I am usually a BoP pilot and personally I find cruisers very borring. But overall, I like the new Bortasq'. As a tac I play with the Command one( that has 2 sci consoles) because I like using the Tet Glyder with a flow capacitor console and faw (other sci is the 35% shield). Also great for Plasmonic leech. I also equiped the auto cannon from the tac Bortasq. Using the auto cannon when fully buffed (Apa, Gdf, Tac Fleet) combined with evasives and reverse makes it very efficient in delivering punishment. It is also a great dps dealer and overall is a tough ship. The only "not-like" is the wounded cow turn mode, but well, thats bc I fly BoP I'm sure. I am curious when the feds will start crying for nerfs... lol.
I have to agree, the jump console seems to be far better than the snare.
First, the sci versions of each ship have the highest DPS because of Sensor Analysis.
But the Odyssey can add the Separation console to get a decent turn rate, which the Bortasqu can't. So you are basically stuck as a broadsiding beam boat, which renders the snare console and the disruptor hose useless.
(And no, the snare does not make up for turn rate, because it has a long cooldown.)
Of course, it does LOOK very cool, and has an awesome bridge...
Except... man, it's really hard to fit all the consoles on the sucker. I mean, 3 special consoles, + plasmonic leech, + assimilation console, field generator...
So far I've been doing just the 4 tac consoles. The character using it is an engineer, so I SUPPOSE I could live without the plasmonic leech. The combat power of assimilation console is too high, though. Thoughts?