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# 11
02-22-2010, 07:17 AM
Did you upgrade your stuff? The Captain level common (white) weapons from the vendor are better than the green PvP rewards from the previous rank.

Also, the Klingon vendor is screwed up (yeah, surprising, I know) and you can't buy the Captain level PvP ship shield (which is way better than the white vendor shield) using Captain level medals. You have to have enough medals from your previous rank to buy it.

I would also get at least 2x Reverse Shield Polarity and don't hesitate to punch it when you start taking fire. Without RSP you'll find that Fed Escorts can kill you in about 4 seconds. Ship DPS increases faster than ship HP in this game -- by a lot.
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# 12
02-22-2010, 07:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slamz
Did you upgrade your stuff? The Captain level common (white) weapons from the vendor are better than the green PvP rewards from the previous rank.

Also, the Klingon vendor is screwed up (yeah, surprising, I know) and you can't buy the Captain level PvP ship shield (which is way better than the white vendor shield) using Captain level medals. You have to have enough medals from your previous rank to buy it.

I would also get at least 2x Reverse Shield Polarity and don't hesitate to punch it when you start taking fire. Without RSP you'll find that Fed Escorts can kill you in about 4 seconds. Ship DPS increases faster than ship HP in this game -- by a lot.

Good point I forgot about that , you can use your T-3 medal to buy the T-4 shields .It's the only time that will ever happen so take advantage of it now.
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# 13
02-22-2010, 07:30 AM
I saw the same thing. Very quickly you will find yourself doing well in pvp again. You could have been 10 lvls lower than the competition. They see this and you are insta-killed to get your guns out of the fight.

By the end of the tier the BOP rocks and rolls all over them.
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# 14
02-22-2010, 07:36 AM
Yeah part of the problem is everyone picks on me first. QQ.
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# 15
02-22-2010, 07:45 AM
you shouldn't be dying in the battlecruiser, 2 rsps and you're good.
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# 16
02-22-2010, 07:47 AM
T4 is when I had to change from a DPS build to something that could survive and offer a different niche to my team. I had the same experience though and it will get better. Part of it is levels, the other part is from adapting (for now) to more survivability. Also, try kvk for a few levels as well.
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# 17
02-22-2010, 07:50 AM
One of my first captains' matches, I spent most of the time under VM. Either Science Team doesn't cancel higher VMs, or it's bugged, but I never got a chance to use RSP. (or Hazard Emitters, or ....). But I agree that adding more defence from a mostly DPS build is part of the issue.
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# 18
02-22-2010, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Beaker2009 View Post
...2 or 3 cloaked Klingons find a single Fed away from the ball, and team up on the one Fed.
While we're all contrating fire on the one, the ball moves in, and now we're outnumbered 5, 6, 7+ -vs- our 2 or 3 and we're gang ***** in seconds.
...
I seriously laughed out loud at this Beaker. Are you saying that you don't like being ganged by feds while you're trying to gang a fed?
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# 19
02-22-2010, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Ellandess View Post
I seriously laughed out loud at this Beaker. Are you saying that you don't like being ganged by feds while you're trying to gang a fed?
exactly, what's your point :-)

My point was, it's more about the numbers at this point...
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# 20
02-22-2010, 08:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slamz
Did you upgrade your stuff? The Captain level common (white) weapons from the vendor are better than the green PvP rewards from the previous rank.

Also, the Klingon vendor is screwed up (yeah, surprising, I know) and you can't buy the Captain level PvP ship shield (which is way better than the white vendor shield) using Captain level medals. You have to have enough medals from your previous rank to buy it.

I would also get at least 2x Reverse Shield Polarity and don't hesitate to punch it when you start taking fire. Without RSP you'll find that Fed Escorts can kill you in about 4 seconds. Ship DPS increases faster than ship HP in this game -- by a lot.

I'm surprised they still haven't fixed that bug, it's been around since open beta, and I know I reported it!
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