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Old January 19 2013, 07:29 PM   #3001
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Apparently there's been some issue about the launcher not getting updated. I have no idea if its related to your problems, but you can try downloading the launcher found at this link: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=505501
14GBs, yikes
The Launcher is 9 megabytes. 14 GB is what the launcher will download once you run it (IE the full game client) if you don't have STO installed.
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Old January 20 2013, 02:16 AM   #3002
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Just got Sovereign and miss my defiant already, really think I made a mistake leaving the escort class...it feels just so weak in both attack n defence + mega slow
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Old January 20 2013, 10:15 AM   #3003
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Just got Sovereign and miss my defiant already, really think I made a mistake leaving the escort class...it feels just so weak in both attack n defence + mega slow
Of course, it feels weak in attack and turn speed but if you have trouble staying alive in a Sovereign you are doing it wrong.
Which is normal if you only piloted escorts before.

You are probably still specced for escorts for starters?
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Old January 20 2013, 01:58 PM   #3004
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Noname Given wrote: View Post
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Apparently there's been some issue about the launcher not getting updated. I have no idea if its related to your problems, but you can try downloading the launcher found at this link: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=505501
14GBs, yikes
The Launcher is 9 megabytes. 14 GB is what the launcher will download once you run it (IE the full game client) if you don't have STO installed.
STO is installed but it's reporting 14GB on the patch. Doesn't matter though as it failed after downloading for 24 hours. Nobody has time for this. What in the hell has Cryptic/PWE done with the launcher?

My return on investment for STO is falling down the garbage chute...
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Old January 21 2013, 01:49 AM   #3005
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Have you tried the torrent?
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Old January 21 2013, 03:13 AM   #3006
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Personally I'd say the only ships you should fly in STO are escorts. I used to fly cruisers and even managed to get good damage out of them, but after PvPing for I realised that no matter how good the build is, a cruiser will always be a distant second to an escort.

Sadly when you build a cruiser in such a way that it gets close to escort damage, it becomes quite squishy in comparison to one.

I've now dropped the cruiser on all my alts and now solely fly escorts (the tankier ones like the patrol escort, heavy escort carrier, the Breen ship and the temporal destroyer).
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Old January 21 2013, 05:46 AM   #3007
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Except escorts are faceroll boring-easy.

But I'll submit that it is unfortunate Cryptic instituted the trinity and then failed to provide an application of it. It's the biggest shortcoming of the game IMO.

On a bright note, I just got the Vestas.
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Old January 21 2013, 03:39 PM   #3008
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I've got buyer's remorse over my newest ship. Is there a way to return a ship for even a partial refund? Or at least, try to sell it?
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Old January 21 2013, 03:42 PM   #3009
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Afraid not.
Ships are not sellable, unless they are still in a lockbox.

What ship and what is the problem?
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Old January 21 2013, 03:52 PM   #3010
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Don't laugh. It's an Excelsior. It's just weaker than my earlier ship. I really bought it for asthetics rather than playability, since I always liked the Excelsior. Oh, well, I may just go back to my previous ship and chalk it up to experience. Better to waste fake money on this than real money on something important.
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Old January 21 2013, 04:58 PM   #3011
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What do you mean by weaker?

Damage output?

The excelsior is the best DPS cruiser outside of lockbox ships, and if you build it right, you can melt other ships almost as fast as an escort.
You may want to look into single cannon builds for this.

For example 4 single Antiproton cannons in the front, 4 antiproton turrets in the rear for a pure energy build.
If you don't use orpedos, you will have anough tactical powers for tactical team, 2x rapid fire or one rapid fire and attack pattern omega.

Use DEM 3 for high shield penetration.
The rest of the engineering powers should go to survivability as well as science powers.
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Old January 21 2013, 05:07 PM   #3012
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thanks for the tip.
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Old January 21 2013, 05:16 PM   #3013
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YOu can optimize that build with a dedicated respec.
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Old January 21 2013, 06:23 PM   #3014
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On a bright note, I just got the Vestas.
Same here, I love mine! High survivability, great dps, and with scorpion fighters. I'm nearly unstoppable!
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Old January 21 2013, 07:20 PM   #3015
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I haven't decided on how I'm going to build mine yet. I did some research last night and decided I'd sleep on it. Still have no idea.

One thing is I need to respec first, but I can't even decide if I want to specialize or just go with a more generic build so I can utilize other ships.

Oh and what's the best way to obtain the other hanger ships?

Unfortunately, I only have about 4 mill EC.
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