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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 176
# 4
11-05-2012, 03:03 PM
This isn't an easy set of questions.

Yes the ody is worth owning but if you don't like the base one there's no reason to expect you to like the others any more.

As for the Ody versus the Vesta its all pretty conditional. They seem pretty balanced to me given the differences between the two ships but will shine in totally different scenarios.

For PVE play the Vesta will far out perform the Ody because cruisers don't have much of a place in PVE play and a good Sci ship is always fun. In PVP play the Ody will probably still be the stronger of the two. The dedicated Cmdr Sci slot seems weaker than an Ody's dedicated Cmdr Engineering slot in PVP play and the Vesta will be more vulnerable to PVP style spike damage.

All my observations are based on the below.

Base Stats (for all Multi-Mission Science Vessels):

Rank Required: Vice Admiral
Hull Strength: 27,800
Shield Modifier: 1.35
Crew: 750
Weapons: 3 Fore, 3 Aft
Device Slots: 3
Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Commander Science, 1 Ensign Universal, 1 Lieutenant Commander Universal
Base Turn Rate: 13 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier: 0.16
Sensor Analysis
Subsystem Targeting
Can Equip Cannons
Aux Phaser Dual Heavy Cannons Mk XII [Acc] [Dmg]x2
1 Hangar Bay ? with 1 wing of Danube Runabouts