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Archived Post 07-31-2011 05:35 PM

Just hit RA, UH - new ship or not?
 
I just hit RA, Upper Half the other night, and I can choose a new ship if I desire. Looking at the T5 ships, they're all about the same. I currently have an Assault Cruiser, but I'm torn between:

Dreadnought (Galaxy Refit)
Advanced Escort (Prometheus)
Excelsior Refit

They're all a little different, of course, but they're also so much alike. Personal loadouts aside, do any of these choices offer a clear, "must swap ships now" advantage over the Assault Cruiser?

Thanks!

Archived Post 07-31-2011 06:00 PM

It all comes down to what you like - there is no need to upgrade to a VA Ship if you don't want to. The VA ships are realy just there so you can fly your favourite Captain Ship with some extra bells and whistles. I still fly around in my Star Cruiser from RA becuase I love the Nomad skin.

Also, as I recal the VA ships were release a fair bit after cap was increased to VA1? (Correct me if I am wrong).

Archived Post 08-01-2011 07:30 AM

what class are you? the Excelsior Refit
would be a better choice than the gal x. you can save alot of time traveling or getting to your friends. its a fun ship to play around with. i bought the gal x and regret it.

Archived Post 08-01-2011 07:36 AM

I'm RA, LH and have the Excelsior Refit. You don't have to wait for promotion to buy those.

Archived Post 08-01-2011 12:51 PM

The RA and VA ships are all on the same playing field stat and layout wise with different perks in each ship. Just go with the one that works best for you.

Archived Post 08-01-2011 03:54 PM

Yeah, you really don't need to switch out ships, but you do need to select one with your VA token to actually get the promotion.

My suggestion is to get one you would't mind trying at some point with your ship token (and actually the only one you have listed that would take the token is the Advanced Escort).

Archived Post 08-02-2011 03:28 PM

You can't get the Gal or Excelsior with the RAUH token

You can get any of the ship choices you had at RALH again though unless you own it already

Archived Post 08-02-2011 04:55 PM

I've flown all the admiral cruisers, and each one is fun to fly, with their own quirks to get working. Boh versions of the Galaxy Refits have their bonuses, (although it is fun to nap turn onto a raptors fallen shield facing and using the PSL to knock em out of the fight), the Fleet Escort works very well with an Engineer Captain at the helm, just treat it as a more squishy and quick little cruiser ;)

Cheers!


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