Captain
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# 11
07-07-2013, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ajma420 View Post
I'm not gonna lie, but I like flying escorts as they are unmatched in damage potential, but if you use an escort, please stay out of Crystalline Catastrophe Elite (CCE). I have gotten really frustrated with escort flyers since the super-buff of CCE. They get in, kill the tholians, start attacking the CE , die three or four times, and leave.

The problem is, in every other STF, escorts are great because they just outkill enemies before they kill them, but that doesn't work for the CE. Now, could an escort with a total AP resist and survival build hold their own? Yea sure, but there are very, very few players who do. The fact is, in order to be effective in CCE, you need to be alive to shoot it.

So Escorts, I still enjoy playing with you, but please stay out of CCE.
So in turn any cruisers, carriers and most science ships stay out of vault: ensnared, the STFs and Azure Nebula? Considering that all that's needed in there are damage, damage, a bit of speed and maneuverability and more damage, and the above mentioned are therefore a drag on the group and should stay out as well.

Oh, and please don't join any of the small craft events anymore, if you plan on bringing a Tal'kyr, runabout, kestrel, yacht, toron or shuttlecraft/shuttlepod.

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BOff powers - Tac - focus on damage spikes, not spread, also, you NEED TT
Eng - RSP, EPtS, APtS, etc. go all heal, Aceton beam is very useful too
Sci - TSS, HE, TBR - for the shards
Nothing to reduce dmg stacks? Please don't join CEE or CE anymore.

Starfleet Veteran
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Posts: 1,611
# 12
07-07-2013, 04:08 PM
CCE stands for "Crystal Catastrophe Elite" where "Elite" is synonymous with "Escort."
If your post is anything like, "I have a sandwich so you can't be starving" it's time to rethink posting.
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 332
# 13
07-07-2013, 04:32 PM
Well, he DID list Aceton Beam, which is a way to strip them...

Anyway, you do need a balanced team in CCE, Cruisers to help soak damage, heal others, and possibly Debuff, Sci Vessels to do some straight out debuffing, use TBRs for shards, and possibly heal, and Escorts to actually get through the content in a decent time, as well as possibly debuff and TBR the Shards
Commander
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 363
# 14
07-07-2013, 04:38 PM
One or two ships spamming tac beam 1 can bottom out the entity's damage buff. Any ship can use tac beam 1.

Torpedo boats are the best against the entity because it has skyhigh energy resists and no kinetic resistance. Guess which ship type makes the best torpedo boats?

The problem isn't escorts. The problem is most people have no idea how the Crystalline Entity works.
Captain
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# 15
07-07-2013, 04:41 PM
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Well, he DID list Aceton Beam, which is a way to strip them...
Aceton just reduces dmg output and does a tiny, tiny bit of dot. Tachyon, CPB, Tykens Rift and Syphon reduce the stacks.
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# 16
07-07-2013, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ajma420 View Post
BOff powers - Tac - focus on damage spikes, not spread, also, you NEED TT
Eng - RSP, EPtS, APtS, etc. go all heal, Aceton beam is very useful too
Sci - TSS, HE, TBR - for the shards
You're annoyed with people going pop in CCE, but fail to recommend any abilities which cleanses it's damage stacks, the sole source of it's massive damage output.

Perhaps you would benefit from reading this Tactical Analysis: Crystalline Catastrophe.
Career Officer
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# 17
07-07-2013, 04:46 PM
I fly an escort, and I will not stay out of Elite CCE because you tell me to. You have no authority to dictate how I should play this game and what content I can and cannot play.

You're the one who chooses to PUG with randoms, you deal with the consequences of that choice. You want an escort-free game? Go find a fleet or make some friends and have your own little private party.
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# 18
07-07-2013, 04:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajma420 View Post
I'm not gonna lie, but I like flying escorts as they are unmatched in damage potential, but if you use an escort, please stay out of Crystalline Catastrophe Elite (CCE). I have gotten really frustrated with escort flyers since the super-buff of CCE. They get in, kill the tholians, start attacking the CE , die three or four times, and leave.

The problem is, in every other STF, escorts are great because they just outkill enemies before they kill them, but that doesn't work for the CE. Now, could an escort with a total AP resist and survival build hold their own? Yea sure, but there are very, very few players who do. The fact is, in order to be effective in CCE, you need to be alive to shoot it.

So Escorts, I still enjoy playing with you, but please stay out of CCE.
Uhh, no? I'll join CCE if I please, and I fly escorts all the time.

HOWEVER, I'll give you this. I do not leave. Unless it comes to the point of half or less people staying in the STF/Event, I will stick around.
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Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 606
# 19
07-07-2013, 04:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajma420 View Post
I'm not gonna lie, but I like flying escorts as they are unmatched in damage potential, but if you use an escort, please stay out of Crystalline Catastrophe Elite (CCE). I have gotten really frustrated with escort flyers since the super-buff of CCE. They get in, kill the tholians, start attacking the CE , die three or four times, and leave.

The problem is, in every other STF, escorts are great because they just outkill enemies before they kill them, but that doesn't work for the CE. Now, could an escort with a total AP resist and survival build hold their own? Yea sure, but there are very, very few players who do. The fact is, in order to be effective in CCE, you need to be alive to shoot it.

So Escorts, I still enjoy playing with you, but please stay out of CCE.
Then I kindly ask that everything but escorts kindly stays the **** out of my ESTF's.

/sarcasm
Commander
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 275
# 20
07-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Cool, you go have your cruise and sci-ship-only party, call me in an hour and tell me what % you're stuck on.

Tac officer, both with fleet escort and temporal escort, I can survive hits from a CE with stacks over 150 because morons like you either:

A) refuse to step in in your Cruiser and soak a few shots so the escorts can do something other than dip in and out of weapon range waiting for cooldowns.

B) refuse to strip the stacks

or C) think you can eat phase-change shockwaves and cower just outside 10m the rest of the game after it kills you (seen this WAY too many times to count)

If anything cruisers should stay out of CC:E because they refuse to do what their ships are built for (taking hits) and then ***** at escorts for pulling double-duty (or triple-duty, clearing stacks) and getting fed up.

You're really gonna cry about this? People cry that escorts do EVERYTHING, and then cry when escorts aren't doing everything.

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