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# 1 Carrier Dilemma !
12-30-2013, 08:14 AM
I am really unsure of which carrier to get.

At first I wanted the Fleet Heavy Carrier, but the single hanger bay put me off.

Then I wanted the Jem'Hadar Heavy Dread, but people say it pales in comparison to the Jem Escort Carrier, but that only has a single bay which is what put me off the Fleet one

I currently have the EC for the Dread, need about 20 Mill more for the Escort and have easy access to the Fleet ship.

But which one to choose ? What about the pets ? Will the pets sway it ? Are the pets good enough to get along with a single bay over 2 bays ? Can I equip the 2 bays with the same pets I can for the single bay ?

I am a Tac toon and currently Fly a Kumari and love it, allbeit a little squishy.

Thoughts and opinions will be very much welcomed please so I don't make the wrong choice and waste alot of EC or Zen......
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# 2
12-30-2013, 08:30 AM
I have the Kar'Fi Battle Carrier, that is a weaker version of the Jem'Hadar Dreadnought Carrier.
The ship alone has a massive firepower and survival capability, with the Fer'Jai the overkill is granted.
But I've said: the Jem'Hadar Dreadnought Carrier is better than the Kar'Fi Battle Carrier...

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# 3
12-30-2013, 08:34 AM
The people in my fleet prefer the dread over the escort carrier, however we have a lot of eng and sci using them, for a tac the faster turning escort may be better but i dont really see how.
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# 4
12-30-2013, 08:46 AM
I have a Dread and it's a total beast. Just remember though that you CANNOT buy the attack ship frigate pets unless you also own a JHAS on the same character. That's a deal breaker for many.

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# 5
12-30-2013, 08:50 AM
I have a JDread on one of my toons, it's a pretty good beam fire at will spammer. It's a tough ship and flexable. It's flexable in the sense that you can run a straight beam boat, a cannon build and/or aux2batt if desired. I'd suggest that if you want to run cannons, go for the escort. Also, I was super disappointed that this ship didn't unlock the bug ship pets.
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# 6
12-30-2013, 09:25 AM
You want the best single hangar "carrier", roll a rom me and get the schimitar.

You want a true tactical carrier, Jem dread is the choice for you.

Best pets in game are the elite jhas but that's a pipe dream for many.

Elite scorpians will be you hangar of choice unless you go schimitar...the elite drones are pretty dang awesome
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# 7
12-30-2013, 03:16 PM
Is the Jem worth all that EC ? Nobody has really mentioned the Fleet ship yet ? I take it that is at the bottom of the list ? haha
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# 8
12-30-2013, 03:24 PM
i have the jem dread and the obelisk carriers both are good but the jem dread has the firepower and survivability though atm i'm messing around on my breen heavy raider for the laughs lol.
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# 9
12-30-2013, 03:25 PM
The JHEC and FHEC are on one level. The JHDC can do more damage, but only on beams, but with them, 30k are possible, the other two can do up to 24k dps, with DHC however, so in the end, they are nearly all the same (since beams with FAW will do "death" damage, e.g. damage, thats instantly healed again).

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# 10
12-30-2013, 04:34 PM
It is impossible to answer the initial question without knowing more about your character : your faction and your profession are minimal information for the choice of an optimal ship.

Of course the Jem'Hadar Dreadnought is a very good ship, but if you're a Romulan tactician or a Klingon scientific captain (or anything, you've got the idea), please consider other options as well.

Or maybe you intend to create a new character and to fly a carrier with that one ? What other characters do you have ? Do you want something similar or the biggest possible change ?

"The best carrier in the game" doesn't exist. "The best escort in the game" doesn't exist. Tell us something more specific !

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