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Old August 25 2014, 03:29 AM   #4861
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Due to having only two tac consoles and two tac powers, your choices are limited.

The most obvious is to replace your tac consoles with Fleet Spire's Vulnerability Exploiters with [+Pla] and Fleet Embassy's science consoles with [Pla] [-Th]. These will further increase the damage output of your plasma weapons. In fact if possible, put all 4 universal consoles into your engineering slots and get 4 of these science consoles to maximize plasma damage. Since your ship's already fairly survivable, you don't really need that Tetraburnium hull plating. I'll leave it to you to decide if its worth dropping the RCS console as I'm not familiar with the turn rate of your ship.

As per what I told Joel, a ship only does maximum damage when all weapons are firing. So you may want to consider dropping the torpedo and DBB in favor of 2 more beam arrays and just focus on broadsiding enemy ships.

For boff abilities, Timelord's suggestions are good. Also, you have A LOT of heals and defensive abilities. It explains your ship's survivability, but it also explains why it doesn't do a lot of damage. Typically I limit myself to 2 shield heals and 2 hull heals, leaving the rest for more offensive powers. If you are willing to drop some of the defenses, there are two possible ways of changing your boff abilities. You can either go for a more standard build with focus on more power to weapons, or go for a Dual Aux2Batt build. Bear in mind the dual aux2batt build will require two very expensive duty officers and there are many players who hate the constant button mashing and ability juggling required to keep the build humming at full strength.

Here's the more standard build:
TacTeam I, FireAtWill II
EP2Shields I, ReverseShieldPolarity I, Aux2SIF II, DirectedEnergyModulation III
EngTeam I, Aux2Batt I, EP2Weapons III
TransferShieldStrength I, PolarizeHull II
HazardEmitters I

To use Dual Aux2Batt, just swap out RSP I with a second Aux2Batt I.
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Old August 25 2014, 04:40 AM   #4862
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Thanks, Timelord and Intrinsical. That's exactly the kind of feedback I've been looking for. I'll play around with some of the recommendations tomorrow (some of the equipment, I'll have to save up for), and will let you know about my progress.
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Old August 26 2014, 11:52 PM   #4863
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Delta Rising trailer:



And a blog about Tier 6 ships: http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/sta...detail/7001833
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Old August 27 2014, 04:23 PM   #4864
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The trailer is okay, needed more narrative structure, maybe some Tuvok voiceover.
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Old August 27 2014, 10:58 PM   #4865
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Well the info most people were wondering about finally came out today

http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/sta...rship-upgrades

also the Lead Dev came down to the discusion forum to point out that starship traits can be acquired from other stuff so the not getting Mastery level 5 isn't a big deal, and since not all T6 ships will get seats for the new boffs thats probably not a big loss either.

So really we lose out on a Boff slot, which for all we know would have been an ensign slot any way.
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Old August 28 2014, 01:30 AM   #4866
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Well the info most people were wondering about finally came out today

http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/sta...rship-upgrades

also the Lead Dev came down to the discusion forum to point out that starship traits can be acquired from other stuff so the not getting Mastery level 5 isn't a big deal, and since not all T6 ships will get seats for the new boffs thats probably not a big loss either.

So really we lose out on a Boff slot, which for all we know would have been an ensign slot any way.
I'm not too happy that its going to cost $5-$10 to upgrade each ship. I have characters using the Fleet Armitage, Vesta, Fleet Avenger and Scimitar. So its going to cost me $20-$40 to upgrade them.

And now I expect Tier 6 ships to cost even more. Possibly $25-$30 per ship class. Coupled with the connectivity issues with Cryptic's Cogent data center since January, I have only been able to play a couple of minutes every week. I don't know, despite my love for all things Trek, I think its time for me to quit STO totally.
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Old August 28 2014, 04:57 PM   #4867
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Well the info most people were wondering about finally came out today

http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/sta...rship-upgrades

also the Lead Dev came down to the discusion forum to point out that starship traits can be acquired from other stuff so the not getting Mastery level 5 isn't a big deal, and since not all T6 ships will get seats for the new boffs thats probably not a big loss either.

So really we lose out on a Boff slot, which for all we know would have been an ensign slot any way.
I'm not too happy that its going to cost $5-$10 to upgrade each ship. I have characters using the Fleet Armitage, Vesta, Fleet Avenger and Scimitar. So its going to cost me $20-$40 to upgrade them.

And now I expect Tier 6 ships to cost even more. Possibly $25-$30 per ship class. Coupled with the connectivity issues with Cryptic's Cogent data center since January, I have only been able to play a couple of minutes every week. I don't know, despite my love for all things Trek, I think its time for me to quit STO totally.
Well they did say you only need a T6 or T5-U ship for the high end endgame stuff.

So either some kind of special harder que event or that nightmare difficulty level thats been occasionally mentioned.
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Old August 28 2014, 06:10 PM   #4868
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New T3 (Commander) ship.
The long awaited and hardly surprising Constellation class is available.
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Old August 29 2014, 09:59 AM   #4869
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They want a 1000 Zen for that ship. I love the Constellation, but Jesus.
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Old August 29 2014, 12:41 PM   #4870
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They want a 1000 Zen for that ship. I love the Constellation, but Jesus.
That is the standard price for T3 ships with a special ability console.
You can check that against older store ships.
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Old August 30 2014, 01:39 AM   #4871
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What is being given away this weekend as part of the Giveaway Event. Linky. Already claimed my TNG season 1 uniform.
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Old August 30 2014, 03:00 AM   #4872
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Thanks for sharing that link. It's good to know that there's no need for me to log in for any of that. When they do things things like this it's always for something I already own. Argh, maybe next time.
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Old August 30 2014, 03:00 AM   #4873
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They want a 1000 Zen for that ship. I love the Constellation, but Jesus.
That is the standard price for T3 ships with a special ability console.
You can check that against older store ships.
Maybe so, but that's still $10 per ship.
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Old August 30 2014, 03:19 AM   #4874
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Thanks for sharing that link. It's good to know that there's no need for me to log in for any of that. When they do things things like this it's always for something I already own. Argh, maybe next time.
What about the T5 Ambassador that's apparently going to be put in the store just for the giveaway?
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Old August 30 2014, 03:43 AM   #4875
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I was here when they first added Temporal Ambassador. They gave those away then when you completed the mission.
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