Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 69
# 2361
07-22-2013, 11:25 PM
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Meh - I love the Quantum Focus phaser in ISE personally. It's great in my opinion, and absolutely EATS the generators and the gate, especially if buffed.

It's fantastic to be able take a generator down solo, quickly, when you find yourself in a team where everyone else farts around chasing spheres instead of trying to take the genny out.
You're totally correct on that. My main eng toon rides a vesta and I'll pop NI and that other power level eng power(can't remember the name right now), then TT, RF1, and the Quantum Focus Phaser while watching the aux powered dual heavies and the turrets in back go nuts while the QFP dishes out over 4.5K DPS BY ITSELF and absolutely melt a normal cube in ISE. I try to time it all to go off after a shield facing drops so I can have all that glorious firepower ripping through my target's hull-points. Tis quite fun watching it's hull % drop and go boom before everyone else is able to get over to help pop it. Need to see about pulling one of the aux dual heavies and slotting the bio-neural torp to see how that works out.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,303
# 2362
07-24-2013, 03:32 AM
Had a 'funny' Fleet Alert late yesterday.

Using my Vesta, with my sci - my primary character and my best ship/setup.

Wasn't a bad team - three tacs, a sci (me) and an Eng. The Eng was using a Regent, one of the tacs was using a Galaxy-X (which turned out to be well kitted out and pretty effective), another a Scimitar and the third tac was using a Prometheus.

Anyway, whilst we were waiting for the clock to reach zero, and the mission to commence, the Tac in a Prometheus - types "I'll take the big/heavy ships as I've got mk12 dual heavies". I replied 'it's all good', not really thinking much more of it. The Tal Shiar appeared as the enemy and we went to work.

Sadly, whilst Mr 'Dual-heavies' wasn't actually terrible, and did at least have a single weapon type (antiproton), it wasn't long before his bravado resulted in him having to spend time in the respawn waiting room. Actually had to laugh to myself as on one of the occasions he did manage to take a D'Deridex out, the resulting explosion took him out too.

What was even more amusing to me was that I focused on a DD a little later on - he came swooping in, looking as if he thought I needed him to do the job for me, just in time for me to take the DD out myself. He then flew off toward the Gal-X, who was also in combat with a DD, but again arrived just in time to see the Gal-X Phaser Lance the DD that it was fighting into singularity oblivion.

Anywyay - we failed the mission due to Scimitar boss-ship cloak spam, but I was amused by Mr 'Dual Heavies' - he wasn't really that bad in honesty, but not as incredible as he clearly thought he was.

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Captain
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,010
# 2363
07-24-2013, 03:40 AM
Once i am finished with some build tests on my corvette (currently a nice bomber setup) i think i'll take my Galaxy-X for a spin.
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# 2364
07-24-2013, 06:16 AM
Someday I'm going to make a level 50 character named John-Luke Pikard, give him a Gal-R named USS Enterprize, put a competent build behind it, and slap on rainbow beams just for the lolz in ESTF pugs.
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Lieutenant
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# 2365
07-24-2013, 10:28 PM
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Someday I'm going to make a level 50 character named John-Luke Pikard, give him a Gal-R named USS Enterprize, put a competent build behind it, and slap on rainbow beams just for the lolz in ESTF pugs.
If you really want to go for lolz, use the lowest Mk possible with each 'color' and be sure to use common ones. Oh, and always spam the FaW. I've used that set-up for a 'skittle boat' and spammed CSV while shouting in the team chat, "Skittle boat to the rescue!".
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# 2366
07-25-2013, 06:30 AM
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If you really want to go for lolz, use the lowest Mk possible with each 'color' and be sure to use common ones. Oh, and always spam the FaW. I've used that set-up for a 'skittle boat' and spammed CSV while shouting in the team chat, "Skittle boat to the rescue!".
Lol, I'm not going for actually being badly equipped, just the rainbow beams. I still want to slightly effective. But BFAW is a must.
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Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 310
# 2367
07-25-2013, 07:40 AM
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Lol, I'm not going for actually being badly equipped, just the rainbow beams. I still want to slightly effective. But BFAW is a must.
I entered a ISE last night with EliteSTF channel. I was on a team with a bugship, a scimitar, an armitage, and a Jem Dread.

My odyssey class USS Double Rainbow (NCC 11111) not only got highest dps at 10.3k, but got more DPS than any two of the others combined. I use Mk XII* rainbow beam arrays with a cutting beam and the rainbow dual beam bank. (and lots of FaW and overload)

*(My antiproton beam is only mk xi because i don't have a fleet one yet)

I feel like I could improve the rainbow goodness if I sprang for a Marion Frances Dulmar and switched my RSP3 for DEM3, but that seems like a lot of EC to throw in for a laugh (after the 5 mil I spent on 3 Mk XII purple beam damage consoles)

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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,104
# 2368
07-25-2013, 08:02 AM
This one is not so much about the fails of PuG, 90% of the STF's i do are pugs and if i'd be honest, i quite like the challenge . You never know if you're in a great or fail team (disclaimer: DO NOT use repulsors if you don't know how to use 'm properly ).

Yeah i've been a rainbow once, yeah i was the redshirt of the team once, but that is all behind me now.


Lately people talk about Donatra / Tal'shiar fleet alert cloak-spam being unable to finish the mission. Before the secret oddy buff i usually flown escortlike ships (the charal, ha'feh, defiant retrofit with an avg of 5k to 8k dps) and found it quite the challenge to get the Scimi destroyed. We weren't unable to, but it usually took around 10 to 15 mins (mainly caused by it's cloakspam) unless if someone shoved the scimi away from me with repulsors /*facepalm*\ .

Anyway... what i wanted to say was;
When they buffed the oddy, i thought, lets give it a try. I put around 7 elite fleet disruptors (x2 acc), 1 cutting, 1 omega and the rest are embassy (XI) or mine consoles (X). My average dps in the oddy is between 5.5k to 6.5k dps (no oddy pack consoles). It was an experimental semi dem/aux2bat/faw frankenstein build. (including a halfassed skillplan which is decent, but is in need of a respec).

But..

Last week i did about 2 fleet alerts with Tal'shiars and 3 KASE's, all with the same result; destroyed in less than 3 minutes... it couldn't cloak for more then two times.

Is it me? Does the scimi blow faster when you attack with a cruiser? Was it luck or had someone else noticed this too?
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Ensign
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 7
# 2369
07-25-2013, 07:53 PM
I went into an Infected Space Normal (Don'tJudgeMe) with me (In a Risian Corvette), a Scimitar, Patrol Escort, and a Lt. Commander Cruiser and Escort.
Needless to say, due to their poor capabilities, the Optional was lost, and then the two left, leaving us 3 with an increasing amount of spheres. I left the match and got hit with the 1 hour ban.
Captain
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 913
# 2370
07-25-2013, 08:00 PM
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I went into an Infected Space Normal (Don'tJudgeMe) with me (In a Risian Corvette), a Scimitar, Patrol Escort, and a Lt. Commander Cruiser and Escort.
Needless to say, due to their poor capabilities, the Optional was lost, and then the two left, leaving us 3 with an increasing amount of spheres. I left the match and got hit with the 1 hour ban.
LOL
Leave because of the lost optional? 4 marks?
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