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# 11
09-03-2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by rakija879 View Post
Ferengi Marauder-> keep the one discard the rest
And by no means is the Ferengi D'Kora limited to Tactical types... A Engineer with a good bridge crew can make that D'Kora ship tank like theirs no tomorrow... And the same can be said of the Cardassian Galor...
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# 12
09-03-2013, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by chainfall View Post
I suppose the obvious question is... why do you assume you have to be a tac captain to fly them? I happen to like off class slots, they help me with my own class' weaknesses.
This. I opened up a few lock boxes and got myself a mirror universe escort on my Engineer. He rocks it really well. Because of my Engi abilities, I'm able to keep my health up really well.
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# 13
09-03-2013, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by age03 View Post
Tacs are special and Devs like them.
Thanks, i was just about to say the same thing.
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# 14
09-03-2013, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by stephane2258 View Post
Hi, here another special ship for tactical officers! The current Duty Officer Pack Promo give you a chance to win a Jem'Hadar Attack Ship, an escort class. The Breen ship in the Winter Festival is a cruiser, yes, but with a high turn rate but less hull, more tactical officers/consoles, so a tactical ship. The Summer Festival ship is a frigate, so tactical ship. The 1000 days subscription is a destroyer, so a tactical ship. Do I forget any?

Why not a big engineer cruiser for a tank or a good science ship, from time to time. Yes my main is a tactical, with the 1000 days ship. Yes I have created a second one just so that one use de Breen ship. But I also have a science and an engineer on the Federation side. On the Klingon side, my main is an engineer and my second a tactical. On the Romulan side I have a science and an engineer officer. And I like to play them all!

But it would be fun to have some good ships for other classes from time to time. I gave the Summer Festival ship to my engineer, is a race ship, tweak for speed:-) But I will not really use it, unless they do a sub-warp speed race event.

So please, think about it for the next special ships...
Your underlying premise is a bit messed up... If you are flying a big Cruiser with an Engineering Captain then you are missing the point altogether. Likewise, if you are flying a weak tanked ship with a Tactical Captain then you are learning all too quickly what Glass Cannon means.

Tactical Captain ships ARE the BIG Tanky ones if you are doing it right.

Engineering ships are super powerful ships with no tank.


However, besides the Time Ship and Vesta I would agree that Science is lacking.
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# 15
09-03-2013, 06:40 PM
Have you ever run a JHEC A2B build? . . . my Fed Engineer has . . . it rocks
Lt. Commander
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# 16
09-03-2013, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by chainfall View Post
I suppose the obvious question is... why do you assume you have to be a tac captain to fly them? I happen to like off class slots, they help me with my own class' weaknesses.
Let just say that I don't see my engineer tanking with an escort! A science officer need other science officers and science console to be efficient in it role.

I know that any class can use any ships, it just that certain ships are more appropriate to certain classes.
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# 17
09-03-2013, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by hasukurobi View Post
Your underlying premise is a bit messed up... If you are flying a big Cruiser with an Engineering Captain then you are missing the point altogether. Likewise, if you are flying a weak tanked ship with a Tactical Captain then you are learning all too quickly what Glass Cannon means.

Tactical Captain ships ARE the BIG Tanky ones if you are doing it right.

Engineering ships are super powerful ships with no tank.


However, besides the Time Ship and Vesta I would agree that Science is lacking.
My tactical officers are damage dealers, but no glass cannon. I think I manage my skills/ships/consoles to make a lot of damage and have a relatively good survivability. My engineer is a tank, in a big cruiser. I manage to take the treat on me and survive, while the others do the damage. But I still can deal some damage of my own. I know my role and I think I manage it well. Star Trek is not my first MMO.
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 116
# 18
09-03-2013, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by stephane2258 View Post
Let just say that I don't see my engineer tanking with an escort! A science officer need other science officers and science console to be efficient in it role.

I know that any class can use any ships, it just that certain ships are more appropriate to certain classes.
Sure, if you want to strangle yourself within the confines of your careers trickle of 2~5m long CD's.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2013
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# 19
09-03-2013, 08:48 PM
Here's the thing. Until Cryptic/PWE makes more Science and exploration missions, combat is what the game is about more or less. As such, ships are going to favor that goal, hence Tactical ships for Tactical Officers.

Want a change? Make cryptic make more non combat content.

I'd be happier with that too.
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# 20
09-03-2013, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by cptjhunter View Post
Free Nebula this summer.
Ferengi Marauder .
When did the Ferengi Marauder get given for free?!?
Sometimes I think I play STO just to have stuff to rant about on the forums!

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