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# 11
02-22-2013, 01:29 AM
Sadly, they're fixing a "bug" that I thought was a feature.

I saw the Andorian Escort as the quintessential GLASS CANNON... it was very squishy, but has five fore weapons... so if you turn your forward weapons on something, it's going to die. But you better be prepared if it doesn't.

But... it looks like that was a bug... and it's back to being a hefty ship... meh.

[Standard Argument about Escorts being Overpowered]

(For the record, I use Escorts as my primary ship... I should know if they're overpowered).
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 126
# 12
02-22-2013, 02:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewstelamon01 View Post
I kinda like the idea of that much firepower forward...but if you get behind it, it's nothing more than a cannon tied to a raft.
LOL I have not seen this ship in action but from everything I have been reading this is the perfect description.

Opening a lockbox is like using a public restroom when u gotta poo.
You are just hoping nobody blew on the seat or that all the toilet paper is gone.
Ensign
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 13
02-22-2013, 10:45 AM
After using it for awhile, I have an issue with the wing cannon platforms. In PvE, too many things have Fire at Will and Torpedo Spread, which with the low hull and shield values these have, they just get annihilated. If the hull/shields on these got buffed a bit, or the cooldown lowered, they'd be much better for PvE and a bit more viable, especially when things throw spreads everywhere. I'd really like to just see these not end up a gimmick, and remain useable.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 32
# 14
02-22-2013, 05:33 PM
The platforms are destructible? That's good. The way they were described they just sounded like non destructibles that orbited the ship.
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# 15
02-22-2013, 10:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by crappynamerules View Post
The platforms are destructible? That's good. The way they were described they just sounded like non destructibles that orbited the ship.

Destructable is putting it mildly.


They are made of glass from what I've seen.

They've died within seconds and can't take any kind of fire at all in my experience on STFs.

Their DPS contribution will be less than 1%, this means that the old [Borg] Proc was even better than them.


The ENG/SCI ship versions are good, but the TAC suffers from a bad layout, and none of the consoles are particularly noteworthy. They are on the whole weak options that are all linked together and linked to the wing cannon, and IMO the performance is lackluster.


Overall this ship pack is a mixed bag, and I don't recommend it if you are after the consoles and think they will be useful. 1 ship would be the better deal.


EDIT: There are some changes coming to the console abilities, so take this into consideration.


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