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I am thinking about getting the odyssey bundle but I need to know if the tactical one can use heavy cannons? Please let me know thanks.
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# 2
03-16-2012, 01:03 AM
Nup. It can use single cannons, but not DCs or DHCs.
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# 3
03-16-2012, 04:41 AM
You wouldn't even want to. Equipping dual cannons on a ship that sluggish is just shooting yourself in the foot. Even if you do it on the Galaxy-X it requires a lot of effort, and frankly does not perform better in the end (but it is cool!).
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# 4
03-16-2012, 04:55 AM
I wonder if not all ship types should get a "special" ability.
Science Vessels: Sensor Analysis + Beam Target Subsystem
Escorts: Dual Cannons + special Escort Defense bonus (I don't think many remember that this exists, but it was introduced a while back).
Cruisers: are missing something here.

I am not saying that it's unbalanced the way it is, but from a broad design perspective, having each ship class have a special ability that makes it unique may have been a better idea. This would have particularly worked well for the Odysey and Bortas. Then the Odyssey Tactical and Science variants could have lost their "Cruiser Special" and replaced with the Escort or Science special. The trend could probably have started earlier, with the first Tier 5 ship maybe having _two_ class special abilities instead of merely one, and those ship that stayed within their class totally getting their special abiltiies.

E.g. We would have had
Assault Cruiser: Cruiser + Escort Special Ability
Star Cruiser: Cruiser + Science Special Ability
Galaxy-Retrofit: Cruiser + Saucer Seperation Special Ability

Ah, well, too late now...
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# 5
03-16-2012, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MustrumRidcully View Post
Cruisers: are missing something here.
Cruisers are the only ships that get EIGHT WEAPONS at the top tier.
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# 6
04-17-2012, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Forgotten-Nemesis View Post
Cruisers are the only ships that get EIGHT WEAPONS at the top tier.
The Odyssey "Tactical" cruiser is able to use 8 weapons and still keeps the +10 wep energy bonus. With all the extra tactical BOff's, it would be one tough beam boat.
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# 7
04-17-2012, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Forgotten-Nemesis View Post
Cruisers are the only ships that get EIGHT WEAPONS at the top tier.
Why not round it up to 10 then :p
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# 8
04-17-2012, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Nagorak View Post
You wouldn't even want to. Equipping dual cannons on a ship that sluggish is just shooting yourself in the foot. Even if you do it on the Galaxy-X it requires a lot of effort, and frankly does not perform better in the end (but it is cool!).
That hasn't stopped people from doing so with the Galaxy X.

People love to pew pew pew, and don't care that their desires lead to bad builds. They're just not patient enough to broadside with beam arrays.
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# 9
04-17-2012, 08:03 AM
Nah The Odyssey Tactical Cruiser cannot pew pew with Dual Heavy Cannons. The Bortasqu' can, but that is a bad idea due to its less than stellar turn rate.

If the Tactical Cruiser could mount Dual Heavy Cannons, then it would be bad because all you would need is the Chevron Seperation Console+ 2 copies of Attack Pattern Omega (and if you add the Tactical Captain's Attack Pattern Alpha).

In effect, you would get what would possibly happen if the Galaxy-X gets Saucer Separation.
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# 10
04-17-2012, 08:56 AM
Gal-X is perfectly fine with DHCs for STFs. :|

I can understand it being subpar in pvp because of the narrower firing arc and slower turnspeed... >_>
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