New event: FREE MIRROR GAGARIN

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  • avoozuul
    avoozuul Member Posts: 3,012 Arc User
    Which is ironic since I have been using a torp build on my main, although it seems to have been nerfed a great deal lately.
  • foxrockssocks
    foxrockssocks Member Posts: 2,481 Arc User
    angrytarg wrote: »
    I never got the popularity that the Gagarin enjoyed in the first place. I don't think it's such a spectacular design.​​

    It's popularity has nothing to do with the design, the DPS crowd loves it because of its stats, seating, and trait.

    I can't say I understand that either. A full MW spec is obvious, however the trait has never impressed me. Its useless if you use torpedo spread normally because FAW 1 is easily a huge nerf to DPS for the huge acc penalty. And, if you have a ship that isn't using a torpedo skill, why are you equipping a torpedo? It seems like its niche for ships with only 2 or 3 tac BOFF slots to play with.

    The value of the trait is that it gives FAW 100% up time while also giving you an extra torp spread. First you use FAW3, then when that's done you use torp spread to keep FAW going (even though it's only FAW1), and by the time that's finished FAW3 should be ready again (assuming you're using either A2B with Technician DOFFs or Photonic Officer 2).

    For the ship itself it's not just full MW spec, it's full MW spec with 5/3 weapons.

    Yeah I remain unimpressed. FAW has such a heavy acc penalty now that I am wary of using even the level 3 version. But sure if you're shooting at immobile gates and transformers I guess it would inflate your numbers in unrealistic ways that just doesn't translate to the rest of the game.
  • doctorstegi
    doctorstegi Member Posts: 936 Arc User
    Looks like a good free ship. No complaints here, it actually seems to be a hell of a torp/mine boat.
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  • corinthalas
    corinthalas Member Posts: 1,980 Arc User
    I suspected that the last event would be something big - many players already have the big prize pack after all. This event doesn't add progress for that, but I imagine the event that will complete the big campaign, might be even more interesting.

    The ship isn't as good as the regular Gagarin though, in my opinion. It doesn't have the miracle worker seat (only Command). The console looks like it's a fun ability though.

    It's also a 4/4 ship, despite having much better turn rate than the standard Gagarin, which is a 5/3. Like, uhm, hello? These two are backwards. The quick-turning ships are the ones suited for more forward-arc weaponry. Slow-turning ships are really only suitable for broadside combat.

    In either case, however, it's an event ship, and event ships never have commander-level specialization stations, which means it wouldn't have gotten the bonus console slot even if it was a MW ship. And once that is out of the picture, the value of MW specialization falls dramatically.

    A nimble 4/4 ship is also good for a zig-zag or looping broadsider-plus-torpedo build or FAW builds. And yes, it is off-meta but how often have they offered a free T6 in a short-run (not campaign) event that isn't off-meta? And the Temer with its 5/1 arrangement just came out at the beginning of this year so it is about time for them to bring out another off-meta ship to try and get people to experiment more.

    Even something as offbeat as the Ytjara which had been railed against as being the exact opposite of meta can make for an interesting and effective build for those not actively chasing the top DPS record.

    If they were looking for a ship for a freebie off-meta version, FDCs are still under-represented (last was the Fek dread from two winters ago). As for your beamboat commentary, you can always play a 5/3 like a 4/4 beamboat. You can't play a 4/4 like a 5/3 cannon ship. Hence why the turn rate and weapon loadout is out of sync. A 5/3 ship should be one with solid turn rates, allowing either approach. 4/4 ships, however, never make for good cannon ships because turrets *suck*, and nothing can make that any better, no matter how fast the ship can turn.
  • evilmark444
    evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,769 Arc User
    But sure if you're shooting at immobile gates and transformers I guess it would inflate your numbers in unrealistic ways that just doesn't translate to the rest of the game.

    I only run Infected when I have an endeavor to destroy borg ships and I still find it effective on the handful of captains I use the trait on. I don't run it on all of them though, I like to have some variety.
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  • postagepaid
    postagepaid Member Posts: 2,870 Arc User
    The back to back events are extremely draining to me. I am verry soon gonna have to go without and take a month off, which you will be held responsible for when it happens. Thank you.

    Helps to ignore the bonus dil after completing an event and just taking the time off instead, especially when some of the events are mindnumbingly dull from day one.
  • indyshark
    indyshark Member Posts: 1,497 Arc User
    What does the admiralty card look like?
  • nommo#5819
    nommo#5819 Member Posts: 1,105 Arc User
    indyshark wrote: »
    What does the admiralty card look like?

    Admiralty Stats:
    Eng: 43
    Sci: 20
    Tac: 63
    Special: +8 ENG and SCI per TacShip

    It's also at the bottom of the stats giving link.
  • chastity1337
    chastity1337 Member Posts: 1,568 Arc User
    It's a free T6 ship.
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  • evilmark444
    evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,769 Arc User
    It's a free T6 ship.
    There is an old axiom about not examining the dentition of complimentary equines.
    Kudos to cryptic, and gratitude.

    Indeed, Cryptic deserves praise for upping the number of free ships this year to four. I still think the release methods for the Parliament and Mirror Gagarin should've been reversed though (with the Mirror Gagarin getting buffed to 5/3 with full command to justify it as a Lockbox ship).
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  • sennahcherib
    sennahcherib Member Posts: 2,823 Arc User
    btw, this ship will have a fleet version or it is like the mirror guardian only t6?
  • sennahcherib
    sennahcherib Member Posts: 2,823 Arc User
    ok thx
  • westmetals
    westmetals Member Posts: 8,256 Arc User
    btw, this ship will have a fleet version or it is like the mirror guardian only t6?

    Already fleet level. If you count the console slots... regular T6 ships get 10, fleet level get 11, +1 in both cases for MW spec ships. This one has 11 and is not MW spec, so....
  • nommo#5819
    nommo#5819 Member Posts: 1,105 Arc User
    ok thx

    Easiest way for me to tell is if a T6 starship has 10 consoles it'll have a fleet version. If a T6 starship has 11 consoles it'll not have a fleet version & is already considered at that level. The very best version is a T6 Miracle Worker version with 12 consoles. & of course applying one of those X-upgrades for a starship grants one additional console slot too. (At least this is true based off of the best of my knowledge)