Phaser Lance or Odyssey? Endgame cruiser decisions...
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-19-2012, 03:27 AM
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I've been wondering if I should get the Ops Odyssey, and a person in my Fleet said get the Excelsior ship, it's a better fit for a Tac Captain. However...
1). I don't conform. It just ain't me.
2). I like being in the thick of it, shooting whatever is shooting me.
3). I also like using Engineer abilities and consoles to bolster my ship.
4). I really need out of this Escort and into something a little more... beefy.
I don't want it because it's not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a ship that can soak up hits, and dish them out in return. "Oh well, Tacs belong in escorts." Yeah well, f*** you buddy. I have been in an escort since level freaking one and I hate it. I'm more comfortable in a slow turning, enemy blasting behemoth. I can fly a Defiant proficiently.
-I don't PvP often on my Federation character. I mostly do STFs with my fleet or you know, random groups.
Honestly I always figured what you give up in damage you gain back in not having to try to run and heal up or take the time to respawn. Yeah I know there are a ton of ppl that can be in escorts and never have to do this, which is great for you but I prefer to be able to take a pounding and not worry that the Npc is targeting me. I can park right infront of a tac cube in my dreadnaught and have my heavy cannons firing the whole time and not worry bout getting blown up while in my defiant I was always having to trade off shield facings and get out of range from constantly taking aggro.
My two favorite ships Fed side are the Dreadnaught and the Excelsior. I get tired of the hard turning I switch to the Excelsior with Dual beam banks and beam arrays, when i want to just park and blast the crap out of something I jump back in the G-X and take them down with 2 dual Heavy cannons.