Rihannsu
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# 11
07-22-2013, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by rmy1081 View Post
well most people don't realize that the pulse is based on aux power and it's exotic damage so particle generators boost it also. If you're running 15 aux and no particle gen points then, well, good luck on doing anything with it. Mine can almost 1 hit most probes and does a good chunk of spheres in KASE, and what the pulse misses its DOT finishes off. The DOT is well over 2k each tic.
Your right, they dont.. I did though so i was constantly maxing out my aux power and running two or three particle generators as well.. I still only did two to four prcent damage on a cube depending on its level of damage.. Further observations showed that i actually did more damage by blowing up next to it.. i found this to be quite disheartening..

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# 12
07-24-2013, 02:48 AM
I think we also have to remeber that Donatras Pulse is a boss super weapon rather than a player one, and will more than likely be borg enhanced, there not gona give players a pulse the same as donatras, because that would be too powerfull when combined with the rest of the ship, I find the pulse is fine even without boosting it, you just need to know when to use it, I have wiped out or severarly damaged multiple groups of ships in PvE just fine with it, it is however useless against larger ships such as drednaughts or tac cubes, yes it will still do a decent amount of damage but u could do more in the same time space with your guns.
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# 13
07-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Maybe a different way of thinking about it:

What boosts Thalaron Pulse (Aux+PG) is not compatible with what boosts your 5 forward weapons with 5 tac consoles. So...don't use Thalaron Pulse if you want to be efficient. (Even if you boost it, it fires infrequently, so DPS is meh.)

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# 14
07-24-2013, 01:49 PM
It's better suited on the Tulwar with it's 5 Sci console slots .
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# 15
07-24-2013, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by wufangchu View Post
The Scimitar is OP?? paper thin hull, weak shields, weak power train, weak structural integrity, weak biofunction, and a useless thaleron canon..
Calling the scimitar OP is like calling a volvo a muscle car.. Now, your federation escorts.. THOSE can be made easily OP.. The Scimitar, not so much..
...? It has the Hull of a big burly Cruiser, Shields which are certainly decent (and work while under CLOAK), Secondary Shields, Biofunction? You mean Crew? 3,000 is not enough for you? As if they matter.

The Thalaron Blast is just some icing on the cake and by no means its greatest feature.

This thing can use ALL abilities from Cloak (and not show itself like the T'Varo or B'rel) for 15 seconds, gets Romulan Battle Cloak, has a freakin' Hangar with some of the most OP pets in the game, 5 Fore Weapons, 3 Aft weapons, 5 Tactical Consoles, Singularity Powers... I do not know what planet you live on my friend but the Scimitar is the very definition of OP. It eclipses everything else in the Romulan fleet and then proceeds to do the same for the Feds and KDF.



As for the Pulse... Well yes... It is nowhere near Donatra level which annoys me BUT... If you are a Tactical and pop APA, APO III, Tactical Fleet, have good Particle Generator Skill, and a few points into Batteries and pop an Aux Battery you can do some significant damage. I can simultaneously take down a Borg Cube and all 4 Generators in Khitomer Vortex Elite with one shot not to mention clear out huge swaths of enemies and Siege Dreads in Starbase Defense and the like with mine.
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# 16
07-24-2013, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by hasukurobi View Post
...? It has the Hull of a big burly Cruiser, Shields which are certainly decent (and work while under CLOAK), Secondary Shields, Biofunction? You mean Crew? 3,000 is not enough for you? As if they matter.
incorrect.. it has the numbers of a big burly cruiser.. nothing more. it pops like a hot balloon.. i noticed a long time ago with romulan craft that the numbers can say anything, but not be indicative of any strengths or capabilities.. Read the other posts in here.. i'm not the only one seeing this. most people are..

As for the thaleron?? i dont know what the hell that thing is.. Enigmatic at best and perhaps the most useless and most useful weapon in the game all at the same time depending on if the player is lucky or not.
Because of the Scimitar, people I have talked too have packed it in and they will never spend another dime on Cryptic till this bird at least equals the risian corvette in capability and survivability, out of the box before any consoles are added.

By the way. i'm in ISE and Khitomer Vortex elite every day. Would love yo see your lady strutt her stuff.. Look for Ms. Budweiser and you found me.. Shes hard to miss..

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# 17
07-24-2013, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by johankreig View Post
I think we also have to remeber that Donatras Pulse is a boss super weapon rather than a player one, and will more than likely be borg enhanced, there not gona give players a pulse the same as donatras, because that would be too powerfull when combined with the rest of the ship, I find the pulse is fine even without boosting it, you just need to know when to use it, I have wiped out or severarly damaged multiple groups of ships in PvE just fine with it, it is however useless against larger ships such as drednaughts or tac cubes, yes it will still do a decent amount of damage but u could do more in the same time space with your guns.

precisely the problem.. You can do three times more damage with your guns ( maybe more ) than you can with that thaleron.. Something about that just seems very wrong too me..

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# 18
07-25-2013, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by rmy1081 View Post
well most people don't realize that the pulse is based on aux power and it's exotic damage so particle generators boost it also. If you're running 15 aux and no particle gen points then, well, good luck on doing anything with it. Mine can almost 1 hit most probes and does a good chunk of spheres in KASE, and what the pulse misses its DOT finishes off. The DOT is well over 2k each tic.
It would be nice if that's the way to fix this prob but sadly its not.
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# 19
07-25-2013, 09:11 AM
i can see why people think the scimitar is a fragile ship dispite its cruiser grade hull the answer lies within its BOFF seating. The Scimitar is tactically based cruiser/carrier hybrid which means it focuses on pummeling the enemy more than shaking off damage this translates to less healing abilities on hand. However the scimmy is by far a superb DPS cruiser since it can use cannons without any concerns as a added bonus shields while cloaked gives the scimitar a incredible edge when cloaking to protect itself from damage so ya the Scimmy is OP and i really wonder about thalaron gonna need to buy the pack to experiment =)
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# 20
07-25-2013, 09:30 AM
We ( as in the denizens of this forum ) have tried the Boff arrangement. It helps, but even if you have the ultra rare boffs or the EC to buy them it only helps. Some have had better fortune by tossing the scimitars consoles entirely and turning the ship in a a huge beam boat bathtub like the Oddy and others have tossed one or two of the consoles to maintain its cruiser like abilities while retaining the ability to fire while cloaked. Nothing actually fixes it though. You still die two to four times more than any other ship there is. You attract aggro two to three times more than any other ship as well.. The same shields that allow my corvette to take three direct hits from a gate or cube before crumpling disappear as if they never existed on the scimitar, and the thaleron pulse is simply pathetic, regardless of what you do.

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