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trainmaster2000 12-26-2012 09:27 PM

The best carrier
 
I just got $25 dollars to spend on this game. I was going to get an Atrox, but I was wondering about the Vesta. Which one is better?

mscowboy 12-26-2012 09:45 PM

Well the Atrox is a true carrier with 2 hangars while the Vesta is something of a flight deck science vessel with only one. The vesta has quite a lot of functions and is incredibly versatile.

dlmystic 12-26-2012 10:01 PM

Atrox low turn rate high hull nice shields 3 for and 3 aft weapons 2 tactics BO funtions 2 hangers
vesta medium turn rate low hull high shields has sensor scan 3 for 3 after weapons. If you spend 50 dollars can use all aux for main dps, if not normal sciencs that can equip dual cannons. 3 different BO lay outs/console. 1 hanger
heavy escort carrier low hull low shields great turn rate 4 for 3 aft weapons 1 hanger.

atrox can take a hit and keep ticking
vesta nice shields nice dps for science ship
HEC can put out dps but tends to pop when a gate gets angry.

Best carrier though would be either Voquv or karfi

tom61sto 12-26-2012 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by dlmystic (Post 7249221)
If you spend 50 dollars can use all aux for main dps, if not normal sciencs that can equip dual cannons.

If you buy just one, you can dismiss and reclaim while pulling off the Aux cannons and have a set of three.

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Originally Posted by dlmystic (Post 7249221)
Best carrier though would be either Voquv or karfi

Darn, I came in here to post that and you beat me too it. Red side still has the best full carriers.

lordhavelock 12-27-2012 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by dlmystic (Post 7249221)
...Best carrier though would be either Voquv or karfi

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Originally Posted by tom61sto (Post 7249301)
...Darn, I came in here to post that and you beat me too it. Red side still has the best full carriers.

I have KDF characters that fly both the Vo'Quv and the Kar'fi, and I enjoy them. I am considering making a Fed toon and buying the Atrox (Thanks for the UGC cards, "Santa"! :D). I really like the way the Atrox looks.

Near as I can tell, the Atrox and Vo'Quv have nearly identical stats [*]. If anything the Atrox has more crew and shields. So, besides "Red Loyalty" - What's the difference between the Vo'Quv and the Atrox that makes the former better?

[* Edit: I am wrong on the stats being the same, as pointed out below.]

momaw 12-27-2012 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by lordhavelock (Post 7256401)
What's the difference between the Vo'Quv and the Atrox that makes the former better?

B'rolth Bird of Prey. </thread> :)

Though, Vo'quv moves one boff slot from science to tactical. This gives you enough for tactical team, attack pattern beta, AND an attack modifier of your choice. It's a much more flexible design than is readily apparent.

It really is an outstanding ship, as evidenced by the number of them flying around.

marc8219 12-27-2012 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by lordhavelock (Post 7256401)
I have KDF characters that fly both the Vo'Quv and the Kar'fi, and I enjoy them. I am considering making a Fed toon and buying the Atrox (Thanks for the UGC cards, "Santa"! :D). I really like the way the Atrox looks.

Near as I can tell, the Atrox and Vo'Quv have nearly identical stats. If anything the Atrox has more crew and shields. So, besides "Red Loyalty" - What's the difference between the Vo'Quv and the Atrox that makes the former better?

Voquv has 4000 crew, Atrox has 2500. Voquv boff layout is Lt Cmdr Tac, Lt Cmdr Eng, Cmdr Sci, Lt Sci. Atrox boff layout is slightly different, it gets Lt Tac and Lt Cmdr sci instead. I prefer Voquv due to the boff layout and better pets, the Bird of Prey refits are great. Other then that the rest of the stats for both ships are the same.

lordhavelock 12-27-2012 12:21 PM

Thanks for the replies Momaw and Marc8219. I was looking at the stats wrong when comparing them... For some reason I was getting the console layout confused for BO layout and was thinking they were the same (when obviously the BO slots are different). My bad.

D'oh.

:rolleyes:

ferdzso0 12-27-2012 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by trainmaster2000 (Post 7248961)
I just got $25 dollars to spend on this game. I was going to get an Atrox, but I was wondering about the Vesta. Which one is better?

neither. they are two totally different ships, with hangar bays :)

the vesta is more mobile, can act like an escort, and can be used as a full on sci ship (aka versitile), so for most players that ship would be more suitable, if they do not really know what they want

the artox is quite good too, it reminds me of a big truck, indestructible, but you need to learn how to control it. I would say its harder to fly an artox than a vesta.

as the vesta is my favourite ship in the game (it suits my playstyle perfectly), I would say try one of the vestas, but only if you had some love for science or crowd control

redricky 12-27-2012 01:39 PM

Kar'fi is the best carrier, hands down, and deserves a Tac captain if you have the chops to keep it alive and fly offensively. The only thing keeping it from ruling the world is the ability to double up on Aux2Batt.

The Atrox and the Vo'Quv are bricks. The are both a good fit for Eng captains.

The Vesta is a cash grab ship (that I'm saving up for :D) that can do anything, and happens to have a hangar bay. It turns well enough for a Sci and can bring the dps well enough to suit a Tac.


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