I have only been playing STO for three weeks, just got promoted to Captain and am now outfitting my new Refit Venture Class. Been running around in the Thunderchild Class Refit which confirms that I really don't care for escorts too much. I think my play style is more conducive to cruise 'n bruise than shoot 'n scoot.
My Thunderchild is outfitted with MK IV Rare Equipment, and my consoles are all geared toward shield and hull repair with the exceptions of the Point Defense Phaser and the Directed Energy Consoles. My weapons are
Mk IV Retrofit Forward Phaser Bank (Rare)
Voth Mk IV Anti-Proton Beam Array (Fore, Very Rare)
Hargh'Peng Torpedo Mk VI (Fore, Very Rare) [Equipped after Doomsday Device of course]
Mk IV Phaser Beam Array (Aft, Rare)
Mk IV Quantum Torpedo Launcher (Aft, Rare)
Anyway on to my question, I finished "The Doomsday Device" and got the Hargh'Peng Torpedo Mark VI as a reward and right after that I did a Borg Emergency (I think they're called STFs?) and there were about six or seven other ships fighting as well. Anyway I hit High Yield I and Overload Beam I and fired all fore weapons into the weakened Borg shield and then I came about and unloaded my aft weapons including two quantum torps into the cube as well. Shortly after that the cube exploded and I thought: "Okay the other ships hurt it bad enough before I got there, and I helped finish it off." I usually wait to see where everyone else is going, since going solo against a cube usually ends with me having to respawn. So even on full impulse, other ships are already attacking by the time I get there.
However I began to notice the purple "Radiation Effect" and that the Borg ships seemed to be going down quicker than what I was used to before I got the Hargh'Peng. Finally the Unimatrix showed up and during the battle I noticed that it seemed as though the Borg ships targeted me a lot more than before, and the Unimatrix's Hull damage was going up fast. I used the same tactic: fire all fore and then aft weapons, rinse and repeat. Then came the big explosion signaling that we had won, and I got the accolade "Nemesis of Unimatrix Seven of Ten (I think)." I forget exactly what number designation, but I was in the Regulus sector when that battle took place.
Since then I have been named the nemesis of two other Unimatrixes, and possibly a fourth but that one I'm not sure about. So is it really the Hargh'Peng Torpedo doing the bulk of the damage accredited to me or is it because it's combined with the Voth Antiproton Beam Array?
Also if any of you fought in those STFs with me please don't take offense, I'm just a noob asking a question and not tooting my own horn.
Post edited by rogueninech on
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