So really this is what is being given to the players for anniversary for playing your game,another lockbox for us to spend our cash money on....Wow nice to know they care about us players Never quite heard of a anniversary being handled like this before
The anniversary is in February, it's still January tomorrow, and it has been stated already on the web page that the anniversary ship is the Ambassador class, and the KDF ship whose name I forgot .lockbox ships have nothing to do with the anniversary.
The dreadnought though... I fail to see the use of such a ship. No turnrate, a massive hull and cannons. Tac abilities are useless if you can't make use of your cannons, or if you can't use cannons at all. [...]
Actually, my hope is that this will end the demise of beams, in that they give us some kind of "beam rapid fire" power or improve beams (or nerf cannons) in some other way soon.
I was looking forward to the Hec, not anymore.....
The Dread may work in PVE if the inertia rating is high enough. It has enough engineer consoles to buff the turn rating to the point where it could be quite usable. The inertia rating is the key to a manageable cannon ship. There's not point even trying a cannon build if you slide every time you try to turn & take 5 seconds to stop.
I must agree that i've been eagerly waiting the JH HEC myself, now not so much... or not at all... PLEASE reconsider that BOFF layout, it's called an ESCORT heavy CARRIER not a CRUISER, in essence it's as "low" as the temporal destroyer, which i have and used with cmdr. tac and lt. tac and only do like half the damage i can do with an Armitage or JH Bug.
So you it will be either a Cmdr. tac / lt. tac and NO Sci abilities so bye bye HE / TSS / PH etc which in STF will get you totally wasted. OR i can choose to play with only ONE tactical officer... good deal for an ATTACK ship... i bloody run 2 tacs in my sci ships...
Could you please-please put the Bug ship into this lock box as well ?
I'm not asking specifically 4 myself (I have one , but would not say "no" to a second one ) , but rather for the players who will have to look at a 400 Million EC cost at the Exchange today , and will have to look at a 500 Million price tag in 4-6 weeks if things go up in price the way they have up till now .
At which point -- considering that you've "linked" the availability of the Bug to the availability of certain "carrier pets" -- well , I'm just hoping that the fans won't go rioting once again ... .
(considering that the Bug ship is outside the EC means of most players today)
Remember , even the illusion of a chance at something is better then no chance at all .