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# 1 Klingon Cruisers
07-21-2013, 10:53 AM
Very possibly a stupid question, but how many KDF players use cruisers? I played Fed mainly and want to change things up big time. I did tac and sci as Fed already, so I'm going for a change of scenery as well as game play. But, I rarely see KDF players, and of those players I see, I don't see a whole lot of cruisers. Can I assume it's because tac vessels are "better" and the game is currently STO: Escorts? Or am I just not seeing them?
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# 2
07-21-2013, 11:10 AM
Battlecruisers are widely acknowledged to be the best cruisers in the game, because of excellent base turn rates, ability to equip DHCs, cloaks and good tactical leaning layouts.
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# 3
07-21-2013, 11:12 AM
I wouldn't say that the KDF players do not use cruisers. Maybe it's just your experience or maybe it has something to do with the lower numbers of KDF population in the game.
I've seen quite a lot KDF players using cruisers, in fact I'm going to go the extra mile and say that the percentage of KDF players playing cruisers is bigger than the percentage of Fed. players using cruisers, but it's hard to notice due to the greater population on the blue side. Our battlecruiser line is very powerfull and fun to use. People usually like the KDF battlecruisers better that the Starfleet cruisers, due to them being far more manuverable, ability to use DHC and keep them on target and being generally more tactically oriented.

Personally, I play cruisers almost religiously. I enjoy my Bortasqu' way too much. I haven't stepped out of that ship since I got it and I'm not likely to leave it in the near future.
Besides my favourite one, there are some very nice, fun and usefull cruisers in the KDF line - the Tor'kaht, the K'maj, the Fleet K'tinga and Corsair. We're expecting a nice new Negh'var later this year.

So, I'd say that the cruisers are popular amongst the KDF, you just don't see it cause we're usually cloaked.
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# 4
07-21-2013, 11:13 AM
Originally Posted by smokeybacon90 View Post
Battlecruisers are widely acknowledged to be the best cruisers in the game, because of excellent base turn rates, ability to equip DHCs, cloaks and good tactical leaning layouts.
^ This.

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# 5
07-21-2013, 11:37 AM
Fleet Tor'kaht and Fleet K't'inga (the latter I bought as sort of a joke, but it's a fun ship).
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# 6
07-21-2013, 02:32 PM
The Fleet Tor'kaht and Fleet K't'inga are, from what I can tell, pretty much the best battlecruisers in the game, though the Romulan Fleet Ha'feh is almost equal to them stat-wise (as well as much more maneuverable and having 5 tac consoles, so it's superior in those two categories). The Fleet Negh'var is essentially a slower, tankier version of the Fleet K't'inga.

A big disadvantage the KDF in general has is the lack of 5 tac console ships compared to the Federation and the Romulans (which, when you think about it, doesn't make sense). The only one we have is the Bortas'qu, which is a floating brick. We have no 5 tac console raptors, BoPs, or 'light battlecruisers' like the Tor'kaht, while the Federation and Romulans have multiple options for these. We also have no 5 fore-weapon ships.

We make do without these for the most part, but it basically serves to keep the KDF behind the curve compared to the Federation (as usual) and the Romulans (who are brand friggin new and are ahead of us already in certain respects).
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# 7
07-21-2013, 05:37 PM
Thanks for the replies. Since they're so popular, what's better for them, Eng or Tac captain?
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# 8
07-21-2013, 05:53 PM
I flew a Vor'Cha religiously until I gained access to the Veteran Destroyer.

I would say that Battlecruisers work equally well with Tac and Eng Captains. I'd recommend Tac though, because they really don't need the extra tankiness Eng brings.
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# 9
07-21-2013, 06:30 PM
Originally Posted by theredviola2003 View Post
Thanks for the replies. Since they're so popular, what's better for them, Eng or Tac captain?
What chainfall said. I'd recommend a Tactical officer, so that you can make the most out of your tactical options by adding Attack Pattern Alpha in there, as well as Fire on my Mark, etc.

Eng might be useful on the Fleet Tor'kaht, because it runs kinda light on the defensive options because it's a very tac-heavy battlecruiser (which is what makes it so awesome). All the other KDF battlecruisers have strong engineering and science slot layouts, allowing for more self-healing and tanking, and some outgoing healing options.
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# 10
07-22-2013, 11:35 AM
I run a SCI captain in the Fleet Tor'khat my self. Really it difficult to top this ship.. Run a Risian corvette as a second ship.. but may consider unpacking a Voq'ov once the new carrier contols hit Holodeck sometime in the next week or so.
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