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# 1 Battleship difficulty
03-02-2010, 07:19 AM
Is it just me or does other people have trouble defeating the romulan d'deredex ship and hirogen apex battleships. I think they went overboard on making those as difficult to destroy as they are.
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# 2
03-02-2010, 07:22 AM
It takes work, but they are not un-killable.
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# 3
03-02-2010, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by capthicks View Post
Is it just me or does other people have trouble defeating the romulan d'deredex ship and hirogen apex battleships. I think they went overboard on making those as difficult to destroy as they are.
Without the right skills, they can be a challenge, but not unstoppable. Those ships like to use Viral Matrix (the purple globe that comes at you), and once they've used that, they'll close and tractor you, then proceed to pound you.

You do that a couple of options, though. Have your Science Bridge Officer trained in and able to use Science Team, and/or a Tactical BO trained in and able to use Attack Pattern Omega. Both skills can be used while under the effect of those two enemy skills, and will break them.

If you're not able to get those two skills trained for whatever reason, you'll have to suck up the Viral Matrix, but to evade the Tractor Beam, you'll need to stay outside of 4KM.

If you think those are a pain, wait until you start operating out of DS9, and come up on Jem'Hadar Keldon's and their Photonic Fleet.
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# 4 Battleship
03-02-2010, 07:32 AM
I have fought the jem hadder and cardassians on my other character which is a rear admiral. Nut Im going through it again with a tac officer. My other character is an eng officer
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# 5
03-02-2010, 07:32 AM
In my experience most people having trouble defeating these ships do not have their power settings with weapons maximized. At the balanced power settings Battleships will recharge their shields almost as fast as you can bring them down. This makes taking them down a very lengthy process.

If you set your weapons power level to 100, your weapon damage will double and you will be able to overcome the battleship's shield recharge very handily. They should go down with very little trouble after that.

Also make sure you have a Science BOff with Science Team, which can overcome the Battleship's Viral Matrix (that's the pink torpedo that causes a complete lockup of your ship).
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# 6
03-02-2010, 07:32 AM
Even without attack pattern omega and science team/polarize hull, I pound those damn warbirds back into the stone age. If they had support from a few romulan escorts then I would usually die a couple times. Other than that though they aren't that difficult.

I do find the hirogen annoying though. They sap your weapon power fast.
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# 7
03-02-2010, 07:34 AM
I fly an Advanced Escort and usually they are pretty easy. Shut their shields down and torpedo them to death.

But sometimes I have one surprise me. I got completely shutdown this morning on one and he blew me up.

The code they are using is pretty good. A ship can act very differently from fight to fight. Sometimes pretty easy and sometimes they blow you up.
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# 8
03-02-2010, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by capthicks View Post
Is it just me or does other people have trouble defeating the romulan d'deredex ship and hirogen apex battleships. I think they went overboard on making those as difficult to destroy as they are.
well if your sticking all your power into shields youll have trouble killing these things. instead of thinking shield recharge think shield rotate instead. move your ship round and keep power to weapons full. also make sure your weapon power stay full for maximum dps.. as soon as that power bar drops you do less dmg.

this game is hack and slash, you have to be able to hack and slash to get through it, its really that simple. as soon as you start thnking tactical the game gets harder..

just break the terget shields and fire torps through the oppening easy as pie.

and dont forget to turn your ship changeing those shields.
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# 9
03-02-2010, 07:49 AM
Never had a problem with these. Jam sensors, attack pattern alpha and go to town. By the time they can target me, I've just about killed them. Polarize Hull and attack pattern omega go a long way in helping to finish them off.
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# 10
03-02-2010, 07:58 AM
I didn't have trouble with Hirogen at all and to be honest with Romulans also although the viral matrix is nasty. My strategy wasnt a brain breaker also, all power into weapons and the rest in shields, then just tank them by using defensive BO abilities till they die. I fly cruisers.
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