Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 972
Dear devs: The Aquarius Destroyer is currently a joke. It's clearly a fed variant of the KDF Bird of Prey, but is less versatile, has crappier shields (0.66 mod vs the Hegh'ta's 0.8), is slower (impulse mod of 0.15 vs the Hegh'ta's 0.2) and aside from having different inertia ratings, the Aquarius matches the Hegh'ta stat for stat.

Now the thing is: The Hegh'ta is a bird of prey with a battle cloak. It's designed for fast attacking and fading into stealth. That's why it has the stats it does, because it can rely on the cloak to make up for their lack in various areas, compared to other ships which cannot cloak, and cannot cloak in battle.



The Aquarius.... can't. It's a joke ship.


But it'd be really nice if you could actually finish it, and make it into a real BoP equivalent... and I'm not asking for battle 'cloak'.


But some sort of in combat Mask Energy Signature baked in power would really go far towards balancing the ship out. There are fighters that have built in powers (To'duj's have cannon rapid fire 1, IIRC), so we know that it's possible. Just bake in a special in combat mask energy signature power unique to that ship. As with all MES powers, it wouldn't be as efficient as cloak, and wouldn't provide a bonus to damage upon disengaging (just a bonus to defense).


This would bring the Aquarius more in line with the ship it's patterned off of, without 'stealing their uniqueness' as a KDF player put it so recently.


Alternatively, if you feel that this is too constrictive, consider giving the Aquarius a Sixth ensign boff slot, for science so that players can at least run mask energy signature without detracting from their builds (assuming anyone actually bought the bloody thing).
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 21
# 2
01-26-2013, 07:40 PM
Already a thread on this. We should focus on one thread to up the number count.


sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=518981&page=2
Career Officer
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 139
# 3
01-26-2013, 07:42 PM
Ahh... yet another "the FED haven't quite stolen everything from the KDF yet" thread.

Really, just let the KDF have something to make it worthwhile logging on.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 972
# 4
01-26-2013, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by heresincebeta View Post
Ahh... yet another "the FED haven't quite stolen everything from the KDF yet" thread.

Really, just let the KDF have something to make it worthwhile logging on.

Oh blow it out your aft.
Captain
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 537
# 5
01-26-2013, 08:44 PM
There are more important things than fixing your escort boppy thing. The Galaxy is a prime example.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 166
# 6
01-26-2013, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by heresincebeta View Post
Ahh... yet another "the FED haven't quite stolen everything from the KDF yet" thread.

Really, just let the KDF have something to make it worthwhile logging on.
He did not ask for something you have, he is asking for the ship to be fixed so it is actually worth buying and using. only 2 aft weapon slots, WAY low shields, extremely low hull points.

You would think a ship that can only be bought at a t4 starbase would be better than this flying graveyard.
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,005
# 7
01-26-2013, 09:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by heresincebeta View Post
Ahh... yet another "the FED haven't quite stolen everything from the KDF yet" thread.

Really, just let the KDF have something to make it worthwhile logging on.
You know, when the Feds get something, that doesn't mean they take anything away from the KDF. You'll still have your BoPs.

The OP is right, the Aquarius as-is is pretty pathetic. It's functionally a neutered Defiant-R, and needs some changes.
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 21
# 8
01-26-2013, 09:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by heresincebeta View Post
Ahh... yet another "the FED haven't quite stolen everything from the KDF yet" thread.

Really, just let the KDF have something to make it worthwhile logging on.
As a kdf player now. I look around and I know why, we have fantastic ships like the karfi and the raptors class are some of my favorite and the brels are so awesome. There is something always a little wrong. The raptors turn for example. Instead of rallying behind A common cause, kdf demand a new ship and whine about fed instead of fixing what they have. I love my kar fi for pve and my bop for pvp. Star Trek has always focused on FED why would the game change peoples minds?
Empire Veteran
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 89
# 9
01-26-2013, 11:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by salty8967 View Post
As a kdf player now. I look around and I know why, we have fantastic ships like the karfi and the raptors class are some of my favorite and the brels are so awesome. There is something always a little wrong. The raptors turn for example. Instead of rallying behind A common cause, kdf demand a new ship and whine about fed instead of fixing what they have. I love my kar fi for pve and my bop for pvp. Star Trek has always focused on FED why would the game change peoples minds?
1) because its a game
2) not all of us liked the federation bullies, they are just like the Borg, only slightly nicer.
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 21
# 10
01-27-2013, 10:58 AM
A game that needs profits to run. The KDF are small audience, compared to fed side. Most people will play fed side, because that is the focus of star trek since day 1 in tos,tng,ds9,voy,ent. It will never change it is always about fed. The kdf are lu,ky to be where we are at, the initial plan was just merely for pvp from what i read, while very small options.

If your not fans of the federation then why did you watch the shows, unless you just jumped into playing the games. Unless you had some like of the fed, or just watched to see kdf appear rarely.

Plus i bet kdf come into the folds of.fed soon. Always happens, kdf will blow up qo'nos next and need a homeworld and have to beg with.federation not to let the gorn or other conquered races come kick.them.
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