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Old October 18 2012, 02:49 PM   #2578
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Timelord_Victorious wrote: View Post
Then stop using the Borg set if it doesn't suit you. That set is not primarily designed for escorts but for cruisers.
It's "designed" for whatever the hell the player wants to use it for.

If you want an efficient escort build it fast, build it resilient.
Hmm. Fast and resilient. Like, for example, an equipment sent that includes a subtranswarp engine and set bonuses that heal both hull and shields?

But I think escorts are now whining more that they lose a bit of their supremcacy than cruiser captains whine that they can't kill stuff as fast.
Supremacy. If you can't kill an escort with your cruiser without having the escort's equipment nerfed to death, the problem is you and your tactics.

But no one of the whiners from both sides acknowleges that the true power comes from cooperation.
An escort doesn't need to tank if there is a powerful cruiser around and vice versa a cruiser doesn't need to kill things fast when all it has to do is keep the escort alive to do that.
I still play the single-player missions, as well as STF "PUGS" where I can't depend on any of the other players having the faintest clue what they're doing. By necessity, I build to be as self-reliant as possible.

Sure, everyone wants to be Captain Kirk and blow up stuff, but deal with the fact, that this comes with a trade-off. If any ship was supposed to be a master at everything there would be no need for a skill point cap either. Just let us fill up every skill to the max, let us be practically indestructible, one-shorting deathmachines without any difference whatsoever.

The existing retro Borg set did not leave me nearly as durable as any well-built cruiser. This is 100% about sniveling cruiser captains wanting the turn rates and DPS of escorts. They are the ones who don't want to make compromises based on hull class and career path.
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