if any ship in game needs a nerf it the tier 5 BOP's
Have you tried piloting one? It's extremely easy to be killed if you don't know what you're doing, BoP pilots have to learn how to be effective or they'll keep exploding, this is why they may seem OP, but believe me, they aren't. I'm curious though, what is it about them you feel needs nerfing?
For a long time, I've been beaten by a landslide when going against players using the Defiant-R. It's clearly obvious that it needs a nerf. I agree that the Cloak is cool and that its a fun ship to play, but the fact is its SO OP that its hard to tell that its an escort as opposed to one of the developers' personal toys that got loose. Cruisers and Science ships don't stand a chance against it, and the cloak only makes it that much more powerful. I've seen too many people using this strategy:
Cloak---Get Close---Fire off buffs---Uncloak---Lay waste and defeat in under 3 seconds---recloak
This is typically 1 on 1.
Even when you have a group, the ship can easily outgun the enemy 3-to-1.
ESPECIALLY When equipped with the Borg set. It is just TOO powerful.
Cryptic, I implore you to do something about it.
I would love to know what weapons on a Defiant-R could do that, even with buff's im a long term D-R captain and i will easily tell you that the defiant is easily killable even one on one using the strategy you mentioned, it takes practice fly one for a while and learn their weaknesses and work your stratagem on practical working knowledge.