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# 1 Lower Tier ships at endgame
03-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Just had a random thought, how often/what do people think of using lower tier ships at level 50?

I ran one of my characters in the Escort Refit (Saber-class <3) from level 20 to until I could get a fleet retrofit for her ship for several weeks, and I thought it was a bit of fun, especially fighting the Breen in an underlevelled FAWscort and not dying horribly all the time.
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# 2
03-02-2014, 07:32 PM
As long as you can pull your weight in group missions, then I have no problem with it. I've lately taken to bringing a three turret armed TOS connie into stf's for the challenge.
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# 3
03-02-2014, 07:58 PM
I often pug in my NX class in ESTF's and i hold my own!, my dps may not be great but i know how to team so that is all that matters.
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# 4
03-02-2014, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by jam3s1701 View Post
I often pug in my NX class in ESTF's and i hold my own!, my dps may not be great but i know how to team so that is all that matters.
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# 5
03-02-2014, 08:17 PM
I was talking more along the lines of regular use for a tier 3/4 ship (IE, the LRSV, the Sao Paulo or the Ar'kif warbird) as opposed to occasional T1trolling a STF, but hey, discussion is discussion.
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# 6
03-02-2014, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by kadams View Post
I was talking more along the lines of regular use for a tier 3/4 ship (IE, the LRSV, the Sao Paulo or the Ar'kif warbird) as opposed to occasional T1trolling a STF, but hey, discussion is discussion.
I've seen instances of people in t1 ships out perform team mates in top of the line ships in stf's, so I'm not sure you can really call that trolling.
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# 7
03-02-2014, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by kadams View Post
I was talking more along the lines of regular use for a tier 3/4 ship (IE, the LRSV, the Sao Paulo or the Ar'kif warbird) as opposed to occasional T1trolling a STF, but hey, discussion is discussion.
The other day I made a mistake and got stuck in the spire STF in a Gallileo.

Was crazy but we beat it.

I don't think I like the T4 ships enough to play them past Captain level. The Defiant can get replaced well by a lot of choices. The Galaxy was never fun to fly at that level. And though I LOVE the look of the Intrepid, I usually want to get out of that ship pretty quickly when I hit RA Lower Half too.

Thing is I think you can get away with it far easier doing T3 ships at T5. The Nebula and Excelsior, most people would just think were Fleet versions. Same with the Stargazer/Cheyenne thingie.
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# 8
03-02-2014, 08:40 PM
Well.... there are people who are really, really bad at building ships, that have no idea how to put things on their ship that synergize well. Some people are good at things, some people are bad at things. Some people just don't have any clue how to build ships. Some people, are really good. And sometimes.... people that are really bad at ships builds have good ships, and people that are really good at ship builds, use "bad" ships. So... yeah.

I sort of consider it trolling because you're using a massively, possibly even dangerously underlevelled ship in endgame content... but since endgame content is so incredibly easy in endgame level ships, it's less trolling and more "Hard mode enable".
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# 9
03-02-2014, 10:05 PM
I did use a Nova class through to level 40 on one toon. Fighting warbirds in a T2 ship, not recommended.
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# 10
03-02-2014, 10:13 PM
Did a private STF with fleet members only. All of us in T1 or T2 Connies.

We rocked it.

If 5 Connies can do it, 4 VA/RALH ships can handle it with you in a small ship. So I don't have any issue with it.

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