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# 16
02-10-2013, 02:43 PM
Originally Posted by reyan01 View Post
Opinions are all well and good, but that's ALL they are - opinions. There are players who'll make the Aquarius work for them - some may even make it work well. Yes, it's a watered-down Defiant, but seriously, this game isn't about doing what everyone else thinks you should do. And since they're improving it's shields it could well be a more viable option anyway.
It's not really an opinion, though... it's a fact based on the ship's stats, relative to other escorts.

For most ships, I'd say a small disadvantage in stats is worth it if you really like the ship itself. The Aquarius, however, has over 6,000 base Hull points less than the Defiant, only around 3/4 of the Defiant's shields at best, and one less aft weapons slot, while sharing the same turn rate and gaining no special abilities to make up for its lacking defenses.

It is receiving a shield boost in the next patch, but there are more problems with it than just its shields. What it really needs is a higher base turn rate, higher base speed, and higher base bonus defense. If it at least moved like a BoP, it might just be subpar instead of being abysmal.

In short, an objective look at the Aquarius shows it to be beyond just a little subpar.