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I've been away a year or so.

My main character is an Engineering captain - Captain 4 level. I've got nearly no currency, and I'm pretty sure I'll need to do a full respec, and probably re-outfit my ship and re-do my BOfficers too.

What are Eng captains doing these days? Science wessels were all the rage when I left, mainly due to cruiser turning rates and the like.

I want to get back up to speed!
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# 2
10-11-2011, 04:16 AM
Wow.... noone?
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# 3
10-11-2011, 08:21 AM
Cruisers are still the Big Bulky Machines that stand and fight and hold ground pretty well. It's all about skills and boff management. There has been many updates since your absence. I'm not a guru or anything nor do I PVP. So I don't have much to offer in terms of advice. But there are many awesome sites and people on here who can fill you in. There is a respec chart site for testing respecs. And much more around. Being a Cruiser Captian has it's ups and downs. But I haven't been defeated in PVE in a LONG time.
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# 4
10-11-2011, 08:26 AM
Hmmm, I'll try to find the char builder you mentioned.

Always fun to play with that OUTSIDE of the game.
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# 5
10-11-2011, 09:23 AM
Well, I used to fly the Intrepid-R on my engineer toon, but I recently switched to the Assault Cruiser. I have been playing for awhile now, and I don't really see a rage anymore. I have seen engineers in escorts, science ships, and cruisers. It depends on what you want to to. My Intrepid was fun to fly, but I really like the Assault Cruiser.
I can tank, and do a lot of damage, for a cruiser of course. It all depends on what you want to do, and what you like.
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# 6
10-13-2011, 05:14 AM
I guess I should be more clear on what I'm looking for.

I know "anything" can work on STO. I prefer fast blowing up of stuff, rather than long fights. So, I guess what I want is a maximum DPS type of build, rather than an "outlast" build. I don't mess with PvP, so it's (solo) PvE only.
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# 7
10-15-2011, 05:12 AM
good luck! I'm also a returning vet trying to get situated after a year absence (rear adm.6)
If anybody has a good link to a character builder I'd be extremely grateful (I'm a tact officer, flying both escorts and cruisers).
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# 9
10-15-2011, 08:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sevok View Post
I guess I should be more clear on what I'm looking for.

I know "anything" can work on STO. I prefer fast blowing up of stuff, rather than long fights. So, I guess what I want is a maximum DPS type of build, rather than an "outlast" build. I don't mess with PvP, so it's (solo) PvE only.
Have you considered an Escort? THat's the DPS Class

Front. 3 Dual Heavy CAnnons, 1 Quantum Torpedo
Back: 3 Turrets
2 Emergency Power to Shields, hazard Emitters, Transfer Shield Strength,and a liberal mix of Cannon Rapid Fire, Torpedo Spread, Tactical Team and Attack Pattern Beta.

If you really want a DPS cruiser:
Go All Beams in an Assault Cruiser
2 Emergency Power to Shields, 2 Directed Energy Modulation, Eject Warp Plasma, 2 Beam Fire At Will, Transfer Shield Strength, Hazard Emitters
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