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# 1 Escort’s in STF’s
06-12-2012, 02:38 PM
Having not yet set foot in perilous world of the Elite Borg STFs* I was wondering if you guys see any escorts in them? I glanced at “some” of posts about the Elite Borg STFs and read very little about escorts. Are the Elite Borg STFs Cruiser country only?

*Not planning on heading over that way any time soon. At least not until I have boned up (Done my home work).

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# 2
06-12-2012, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ivoe1574 View Post
Having not yet set foot in perilous world of the Elite Borg STFs* I was wondering if you guys see any escorts in them? I glanced at “some” of posts about the Elite Borg STFs and read very little about escorts. Are the Elite Borg STFs Cruiser country only?

*Not planning on heading over that way any time soon. At least not until I have boned up (Done my home work).

Every battle is won, before it is even fought. - Sun Tzu

Assuming that you're not just trolling.... STFs are geared primarily to escorts. DPS is the name of the game, and that's what escorts do. You may blow up occasionally, but any STF without at least 2 escorts is going to be a long and ugly road. It can be done, but it's much less painful with adaquate firepower.
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# 3
06-12-2012, 03:51 PM
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Assuming that you're not just trolling.... STFs are geared primarily to escorts. DPS is the name of the game, and that's what escorts do. You may blow up occasionally, but any STF without at least 2 escorts is going to be a long and ugly road. It can be done, but it's much less painful with adaquate firepower.
But one needs the support of "plenty" of healing crusiers as well. Escorts may have the fire power but the lack the tanking ability to do it alone. i


Curious what part of my message came across as trolling??
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# 4
06-12-2012, 04:34 PM
I fly around in my little fleet escort. I hold my own.

I named it after my ex fiancee though. Doesn;t matter to me how many times it gets blown up.
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# 5
06-12-2012, 04:47 PM
you dont need anything else, but escorts

most cruisers ignore the threat lvl skil, so they are of no use, since the borg gonna go for the higher dps, and guess what? its not coming from the cruiser...

cruisers and sci ships can finish an stf without an escort, but they can say good bye to the optional most of the time

but that is what you get in an MMODPS
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# 6
06-12-2012, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ivoe1574 View Post
Curious what part of my message came across as trolling??
Because given the number of threads around here frustrated about how escorts are the kings of STFs, it is surprising that someone would ask what you asked. I had the same thought as Ivoe, frankly.

And escorts can survive Elites just fine. You just have to think tactically and not put yourself in a position where a cube is unloading on you and you alone. A stock ship with good strategy will win where a superb build and poor strategy fails.
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# 7
06-12-2012, 06:35 PM
Well . . . I fly my Sao Paulo in STFs, but now all I see are carriers. :p

My two energy credits.
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# 8
06-12-2012, 06:37 PM
I'm an escort Captain, and i've done a lot of STF's, so yes, you do see a lot of them. the Problem is though that the STF's as stated early are basically DPS runs. Both ground and space are all dependant on on how fast you can kill everything. So much so they're practically Genocide runs against the borg. While science and Engineers can help out, there's nothing really for them to do science or engineering wise. I'm actually a bit more surprised that you don't see MORE escorts tearing through STF'S by Damage output alone. Although i'm sure the death timer was a good stop to that.
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# 9
06-12-2012, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ivoe1574 View Post
But one needs the support of "plenty" of healing crusiers as well. Escorts may have the fire power but the lack the tanking ability to do it alone. i


Curious what part of my message came across as trolling??
Well, judging alone by timer based optionals space STF's are obviosly designed for offensively oriented and agile ships, which is the exact opposite of what Federation cruisers are.

And you can perfectly tank everything you encounter in an elite STF in an escort as long as you do not behave as a "sitting duck". Usually you will also not receive any healing except from yourself.
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# 10
06-13-2012, 09:22 AM
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Because given the number of threads around here frustrated about how escorts are the kings of STFs, it is surprising that someone would ask what you asked. I had the same thought as Ivoe, frankly.

Certainly an easy assumption to make and one I might make and most likely have made in the past… it’s only human to do so.

And escorts can survive Elites just fine. You just have to think tactically and not put yourself in a position where a cube is unloading on you and you alone. A stock ship with good strategy will win where a superb build and poor strategy fails.

You win some, you lose some but you keep on fighting!

I have been thrown back on my heels more then once. hehe!


In regards to your good strategy comment I believe you are spot on! If history is any teacher at all.

Alexander, Hannibal, Gaius Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, and Attila all fought against superior numbers and came out on top.

As I recall Joshua and David were pretty good too!. Said with reverence and respect.
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