I have no problem winning first place many times in my cruiser the Bortasqu on my tac and even on my eng. The main advantage I have is that I can just sit in front of the entity slowly moving while unloading with DHC with 10 stack sensor analysis, this gives me the aggro and allows me to tank it, so I get credit for all the healing I have to use on myself, in addition to the credit I get for having DPS higher then many escorts.
Tried hard with my engineering and science builds which make up the bulk of my toons - but they are just not up to the job. I love them - but it seems STO does not(more in regards to the game in general - as they have made quite an effort in this event to make other things count then pure DPS - kudos for the attempt cryptic!). Oh well - can't beat em - join em.
Dusted off my uber tacscort - fully geared and rep'd out to the max- vapourized that baby!
Engineer and sci - tried to heal - use every trick in the book but the best I could get was 3rd place after 10 runs.
(too be honest I really just wanted to see if I could get it - it's crappy loot - an Accolade that I don't check and a Trophy that i will never look at - only time I ever been down to the trophy place on my ships is on the KDF side where you have to place your Bat'leth trophy to finish the Episode mission. Never been back there)
Last edited by born2bwild1; 04-11-2013 at 10:14 PM.
Got 1st place with Kdf tac raptor
Got no placing with kdf sci korath
Got 1st place with kdf engi voquv which spams pets and sci CC, and is all turrets + 1 front romulan torp build. (very poor dps in general)
Got 1st place with fed tac khyzon
Got 3rd place with fed engi healboat starcruiser (faw spam at 25 weapon power). All it did was heal people. (worst dps among all my ships)
Got 1st place with fed sci vesta (spam danubes, and heal anybody that needed healing is pretty much all it did).
I think this proves that you don't need to be a tactical dps escort to win place, or even be first in new CE.
I played 12 characters and not a single blasted one of them got First place!
Cryptic needs to either get rid of the stupid placement system or revise the accolade system.
No way I like the placement system...I mean everything is this game is given pretty much to given to everyone for high gear weapon....but really they don't need to give out Trophies to everyone just for participating so everyone can feel good about themselves.... might as well give out special participation ribbons...Oh wait they do it's the shard.
I like when there's competition other than PVP in games...Racing or this.