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[Discussion] - Advanced Light Cruisers

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Sylveria, Tue 04 Jun, 2019 10:36 PM
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    Anyone have the Advanced Light Cruisers? Was thinking of picking this up, just curious as to the role/function of these since most opt for tankier cruisers (Odysseys and the like) in the end-game. I'm assuming they're more geared toward support/DPS roles rather than full tank (OT maybe?) but perhaps there's something I'm not seeing.

    Personally, I'm usually flying Battlecruisers, Escorts, Birds of Prey or Warbirds, but I do actually enjoy Cruisers and Science Vessels from time to time as well. Seems like ALC's are a good "Jack/Jane of All Trades, Master of None" type of fit. Since I like quick, agile vessels it might be a good Cruiser variant for me.

    Thoughts? Experiences? Worth picking up the Cross-Faction bundle?
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    I have the fleet t6 reliant and I must say she has TEETH! She's super fun to fly and works great with beams for high mobility beam spamming, rather squishy and not really advised for tanking, but if she can hit like a truck. Also the TMP skin is super sexy.. so thats a bonus Big Grin
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    Thanks, Solace! Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking, it's more of a "plus one" ship for group operations- perhaps squishy but likely more survivable than your standard Escort. Not having to equip RCS by default for a cruiser seems refreshing! Wink I don't have any Pilot Boff ships yet, so this may give me a chance to play around a bit with it.

    As to aesthetics, I really like the Centaur and original Miranda Class skins personally. I suppose I'm more a fan of the canon type looks on vessels. The Type-7 skins are OK but a bit too flashy I suppose. I have the Archon and those nacelles look HIDEOUS, IMO. (good thing I have the Regent Class skin, pop em on the Archon and it looks soooo much nicer)
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    The Advanced Light Cruisers are indeed excellent ship, that can deal good damage but are in no was squishy.
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