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# 111
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
The raptor is a almost the same as a fed escort except our additional lt tac slot. I've enjoyed using it all the way to LG1 from start...Finally got of my ass and got me a Qin yesterday, slotted her and brought her out for a walk in fed park :p Loving it all the way.
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# 112
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
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Alright, I hate to do this, but I have to ask ...

Raptors ... those are from Enterprise right? The Archer-T'Pol series?

Back then Klingons had no cloaks right?

So ... I mean ... as cool as a battlecloak on a Raptor might be ... isn't it a bit of a stretch?
Not really when you consider the fact that Cryptic chose to make an Excelsior class that tops the Sovereign class. You could just say that the Raptor was redesigned cause why would you be using out dated cloaking technology so far in the future?
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# 113
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
I played a feddie and for the first year, I thought BoP were worthless ( I know of no feddie that 'fears' a BoP). So when I grew some balls to make a klingon, it never occured to me to make a BoP. Granted I flew a cruiser so maybe thats why BoP's never bothered me nor impressed me.

Now, I respect a BoP more having learned more about them... but I still love my raptor. It just looks cool, and the survivability is great, and the firepower is raw and uncut
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# 114
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
So I had this bridge officer with Beam Overload 3 on it, and I really wanted to use it. It came down to BOP or Raptor, and I went with Raptor (I dislike relying on H&R.) I've been very, very happy with my Raptor. The damage is better than I expected by a long shot. Basically, I fly a Raptor because I'm a fan of big spike damage but I want enough defense to hold my own in a drag-out fight.
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# 115
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
cURRENTLY BECUASE bOp ARE JUST TOO SQUISHY
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# 116
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
In all fairness, I hate them in my BoP too.
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# 117
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
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In all fairness, I hate them in my BoP too.
Yes ... but in a BoP you have more room for a handy dandy tractor beam.

Go Klingon cowboy on them ... throw the lasso around them and then blow the <<beep>> out of them.

I also find decloaking on their aft quarter helps a bit as well.

For me ... my defiant is beams, but it seems that most go for cannons.
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# 118
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
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Awesome! Hoping to start up again soon. I will deffinately let you know when I contact BRJ or TLR about the next one.
Pure awesome.
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# 119
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
I fly a Raptor mainly for the same reason the OP does. I do not think the Cowardly hit and run tactics of the BoP are befitting a KDF officer. I would see them as fighting to the death instead rather than cloaking in the middle of a fire fight. To be honest; that is a Romulan tactic.

I also fly an Escort on the Fed side and BoP was like a Rice Paper version of my Balsa Wood Escort... That is NOT what I wanted to fly. I wanted something with a bit more meat but still similar DPS and the Raptor delivers. It is a very nice ship.

Now with that said I still think the Vorcha is super sexy, Carriers are sweet, and some of the BoP ships do have a strong aesthetic appeal to them. I really love the first and original BoP design but I cannot help but feel it really should have been Romulan when you look at those painted bird wings.
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# 120
06-09-2011, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Shinkuu_Akagan
I fly a Raptor mainly for the same reason the OP does. I do not think the Cowardly hit and run tactics of the BoP are befitting a KDF officer. I would see them as fighting to the death instead rather than cloaking in the middle of a fire fight. To be honest; that is a Romulan tactic.

I also fly an Escort on the Fed side and BoP was like a Rice Paper version of my Balsa Wood Escort... That is NOT what I wanted to fly. I wanted something with a bit more meat but still similar DPS and the Raptor delivers. It is a very nice ship.

Now with that said I still think the Vorcha is super sexy, Carriers are sweet, and some of the BoP ships do have a strong aesthetic appeal to them. I really love the first and original BoP design but I cannot help but feel it really should have been Romulan when you look at those painted bird wings.
I just like the way the raptor handles....Yes, it is interesting that people would think of Romulans when they look at that ship...lol.
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