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# 221
02-20-2013, 05:18 PM
So i've been thinking about a possible purchase today, but:

This is an escort designed for tacs, and tacs only. Engs will have more fun on other ships (chimera, patrol escort), scis have a mobius, but this one is for tacs almost exclusively. I have a lvl 10 fed tac. I don't want to spend another month and a half to take it to 50 and max rep. I don't want to spend another 500k dil to make him worth playing. I already have a KDF tac, max rep, fully geared Mk XII purple everything, spend a lot of time and tons of ECs and even some zen on doffs, gear, low level ships for consoles, other stuff, and i really love this char. Consequently, you missed a sale, even if i like buying new ships.

Next time, don't forget the KDF. Because it's really unlikely we create new chars to buy and use all your new releases.
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# 222
02-20-2013, 05:40 PM
There was a text correction to the blog. The stats stated 32,200 for the Hull Strength, but it's actually 32,000.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
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Captain
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# 223
02-20-2013, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by pwebranflakes View Post
There was a text correction to the blog. The stats stated 32,200 for the Hull Strength, but it's actually 32,000.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
Oh Em Gee! Already nerfing it!

(just kidding).

Lt. Commander
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# 224
02-21-2013, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by archoncryptic View Post
6. The "glass cannon" comment on the blog refers to both the bridge officer layouts (which do not allow for much self-healing, especially the Tactical variant) and the fact the ship does not have the Fleet bonus to Hull or Shields.
Which begs the question, how can I counter the aggro that this ships firepower will trigger? It isn't reasonable to expect dedicated healers in fleet STF's, much less PuG's. I fully realize that forcing this limitation is a stab at balancing, which is okay. However, I think you guys have gone a bit too far. My DPS will be zip if I'm constantly respawning, right? Perhaps a shield modifier of 1.1 or 1.2?

TBH, being a tactical, I made the Ody and Vesta packs work very well for me. But I just don't see, based on the Boff layout, how I can use the tactical variant work for me anywhere near as well as my fleet Defiant or fleet AE.

I'm simply asking that Cryptic pay close attention to feedback and act quickly to ensure that this ship, in all its incarnations, is both powerful AND fun to fly.
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# 225
02-21-2013, 01:12 AM
Maybe its just a bad angle on the screenshots... but what ship would be this one: http://www.shipschematics.net/startr...ser_kumari.jpg

The screens looks very blocky.
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# 226
02-21-2013, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by theanothername View Post
Maybe its just a bad angle on the screenshots... but what ship would be this one: http://www.shipschematics.net/startr...ser_kumari.jpg

The screens looks very blocky.
That is the original Kumari class battlecruiser from ENT, the ship which these new Kumari class escorts are based on.

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Originally Posted by diogene0 View Post

This is an escort designed for tacs, and tacs only. Engs will have more fun on other ships (chimera, patrol escort), scis have a mobius, but this one is for tacs almost exclusively.
Indeed. That's why my Andorian tac. is secretly rubbing her palms somewhere on Andoria now.
I'm one of the people that always say that you can make any player class work and worthwile on any ship, but after thorough consideration I think a tac. will in fact have the perfect synergy with this escort. So I decided to go and make a tac. Yes, make a new one. But that Charal class started calling for me two days ago. And when that happens I can't ignore it cause I know it will work perfectly for me. So, I don't mind the leveling and the load of dil. I'll have to splash out as you mentioned. This will in fact be the first Fed. I'm gonna' take to end-game, but I'm crazy like that - when I connect with the ship I have the incentive to do anything.

Besides, I haven't bought a new ship since I got my Corsair quite some time ago and already have some 3k zen piled up from stipend, so as soon as the blue girl hits lvl 50 I'm getting me a bundle of joy!
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# 227
02-21-2013, 05:30 AM
I have a slight problem with those andorian phasers. Without them, my ship will look like a rainbow boat. And the're "only" MK11, when or where do I get MK12 versions ?

Those phasers are quite costly and I don't want to buy them twice. It's really the only problem I have with getting that ship.
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Captain
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# 228
02-21-2013, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by shpoks View Post
That is the original Kumari class battlecruiser from ENT, the ship which these new Kumari class escorts are based on.
Ah, based on. Thanks, that explains. Thought they wanted to recreate it.

Saw a few other screens from the previous blog now; looks better there.

Now... where to get blue colored adv. fleet phaser cannons...?

Or skip the blue wing gun and full tet. equip? *ponders* Will not buy till came to some conclusion.
Lieutenant
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# 229
02-21-2013, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by theanothername View Post
Ah, based on. Thanks, that explains. Thought they wanted to recreate it.

Saw a few other screens from the previous blog now; looks better there.

Now... where to get blue colored adv. fleet phaser cannons...?

Or skip the blue wing gun and full tet. equip? *ponders* Will not buy till came to some conclusion.
That blue is the tetryon burst. Don't you read?
Career Officer
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# 230
02-21-2013, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by qjunior View Post
I have a slight problem with those andorian phasers. Without them, my ship will look like a rainbow boat. And the're "only" MK11, when or where do I get MK12 versions ?

Those phasers are quite costly and I don't want to buy them twice. It's really the only problem I have with getting that ship.
Chances are...

at some point an "upgrade" kit will be on offer in the lobi as it was with MK XII Jemmy stuff

Though probably not.
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