Oh and I might get flamed for this but I'll say it anyway.
Does it not mean anything that Klinks PvP ALL THE TIME and Feds only do it to get their daily? We're a PvP oriented faction (as far as our content) and we get instant (or less than a minute) queues. Not considering differences in peoples' available play time - but I can get in a lot more PvP matches than Feds in just a couple hours. Even if I don't play a lot I get a constant dose of PvP so I'm used to it. PvP is what I do and I do it for fun. I've had a lot of practice as I'm sure have other Klingons.
Is it possible we just know what we're doing? Our teamwork isn't perfect but we can 1v1 you to death - even without cloak.
There are many excellent Fed players but they're often just brought down by their casual apathetic teammates that just want to lose quickly so they can get their marks and go back to scanning anomalies.
Is there any way to avoid the PvE oriented-faction complaining about losing to the PvP faction? Oh. Premades. You guys have access to a far greater player pool than we do. I'm sure you can find a team to take on the disorganized Klingon PuG you would meet in an average arena?
Well I have just recently had the opportunity to start playing this game, and im in tier 3 Fed. From my PvP experience, and this is mine only, I'm up there with the O.P. where I lose well over 90% of the space matches. Most arent even close.
For me, and I know I'm a n00b but I am trying to learn, I'm dead by 3+ Klingons forcus fire 2-4 seconds after they decloak. This is constant throught the PvP experience, and i'ts impossible to gain any learning experience from respawning.
I will continue to try PvP regularly, and continue to be frustrated regularly. See you out there.
In my experience we Klingons don't collaborate on our target unless we've formed an actual team (we just wing it more often than team up). The only times we do collaborate when we've actually formed a team is calling out the first target at the very beginning of the game to fire the opening shots. Otherwise, we have the sixth sense of picking someone off who is screaming to be focus-fired. Are you an escort? Are you alone? Are you far in front or behind of the rest of your Federation teammates? Are you not near someone who can heal you (or debilitate us while we're trying to kill you?)
There are many reasons but I'm going to go out on a limb and say most of us who PvP can spot that you're a noob and we target you first (no problem with that of course! Starting as a noob is obviously essential). I'm glad you're assuming you won't be a noob forever because well-practiced Feds can vaporize Klingons if they don't make the common mistakes that Klingons are used to exploiting.
If you have all the time in the world to look at who you're fighting before you strike and you can tell by the type of ship the enemy is using what kinds of abilities he has it's not so hard to pick a target.
As Federation you don't get that luxory, when you see your enemies you're already under attack and you can't tell whether their abilities are just by looking at their ships either. By the time you figured out which of your opponents is the easiest to kill your team is already scattered with no real way to regroup since all the individual people can get harassed and taken out at any time with no way to outrun or avoid Klingons, so it's usually just a slippery slope from there.
Pop Reverse Shield Polarity (everyone uses it), and wait for the teammates you're supposed to be grouped with to kill us while we can't punch your invincible shields. Yes people complain about dying instantly and not being able to pop RSP but I see plenty of Feds who are quick enough to pop it when I attack them at 3km and there are also plenty who don't pop it in time when I start from 10km.
I don't even use RSP. Evasive maneuvers is enough. You see flashing colorful weapon lights and you run like hell. I'm surprised I don't see more people use it. Fantastic skill. People just waste it to get a speed boost and catch up to someone they're chasing.
RSP will not protect you from bleedthrough damage, and when 3 guys are hitting you with 2000 DPS each that will still have your hull in shambles by the time RSP wears off and you pop quicker than a zit on a valley girl.
[quote=Blargen;2541924]LOL, no I'm the guy in the bubble science ship, trying to hide in the middle like a redshirt between Kirk, Spock and Bones. Unfortunately it doesn't work, as Klingons can smell my n00bness.j
Can't help you there, Blargen. Did you name your ship the U.S.S. Bacon? Cause bacon is delicious.