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# 11
10-02-2012, 03:04 PM
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And forget the Lance by using Antiproton consoles instead of phaser? lol
You could hybrid it down and use the quad cannons to pick up some of that slack.

Still have better hull/resistance than any escort. And the lance might hit more when you can steer. :-)
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# 12
10-02-2012, 03:04 PM
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all 3 are 200 lobi a piece.
Thanks.
sigh.
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# 13
10-02-2012, 03:18 PM
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Thanks.
sigh.
If it helps, think of it as 68 million EC that you'd make at least 16 million back on, selling the boxes' contents.

Or...

825,000 dilithium and 16 million+ refunded to you in EC if you sell the rewards.

That would buy you the keys needed to comfortably guarantee that much lobi. Could always be less if you get boxes with more dilithium (and I'd routinely see 10-15 in a box).

Insane price? Yes.

Worth it? I kinda think so, especially the console.
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# 14
10-03-2012, 06:02 PM
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all 3 are a Ripoff.
Fixed
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# 15
10-03-2012, 06:17 PM
Are the Chroniton Dual Beams worth it?
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# 16
10-03-2012, 06:30 PM
Chroniton Dual Beam bank, with Beam Overload 3 and fully buffed is...well like any other Dual AP Beam Bank :p The advantage is that it has a proc and looks pretty (besides the obvious benefits from the set). I'm currently grinding a second one for another toon, but I'm not looking forward to the grinding out 120 keys its gonna take to get the Lobi for the set. Really makes me wish Lobi were account bound.

EDIT: 110 keys, with an average of 5 lobi per box and I already have 50 lobi on that toon. Sucks that I have 139 lobi sitting on another toon! #Rage@Cryptic
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# 17
10-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Hehe oh well, what can you do.

Edit: Out of curiosity, is there really a difference in effect between Beam Array Fire At Will/Beam Array Overload ranks 1 and 3? Ive never really seen a difference unless im just blind to it, cause the tooltips dont say anything that indicates any difference between the ranks.
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# 18
10-03-2012, 07:02 PM
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Thanks.
sigh.
I know, right?
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# 19
10-03-2012, 11:14 PM
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Thanks.
sigh.
Well, tbh only the console is really good. The 2 weapons are of limited value I think.

The DBB and Torpedo are kinda meh for pve, although the beam may work well in PvP.

The 2 pc bonus is incredibly circumstantial, mostly in light of the set already taking up 2 weapon slots. The 3 pc set looks cool and its effect is interesting but 3 min CD on it makes it not terribly desirable. Again, unless you get it for the "coolness" and not effectiveness

TL;DR: The console is good, the weapons are meh. At least getting the console is not outside the grinding abilities of most players. Just gotta be patient.
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# 20
10-11-2012, 10:48 AM
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Hehe oh well, what can you do.

Edit: Out of curiosity, is there really a difference in effect between Beam Array Fire At Will/Beam Array Overload ranks 1 and 3? Ive never really seen a difference unless im just blind to it, cause the tooltips dont say anything that indicates any difference between the ranks.
Sorry I haven't responded back, from what I can tell there is some difference stats wise between 1 and 3, but the full effect isn't there unless you use buffs like APO or APB. Honestly, unless your looking at an opening volley of an attack, your going to be dealing massive spike damage, but because of the drain on your weapons power, your going to suffer in sustained damage. I was using BO3 and APO3 for a while, but switched back to APO1 and CRF3 and find it a lot more effective, because it upgrades the attack for 4 of my ships weapons versus 1 random beam bank (by that I mean, you can manually choose to try and fire the Chroniton Beam first via the icon, but I found it still chooses one randomly if its going to be my front facing AP unless I put them completely on manual). Now using a mixture of beam and cannons also seems to hurt my over all DPS, I lost one turret to the Temporal Disuptor, and one DHC or Quad Cannon in my case to the Dual Beam Bank (putting energy type aside for now). With APO and CRF3, all 6 of those cannon/turret type weapons would be upgraded, but because of only having 4 I loose a lot of the effect, but still find it does more effect (not necessarily damage) combined then one BO3 and APO3. Combining CRP3 and BO3 is out of the question, the power drain, no matter what consoles you use would make the damage suffer. It comes down to are you willing to kill a Frigate in one shoot or eat it alive in a few seconds and carry it over to the next ship (CRF is timed).

Now I'm faced in trying to put together a good set up a good Temporal Science Vessel with a science officer and trying to figure out how I'm managing its DPS and it looks like for the most effect I'm looking at 2 dual beam banks (Chroniton and AP) and 2 turrets aft (AP), again I have to deal with the Temporal Disruptor taking away another potential Turret and the fact that even with the 25% damage buff, Choniton Torps only fire every 10.5 seconds and there are a lot more fun things I can do with my Active DOFFs then 3-4 Purple Projectile DOFFs. I'm having a hard enough time choosing between a Gravimetric DOFF for Charged Particle Burst radiation damage and Gravity Well Aftershock, no idea why I'm limited to one or the other when Projectile DOFFs stack.
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