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# 21
11-20-2012, 03:19 PM
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Hmm while I noticed that I could use multiples on the aux cannons, I had thought that would be a bad idea because by having one aux and one drawing on weapons (and one quantum torp) I could spread the power drain around. However, while the drain is limited that way, it means I have to keep both aux and weapon power up high to begin with. Since I need to have high aux for sci powers anyway maybe I should switch over to all aux, especially on my sci guy.
Just something you should be aware of. You should go all or nothing. All Aux Cannons or no Aux Cannons. Think about it it this way. If you run 2 standard DHCs at 125 power, each cannon will be firing at roughly 95-100 power by the end of their cycles. If you run 2 Aux cannons, same thing. NOW if you used your one aux one DHC one quantum, at most you will have each cannon firing at around 63-78 power (depending on your WCP and Power Bonuses). You will actually lose out on DPS. Quite a lot.

So in that instance, all or nothing works better. But this is ONLY considering forward weapons. Depending on what your rear weapons are, maybe a hybrid power setup is better, maybe not.

Users choice, but I thought I would put up those little tidbits.
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# 22
11-20-2012, 03:20 PM
I have a question. If people use aux cannons fore, what do they use aft?
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# 23
11-20-2012, 03:35 PM
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I have a question. If people use aux cannons fore, what do they use aft?
Not entirely sure. But I figure the best choice would be weapons that don't use energy, like Torps or Mines. But I saw someone say they use a 2 mine 1 BA setup, and only have the BA for SS targeting. Which kind of makes sense. I personally would use a trico mine launcher, a transphasic cluster torp, and a phaser BA for SS targeting. But I don't own a vesta, so I can't test it and let you know how it goes.
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# 24
11-20-2012, 06:06 PM
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I have a question. If people use aux cannons fore, what do they use aft?
I usually use Phaser Turrets. Yes, they starve a bit on power during CRF/CSV if I put everything into Aux/Shields, but the new Adapted sets will soon help with that. The set that the Borg console and cutting beam is in has a nice power proc, and the further away Adapted MACO (basically KHG set) will help all the time. There's also the option of mines/torps rear.
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# 25
11-20-2012, 06:34 PM
hereticknight085 you sound like a good captain
please can you help me with a skill plan using http://www.stoacademy.com/tools/skillplanner/
i use all 3 console and im a sci captain i know Starship Particle Generators are useful for the 3 consoles
i dont play pvp, just pve

thank you

Last edited by unheard1978; 11-20-2012 at 07:26 PM.
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# 26
11-20-2012, 08:12 PM
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hereticknight085 you sound like a good captain
please can you help me with a skill plan using http://www.stoacademy.com/tools/skillplanner/
i use all 3 console and im a sci captain i know Starship Particle Generators are useful for the 3 consoles
i dont play pvp, just pve

thank you
I don't fly science ships. I don't know the first thing about setting them up. I fly cruisers/battlecruisers and escorts/raptors with tac and engi captains. Talk to andoriansaurus if you want a good sci setup.
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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