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# 61
01-22-2013, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by hurleybird View Post
If anything, torpedoes are slightly OP.
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# 62
01-23-2013, 11:45 AM
I think most torpedoes could stand to get a +10% to shield damage, and if their normal vs shield damage kills the shield the remaining potential damage should hit the hull.

Why is everyone ragging on photon torps? Their overload 3 gets a bigger damage bonus than quantums and they have higher dps.
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh....php?t=1313421
The Somraw, K'tinga, D'Kyr, D7, Kumari, Xindi carrier, Xindi escort, and the T'Varo are all older than the Constitution Refit and yet they are tier 5. The Constellation is made up primarily of Connie refit parts and it is tier 5, there is no logical reason whatsoever for the no tier 5/6 connie rule.
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# 63
01-23-2013, 11:53 AM
Photons deserve omega treatment ! for ships that have slow turn rate (aka cruisers) and are in forward firing arc for limited amount of time and have limited amount of tac boff skills.
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# 64
01-23-2013, 12:19 PM
It's kind of odd - but SyFy recently did their Star Trek movie marathon (this past weekend and again on Monday)...

...you watch the torps in the movies and then look at them in the game...

...there's a disconnect.

Course, I'm going to get called a noob for this...

...TV/movies - cruisers, beams, and torpedoes.
...STO - escorts and DHCs.

Cause you know, that makes as much sense as releasing a lockbox with two Dominion carriers shortly before your 3rd Anniversary where you're finally releasing one of the ships that was an Enterprise... oh wait...
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# 65
01-23-2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by cidstorm View Post
I think most torpedoes could stand to get a +10% to shield damage, and if their normal vs shield damage kills the shield the remaining potential damage should hit the hull.

Why is everyone ragging on photon torps? Their overload 3 gets a bigger damage bonus than quantums and they have higher dps.
Sadly mr Char Aznable, unless something has changed in past patches, Quantums got the biggest boost from HYT powers looking at percentage damage increase compared to other torpedos types. Also DPS means squat with torpedos, since they are primarily a spike damage weapons. You want the biggest boom in the shortest amount of time, which quantums do better than photons. Also with the Torp Doffs, someone with multiple Quantums will probably out DPS someone with multiple Photons
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# 66
01-23-2013, 12:56 PM
i had an idea last night regarding photons, maybe let them deal more then just 25% of their listed damage to shields. say 50%, then they would have some reason to use them, basically you spam them like you do transphasics, only they are to help your shield damage dealing.
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# 67
01-23-2013, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
i had an idea last night regarding photons, maybe let them deal more then just 25% of their listed damage to shields. say 50%, then they would have some reason to use them, basically you spam them like you do transphasics, only they are to help your shield damage dealing.
With the Concentrated Tachyon Mines - I'm surprised we haven't seen the Tachyon Torps.
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# 68
01-23-2013, 01:36 PM
Make Transphasic torps not lose their bonus shield pen when used with Spread and High-yield, cut the Cluster Torp's base damage by 20%.
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# 69
01-23-2013, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by virusdancer View Post
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...TV/movies - cruisers, beams, and torpedoes.
...STO - escorts and DHCs.
I don't think you're a noob at all for that, and honestly that's why we end up with so many casual players playing Tac/Cruiser (All captains since Picard wear red, just like Tactcial in STO).

I think many/most of the STO Devs favor DS9 (Tac/Escort, random super-lovin for the Excelsior from Design side) and we can see that heavily in the game design.

We have now, what 10 lockbox ships in one year?

5 of them were heavily featured or first appeared in DS9 and were either Dominion ships or Dominion allies.




JHAS
JH HEC
JH DREAD
*Galor
*Breen Chel Grett

D'Kora

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Tholian Recluse

Temporal Sci
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# 70
01-23-2013, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by beary666sto View Post
Sadly mr Char Aznable, unless something has changed in past patches, Quantums got the biggest boost from HYT powers looking at percentage damage increase compared to other torpedos types. Also DPS means squat with torpedos, since they are primarily a spike damage weapons. You want the biggest boom in the shortest amount of time, which quantums do better than photons. Also with the Torp Doffs, someone with multiple Quantums will probably out DPS someone with multiple Photons
I am aware of the burst damage purpose of torpedoes, but for someone who still uses auto fire like me normal photons have a higher chance of getting through shields and getting buffed due to their firing rate. So they're good for lazy people.

Edit, they are also nice against boss pve ships when the team can keep a shield down.
http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh....php?t=1313421
The Somraw, K'tinga, D'Kyr, D7, Kumari, Xindi carrier, Xindi escort, and the T'Varo are all older than the Constitution Refit and yet they are tier 5. The Constellation is made up primarily of Connie refit parts and it is tier 5, there is no logical reason whatsoever for the no tier 5/6 connie rule.

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