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  • Yep, Jem Hadar Fleet Support and Photonic Fleet has some excellent torp salvos and Romulan Scimitars can put out a surprising amount of pressure for a 'pet' - the other dreads are relatively potent as well(even unboosted, I've seen them perform better than some players I run across.).
  • Been running Summoner builds like this for well over two years on multiple ships. It's just a build type that tends to fly under the radar because most people stop thinking about pets when they see hangar bays. (You don't even need hangars for a Summoner build.) Highly advise using a Science Captain for the extra Photonic…
  • A lot of those counterparts are fair, valid, and I agree with many of them. However, objectively speaking, the more advanced consoles, the greater the statistical increase. Likewise, SAD objectively outperforms Targeted Excision and Coordinated Assault. With that said, STO really embraces the idea of flying what you want…
  • Sorry, I'm a bit late on this one. There's a lot of questions at play here as a myriad playstyles have opened up for this 'genre' of buildcraft. First and foremost; Do you want to be a carrier that relies strictly on your hangar bays and prioritizes their enhancement? Or, do you want a 'summoner' style that enhances all…
  • Well, I'm expecting it to be a year of transition as the game transfers over to Deca's management. My hope is that we don't see the resurgence of old bugs like loadout breaking and procs being reversed(hitting you instead of mobs), etc. Content wise, I'd love to see effort be put back into more sandbox style efforts like…
  • I confess I don't like to sign into the forums very often anymore due to how dumb the auto-logout system is, but the Shipyard is one of the forums I like to browse the most here. Moving onto the actual topic.. Unfortunately, the most effective disable/shield offline builds are ones that rely on consoles and gimmicky…
  • Can't say I've tried it wirelessly before, but I know there are wireless HDMI adapters. They're not cheap, but I presume they would function much like a regular cord once you them talking to each other. The most tedious part of using a TV as a monitor from my experience is manually setting up the outgoing resolution to…
  • The Merian and Friendship both use/give access to those 32c shuttles.
  • Honestly, I think they should just start cycling the ancient lockbox ships over to the lobi store. It would do wonders both for the lobi store and the premium ship market.
  • The Friendship doesn't have any unique hangar pets to my knowledge. Presumable, whomever you're talking about was likely referring to not being able to afford Fleet quality pets yet.
  • I've noticed this issue also occurs if you commission a starship(from the C-Store/Event Boxes, etc.) while interacting with a Starship Selector NPC. The ship pop-up comes up as an invalid entity and won't appear in your roster until you zone-change. I presume they're related.
  • As with most things.. It depends what you want out of it. Functionality wise, the closest analog to the Friendship is the Voth Rampart. The Rampart is an excellent Tanking platform, which means the Friendship can do quite well in that role. The Command spec/seat also means you're able to run a torpedo build quite…
  • I think the top of my Frigate pet wishlist is probably the Pilot Escorts. Would love to have some high speed Kortar/Mercury Gunship pets with a short-duration(3~4s) Lock Trajectory and maybe a Microprojectile Barrage Launcher. That said, my favorite hangar pets are Orion Interceptors; a Squadron variant remains the top of…
  • I think the main things that hurt the Legendary B'rel were the 4/2 weapon layout(has a B'rel ever demonstrated an ability to fire in any direction except forward?) and the fact that we got a 5/1 EBC Alliance Raider at almost the exact same time from the Anniversary Event. As for the Legendary Bortasqu'... I completely…
  • Neat, I've been wanting a 'siege mode' similar to the Trait for a while(although I envisioned it as a console which deploys a forward shield that grants Torp Spreads when damaged along that arc). I'm also started to binge Macross again, so seeing another 'Missile Circus' console added to the game is amusing timing. I'm…
  • Nope; OLQC is Phaser only, RLQC is Disruptor only. (I would have LOVED an Andorian Phaser version of the OLQC because I have a Kuthar that is already mixed-weapons and it would have fit in perfectly.) There was also talk on the livestream about looking into cloaks as a whole to make each faction's cloak have its own unique…
  • The only formerly available ship chassis that you can no longer acquire to my knowledge is the Voth Bulwark. It only existed as a T5 and was removed from Phoenix when they revamped the reward tables. There are a very small number of ships that don't have a T5U/T6 variant that you can get somehow at this point(mostly KDF…
  • That was actually brought up on the livestream. In short; it happened because it was before Johnathan's time. He did mention the potential of making an exception(to avoiding changes to existing ships) and possibly changing the Legendary Scimitar to have an EBC because 'it just makes sense'. Dreadnought (Battle)Cruiser…
  • I love the visual revamp, but as someone who 'mained' the T5 version back in the day and has a vested personal interest... this ship completely missed the mark. Big Soapbox ahead! TL;DR: I was both extremely hopeful and disappointed. I intend to stick with my Durgath, despite its many flaws. (I still got the bundle to show…
  • I confess the 'stakes' are largely irrelevant to me at this point. (and largely have been since the absurdity of the Iconian war) What I want to see is missions where the player character isn't a mindless drone for whatever the voice talent of the fiscal quarter is. Given the player's rank and position, it should be…
  • ((Edit: This post was made before the actual release/announcement and was part of a merge)) On the fence about the Legendary Arbiter/Inquiry, really. I have a hard time believing they could make a better variant than the Promo Inquiry. Furthermore, I'm not sure what kind of spec would be more screen/canon accurate than the…
  • The interaction you're describing reminds me a bit of the old broken interaction Kemocite Laced Weaponry had with torpedos - applying explosion procs BOTH on launch and on hit. Using the Torpedo Point Defense Console with KLW could cause serious map-wide lag spikes back before it was fixed. I presume it's an odd quirk of…
  • My eyes lit up and I shouted "Are those Assimilators!?" when I first saw them - quite pleased to see them show up in STO and I think they're a pretty good borg analogue for where the Borg are on the powerscale in the game these days. My two remaining questions are: -Has the Queen's ship/Diamond/Octahedron been changed?…
  • My sentiments, exactly and more succinctly than I would have been able to put it. A lot of these concerns don't really seem to be something that would fall under Johnathan's wheelhouse in the first place. What is being brought up is more in the realm of environmental/scenario design. I do think there is merit in going…
  • Since you're Federation, and if you're wanting a starfleet style ship, then I would highly recommend looking at these 3 terran ships. They're all top-notch for their respective gameplay styles and come at Fleet Grade: https://stowiki.net/wiki/Terran_Lexington_Dreadnought_Cruiser…
  • 65 via doffing and admiralty? You might be in for a bit of a gameplay shock if your gear is woefully out of date. A T6 isn't going to magically solve that. You'll likely want to do some missions to get some gear to hold you over until you get your reputations in order. As for the topic of the ship.. more information would…
  • This feels like a new player/customer trap that may potentially backfire. Say a new player comes into the game and they really like X ship. So, they buy it from the C-Store for 3000 zen. Then, they find out there is a fleet version - so they're up to 3500 zen. Then, they find out they have to upgrade it twice more with 3 X…
  • I just want to comment that I like the move to both integrate the crafting system to Defera and to establish local crafting 'ecology' for that zone. I sincerely hope we'll see more 'localized technology exploitation' to help breathe more flavorful life into the galaxy. (Examples: Perhaps the waters of New Romulus act as a…
  • The DSDs are fine. Sure, they don't get a specialist seat and have the dumb fused gun, but as a science platform they are perfectly serviceable. Ytijara comments/soapbox: It's honestly a bit frustrating how many people look at the weapon layout and just turn their brains off without giving it actual consideration. I know I…
  • One of my AP boats is a Sech with the black and red klingon ship material type, using Voth AP cannons, Fekihri experimental weapon and alliance fighters. Looots of red pew-pew. I also have my Herald Quas fitted with Temporal Rep 'rainbow' AP turrets. Temporal weapons compliment the Herald colors/geometry surprisingly…