Star Trek Online (F2P)

Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Sonic Glitch » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:17 pm

Tyyr wrote:The Ambassador mission is fun. It should take you about 30 to 45 minutes to do it. Protip, once you get into the ship stop and fix your action bars and figure out what everything is. If you just go blazing off you're going to make your life harder than it needs to be.

I enjoyed it. It had some good old fun action/adventure feel that the story missions don't necessarily have. Maybe I just enjoyed it more because the mission involved known characters and known events. Those tend to be more fun for me.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby stitch626 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:56 pm

I was jealous of all those purple items on the mission ship...
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Tyyr » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:00 pm

It does have some serious kit on it. And the [Fused] tag means you can't take ANY of it with you.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:18 pm

I do love the new ship, even the lvl 3 ship does pretty well for me.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby stitch626 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:30 pm

Tyyr wrote:It does have some serious kit on it. And the [Fused] tag means you can't take ANY of it with you.

Yeah, I tried anyway.

I love the looks. While the performance is lees than my dedicated science ship, it still does pretty decent.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Deepcrush » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:41 am

Having six weapon points for a character at lvl 20 is awesome. I've been setting the autofire and just racing in circles and letting my wall of torps do my talking.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Tyyr » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:46 pm

I have a feeling the Fleet version will add another science console and buff the Sci BOffs. It seems to be going for a sciencey cruiser right now so I think they'll improve that.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:08 pm

Won a couple of really nice PTLs, so now I have up to four PTs flying and man does it do damage. May not be the instant damage of the energy weapons but if I have to turn and run for a bit, its nice to have them.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Tyyr » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:34 pm

How's it doing without beams for shield stripping?

Also, think about using mostly projectile weapon DOffs in your permanent space slots, they'll whittle down the cooldown on your torps.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:54 pm

They do standard damage against shields, just at a lower rate of fire. However they do exchange in that they do about 30% (50% crit) in bleed through damage to a hull where energy weapons only do 10% (20% crit). My base loadout is two phaser + PTL forward for the shield strip. Two PTLs + phaser aft. The aft is good in that I have a turret on the aft phaser so I can use it to take out fighters or just find a quick target. However TLs as far as I've seen don't rely on your power settings. So if I'm in trouble I can switch to defense mode and let my shields recharge while beating the hell out of anyone trying to follow me. Even better since anyone following me has to keep their forward facing me and it means I'm only having to fight one shield front rather then two or three in a dogfight.

As for my DOffs, I use defensive ones. I have seven shield repair keys, two instant heals for my ship and two SIF styled keys. Been in a number of spots where I've lost all shields and been down to about 20% on my hull. I just click about ten keys, I'm back to full shields twice over, have 2x damage res for 15sec and have a ship that is back up to 60% hull. In 30sec I get to do it all again. The hull repair is every 20sec so i just spend a lot of time clicking that.

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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Tyyr » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:35 pm

Take a look at transphasic torpedoes. They have a big shield pen rating innately beyond regular torps.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:36 pm

Have, wasn't high enough level last time I checked. I think you have to be a Captain.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby stitch626 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:42 pm

Well, I got 2 purple poleron cannons along with a purple poleron tac console (very lucky STF), so I'm thinking I'm going to run a poleron cannon ship once I get my Dominion set. Not sure what torps to use with that though.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby Tyyr » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:45 pm

Torps and beams are independent decisions. No beam console benefits torps or vice versa. I like photons or quantums, photons fire a bit faster and with the rights DOffs you can have a torpedo machine gun set up. Quantums hit a bit harder but fire slower. Transphasics have a 20% shield penetration buff. Tri-cobalts do massive damage but are SLLLLOOOOOWWWWW, same with plasma. I cannot recall the deal with chronitons.
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Re: Star Trek Online (F2P)

Postby stitch626 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:30 pm

Chons slow targets down, which is a major benefit in the STFs.

I just always make sure to have at least one foreward torp launcher, in order to kill aceton assimilators (they are highly resistant to energy and emit a pulse when hit with it).
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