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# 1 engineer ship help
08-20-2012, 04:43 AM
As an engineer captian which ship would be the most effective Kar'Fi Battle Carrier, or Guramba Siege Destroyer? i do plan on buying both but the wife will kick my ass if i spend cash on both at same time
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# 2
08-20-2012, 09:39 AM
I do nof use a garumba, but am familiar with the kar-fi. Unless I am mistaken, both ships are limited to a Lt eng boff. This means you would get equal use out of your Eng perks between both ships. Neither would be as efficient as a battle cruiser. That. being said, I favor the Kar-fi because you can use the two launch bays to configure the ship to your play style. The garumba will always be a dps escort. In the end you need to decide if you want a fast dps ship or a highly versital carrier. I find the kar-fi to be the best of any carrier in sto, kdf or fed.

Others will have opinions on the garumba.

-keppoch
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# 3
08-20-2012, 04:57 PM
I'm an engineer with both the KarFi and the Guramba. I have more fun with the carrier, but the Guramba is great if you want to put out the damage. Your eng abilities will keep them both flying much longer without quite as much burst damage as a Tac officer would get.

So: if you want to be sheer stovokor-on-wheels and blow stuff up, the Guramba is great fun. but is the typical glass cannon- even with your Eng abilities, it won't take too much to kill.

If you want more survivability and like the carrier play-style, I think the KarFi is best for Eng captains. The KarFi has a Commander Science and a LtComm tactical, so you get a great range of BOff skills, and your captain abilities makes it very hard to kill.
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# 4
08-21-2012, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by lodorit View Post
As an engineer captian which ship would be the most effective Kar'Fi Battle Carrier, or Guramba Siege Destroyer? i do plan on buying both but the wife will kick my ass if i spend cash on both at same time
That is actually a rather difficult question to answer as both ships are great fun the Garumba with the quad cannons on it just kicks ass but if your playing in a team where its every man for himself instead of a team effort you can run into some strife.

Where as the Kar Fi is a great all rounder, you can play the ship as a dps beast or sit back and support your team mates.

I would prob tend to buy the Kar fi first as above it can be played different ways where as the Garumba can't really.

Last edited by ariseabove; 08-21-2012 at 07:01 AM.
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# 5
08-21-2012, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by lodorit View Post
As an engineer captian which ship would be the most effective Kar'Fi Battle Carrier, or Guramba Siege Destroyer? i do plan on buying both but the wife will kick my ass if i spend cash on both at same time
They are both fun fab ships to use. You aren't really going to find a huge difference in the capabilities of the two ships. Pick a mission and you can complete it with either of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBRGjfO1_Bg&feature=plcp Those two ships in PVE

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