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  1. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yup. It's pretty much an open secret by now that she will be featured inthe next FE.
    Maybe they tie the Enterprise C and Sela's fate together somehow.
     
  2. Epsilon IX

    Epsilon IX Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I've been having this problem recently. It concerns the mission where you go to the Aelas System in the Alpha Centauri Sector Block, the mission you do when you reach Commander Level 23. Whenever I try to beam down to Aelas IV it keeps telling me that it can't transfer my character. Has anyone else encountered this problem, and if so what do I do about it. I'm registered through PerfectWorld rather than Cryptic, I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
     
  3. Epsilon IX

    Epsilon IX Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^Problem solved. I just turned away from the system, went away for a few light years, and then returned to the system, and the mission played out fine. Don't know what happened.
     
  4. mic of orion

    mic of orion Commander Red Shirt

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    thought to share with you fleet I'm in, and our fleet starabse, bit of a guide. Currently doing loads of dill trading, bought 15000 zen when it was at 86, now that is at 97 i am selling it all, doing zen/dill trades best way of making dill without spending hours farming.

    When i started this game in October I only had 500 zen :) and 57000 dill, now well lets just say i am doing quite well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNDF0u6Lk-U
     
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  5. Rocketeer

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    Intrinsical

    - I'll check out that solution, thanks.

    - Yes, I think it's be cool to have a FE with the Enterprise C.
     
  6. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    I'ld like to introduce the a Chel Grett build I have been working on, the Hydra aka the 3-Set, 6-Torpedo Chel Grett Warship. This build is primarily meant for tactical officers who have maximum skills in Starship Project Weapons, Starship Projectile Weapon Specialization and Attack Patterns.

    Fore: Romulan Hyper-Plasma Torpedo, Breen Transphasic Cluster Torpedo, Experimental Romulan Plasma Beam Array, Rapid Reload Transphasic Torpedo
    Aft: Breen Transphasic Cluster Torpedo, Kinetic Cutting Beam, Omega Plasma Torpedo, Rapid Reload Transphasic Torpedo
    Deflector: Polarized Parabolic Deflector Mk XI
    Engine: Supercooled Combat Impulse Engine Mk XI
    Shield: Dielectric Oscillation Resilient Shields Mk XI
    Engineering: Zero-Point Energy Console, Monotanium Alloy Mk XI, Neutronium Ally Mk XI
    Science: Assimilated Module, 2 x Field Generators Mk XI
    Tactical: 3 x Transphasic Compressors Mk XI, Ambiplasma Envelope Mk XI
    Boffs:
    1. EP2S
    2. TT1, APB1, T:HY3, APO3
    3. TT1, T:HY2
    4. EP2S, Aux2SIF
    5. HE1, HE2, TSS3 (or GW)
    Doffs: 3 x Projectile Weapons Officers (Purple), remaining 2 doffs of your choice
    Power: 50/100/25/25 (83/114/57/38)

    It is an expensive build, that combines the best aspects of three item sets: Romulan Singularity Harness, Omega Adapted Technology and Absolute Zero. The end result is a very impressive torpedo boat that is high on damage and crits very often. Set all weapons on auto-fire and what you have is a torpedo boat that continuously spew deadly torpedo after deadly torpedo, both fore and aft.
     
  7. Ruaidhri

    Ruaidhri Commodore Commodore

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    What an intriguing build. I wonder if the Klingon Honor Guard/Adapted MACO space set would be good to use with it because of the bonus to torpedo damage.
     
  8. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Frankly, I doubt it. Torpedoscorts usually perform terrible, maybe even worse than Beamscorts.
    Got any parse?

    Survivability-wise: on one hand you can run very high Shields, on the other hand you've got a weak Shield & Deflector.

    Mobility-wise: well, Combat-Impulse Engines on a .18 Impulse mod Ship must be quite sluggish.

    Edit: as said above, the KHG set (Engine&Shields, no need for the mediocre Deflector) would be highly advised over the Breen set.
    The Breen set is beyond terrible. Even white generic MkXI gear is better.

    For comparison, here's how I set up mine:

    1. Weapons:
    - Fore: 4 Fleet Advanced Antiproton DHC Mk XII [Acc] [DMG]*3
    - Aft: Kinetic Cutting Beam, 3 Antiproton Turrets Mk XII [Borg]

    2. Gear.
    - Deflector: Maco XII
    - Engines: Fleet Advanced Hyper-Impulse [Turn] [Spd]*3
    - Shields: Maco XII
    - Devices: Subspace Field Modulator, Shields Batteries, Deuterium or Engine Batteries.
    - Tac Consoles: 4 Mag Regulators XII (sadly, only 1 is purple)
    - Sci Consoles: 2 Field Gens XI (blue), Subspace Jump
    - Eng Consoles: 2 Neutroniums XII (w/g), Borg

    3. BOFFs (varying, but usually):
    - C Tac: CRF3, APO1, CRF1, TT1
    - LC Sci: TSS1, HE2, GW1
    - L Tac: APB1, TT1
    - L Eng: EPTS1, ASIF1
    - E Uni: PH1

    4. DOFFs: Warp Core Engineer, Warfare Specialist [Borg], Shield Distribution Officer, 2 Damage Control Engineers; all purple.
    Thinking of switching to EPTS1*2 (losing PH1) and getting rid of the Damage Control Engineers for more Shield Distribution Officers.

    Numbers? Well, there's a parse on the previous page.
     
  9. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Torpedoscorts are very viable. I run a Armitage with mostly torpedos.

    In PvP I usually am among the top damage dealers.

    However I think with torpedo builds becoming a fad thanks to all the Breen ships and Omega/Romulan torpedo weapons, people start to defend better against kinetic damage while not so long ago, every skill point and equipment went into shield tanking.
     
  10. TheRoyalFamily

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    Am I the only one not excited about the Ambassador? It just seems silly to me at this point. I really liked the Oddy, as an anniversary ship, as it was very STO. But the Ambassador? Old and busted :evil: I hear there's both a T3 ship (where the Ambassador would logically belong) and a T5 ship. Maybe different?

    At least I have some KDF toons this time. I missed out on the ship last year because I was so new I didn't have a second character.
     
  11. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    The screenshot for the Ambassador looks great, but in general I agree with you. Its 70 years after TNG/DS9/VOY and I wish there were more new starship designs and less of the old starships. But STO is a game driven by what players want and sadly, a lot of players want to be Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway so the Constitutions, Galaxies, Defiants, Intrepids will always be popular. And sometimes, I do wish I can field a line of Enterprises from the NX-01 to the 1701-F on the battlefield. XD
     
  12. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The Ambassador will be the science answer to the tactical excelsior.
     
  13. CorporalClegg

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    I'm pretty excited for the Ambassador. It's always been one of my favorite ships.

    But it does seem kind of tacked on in an attempt to appease fans, especially if it's a T5 ship. Honestly, it's something that should have been included originally as a mid-level ship.

    I also agree with intrinsical that it would be nice if they started looking more outside the box. Though I say that with the condition they do so with different artists. IMO most of the game-only (non canon?) ships leave something to be desired. They're not terrible by any means, but are certainly inferior to the canon ships.
     
  14. Blamo

    Blamo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Fed wise a lot of STO's original ships do look pretty rubbish. That's partly due to them trying to make Fed ships look more and more "aerodynamic", which really really doesn't work for the generic fed-ship configuration.

    Meanwhile most of the new KDF ships look pretty awesome.
     
  15. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    I haven't done any parses since my combat log parsers all broke down at the same time and are giving me nonsensical dps values. In terms of subjective experiences, I have seen my ship can take an ISE generator from full hitpoints to 50% hitpoints in a single volley from my 4 forward torpedo bays, so I'm pretty sure its dps is 5k or more. Definitely much more than that of a beamscort.
     
  16. Rocketeer

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    We needed the Ambassador as a mid-tier ship at launch, not now. All my chars are max level and I don't know when I'll start a new one. Plus it's an ugly ship IMHO.
     
  17. Noname Given

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    To each his own. IMO - the Ambassador Class design is way better looking then the modern art monstrosity (at least for it time in the 1980ies) that we call the 1701-D Galaxy Class.

    I've NEVER liked the look of the Galaxy Class 1701-D since I first saw it in 1987. I probably would have liked TNG a little better if they had gone with the Ambassador Class as the hero ship for that show.

    [And actually, while I still dislike the stock Galaxy Class, I actually find the 'Venture Class' skin variant Cryptic came up with tolerable; and like that look in place of the original Galaxy Class. YMMV. ;)]
     
  18. CorporalClegg

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    I know it's heresy, but I kind of agree with you. I never cared for the Galaxy. It's bloated and not very organic. Of the seven official Big Es, it's my least favorite.

    And despite what I said in previous post, I also agree that some of Cryptic's variants are quite lovely. I for one love the Bellerophon which I assume is a Cryptic original. It's been a really long time since I've seen IAESL, but I'm pretty sure Ross's ship was just a standard Intrepid. Not to mention there was usually an Intrepid docked at DS9 which makes the most sense to have been the Bellerophon.

    In any case, I've contemplated paying the 1500 Zen just for the skin. I know it's a total waste, but I just love it. Maybe if we ever get the fleet to T5--or at least before 2020. :p
     
  19. Timelord Victorious

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    I like the Ambassador.

    It is a perfect blend of old and new design aesthetics.

    I think many negative opinions come from the fact, that the model was low on detail and up until now was only seen in low rez fuzzy pictures.

    Cryptic's version lost all the fuzziness and has more details but is even more low rez.

    Keep the general shape, photograph it in HD and use a model with the detail levels of the Ent-D and it is a very good design.

    I like the D as well and wish we could fly high rez versions of it like the spacedock one in game.

    I don't think it's bloated at all, it's just damn big. What the filming model needed was a better sense of the materials to give it scope: windows that seemed to be real back lit glass, a deflector that looked like a different kind of metal/alloy than the hull, more details for the bussards...
     
  20. TheRoyalFamily

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    Agreed, on both counts. It would have made sense as the T3 cruiser instead of the Cheyenne-family (along with the Excelsior; imagine the frakenships :rommie:), or maybe one of the T4 skins - the Celestial is pretty much Not-Ambassador anyways.

    As far as looks, the Ambassador just looks like a pudgy version of the Galaxy :p and the Galaxy is not my favorite Starfleet ship, not by a long shot (though the beauty shots of the Ent-D were the only good parts of TATV).
     
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