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# 1 If I get the MVAE...
01-27-2013, 08:12 PM
Will it only cost 1 Fleet Module to get the Fleet Advanced Escort?

BTW, how is the MVAE? It was pretty good earlier in STO, and I was thinking of getting it as an alternative to a Fleet Science Vessel Retrofit for my Science Captain.
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# 2
01-28-2013, 01:06 AM
So far as I know, picking up the MVAE means that the Fleet Advanced Escort costs only one FSM. I could be wrong, though.

As per how it is, it isn't really my cup of tea - I don't think I do so well with science skills on most of my toons. That said, it was a favorite for quite some time, and is certainly a tough little ship. IMO the multi-vector AI seems to be smarter than the Odyssey Aquarius or chevron AI, as well - more useful and less prone to death.

If you're up for a science-y escort, it's probably a good one to pick up.
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# 3
01-28-2013, 06:31 AM
You're better off buying the MVAE from the zen store BC not only will it be only 1 fleet module to get the Fleet MVAE but it will be the same for every character on your account.

The ship is excellent for an escort however to get the most out of it you'll need a complete respec. Going from a pure science ship to an escort is an entirely different kind of flying, altogether. If you're looking to get thru STFs it makes sense but if you're looking to PvP you need to spec and build like a tac captain would. This is an area I have alot of experience in. You'll be tankier than a tac and your debuffs will be huge.

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# 4
01-28-2013, 07:01 AM
Its mostly for

1) A change. I've been flying the RSV for a while, I want something new.

2) Flying an escort would mean improving pretty much every aspect of my PvE. Faster grinding, more damage, and a different kind of fun.

I only do PvE anyways, I don't have any ambitions for PvP really.

But I need to know that it means I can be better at grinding, STFs, and the works, because its not the sole ship I'm going to ultimately stick with until the end of time. I'm still aiming for Fleet Science ships to set up and tweak at the end game. I just wanted to know what would help me get there faster.

And I also like the ship.
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# 5
01-28-2013, 08:47 AM
Only thing I like better than my fleet advanced escort is the mobius destroyer.

Otherwise...the five tac console slots allow you lots of flexibility for weapons. The only downside compared to the mobius is the ensign tac slot.

On the temporal destroyer...I use two copies of TT doffs to allow the use of one tt.

On the Fleet Advanced...I have to use two copies of tac team which allows me to use doffs for some other ability.

If you dont have the destroyer...the Fleet advanced is a nice alternative that still allows you to use gravity well 1 for the lt comm Sci.

As far as respecs...I use the same skills sets on all three of my toons .. tac, sci, and eng. I fly the same types of ships....escorts, destroyers, breen cruiser, and kar'fi between the three and I have a good bit of success from a PvE perspective.

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# 6
01-28-2013, 10:56 AM
I would agree, as an owner of the MVAE, I've been pretty happy with the ship. I've since replaced it with the Steamrunner, but it's still a great escort.

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# 7
01-28-2013, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kiloace View Post
Its mostly for

1) A change. I've been flying the RSV for a while, I want something new.

2) Flying an escort would mean improving pretty much every aspect of my PvE. Faster grinding, more damage, and a different kind of fun.

I only do PvE anyways, I don't have any ambitions for PvP really.

But I need to know that it means I can be better at grinding, STFs, and the works, because its not the sole ship I'm going to ultimately stick with until the end of time. I'm still aiming for Fleet Science ships to set up and tweak at the end game. I just wanted to know what would help me get there faster.

And I also like the ship.


For grinding and PvE an escort will do more dps therefore you'll kill npcs faster. You won't have too much issues in making a ship switch in that without the PvP aspect you don't need an optimized build to compete against this games premier PvPers.

Your only issue may be survivability but if you modify a PvP build you'll be plenty survivable. Take 2 tac teams, EPTS with 2 damage control doffs, HE and TSS2 or 3, either a RSP or AuxSiF2, you'll be able to tank a tac cube for a period of time. Don't sit still forever in STFs, remember your hull and shields are weaker than a science ship.

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# 8
01-28-2013, 06:11 PM
I can comfirm this. if you buy the multi vector advanced escort in the c-ztore the fleet advanced escort is only 1 fleet ship module.

If you are looking for a new ship for new kinds of fun then I have to say this is it.
for example:
tractor beam 3
mask energy signature 3
energy syphon 2
viral matrix 1
science team 3
hazerd emitters 3
transfer shield strength 3
tachyon beam 3

are examples of what will fit in the lieutenant commander science bridge officer station. these abilities allow you to either help with crowd control more, have more survivability, be more of a team player with more healing abilities, or even make a stealth approach.

in addition to the awesome abilities above you get the multi vector assault module, Which allows you to choose between the three sections of the ship to fly.

alpha - saucer
beta - upper nacelles
gamma - lower nacelles with deflector

I have flown this same ship since I found I could buy it.
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