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Join Date: Aug 2014
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or at least option for the cruiser-like warbirds.

So right now I'm driving the Ha'apx advanced warbird and it looks pretty good (lines and stat wise).

With the expansion I'm wondering if I should hold pat or go one to something else now that I'm a fresh 50. If it depends on what I do I don't know yet :\ I do know that I miss the lines of the D'd

Besides sticking with the Hap for a while, here's what I'm thinking.

1) D'd retrofit (get my sweet lines back)
2) Haakona (it's different if I happen to work up for a fleet D'd)
3) the Fleet D'd (worth the work at this point before the expansion?)

I figure I'll try a carrier at some point but not now.

TIA,
Tony
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 678
# 2
08-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Fleet D'D has an excellent blend of defense, science and firepower. It also has versatility. The only thing it really lacks is turn rate, but liberal use of battlecloak mitigates that problem.
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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# 3
08-24-2014, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by emacsheadroom View Post
Fleet D'D has an excellent blend of defense, science and firepower. It also has versatility. The only thing it really lacks is turn rate, but liberal use of battlecloak mitigates that problem.
Agreed here. The D'D gets a bad rap because the free version is a reskin of the T4 Galaxy and comes right after the T3 Mogai because Cryptic was too lazy to give the Romulans a full range of warbirds. But it's hard to beat something that has access to LCDR powers in all three disciplines.

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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 4
08-25-2014, 05:03 PM
It's ultimately up to you.

D'deridex is a very nice, all-purpose ship that can take a beating while doing a little bit of everything all at the same time.
Haakona is a little quirky, but it's a very flexible ship - you could run it as an 'escort' with a personal heal-boat, a control science ship with an attack pet, or just an eng-heavy tank if you wanted to.
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 303
# 5
08-25-2014, 06:55 PM
for PvE, I can say from experience that the fleet D'Deridex can be set up as one of the best beam boat tanks in the game, with the right equipment. If you haven't picked up the valdore for the console, it's worth it.
When I say tank, I mean a blend of damage output and threat to get aggro from multiple baddies simultaneously and the ability to mitigate the incoming damage from those same multiple baddies at the same time. It can be done very well on the D'Deridex without needing an A2B setup. The allure of damage output from the scimitar is the only thing that got me out of the D'Deridex, which I run on the same toon which makes the scimitar and pseudo tank too, but I'm considering going back to her for kicks.

Anyway, I can't recommend buying anything new right now, until we know more about the new stuff that is coming real soon and how our current stuff will fair to it.
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