank quite as well with my tactical toon. but bug is more a match for his skills tankwise and burst dps can't compare with polaron and 2 pces Jem'hadar set with Maco XII shield or fleet defiant which is less tanky, even more so since S7 (no more 3 pces borg). But, add that console to either and you have a get out of jail button for 12 seconds when things gets hot before you have no more shield. Don't forget, you need shields up for it to work .

As a side note, for such an agile ship its bigger than expected.
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# 64
11-17-2012, 12:12 PM
This is one tough little ship.

Especially when equipped right, you can get some really nice shields on this little steamer...

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Originally Posted by innuwarrior View Post
I bought it, nice little tank. I use it with my engineer toon and love it. Great DPS, shield mod isn't such a problem with maco xii and 1 field gen, 9.7k shield. 34500 hull translate to over 46k with my skills in space.
I am not an Engineer toon... I'm a TAC, but added some engineer skills for improving shields and hull... and that helps a lot with survivability...

I also don't have any MACO gear, but I've got a Field Generator stacked with a SIF, Emitter Amp, and Field Emitter, all MK XI consoles in either uncommon or rare quality. Throw in a couple of RCS's... and holymoly, this ship is faaast, agile... and she turns on a dime!

Took my little Steamer out to Kerrat and tried her out against some klinks and I gotta say I was damned impressed!

Only real complaint that I have though... is the Hull Colors!

They're too damn dark! Sure, they look great in the ship yard, and once you're in sector space they look fine.

But then when you get into Deep Space, there must be some sort of bug cause once there the hull colors all look the same and the ship is just so dark. It's almost totally Black... makes me think of a ship running Black Ops cause its painted black to blend in and be hard to see!

It gets worse when you equip the Reman Covariant Shield, which is one of those that changes your hull appearance to make it darker.

Tell me this wasn't intended with the hull colors?
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# 65
11-18-2012, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by nyarlathotep75 View Post
Only real complaint that I have though... is the Hull Colors!

They're too damn dark! Sure, they look great in the ship yard, and once you're in sector space they look fine.

But then when you get into Deep Space, there must be some sort of bug cause once there the hull colors all look the same and the ship is just so dark. It's almost totally Black... makes me think of a ship running Black Ops cause its painted black to blend in and be hard to see!

It gets worse when you equip the Reman Covariant Shield, which is one of those that changes your hull appearance to make it darker.

Tell me this wasn't intended with the hull colors?
This is likely just a graphical bug with the lighting on the model. I imagine that they will probably fix it with an upcoming patch at some point.
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# 66
11-19-2012, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by arvistaljik View Post
This is likely just a graphical bug with the lighting on the model. I imagine that they will probably fix it with an upcoming patch at some point.
They don't make alterations to ship graphics or appearances. We have a list of issues with some ships since launch day. It was mostly ignored since one of the Devs left in frustration over the issue.
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# 67
11-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Just a word of warning about this ship:

If you discharge it, you cannot re-claim it on the same character.

I wasn't aware that account unlocks worked in that way, and thought you could always reclaim it later. This one won't let you though.
Rihannsu
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# 68
11-19-2012, 02:39 PM
Account unlocks don't work that way, you should be able to discharge and reclaim any c-store ship as many times as you want. Sounds like a bug.
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# 69
11-19-2012, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by malkarris View Post
Account unlocks don't work that way, you should be able to discharge and reclaim any c-store ship as many times as you want. Sounds like a bug.
Nope. I've got a line of red text coming up telling me it's once per character only. Looks like the Steamrunner is designed that way.
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# 70
11-19-2012, 02:41 PM
You can reclaim via the Shipyard at ESD... go to the Room and ship selection officer
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