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  • Whizzo 19 Mar 2013 08:21:24 43,093 posts
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    Jem'Hadar dreadnought carriers turn really, really slowly but having 4 advanced Jem'Hadar attack ships makes up for that. :-)

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  • Ranger_Ryu 19 Mar 2013 10:07:58 1,051 posts
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    .......you got a carrier as well?.......lucky sod!
  • Kanjin 19 Mar 2013 10:16:34 1,095 posts
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    I've just started dabbling in this game, anything in particular I should keep in mind?
  • Whizzo 19 Mar 2013 10:31:57 43,093 posts
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    Ranger_Ryu wrote:
    .......you got a carrier as well?.......lucky sod!
    I was building up a fair stack of Lobi so thought I'd just make use of the fact that it was a guaranteed 10 Lobi or a possibility of another JHAS so bought a bunch more Fleet DOFF packs to get me to 800 and bought it, ended up getting a couple of purple XII consoles in the packs too.

    Not sure my preferred armaments on it at the moment, beams are ok as its turn rate (even with a 30% bonus RCS fitted) isn't great but the temptation to use Beam Fire At Will just gets me into bother more often than not. May go for some cannons as the 90 degree fire arc should be ok, using dual cannons seems completely impractical on this boat as getting them on target was painful.

    One weird thing happened during a round of Cure, I had Fleet Maneuver Gamma kick in, which shouldn't be possible as I've got the wrong Dominion console, you need the on from a JHEC.

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  • Whizzo 19 Mar 2013 10:36:29 43,093 posts
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    Kanjin wrote:
    I've just started dabbling in this game, anything in particular I should keep in mind?
    You'll level up pretty quickly just doing missions but if you want a really good XP boost, do Mirror Universe incursions when it's on as you can rack up a lot of it doing them. Probably best not to spend any real money on anything until you hit max level, anything bought before then will end up not getting used so it's a bit of a waste.

    Also the best thing to do with your ship weapons is pick one damage type (say phasers in Federation at the start) at a time and use tactical consoles to boost their damage output. Using a wide variety of energy types may look pretty (the Rainbow Beam Boat) but you'll be less effective. Plus people tend to laugh at RBBs. :-)

    Edited by Whizzo at 10:43:55 19-03-2013

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  • myk 19 Mar 2013 10:42:58 552 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:

    Not sure my preferred armaments on it at the moment, beams are ok as its turn rate (even with a 30% bonus RCS fitted) isn't great but the temptation to use Beam Fire At Will just gets me into bother more often than not.
    because of the way RCS consoles work they are pretty much useless on slow turning ships and way better on already fast turning ships

    from the sto forums

    The fastest turning Starfleet vessels (my apologies to the KDF, but I have not tested Klingon vessels yet) are the Tactical Escort and Tactical Escort Retrofit. They have a Base Turn Rate of 17 degrees per second.

    The best RCS consoles currently available give +35% turn rate.

    (17 - 3) * 35%
    = 14 * 35%
    = 4.9 degrees per second

    The slowest turning Starfleet vessels are the Galaxy-class based ships (Exploration Cruiser, Exploration Cruiser Retrofit, and Dreadnought Cruiser). They have a base turn rate of 6 degrees per second. That 3 degree per second penalty before calculating the bonus literally halves the expected return of an RCS Accelerator.

    (6 - 3) * 35%
    = 3 * 35%
    = 1.05 degrees per second
  • Whizzo 19 Mar 2013 10:48:02 43,093 posts
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    It did make a bit of a difference, I didn't feel like I was pushing my hand through my keyboard while trying to turn! I'm used to escorts so it'll feel like an oil tanker to me.

    I've got to stand off a bit more really, I blew up three times in an instance of SB24 because I got far too close and ended up swamped, still came third though. :-)

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  • myk 20 Mar 2013 18:57:59 552 posts
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    Right, this is going to sound weird but does anyone have any tulaberries (the +hp item rather than the Doff commodity)? Need 2 for the chef Doff missions and there aren't any reasonably priced ones on the exchange last I looked.
  • DFawkes 20 Mar 2013 19:04:40 22,814 posts
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    Afraid not, I tend to sell that kind of thing. I'll keep an eye out though.

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • Whizzo 20 Mar 2013 19:19:34 43,093 posts
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    I think I've got a whole load of them, they were one of the drops from the operational asset crates from the Fleet support DOFF packs, I'll pop a couple in the post.

    In other news I managed to solo a private SB24 (level 49 rather than 50) in my JHDC, took about an hour and I blew up about 10 times but it was nice to come first for a change!

    edit: ah no, only the DOFF tulaberries I'm afraid.

    Edited by Whizzo at 19:23:02 20-03-2013

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  • Ranger_Ryu 20 Mar 2013 19:24:38 1,051 posts
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    don't have any either but I'll keep an eye out as well.
  • Whizzo 20 Mar 2013 19:41:36 43,093 posts
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    Shipyard II comes online in just under 2 hours!

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  • DanB24 20 Mar 2013 20:13:28 1,889 posts
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    Nice. :)
  • Whizzo 20 Mar 2013 22:43:04 43,093 posts
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    Shipyard II is there (my JHDC is too big to squeeze in!) and upgrade to Tier 2 of the Starbase has started, requires rather a lot of Flarks and other things but myk and myself have got it going.

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  • DanB24 20 Mar 2013 23:16:50 1,889 posts
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    Yup fits :)
  • myk 21 Mar 2013 09:02:49 552 posts
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    got the tulaberries I needed, crisis averted
  • myk 21 Mar 2013 09:09:46 552 posts
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    spoliers!

    german description page of the update today (needs translation with google translate)

    edit: link no longer works

    Edited by myk at 11:46:05 21-03-2013
  • Whizzo 21 Mar 2013 10:15:09 43,093 posts
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    If only I had a universal translator.



    Stuff that's leaked. All nicked from Reddit.

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  • Whizzo 21 Mar 2013 10:17:59 43,093 posts
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    HUD colour changes at last, no more red burning my eyes out when playing KDF.

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  • DFawkes 21 Mar 2013 10:27:39 22,814 posts
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    What happened to "No 3rd Faction until the KDF have content"? Are they also bringing in more KDF stuff?

    Still, I would quite like a new Romulan alt so will love that :)

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • Whizzo 21 Mar 2013 10:30:13 43,093 posts
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    It looks like KDF is level 1-50 as well now so that will hopefully be a big boost in content.

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  • WinterSnowblind 21 Mar 2013 13:29:20 1,228 posts
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    I'm pretty hyped about the Romulans, enough to bring me back to playing the game. I don't suppose they'll give us a free character slot to try them out? :p
  • Whizzo 21 Mar 2013 13:32:11 43,093 posts
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    I'm just wondering how the faction dynamics are going to work, the Federation and Klingons have both been working with New Romulus so it's not like they're going to be an enemy to either side. I assume the Tholians and possibly the Iconians are the focus of most Romulan stuff.

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  • DFawkes 21 Mar 2013 13:36:08 22,814 posts
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    From the fact that Sela is back, I don't think they're the peaceful Romulans. I think they're the ones we usually spend time blasting to bits ;)

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • Whizzo 21 Mar 2013 13:41:11 43,093 posts
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    Well the Tal Shiar have been causing problems for a while but they'll probably just be the low level enemies I would think.

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  • DanB24 21 Mar 2013 13:53:59 1,889 posts
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    Sounds interesting from what you chaps are saying.
    I'll have to check it all out when I get home.


    Is there an eta?
  • Dave_McCoy 21 Mar 2013 13:59:16 2,774 posts
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    Got the e-mail about this. Looking good, can't wait to give it a try. STO has come on leaps recently. It's very good for a free mmo. Although having the perks I had when I paid helps I guess.
  • Whizzo 21 Mar 2013 14:16:25 43,093 posts
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    It launches in May, the extra revenue that going F2P has brought is pretty evident with this, the lockbox messages are annoying but it's a small price to pay really.

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  • Ranger_Ryu 21 Mar 2013 16:44:43 1,051 posts
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    may=awesome month, this, star trek into darkness........my birthday :p
  • DanB24 21 Mar 2013 17:22:06 1,889 posts
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    Oooh I must admit that does all look all kinds of awesome. :)

    Eurogamer Romulan fleet too? ;)
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