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# 1 Sao Paulo: Worth buying?
12-02-2012, 12:16 PM
I've been doing a little bit of window shopping for fed ships, and I really like the defiant class escort...so I'm wondering if the Sao Paulo class is worth buying for its quad phaser cannons?

Yes, I know there are some that would say just to wait til I reach VA and buy the tac escort retrofit....but there's a certain Romulan warbird around Hobus that seems to give me hell -.-

Just out of curiosity....
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# 2
12-02-2012, 12:33 PM
Personally, I like the quad cannons. Visually they are nice, and the damage is pretty decent.
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# 3
12-02-2012, 12:38 PM
As any extremely retentive hardcore STO player would say, no, they are not worth it. Don't waste your money/zen/dilithium for it. They drain your engine power and they have useless DMG mods. Blah blah blah, whine whine whine.

However, if you want the Sao Paulo skin for your defiant and some visually nifty and somewhat useful cannons, go for it.
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# 4
12-02-2012, 12:58 PM
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Personally, I like the quad cannons. Visually they are nice, and the damage is pretty decent.
and they make a great noise I love the look of it and have the skin on my fleet tactical escort refit.
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# 5
12-02-2012, 01:42 PM
Its worth it just for the ship ship. Looks much better that the dated Defiant
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# 6
12-02-2012, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by lewstelamon01 View Post
but there's a certain Romulan warbird around Hobus that seems to give me hell -.-
If you want, I can fly shotgun with you. That Warbird has never given me any problems whatsoever.
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# 7
12-02-2012, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by jkstocbr View Post
Its worth it just for the ship ship. Looks much better that the dated Defiant
^^ This.

I have the Sao Paulo, but I got it after I got the defiant-R. I bought it mostly for the skin.
If you are leveling, and still getting decent weapons, then the quad cannon is great.

But, by the time you get to VA you'll want Dual Heavy Cannons. The quad is also a phaser weapon. Phasers work great for PvE missions, but if you end up doing STFs many people prefer anti-proton weapons.
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# 8
12-03-2012, 12:16 AM
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If you want, I can fly shotgun with you. That Warbird has never given me any problems whatsoever.
I finally beat it....after who knows how many attempts. I hit him, we blew up together....ya know, like a Pinto....
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# 9
12-03-2012, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by bohiap View Post
But, by the time you get to VA you'll want Dual Heavy Cannons. The quad is also a phaser weapon. Phasers work great for PvE missions, but if you end up doing STFs many people prefer anti-proton weapons.
You can have quads with DHCs so it's not an either/or proposition. And STFs do not mandate antiproton weaponry at all. In fact, you can use pretty much any weapon and it doesn't matter.

To the OP, yes the Sao Paulo is worth it, if you want it. I got the Sao Paulo back before quad cannons had their damage increased, purely because I wanted quad cannons.
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# 10
12-03-2012, 05:02 AM
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You can have quads with DHCs so it's not an either/or proposition. And STFs do not mandate antiproton weaponry at all. In fact, you can use pretty much any weapon and it doesn't matter.

To the OP, yes the Sao Paulo is worth it, if you want it. I got the Sao Paulo back before quad cannons had their damage increased, purely because I wanted quad cannons.
Are they worth it? From a VA perspective, probably not...but if you are ranking up from Captain, they are handy b/c the quad cannons rank up with you to VA.

I am big fan of DS9 and the Defiant.... I have a Fleet Defiant with Quad Cannons and Cloak (I swap it back forth with armor depending on mission). I ranked up with a Defiant as soon I could obtain one. The visual and sound of the quad cannons are just plain cool.

So yea...I am missing a Critical Severity bump with them but my other (3) DHC's in the front of the Defiant make up for it.

Thx
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