communications relay login

[Discussion] - Advanced Light Cruisers

Started By:
Sylveria, Tue 04 Jun, 2019 11:36 PM
Views:
226
Replies:
3
  1. Silver Contributor

    • Silver Contributor
      Rare (50 Points)

      Subscribe to a monthly Silver Subscription

      Unlocked Thu 06 Jun, 2019 11:01 PM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Sat 03 Sep, 2016 12:01 PM

    • Bronze Contributor
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Subscribe to a monthly Bronze Subscription

      Unlocked Thu 06 Jun, 2019 11:01 PM

    • Exemplary Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign two roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Wed 01 Jun, 2016 12:01 PM

    • Reliable Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign roll call

      Unlocked Sun 17 Apr, 2016 7:42 PM

    • Engage
      Common (10 Points)

      Join the United Federation of Planets

      Unlocked Thu 31 Dec, 2015 5:00 PM

    ACHV. Points
    290
    Reputation
    1
    Join Date
    Dec 31 2015
    Posts
    102
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    0
    • Users who liked
    • None
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #1
    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?
    Quisque secundum merito
    "Each according to merit."
  2. Leave of Absence

    • To Boldly Go On and On
      Rare (50 Points)

      Reach one-thousand posts on the forums

      Grandfathered

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Grandfathered

    • Well Respected
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Reach reputation tier 6

      Grandfathered

    • Tour of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      RSVP to ten events via the Events System

      Grandfathered

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Mon 28 Sep, 2015 9:01 PM

    • Commander
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Receive a promotion to the rank of Commander

      Unlocked Sun 27 Mar, 2016 2:21 PM

    ACHV. Points
    640
    Reputation
    10
    Join Date
    Aug 10 2012
    Posts
    4,314
    Location
    United Kingdom
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    1
    • Users who liked
    • Sylveria
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #2
    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
  3. Silver Contributor

    • Silver Contributor
      Rare (50 Points)

      Subscribe to a monthly Silver Subscription

      Unlocked Thu 06 Jun, 2019 11:01 PM

    • Paragon of Duty
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Sign three roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Sat 03 Sep, 2016 12:01 PM

    • Bronze Contributor
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Subscribe to a monthly Bronze Subscription

      Unlocked Thu 06 Jun, 2019 11:01 PM

    • Exemplary Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign two roll calls in a row

      Unlocked Wed 01 Jun, 2016 12:01 PM

    • Reliable Officer
      Common (10 Points)

      Sign roll call

      Unlocked Sun 17 Apr, 2016 7:42 PM

    • Engage
      Common (10 Points)

      Join the United Federation of Planets

      Unlocked Thu 31 Dec, 2015 5:00 PM

    ACHV. Points
    290
    Reputation
    1
    Join Date
    Dec 31 2015
    Posts
    102
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    1
    • Users who liked
    • Solace
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #3
    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)
    Quisque secundum merito
    "Each according to merit."
  4. Head of Star Trek Online

    • ...and On and On
      Very Rare (100 Points)

      Reach five-thousand posts on the forums

      Unlocked Mon 01 Oct, 2018 11:02 PM

    • Gold Contributor
      Very Rare (100 Points)

      Subscribe to a monthly Gold Subscription

      Unlocked Tue 10 Jan, 2017 5:00 PM

    • Highly Decorated
      Very Rare (100 Points)

      Receive every medal the UFP has to offer

      Unlocked Sat 25 Mar, 2017 11:00 PM

    • Admiral
      Rare (50 Points)

      Receive a promotion to the rank of Admiral

      Unlocked Sun 24 Sep, 2017 8:45 AM

    • To Boldly Go On and On
      Rare (50 Points)

      Reach one-thousand posts on the forums

      Grandfathered

    • Dean’s List
      Uncommon (25 Points)

      Pass all three Academy exams

      Unlocked Wed 07 Jan, 2015 3:21 AM

    ACHV. Points
    1560
    Reputation
    10
    Join Date
    Oct 18 2013
    Posts
    6,087
    Location
    Austria
    0
    • Users who disliked
    • None
    1
    • Users who liked
    • Sylveria
    Reply With QuoteQuote
    #4
    The Advanced Light Cruisers are indeed excellent ship, that can deal good damage but are in no was squishy.
    Bridger
    Bridger Medals
    “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes;
    he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever” ~ Chinese Proverb