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# 41
07-07-2011, 02:16 AM
Orion Tac Captain Character

1. What ship(s) did you fly as you ranked up? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

BoP, Raptor, Battlecruisers. Solo and in groups

2. What ship(s) do you fly at cap? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

Vor'Cha Refit for everything

3. Which ship(s) do you think are currently overpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

Fed Science ships, or rather science itself is to OP.

4. Which ship(s) do you think are currently underpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

BoPs, to fragile for my tastes.

5. What feature of your favorite ships do you like the most? As in, console configurations, station configurations, aesthetics, special abilities, etc.?

About the Vor'Cha refit i like the most that is has no special ability, followed by its looks.
Even Fed side i rarely use any special ability of the ship i'm flying. I find them across the board to be generally a useless gimmick. I would prefer to have all specials as consoles so we can chose to remove them.
Its outright mean looking with some parts of the alternative variant and the reman shield grid. Best looking ship in the game.
However it could use a 4th device slot easily.

Or make the cloaks devices so we can chose if we want cloak or an extra device slot. for example in PvE i don't bother with cloak at all.
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# 42 Here's my input
07-07-2011, 10:12 AM
I only play KDF, so here's my input:

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1. What ship(s) did you fly as you ranked up? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?
For each career I tried as much to stick to the ships that could best support that class. But most important I focused in how I could get the most out of a ship to ensure my survival + very importantly the survival of my team. I could never understand those that said SCI and ENG in escorts make for great builds? Sure, but the team as a whole suffers because they are handicapped by a player unable to support. (PVP, PVE)

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2. What ship(s) do you fly at cap? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?
Again, I paid attention to ships that best supported that role.

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3. Which ship(s) do you think are currently overpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?
The MVAM and the Defiant-R seem way more maneuvarable and stronger than their KDF counterparts. Also, the Federation science ships nearly always spawn Battleship class ships, while the KDF rarely see anything larger than a cruiser.

In PvE some of the Science Ships are almost more deadly than the escorts. (On elite)

The Breen Battleship is a tad "lets-get-the-hell-utta-here"

The Borg Cubes can become rather spiteful

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4. Which ship(s) do you think are currently underpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?
The Veranus and the B'Rel retrofit seem squishy, and the Siege Destroyer is way too slow when in Siege mode. It barely can turn to keep firing on the agile escorts!

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5. What feature of your favorite ships do you like the most? As in, console configurations, station configurations, aesthetics, special abilities, etc.?
Special Abilities but I only play KDF and there are so few. I like the introduction of sets of consoles and hope there will be more. I would also like to see the introduction of new powers and BO skills like was done with ground. The skins are getting awesome guys! I love the look-and-feel of all the sets! I have always hoped to see some bodies from a ship exploding! Drifting into space!
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# 43
07-09-2011, 12:37 PM
I primarily play KDF, though I am seen often on my Fed alts; I have 3 KDF characters at max level: 1 Tac, 1 Eng, and 1 Sci.

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1. What ship(s) did you fly as you ranked up? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?
-Tac (first character): Raptor exclusively, primarily through PvP, and solo
-Eng: BCs exclusively, Both PvP and PvE (queues were beginning to thin out at the time), and normally solo but sometimes in a group
-Sci: BoP exclusively, mainly PvE (PvP leveling queues were pretty dead at the time), and normally solo

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2. What ship(s) do you fly at cap? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?
-Tac: Raptor (experimented with the BC for awhile); primarily PvP, though I PvE on occasion; I group up where possible
-Eng: Vo'Quv (didn't like the Kar'fi despite plenty of testing to try, and I keep a Negh'var in case a group needs a dedicated healer); again I PvE sometimes, but mainly PvP; as with my Tac, I group up when I have friends on but I often end up solo
-Sci: BoP (I heal with a Varanus when needed); PvP; grouping is the same as the others

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3. Which ship(s) do you think are currently overpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?
Overpowered ships?
-PvE: None, the only ship that can get tricky is the Borg Cube, but it can still be solo'd and normally with ease.
-PvP: No one ship is genuinely overpowered, it's just their special abilities and those are debatable.

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4. Which ship(s) do you think are currently underpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?
-PvE: None, you can take T3 ships and succeed in a significant amount of PvE (does that guy with the Miranda in Gamma O still play?)
-PvP: Probably the Varanus, while I haven't given it a shot since I reinstalled the game yesterday, when I quit before it's turn rate was horrid and it's special ability bordered on useless clutter (especially because it was on the same global as a mine launcher)

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5. What feature of your favorite ships do you like the most? As in, console configurations, station configurations, aesthetics, special abilities, etc.?
Ship design; 3 out of my top 5 ship designs are actually Federation ships, my primary characters are Klingon for RP reasons, they are (in order):
-Akira
-Prometheus
-D7 (K'I'Tinga)
-Nova
-Vor'cha
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# 44
07-11-2011, 06:32 AM
1. What ship(s) did you fly as you ranked up? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

Bird of Prey's. Awesome but default for science ships. They are primarily tactical based (being able to equip cannons and stuff). I switched to the K't'inga and the Captain Vor'cha and even tried to Negh'var to get away from so much BoPing. I used whatever ship I was flying at the time for everything. I would prefer Gorn, Orion and Nausicaan ships as other KDF ships since all those races are part of the Empire. I know you plan to get to them eventually but maybe if all can't be implemented, at least put in the Gorn ships for each rank so science officers have a clear path of ships to go through without having to use the BoP.

2. What ship(s) do you fly at cap? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

At maxed, I have only my KDF tac flying the Hegh'ta which is AWESOME! Please don't change it . I use it for everything .

3. Which ship(s) do you think are currently overpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

None. All are awesome .

4. Which ship(s) do you think are currently underpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

B'rel's at both ends of the tiers. Tier 1 is just a bad ship so maybe more variety at Tier 1 like the Feds would give us the option not to fly that thing. B'rel retrofit needs to be fixed. I would fly it but there is little point. Alright, it has the enhanced cloak but its no good and is now effectively worse than a Tier 4 Bird of Prey, the Hegh'ta.

5. What feature of your favorite ships do you like the most? As in, console configurations, station configurations, aesthetics, special abilities, etc.?

Special Ability wise:- BoP's with battle cloaks. Awesome abilities.
Configuration wise:- BoP's again. Unique universal slots at each tier makes for if you cant be bothered with other ships, fly a Bird of Prey.
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# 45 My responses
07-15-2011, 09:29 AM
1. What ship(s) did you fly as you ranked up? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

Sci LG ==> BoP, BC, BoP, BoP, Carrier (VoQuv). 60% pve 40% pvp. 90% solo.
TAC Lt Cmdr ==> BoP, Raptor. 60% pve 40% pvp. 90% solo.

2. What ship(s) do you fly at cap? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

My Sci LG flies a VoQuv carrier. I did pick up the Varanus at LG but I just could not get into it. 60% pve 40% pvp. 90% solo.

3. Which ship(s) do you think are currently overpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

All the ships are overpowered in PvE. The only exception might be the Varanus.

I don't find any of the ships overpowered in PvP.

4. Which ship(s) do you think are currently underpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

The Varanus is the only ship I have flown klink side that I might consider underpowered. Having said that I only flew it in pve. The judgement is based on how much time it took for mobs to be defeated.

In pvp I do not think any ship is underpowered on the klink side (tho I suspect I might feel differently if I had flown the Varanus in pvp).

5. What feature of your favorite ships do you like the most? As in, console configurations, station configurations, aesthetics, special abilities, etc.?

On the Klink side I really enjoyed the universal BOFFs in the BoPs. I actually do have the Heghta for T5 and I intend to spec it and fly it at some point, but I am having a lot of fun with my first carrier right now. And speaking of carrier, I really enjoy my VoQuv carrier. have not yet tried the Karfi. What I like about the VoQuv is the fighters/BOPs mostly, but the BO and cosole layout seem very sensible to me also. I find the whole ship very enjoyable in both PvE and PvP.
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# 46
08-03-2011, 10:12 AM
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Hey guys,

I just wanted to give you all a head's up that Geko and I are going to be getting our hands dirty over the next few months with a number of different aspects of ships. As a result, I am particularly interested in hearing your opinions and thoughts in several areas.

This being said, I want to keep your expectations moderated; there's a ton we'd like to do, a lot we can do, but also quite a bit we won't be able to do for a wide variety of reasons from time to balance. Also, I can't at this point give out as many details about what we are doing as we have with the duty officer system, and I apologize in advance that this will be a lot more listening and analyzing and a lot less spilling cans of beans.
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Looking forward to all your feedback!
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1. What ship(s) did you fly as you ranked up? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?
1. Birds of Prey, just love them. PvE mostly, some PvP, but more than on my fed side characters. I prefer stories. Solo, as per wanting to read the mission text.

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2. What ship(s) do you fly at cap? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?
2. Not there yet, find myself with a lack of interest playing KDF side with little story. But I would fly the BoP ships.

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3. Which ship(s) do you think are currently overpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?
4. Which ship(s) do you think are currently underpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?
3-4. Haven't looked into them.

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5. What feature of your favorite ships do you like the most? As in, console configurations, station configurations, aesthetics, special abilities, etc.?
I'm just going to quote my answer from the fed version as it's pretty much the same.

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5. I am pretty much an Aesthetics guy, it needs to look 'pretty' to me for me to want to use it. If I can't come up with a configuration I like I probably won't use the ship, I even took to copying my character over to tribble 3x each rank up just to play with the sip customizations available... Unfortunately I found I don't really like alot of the ship classes :/
That's not really much of a problem KDF side as all the BoP variants have the same aesthetics that I prefer for them, they just differ in the specifics.

I have not gotten so indepth to analyze the configurations or special abilities.
I just focused my Sci and Eng Bo powers on survivability as I'm flying a 'weaker' ship and leave the damage boosting to my Tac captain skills and the single Ensign Tactical slot I have.

Though I think most of the special abilities I"ve heard of have been interesting and support them. (balance issues aside)
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# 47
08-03-2011, 01:18 PM
The Neg'var is way under powered,This is a Klingon BATTLESHIP not a cruser! this ship should at least have come with a heavy beam array or super heavy cannons! as for ships at tear 5 a modern version of the K'tinga would be fitting. Just remember Klingon ship need to hit hard we are warriors after all
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# 48
08-08-2011, 09:20 AM
Specific questions:
1. What ship(s) did you fly as you ranked up? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?
I've tried all of the ships we have with my 4 Klingons. Favs, Raptor and Negh'Var, Carriers nice, too. Also tried the Varanus, Marauder...unimpressive. Tried the Grumba on Tribble, looks really cool, but otherwise, prefer the Raptor.
BoPs are super quick in a trun, but seem to blow up kinda easy in PvP.
The first 6-8 months or so did almost nothing but PvP with my fleet, lately mostly PvE since the fleet evaporated from boredom.

2. What ship(s) do you fly at cap? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?
My Tac's in a Raptor, Eng in a Negh'Var one Sci in a carrier and another in a BoP. Mostly fly in 2-3s, some solo, full team when I can find one, almost all PvE as of late.
3. Which ship(s) do you think are currently overpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?
I don't think any are overpowered. I died just as easy as I killed in PvP. It's all about the skillset.
4. Which ship(s) do you think are currently underpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?
None, see above answer, skills choosen and BO layout will determine how you well you survive, it's not the ship.
5. What feature of your favorite ships do you like the most? As in, console configurations, station configurations, aesthetics, special abilities, etc.?
This is more difficult to say...I like the alt skin for the Negh'var and it's heavy hull and shields, kinda prefer the console layout of the retro Vorcha, tho. It's a nice cruiser, but doesn't feel like the BB it's listed as.
Could really use some more ship choices overall. Hard to believe the Klingons became an Empire with only 5-6 different ships.
The B'Rel retrofit's ability to fire Torpedos while cloaked just doesn't seem to be all that, since as soon as you fire, you're auto-locked by the enemy and die rather quickly since you have no shields up while cloaked.
Like the raptor's turn rate and layout, one of the best overall we have, IMOHPO.
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# 49
08-11-2011, 01:42 AM
1. What ship(s) did you fly as you ranked up? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

I've mostly played solo and use the same ship whether I do PvP or PvE, I'm not worried about PvE there is nothing I cannot handle with the same setup I tweak for PvP

1-B'rel (due to lack of alternatives) and got out of it as soon as I could level up.
2-tried Quldun and preferred the K'tanco for my fighting style
3-K'tinga FTW!
4-Vor'cha (it was the least of the "evils" as far as choices)
5-Qu'Daj

2. What ship(s) do you fly at cap? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

I tried every other ship available and the only one that works for me is the Qu'Daj variation with the shorter neck. This is the only ship I use for any/all game play. Nothing else suits me for play style or aesthetics. Every once in a while I will handicap myself and fly my K'tinga just for nostalgia in PvE when I get really bored.

3. Which ship(s) do you think are currently overpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

None on the KDF side, if anything these days I would lean towards underpowered.

4. Which ship(s) do you think are currently underpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

PvE I can rock with anything... PvP however I feel most KDF ships are more or less ok at best but not by much. The D7 is acceptable where it is but I'd rather see the K'tinga on the next tier up with another rear weapon slot to reflect it's later design date and continued improvements. As for the details about other ships most folks here have already stated them I would just be repeating what's been said.

5. What feature of your favorite ships do you like the most? As in, console configurations, station configurations, aesthetics, special abilities, etc.?

Stations - universal stations - for me the layouts are too limited as currently setup in everything except the BoPs. As a species that is used to making do with what they have for very long periods of time it would be appropriate that more ships would have this design. In my mind universal stations make more sense on bigger ships than they would on BoPs. To me BoP's are hit and run raiders, or scouting/stealth mission specialists. Cruisers have the size and crew/cargo capacity to better handle the "jack of all trade" type assignments.

Console fav - the universal Assimilated Module, other than that nothing on the KDF side. I would like to see the KDF ships be able to choose your own lineup of console slots in the shipyards. That way you could take any ship and change the lineup to 2-2-4 or 3-2-3 or 3-3-2 you get the idea.

Aesthetics fav - the D7 and the K'tinga haven't been surpassed ( both models still have lots of errors and accuracy issues especially the K'tinga ) I like the hammerhead design of the Qu'Daj but not crazy about the main hull with engines absorbed into the body. The standard neck is too thick and is too long as well. The K'tinga Refit model cannot be saved in my opinion, the delete key is the only good solution for my preferences.

Ever since ST:3 we've had what was designed to be a Romulan ship foisted off on the Empire to the point where we've gotten away from the original Klingon aesthetics and everything is bird themed. Ugh. I appreciate the BoP for what it is, I don't dislike it, but it was designed with Romulan aesthetics in mind - they are the species obsessed with the bird motifs not us.

I hope in the future Klingon design gets back on track aesthetically and also gets refocused on cruisers and battleships. I'd love to see an end game modern day inheritor to the D7-K'tinga lineage. No quirky powers or gimmicks just a good solid ship that evokes a sense of menace and threat to it's enemies they way Klingon ships did in the past.

As far as the alien ships go on the KDF side personally I have no interest. I tried them on tribble but they just didn't say KDF to me flying around in them. However I am glad they are there for those who do want them ...I'm all for everyone being happy in their options. When the Kar'fi was announced I wanted to like it I really did. How cool is it to steal a ship from our ancient enemies in the days of legend... but once I saw it and tried it ... uhhh I just had to say no to the "lionfish". Bleh.

I really like the Assimilated Borg Technology on KDF ships it seems to "fit in" nicely in terms of aesthetics. I'd just like to see the deflector array scaled down a tad, it's a bit much currently. I could easily see future KDF designs incorporating a lot of Borg elements.

Special abilities - none really, some are neat ideas on paper but do nothing for me in actual game play. It seems like you end up losing too much firepower for what amounts to a cute trick on the KDF side.
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# 50
08-11-2011, 02:11 AM
[quote=Heretic]

Specific questions:
1. What ship(s) did you fly as you ranked up? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

with every career i focused on the ship types for my class

2. What ship(s) do you fly at cap? For each, primarily PvE, PvP or both? Group or solo?

i use class specific ships but alot of people use escorts mostly science sihps

3. Which ship(s) do you think are currently overpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

I think every ship is about the same i cant think of 1 which is over powered

4. Which ship(s) do you think are currently underpowered? PvE, PvP, or both? Specifically why?

I would say the nebula is weak beyond belief in pve and pvp it lacks everything its special never really works and the amount of firepower and damage the ship takes with its turn rate are some what of a joke.

The b-rel BOP cloak might as well go there is no reason why a enhanced battle cloak is in the game when every place in the game except sector space players always have there shields up and the ship does not re-cloak quick enough maybe a plus 50% damage to torps for those brave b-rels captains

5. What feature of your favorite ships do you like the most? As in, console configurations, station
configurations, aesthetics, special abilities, etc.?
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