Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 61
02-19-2013, 04:16 PM
Still either way, 5th tact console slot won't matter much if the BOFF layout is setup to the point that when the Elite Cubes turn and look at you, you're pretty much boned outside of a pocket healer.
Commander
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# 62
02-19-2013, 04:34 PM
Yes, I was deeply dissapointed by the Kumari Variant. It has even less heals than the Defiant.

Seriously, what would you do with all those tac boff slots? My Fleet Definat runs
Com: TacT / CRF / BO3 / APO
Lt Com: TacT / CRF / APB
Esn: ? Dont remember, never use it.

If I didnt run one DBB it would be even worse. I wouldnt know what to do with the extra Lt tac powers. Unless you run a torp or mine there is nothing left to use.

I will most likely get the Khyzon (sci) and put an engineer in the uni slot. Less DPS but I might actually live.

What would you put in all those tac slots?

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Captain
Join Date: Feb 2013
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# 63
02-19-2013, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by rosebloome View Post
Still either way, 5th tact console slot won't matter much if the BOFF layout is setup to the point that when the Elite Cubes turn and look at you, you're pretty much boned outside of a pocket healer.
So basically run an all human BOFF team?

Anyways, I'm currently running an escort with Polarons. But this ship has me thinking I'm going to have to switch to phasers?
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# 64
02-19-2013, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by snoggymack22 View Post
So basically run an all human BOFF team?

Anyways, I'm currently running an escort with Polarons. But this ship has me thinking I'm going to have to switch to phasers?

With just an ensign Engie and a lt. universal on the Tact. Version... yeeaahh.. not even sure al lhuman is gonig to help you. I was meaning the stations when I said BOFF layout.

As for switching to phasers. It depends on if the console abilities are boosted by damage consoles like the Gal-X spinal lance is. If it is, well, might want to to get the most bang for buck if you intend to use all of the ship's gimmicks. I highly doubt theres any other type of Wing Cannon than andorian phaser after all. ;p
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 65
02-19-2013, 06:13 PM
I'm quite excited the ship I waited for so long finally arrived.

Kumari version is a strange beast. The ensign on fleet defiant was already more of a waste than an asset.

Phasers on it. Andorian phasers- remains to be seen if they are any good. If they are just blue phasers weaker than fleet versions I guess I will stick to plasma armament.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 66
02-19-2013, 06:15 PM
I like the Kumari Class. Hope they sell them separate. As I would love to have that one. That screen shot it firing the cannons did it for me. I can use this on my Tactical Captain.
Captain
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# 67
02-19-2013, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rosebloome View Post
With just an ensign Engie and a lt. universal on the Tact. Version... yeeaahh.. not even sure al lhuman is gonig to help you. I was meaning the stations when I said BOFF layout.
That combined with the DOFF selections will probably make the Engineering or Science version extremely playable.

And the Tactical version kind of fun to goof around in.

I'm not a hardcore PVPer. I'm not a hardcore PVE-er. Though I guess I do more hardcore PVE than PVP. I think this ship will fit what I want to do with my character very well.


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As for switching to phasers. It depends on if the console abilities are boosted by damage consoles like the Gal-X spinal lance is. If it is, well, might want to to get the most bang for buck if you intend to use all of the ship's gimmicks. I highly doubt theres any other type of Wing Cannon than andorian phaser after all. ;p
Yeah, that's what I was pondering. If they do boost the gimmicks, then I really ought to invest in +Phaser tactical consoles and Phaser weapons just to keep things streamlined. But damn, I've grown to love the purple splatter of polarons.
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Posts: 91
# 68
02-19-2013, 06:18 PM
Looks good, I'll buy it. Honestly, I think the boff layout on the Tac version is necessary, otherwise it would be too OP. I do hope the KDF gets a comparable ship, not cut and paste, something unique for KDF would be nice.

I'm just happy to see a Z-store ship instead of a lockbox ship.


Edit: I can already tell the cannon platforms will be crap.
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Join Date: Feb 2013
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# 69
02-19-2013, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by farmallm View Post
I like the Kumari Class. Hope they sell them separate. As I would love to have that one. That screen shot it firing the cannons did it for me. I can use this on my Tactical Captain.
According to the last blog post, they will sell them individually for 2500 zen. And the three pack for 5000 zen. And they go on sale on the 21st.

As with all things Cryptic, this is still probably subject to change.
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# 70
02-19-2013, 06:44 PM
5 DHCs with 4 tac consoles will give me better damage/dps than my current 4 DHCs with 5 tac consoles. Even if I don't use the wing cannons or set consoles, I'm expecting to do better in the science variant then in my current Jem'Hadar Attack Ship (although the reduced turn rate might affect it somewhat).

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...3c&usp=sharing
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