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# 151
12-23-2013, 09:15 PM
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# 152
12-23-2013, 09:20 PM
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It's just not a tactical ship. Sorry.
Yeah, I can do just fine exterminating bug ships like the cannon fodder that they are. Playing the last mission in the Dominion FE series in this thing is loads of fun! Then again, I loved Defense of New Romulus.
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# 153
12-24-2013, 02:40 AM
im of the opinion lately that this is the best cruiser without 4 tac consoles, thats solly about dealing damage. the potential trouble you can cause with both a LTC tac and LTC sci is preaty high, and though a bit unideal for AtB, these tac and sci powers with the uptime you can get is very powerful. thanks to the singularity powers and battlecloak, you can escape most focus fire with little trouble, so the AtB taking up all your eng slots never becomes to big a problem. a grav torp spread, beam arrays or single cannons, GW, ISO, special charges, APO1, EPtE, they all work great together on this ship
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# 154
12-24-2013, 07:43 AM
OK, who raised this thread from the grave? You *know* what we do to Necromancers around here... }8)
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# 155
12-24-2013, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by snoggymack22 View Post
It's also cannon. If you watch Sacrifice of Angels or really ANY of DS9's last season, you'll see the D'Deridex PWNing the heck out of the combined forces of the Cardassians and the Dominion. Which is why the above setup is the ONLY setup that can work for the most iconic, most awesomest, most bestest, most popularity Romulan ship ever created.

Thoughts?
I consider the D'D to be a beast of a ship, no questions asked.

But there is not a single Romulan vessel in Sacrifice of Angels.
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# 156
12-25-2013, 02:23 AM
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Originally Posted by snoggymack22 View Post

It's also cannon. If you watch Sacrifice of Angels or really ANY of DS9's last season, you'll see the D'Deridex PWNing the heck out of the combined forces of the Cardassians and the Dominion. Which is why the above setup is the ONLY setup that can work for the most iconic, most awesomest, most bestest, most popularity Romulan ship ever created.

Thoughts?
I dont know what series you were watching but that did not happen. at all. not only did the D'deridex not appear in SoA but when it did appear it was usually blowing up and doing very little attacking.

the die is cast - decimated along with the cardassians by the jem'hadar.

the tears of the prophets - taking heavy damage along with the rest of the fleet by the weapon platforms until the shields went down, but was doing no more damage than anything else.

the changing face of evil - decimated along with the entire fleet at the hands of the breen. not sure if they even fired a shot as the defiant was doing most of the action.

what you leave behind, saw very little of them, but one line said by Ross was the romulan lines were crumbling.

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# 157
12-29-2013, 04:43 PM
I love the D'D. It is one of my favorite ships. I loaded it with RCSs and it could keep up with all but the most agile escorts, and evasive maneuvers or battle clock make up the difference. I put three dual heavy cannons and my best torpedo For and I put one beam, mine, and turret Aft. I did pretty much the same thing on my Ha'apex but I use the two Breen torpedoes and two dual heavies For and the Omni-directional bean, a turret, and two mines Aft.
Also just as an technicality "battle cruiser" is the wrong term for the D'D. At least in the Navy, a battle cruiser is lighter, faster, and more agile then a battleship. A battleship was a "tankish" massive slow moving brute, comparable to a wood hulled ship-of-the-line.
The idea was to make a ship that had almost the same firepower as a battleship, but faster and more
maneuverable at the expense of armor. Though with the technological advancements of the early 1900s they could make battleships that were a lot faster without sacrificing armor, they were unofficially called "fast battleships" but in the books the Navy did not designate them differently then battleships.
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# 158
12-29-2013, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by snoggymack22 View Post
Couldn't agree more. The current D'Deridex is horrendous and UNACCEPTABLE!

I did some balancing of my own and some research on the game's itemization budget for ship setups, and this is the ONLY ACCEPTABLE SETUP that the D'Deridex can have (imo):

Tier:5

Type: Warbird Battlecruiser

Hull: 34,500

Standard Shields:5,225 (Mk X)

Shield Modifier:1

Weapons: 4 fore 3 aft

Can equip dual cannons.

Crew: 50

Bridge Officers:

Commander Tactical, Lt. Commander Tactical, Ensign Engineering, Lt. Universal, Lt. Universal

Device Slots:2

Consoles: 5 Tactiacl 4 Engineering 1 Science

Turn Rate:20

Impulse Modifier:0.22

Inertia rating:70

Bonus Power:+15 weapons power

ANYTHING ELSE IS UNACCEPTABLE! I've crunched the numbers. I've looked at the other ships in the game. And the layout I present here is the only layout that works for the D'Deridex.

It's also cannon. If you watch Sacrifice of Angels or really ANY of DS9's last season, you'll see the D'Deridex PWNing the heck out of the combined forces of the Cardassians and the Dominion. Which is why the above setup is the ONLY setup that can work for the most iconic, most awesomest, most bestest, most popularity Romulan ship ever created.

Thoughts?
You are joking right? This "ideal layout" is just a copy/paste of the stats listed on STO wiki for the Jem'Hadar Attack Ship. No, we do not need a D'Deridex turning and fighting like a JHAS, it would go completely against cannon.
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# 159
12-30-2013, 12:40 AM
Honestly, the D'Deridex has the same problem the Bortasqu' does: It's too different from the stuff that comes before it in level progression, so people don't get how to handle it properly and start leaning on the "whine" button. If Cryptic had been willing to spring for a full ship lineup for the Republic and more mighty glaciers for the Klinks we'd have a lot less complaints about either of them.

@the guy above me: Yes, he was joking, and no, sarcasm doesn't work in text so people should stop trying to use it. And you want the word "canon", not "cannon". One's a decision on what is official in a body of fiction, the other is a gun.
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# 160 D'D is good
12-30-2013, 12:04 PM
D'D is compareable with oddy or bortas.
But D'D with cannons is terrible pain, I prefering broadside build with 6x 250 plasma beams 1x experimental beam 1x cutting beam. If you have not enough weapon power, change one beam for plasma mines or romulan torpedo on aft. I know, she is a romulan ship , not a federation, but simply you can not play on her a front weapon build because she is very slow even if you have emerg2engine +aux2damp+RCS consoles.
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