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AVENGER + Cloak - is this really synergy?

projectfrontierprojectfrontier Member Posts: 0 Arc User
edited March 2014 in Federation Discussion
Anyone ask why the Cloaking device on the Avenger is referred to as synergy when there's nothing representing that (ala set bonuses) on the ship?

Or does it bonus with the funky-bunch torpedo toggle?
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  • greyhame3greyhame3 Member Posts: 914 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    Means it can use it. Being only 1 of three Federation ships that can use the cloak console.
  • kolbrandrkolbrandr Member Posts: 266
    edited February 2014
    Cloaks synergize well with any ship that can drop a humungous alpha.

    Synergy doesn't neccessarily mean it needs a special bonus like a set receives.
  • iceeaglexiceeaglex Member Posts: 375 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    Weapons 'work well 'with any ship that wants to shoot.
    'Works well with' doesn't necessarily mean it needs a special word like synergy.
  • starkaosstarkaos Member Posts: 11,550 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    If you purchase the Tactical Escort Retrofit (Tier 5.5 Defiant) or the Galaxy X, then you can take their Cloaking Device and put it on the Avenger.
  • warmaker001bwarmaker001b Member Posts: 9,204 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    If you cannot see what Synergy a ship with 4 TAC Consoles, 5 forward weapons, ample ENG BOFF slots to put some "oomph" into the attack, Cloaking Device and Decloak Bonus Dmg does, I don't know what else to tell you. Not to mention if you get a Rom Embassy BOFF with Superior Subterfuge to bring that decloak dmg to 30% instead of the default 15%.
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  • kolbrandrkolbrandr Member Posts: 266
    edited February 2014
    If you cannot see what Synergy a ship with 4 TAC Consoles, 5 forward weapons, ample ENG BOFF slots to put some "oomph" into the attack, Cloaking Device and Decloak Bonus Dmg does, I don't know what else to tell you. Not to mention if you get a Rom Embassy BOFF with Superior Subterfuge to bring that decloak dmg to 30% instead of the default 15%.

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  • orondisorondis Member Posts: 1,446 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    Anyone ask why the Cloaking device on the Avenger is referred to as synergy when there's nothing representing that (ala set bonuses) on the ship?

    Or does it bonus with the funky-bunch torpedo toggle?

    It just means it can use a console belonging to other T5 ships.
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  • kazapskykazapsky Member Posts: 77 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    iceeaglex wrote: »
    Weapons 'work well 'with any ship that wants to shoot.
    'Works well with' doesn't necessarily mean it needs a special word like synergy.

    I suggest you poke around a dictionary more often. "X works well with Y" is pretty much the exact definition of "synergy".
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  • hravikhravik Member Posts: 1,202 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    If you cannot see what Synergy a ship with 4 TAC Consoles, 5 forward weapons, ample ENG BOFF slots to put some "oomph" into the attack, Cloaking Device and Decloak Bonus Dmg does, I don't know what else to tell you. Not to mention if you get a Rom Embassy BOFF with Superior Subterfuge to bring that decloak dmg to 30% instead of the default 15%.

    I think the point here is they don't call it synergy for the Defiant or Gal-X, so why on this ship? It makes it seem like its supposed to do something the other two can't, when it really doesn't.
  • tenkaritenkari Member Posts: 2,906 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    hravik wrote: »
    I think the point here is they don't call it synergy for the Defiant or Gal-X, so why on this ship? It makes it seem like its supposed to do something the other two can't, when it really doesn't.

    they are calling it synergy so that they could give the avenger a cloaking ability without actually giving it a second console and not making it built in like the klingon one.
  • bones1970bones1970 Member Posts: 953 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    hravik wrote: »
    I think the point here is they don't call it synergy for the Defiant or Gal-X, so why on this ship? It makes it seem like its supposed to do something the other two can't, when it really doesn't.

    $$$$, they want to sell you a other ship with the cloak-console, synergy.....
  • kimmymkimmym Member Posts: 1,317 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    They are using synergy as fancy marketing speak for "you can use this, even tho usually you can't."

    Any attempt to bring some sort of bigger, deeper meaning to what marketing does to the copy is an exercise in futility.
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  • iceeaglexiceeaglex Member Posts: 375 Arc User
    edited March 2014
    kazapsky wrote: »
    I suggest you poke around a dictionary more often. "X works well with Y" is pretty much the exact definition of "synergy".

    What?

    That was EXACTLY my point....Because that IS what synergy means.....

    Just as, Phaser consoles synergise with phasers....
    Torpedo's synergise with torpedo spread.....
    Weapons synergise with wanting to shoot things....

    I was agreeing with the OP, in that why does this ONE instance use the word 'synergy', when i can list 100 other instances which are exactly the same, but doesn't use it?

    And that has been answered, it is used as a marketing tool to sucker stupid people into buying something because they saw a 'fancy' word that describes 99% of items in the game, but has only been splashed onto this one console.
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