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Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 14,480
# 9
12-26-2012, 03:28 PM
Each time I've looked at the Vesta ships, I see an enhanced RSV.

RVS vs. MME-Strat:

Same Hull
+.05 Shield Modifier
Same 3/3 Weapons
+400 Crew
Can even do the same BOFF layout if you choose: Lt Tac, Ens Tac, Ens Eng, Cmdr Sci, LCdr Sci
+1 Eng Console
-1 Turn Rate
-5 Aux Power
+5 Shield Power
Same Sensor Analysis & Subsystem Targeting
+Hangar & Carrier Commands
+MWFAM Console
+Aux Cannon(s)

So I'd take my RSV build - I'd add the MWFAM console in that extra Eng slot - and I add pets. I'll have more shield, more crew, one less turn, a little less aux with a little more shield...wham, bam, thank you ma'am - I'm flying a better RSV. I don't look at it as completely different ship needing a completely different build... it's so close to the RSV.

I don't have any of the Vestas, but the RSV's my favorite Sci ship and it's impossible not to see how the MME Strat is a version of the RSV.