Regent or Tac Odyssey
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Join Date: Jun 2012
02-17-2013, 08:49 PM
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Ok so I'm torn between these two vessels, I am leaning towards Odyssey cuz of the Aquarius escort and what not and cuz you know, it's the biggest starfleet ship yadaydayada.
Only problem is every bob and is dog has an Odyssey and I rarely ever see a Regent flying around...
Did I just answer me own question?
get the Tactical Odyssey
for its Aquarius auxiliary craft. The Aquarius will flit about a little, maybe deal a couple thousand damage, and then die as soon as anything brings their guns to bear on it or explodes near it (and since pet AI is kinda terrible, those two things tend to happen more frequently than most people would like). The Chevron Separation console from the Ops Ody is better due to it improving the mobility of the sluggish Odyssey when separated, but the Chevron itself is similarly usefulness-impaired.
Instead, get it for the frame. It's a tough ship with a decent console arrangement and both a Lt Commander and Ensign Universal officer slots.
On the other hand, the Regent is slightly more agile and has a slightly different layout when compared to an Odyssey fitted with a LtC Tactical officer, one favoring Engineering slightly for what could be considered a slightly more balanced approach. In addition, it carries the Wide-Angle Quantum Torpedo, a valuable tool for improving your broadside without further draining your weapons power. The Metreon Gas Container console and its associated Riker Maneuver power are about as hit-or-miss as the Aquarius tends to be.
Please stop exponential holding/reputation costs!