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I am thinking of buying the Sao Paulo Class Tactical Escort however it's 1200 C-points. And to outfit my current Defiant Class with just the costume, it costs the same. Unless my math was wrong.

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# 2
05-16-2012, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by spektre12
I am thinking of buying the Sao Paulo Class Tactical Escort however it's 1200 C-points. And to outfit my current Defiant Class with just the costume, it costs the same. Unless my math was wrong.

Is your current Defiant the T5 version?

If not, the T5 variant comes with the cloaking device console, which some would argue makes it a worthwhile purchase.
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# 3
05-16-2012, 04:14 AM
the sau paulo is only the tier 4 version. it comes with the new costume and the quad cannons (which are ok, but nothing that great, but do scale up)

if you already have the tier 5 then you can use the new costume on it and the quad cannons. Its up to you whether you think the costume is worth it, or if you really want quad cannons.

if you have not yet bought or acquired the tier 5 via the free token when at 600 days subbed, then buying the sau paulo wont do much good for you other than flying it at tier 4. you need the tier 5 version to be able to use the costume.
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# 4
05-16-2012, 04:15 AM
The Sao Paolo comes with the quad phaser cannon. Its mostly like the dual heavy cannon, but fires more rapidly. I have the Sao Paolo and i didnt regret it! To me its the best lookin ship, and the quad cannons do great damage!
(To be honest i've also bought the Tactical Escort Retrofit, its a great combination! +5000 hull, +1 tactical console, +1 aft weapon slot.)
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# 5
05-16-2012, 04:23 AM
I quite like the look of the Sao Paulo class - the swept back nacelle arrangement suits it and I prefer it to the Defiant.

Would give the class a go, but since I'd want to fit it with both the quad-cannons and the cloak I assume I'd have to purchase both the T4 & T5 versions, which I am not willing to do. I'll stick with my T5 Prometheus.
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# 6
05-16-2012, 04:25 AM
Nah I only have the Tier 4 version. Quad phasers huh that scale up?

I have my Point Defense Turret installed on my T4 Defiant right now along with 2 x Dual Heavy Plasma Cannons, Tetryon Cannon and Quantum Torpedos Mk VIII up front and Cronoton Mines Mk V and Quantum Torpedos Mk VIII rear.

I wish I new what type of beam/cannon weapons were best to have. Are Phasers the Kia Rio of weapons?
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# 7 Wort
05-16-2012, 04:27 AM
Wort, no, Worth it....... Definitively yes, but i have the original Defiant Retro that is not Sao Paulo and honestly its really no difference except the look and the Quad Cannons, I have the Valiant look and feel which is similar in design but slightly bigger (BOTH ARE VA: Vice Admiral)


On a side note:
If you are getting one of these BA ships get the DS9 pack for the authentic DS9 Defiant inside too. Also the Admiral Uniform looks like the ones in Dominoun conflicts
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# 8
05-16-2012, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by spektre12
Nah I only have the Tier 4 version. Quad phasers huh that scale up?

I have my Point Defense Turret installed on my T4 Defiant right now along with 2 x Dual Heavy Plasma Cannons, Tetryon Cannon and Quantum Torpedos Mk VIII up front and Cronoton Mines Mk V and Quantum Torpedos Mk VIII rear.

I wish I new what type of beam/cannon weapons were best to have. Are Phasers the Kia Rio of weapons?
I, personally, don't think so - my MVAE has three dual-heavy [borg] MkXI phaser canons fitted, along with a MkXI [purple] phaser relay console and a MkXI [Blue] prefire chamber, and does just fine. I have the point defense console fitted too, and I ASSUME it benefits from the aforementioned consoles (since it's phaser-based).
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# 9
05-16-2012, 04:53 AM
Depends what part you consider is valuable.

Quad cannons to me...well they are good for levelling (if your toon buying it is captain rank) it will cover you right up to va

The skin.....oh yes, this is why I bought it. The skin is very nice, very expensive but I am a defiant junkie so it had to be bought.

Slapped that skin on my retrofit defiant faster than kirk teaching a female alien how to love.
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# 10
05-16-2012, 04:59 AM
Obviously I can't tell you what is best for you but:

I bought the Sau Paulo class for the quad cannons not the skin... Today I only run the skin.
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