In what way?
(genuinely asking, not counter-arguing: my Fleet doesn't have Tier 4 yet and ever since the Borg change, I've been using the Advanced Fleet Engines on 1 char)
Advanced engines give you for example [turn]x3 [spd], elite gives you [turn]x2 [spd] [power] meaning you give up a turn rate increase or a speed increase for about 2 points extra energy in shields and aux. which results for [spd] on a vorcha into 2 less speed, which is more valuable then those puny 2 points more power.
Now if the elite had the [power] on top of the other 4 modifiers, that would make them actual elite engines. The way they are now they are just different advanced engines with less useful modifiers.
Well [dmg] modifers are the most useless ones in the game, having at least 1 makes them worse than purple mk xii's, so this whole notion of them being the most advanced weapons per faction can't be taken seriously by anyone.
Hmm, tinfoil hat time folks.
With the recent removal of Mk 12 random weapon drops the only mk 12 weapons left are [dmg] heavy fleet/rep weapons...and whatever future MK 12 weapons they include in Lockboxes. Suddenly lockbox weapons become more valuable.
I made sure I had 5 26.2 consoles per character
After looking at the same thing
I think I know what elite space weapons will
Be........ Phasers just like ground weapons
I hope I'm wrong but I prepared for the worst
Hope your wrong? First of all Phasers are one of the most sought after energy type in the game and there's a good reason for that. Secondly, Fleet space weapons are a joke to begin with. I doubt they will be any better then the Advanced versions and their useless Dmgx3 modifier aka +30 at best BASE dmg aka non noticeable. Your better off going to exchange and getting some real modifiers like ACC x2/3 and some CrtH then come back and tell me how much faster you kill and how much more often you crit.
Oh sigh...I remember when there were only 3 modifiers in the entire game....and now look at them.
Well, here is my suggestion. The Fleet equipment looks like it could be coolish. Only thing is it needs to compete with set equipment. So, where the sets gain greatness through synergy, the Fleet stuff should gain through versatility (e.g. exclusive improvements like the reduced cooldown on elite deflectors) that allow you to create and match your own style.
So, since Elite stuff doesn't seem flat out better (or even equal to) Advanced equipment, give them 5 MODIFIERS. 4 Regular, with the 5th being a special exclusive power.
ELITE FLEET ENGINES MK XII?
[TProc]: When recieving All Damage, improves turn rate by 20% for 10 seconds
[FullX]: -60% Power Drain when using Full Impulse + 10.6 Starship Driver Coil Skill
[EnUp]: When recieving All Damage, 10% chance: +10 All power levels for 10 seconds
ELITE FLEET DEFLECTORS MK XII?
[SciCD]: +15% Cooldown rate on Science Powers
[SRes]: When recieving All Damage, 10% chance: -15% All Damage to Shields for 20 seconds
[RegH]: When recieving All Damage, 10% chance: +20% Hull Hit points over 10 seconds
ELITE FLEET SHIELDS MK XII
[OffP]: When recieving All Damage, 10% chance: +20% Energy Damage for 30 seconds
[DefP]: When recieving All Damage, 10% chance: -20% Target's Energy Damage for 30 seconds
[RegS]: When recieving All Damage, 10% chance: +20% Shield Hit Points over 10 seconds
If the elite weapons are really good, which they really need to be to justify the resources needed to unlock them, I bet my last dollar forum OP ragers won't quit till they are nerfed down to uselessness