I have finally FOUND my salvation. For months I have been looking for a ship that appeals to me and has the firepower I have been craving without having to turn into an "Escort Junkie" or "Fighter Jock" as our fleet call them.
Then it dawned on me... The Galaxy X Cruiser is primarily a Galaxy (my favorite ship) and it can load DHC's. So I did a little experimentation and found a Galaxy-X Cruiser that is essentially a fantastic mix of a cruiser and escort.
A lot of people complain about the Gal-X's turn rate but as somebody who's always flown cruisers I barely notice this. Not with the advantage of cloaking... I went into a PvP, snuck up on an Andorian Escort, decloaked, Phaser Lance, critted and then opened fire with my three DHC's on the front and High Yield Quantum and utterly obliterated that little fighter jock.
He then decided to whisper me with abuse, as Escort pilots usually cannot take Cruiser's beating them. But its all good...
My point is, Tachyokinetic Converter gives you a +22% Turn Rate to the Dreadnought making more then capable to use its cannons. Sure, Escorts will try to get right up your but as they do but if you stick some nice mines of high yield plasma's on the rear, even warp plasma gets rid of them.
So don't count cruisers out yet... A lot of it is ability with the ship you have, not just the ship itself. It doesn't matter how many guns Cryptic gives these escorts, a knowledgeable and powerful cruiser captain can take them down.
So don't despair Cruiser guys... We just need to unite and stay strong and show these Escort junkies, we ain't going anywhere!
Basically, this is my Galaxy-X (same as a canon D'Deridex Warbird), there are others like it but this one is mine!
Last edited by warbird001; 03-03-2013 at 04:53 AM.