If you were playing a game with no ISD restrictions which would you choose and why?
Lord David the Denied said:The Warlock is the superior ship, hands down.
The Shadow Omega is cooler.
So if you want to win, take a Warlock. If you want a cool ship, take a Shadow Omega.
Abraxas said:Yeah, the Omega's main weapon IS a better range, but the AD and special effects are the same. After that I don't think the hvy phasing cannon does not compeet with a laser/pulse array, missle rack and rail gun all at better ranges. Not to mention the "support" weaponry on it's side have better range than some other ships primaries. Plus, to boot, the Worlock has weapons against fighters.
Lord David the Denied said:Need to spend RR to get your crew back, though. Even the flight computer won't run the ship without a few blokes to tell it what to kill...
Have you actually read the stats? The Omega's beam has 2 more AD than the Worlocks...
... and it's phase cannon blows the Worlocks laser/pulse arrays out of the water. The Worlock does still come out on top, if even not by too much, due to its missiles.
As for taking on more ships...I don't mean to sound mean, but what are you thinking? Do you honestly think the arrays on the sides of the Worloc can deal more damage than the arrays on the sides of the Omega? The Omegas side arrays are 150% more powerful than the Worlocks, so unlike the Worlock an Omega can deal damage to ships no matter what arc they're in. Also, the OMega has mini-beam weapons on thwe side and those make a mockery of fighters and incterceptors. The only debate fo rme between the ships is wether I want a missile launcher or a 6 AD beam.
SylvrDragon said:I still don't see how you guys view the ships as you do. The Shadow Omega is clearlya brawler, since it's secondary weapons have short range and can fire in all directions thus making it ideal for going straight down the enemies throat. While the Warlock has long ragned weapons, it does have 2 30" range weapons and a 15" battery, thus making it very capable of staying just out of reach while still being able to shred opponents.
In the end, I have decided on the Warlock. It's more available in games, has more punch in it's forward arc, which makes it great for punching through enemy lines, and the missile launcher give it more ranged punch and more versatility.