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Has anyone bought it already? Is it worth getting it?
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# 2
01-31-2014, 05:24 AM
I bought one for sake of completeness.

They are quite good cruisers, but nothing about them is particularly good or outstanding. They also have particular looks, but I wasn't too fond of the "rusted Minmatar ship" trash can look and switched to the other materials.

I fiddled around with decoy consoles, their sensor stealth and the Tetryon weapons, if you have no particular Hirogen fancy just stay in your Fleet Assault, Avenger or similar 4 Tac console cruiser.

Last edited by longasc; 01-31-2014 at 07:23 AM.
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# 3
01-31-2014, 05:27 AM
Cool thanks for the feedback.
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# 4
01-31-2014, 05:33 AM
Been thinking of collecting the lock boxes for a future KDF character. But they haven't posted very good pictures of it. So I'll have to wait until I see one in sector space.

Just don't want to blow off a lot of EC for a ship I can't really see and may end up regretting.
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Join Date: Oct 2013
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# 5
01-31-2014, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by crashdragon View Post
Been thinking of collecting the lock boxes for a future KDF character. But they haven't posted very good pictures of it. So I'll have to wait until I see one in sector space.

Just don't want to blow off a lot of EC for a ship I can't really see and may end up regretting.
Well, if your only requirement is that the ship looks cool, the apex battleship is really cool (i cant say the same for the escort, that actually should be a cruiser.. but cryptic changed the class of the ship again). Almost, i like it, but i always liked it, so maybe i am not too objective.

But the important part is the ship features. I loved the Voth dreadnought, for example, but i never bothered to buy it because the build of the ship is really not worthy. I dunno about the Hirogen battleship, i need to check its features.

how many tactical consoles? what stations? how many aft weapons? and all of that stuff.
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# 6
01-31-2014, 05:48 AM
This is what I found out from the devs blog

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The Hirogen Apex Heavy Battlecruiser is a truly fearsome vessel that is well suited to hunting down even the most deadly prey. The Apex lacks the maneuverability of its Hunter counterpart, but compensates with tremendous hull and shield strength.

This ship comes equipped with a Photonic Decoy Swarm Universal Console. This ability will baffle enemy sensors by creating a series of Photonic Decoys which create "ghost" energy and hull signatures almost identical to the vessel that deploys them. By launching several of these Decoys at a time, the effects are enough to frustrate most enemies into letting their guard down, allowing the attacking Hirogen to gain the tactical advantage in any conflict.

All Hirogen Ships possess Long Range Sensor Masking. This passive ability grants the Hirogen ship a small amount of Stealth, which will render the Hirogen craft undetectable at long range.

Equipping both the Enhanced Inertial Damper Field and the Photonic Decoy Swarm will double the Defense and Damage Bonus gained by activating the Enhanced Inertial Damper Field.
-Faction: Federation, Klingon or Romulan
-Rank Required: Rear Admiral, Brigadier General or Subadmiral I
-Availability: Lobi Crystal Store
-Hull Strength: 43,500
-Shield Modifier: 1.25
-Crew: 1200
-Weapons: 4 Fore, 4 Aft
-Device Slots: 3
-Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical, 1 Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Ensign Universal, 1 Lieutenant Universal
-Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 5 Engineering, 2 Science
-Base Turn Rate: 6 degrees per second
-Impulse Modifier: 0.16
-Inertia: 30
-+10 Weapon Power and +10 Shield Power
-Matter-Antimatter Warp Core
-Can Equip Dual Cannons
-Console - Universal - Photonic Decoy Swarm
-Long Range Sensor Masking (Passive Stealth)
-Cruiser Communications Array -Command - Shield Frequency Modulation
-Command - Strategic Maneuvering
-Command - Weapon System Efficiency

Last edited by kantazo1; 01-31-2014 at 05:51 AM.
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Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 50
# 7
01-31-2014, 05:51 AM
I have one, but I haven't had much chance to play it yet (between server crashing, outfitting it and server crashing). Yes it does look awesome, it has spinning cogs in the middle and looks nice in the non-rusted material options. You also get an HHV prefix. the boff layout isnt bad, lt cmdr for FaW3, can fit to aux2b 1's with plenty of options left for engineering skills. the science slant is almost non existent though. I do sorta miss TSS3. but I do look forward to testing out its console
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 233
# 8
01-31-2014, 08:56 PM
I have the hirogen apex, its a HUGE SOB. its Vo'quv sized, it turns slow but its extremely flexible... a fleet RCS and tachyconnetic and I got it turning well along with cruiser commands... All I have done was transfer gear from my Galor to the Apex and have had a chance to really mess with it and was doing 10K consistent in the few runs I managed.

I was running a aux2b build on the galor, and can on the Apex... but I am thinking about using the additional LTC uni for a tac... it might start to destroy things.. Dont forget it can equip DHC, and with a 1.2 shield mod and 43000 hull you will never die.. it can be a very standoff ish cruiser or get in your face cruiser...

I have only played for a short bit with it since the server issues the other day, but so far its not bad for just jumping into it.

Oh, and the little moving gears are cool. I love the rusted worn look of it.
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# 9
01-31-2014, 09:03 PM
With the release of the new Khan uniforms the idea of a rogue crew of genetically altered aliens that captured a pair of Hirogen ships appealed to me, so I picked up the cruiser and I'll get the destroyer next.

I don't care about the ships stats, I'm in it for the concept.
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# 10
01-31-2014, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by sopwithsnipe View Post
With the release of the new Khan uniforms the idea of a rogue crew of genetically altered aliens that captured a pair of Hirogen ships appealed to me, so I picked up the cruiser and I'll get the destroyer next.

I don't care about the ships stats, I'm in it for the concept.
Same here, but of course i want a little balance, not only just a cool ship lol.

But this is one of the ships i always wanted to be as playable, and now is here , so i need to get it. Maybe i am lucky and i get it in the next 10 master keys hahahahaha
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