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# 11
02-23-2013, 06:07 AM
As it is now, the consoles are useless. Yes the 10% accuracy is good, but since there is no bonuses on the consoles themselves, that's 2 consoles for 10% accuracy and nothing else. While borg/romulan consoles have bonuses on the console itself.

A buff is very welcome.

The Andorian escort is squishy. Firepower is everything he have.
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# 12
02-23-2013, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by captainrevo1 View Post
Here is the tweet text.

"More improvements to the Andorian ship coming. The overload and tachyon burst will no longer put your rapid fire and scatter volley on gcd."
So I'm guessing they will also remove the shared cooldown between nadeon console and torpedoes? Between tricobalt mines/torps and bioneural? Between breen cluster and transphasic torps/mines? Between Lance phaser/disruptor of cstore ships and other energy weapons?

OH WAIT...

They're not fed-exclusive. So no.
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# 13
02-23-2013, 06:32 AM
I had been on the fence, if it is true that Cryptic is fixing the Andorian Escort so using the console set is not actually nerfing your output, I'll probably bite.


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Several c-store ship break one rule and get a little edge over other ships in one area, and that's fine. This one already breaks rules in two fields, and it will be 3 if the consoles get an upgrade. Fortunately the boff layout makes a torp almost mandatory, but it's a very small price to pay.
Give them time, I have no doubts more ships, including for Klinks, will be added in the coming months. And if you wanna be a stickler, the JHAS breaks all but one of the rules of balance. Sure both sides get it, but if lack of balance really gets your knickers in a twist, the Bug would be higher priority one would think.
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# 14
02-23-2013, 08:54 AM
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I had been on the fence, if it is true that Cryptic is fixing the Andorian Escort so using the console set is not actually nerfing your output, I'll probably bite.




Give them time, I have no doubts more ships, including for Klinks, will be added in the coming months. And if you wanna be a stickler, the JHAS breaks all but one of the rules of balance. Sure both sides get it, but if lack of balance really gets your knickers in a twist, the Bug would be higher priority one would think.
I'd like to know how your so sure about this? The KDF has got nothing new since well before f2p, just a few ships that go along with similar fed ships. Most of the new ships they have announced not to be here before march are fed race ships.
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# 15
02-23-2013, 10:39 AM
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Give them time, I have no doubts more ships, including for Klinks, will be added in the coming months. And if you wanna be a stickler, the JHAS breaks all but one of the rules of balance. Sure both sides get it, but if lack of balance really gets your knickers in a twist, the Bug would be higher priority one would think.
One ship a year for the anniversary - and it's always a cruiser - is a shame. Of course there are fleet ships but all of them are completely inferior to current c-store ships.

Just compare:
http://www.stowiki.org/Vesta_class
with http://www.stowiki.org/Varanus_Fleet_Support_Vessel

and it's one example among others.

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# 16
02-23-2013, 10:51 AM
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I'd like to know how your so sure about this? The KDF has got nothing new since well before f2p, just a few ships that go along with similar fed ships. Most of the new ships they have announced not to be here before march are fed race ships.
Well don't you think it's about time they got some new ships? ships perhaps that would draw players to the KDF like flies to Bull Cookies.

I have a feeling all the pent up and outspoken distrust for Cryptic and the KDF will get a little relief.

You are right it has been well over due, since before the F2P launch that the KDF got some decent new ships.

With the new update coming in may, I have a strong feeling it will bring with it new gameplay mechanics and with that the KDF spearheading the mechanics.

I don't think the rumors of the KDF getting "a few revised missions" will be true, and even if it is, they have to be spectacular KDF missions with wonderous stories.

There is a Glimmer of hope on the horizon, I don't fall victim to the gullible sense that it will right all the wrongs to the KDF, but I believe it will be a step in the right direction.
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# 17
02-23-2013, 11:07 AM
I'd like to see them do a copy/paste of the Kumari setup and specs onto a Z-Store KDF Raptor type ship (the reason I say raptor is because the Kumari is pretty similar in design to the Somraw, so it's not a huge stretch to go from Kumari to Raptor). Give the KDF players a chance to buy the same setup, and have tons o' fun with it. Even go so far as to allow them access to special store Disruptors like the Andorian phasers.

It would probably elicit another 25 to 50 bucks from me at least. Heh.
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# 18
02-23-2013, 11:15 AM
Console abilities putting CRF on cooldown is a good thing for game balance. The Tachyon thing from my sci version is brutal enough (and I'm not even really properly specced/geared for it). God help the target if I can then unload my CRF III immediately after.
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# 19
02-23-2013, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by diogene0 View Post
No KDF ship has 5 tac console.
Bortasqu' Tactical Cruiser says "hi."

Aside from that I'm all for parity between the factions. The KDF deserves its own versions of the Vesta, the Armitage (Ferasan design?), and the Kumari (Lethean maybe?). As would the Romulans, if they're ever coming.

The stats and boff/console layout work are already done. They just need unique hull skins, which I'd think the ship art team would like the chance to do since they'd have a lot of room to go with original designs on them.
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# 20
02-24-2013, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by daedalus304 View Post
Well don't you think it's about time they got some new ships? ships perhaps that would draw players to the KDF like flies to Bull Cookies.

I have a feeling all the pent up and outspoken distrust for Cryptic and the KDF will get a little relief.

You are right it has been well over due, since before the F2P launch that the KDF got some decent new ships.

With the new update coming in may, I have a strong feeling it will bring with it new gameplay mechanics and with that the KDF spearheading the mechanics.

I don't think the rumors of the KDF getting "a few revised missions" will be true, and even if it is, they have to be spectacular KDF missions with wonderous stories.

There is a Glimmer of hope on the horizon, I don't fall victim to the gullible sense that it will right all the wrongs to the KDF, but I believe it will be a step in the right direction.
I do, oh I do...just hard to see...we haven't gotten any unique ships in years and so far they have only announced more ideas for fed ships.

If I were to just completely give up I wouldn't be here right now, I'm still hoping for a Romulan faction...still have hope things will get done.
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