Research Science Vessel Retrofit
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Join Date: Jun 2012
12-21-2012, 10:19 PM
It's a bit lackluster, stats-wise. Other than the LtCdr Engineer seat, it's worse off than the (fairly cheap Mirror) Deep Space Science Vessel, with lower hull and shields but the same tactical capabilities (and the same turn rate as the Mirror DSSV).
If you're willing to spend some Zen, the D'Kyr and Advanced Research Vessel Retrofit are tougher and have the same seating and console arrangement (the ARVR has a Lt Universal instead of a Lt Sci, though, in case you feel like switching it up a bit), though they sacrifice some maneuverability. The ARVR also has a Fleet variation that's even tougher, for about the same price as the C-Store version if you're only looking for a single character unlock anyway.