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Join Date: Jun 2012
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Hello,
I'm currently saving Zen for an Excelsior cruiser (unless I get a ton of recommendations against it). My question is, if you have this ship, what do you think of it? I've heard a lot of good things about it.

ALSO, if I buy the C-store version, (I want it to be account wide obviously) can I get the fleet version for 1 fleet module? Just asking because the fleet starbase price seems to be 5 FMs, (different from the other fleet ships) so I wanted to make sure the pricing is not different somehow for this ship. Thanks for your help!


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Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 2
02-09-2013, 10:43 PM
Not gonna lie. I hate the excelsior. She's ugly. She's ancient. And she really should just be retired. However the in-game version? As much as I hate saying this, it's a very good ship. She can tank very well, and deals acceptable damage. She has the best maneuverability (on paper) of any fed cruiser, and is arguably one of the best damage dealers (out of fed cruisers). She will serve you well. Provided you can stand her appearance.

And it is true, if you own the VA excel, the fleet version only costs 1 FSM.
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# 3
02-09-2013, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
Not gonna lie. I hate the excelsior. She's ugly. She's ancient. And she really should just be retired. However the in-game version? As much as I hate saying this, it's a very good ship. She can tank very well, and deals acceptable damage. She has the best maneuverability (on paper) of any fed cruiser, and is arguably one of the best damage dealers (out of fed cruisers). She will serve you well. Provided you can stand her appearance.

And it is true, if you own the VA excel, the fleet version only costs 1 FSM.
110% agree, especially the "hate" part.

I think cryptic made excel too good compared to other non STO era ships, especially the Galaxy. In STO the Excel is superior in almost any way, while it should be the other way round. I don't get what Cryptics devs where thinking.

Personally i never liked it's appearance, i hated it in 1984 and i still hate it today.

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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
02-09-2013, 11:18 PM
An amazing ship. Only hated by futuretrolls and the only thing bad about it is that useless Ensign Engineer.
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# 5
02-09-2013, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by yreodred View Post
110% agree, especially the "hate" part.

I think cryptic made excel too good compared to other non STO era ships, especially the Galaxy. In STO the Excel is superior in almost any way, while it should be the other way round. I don't get what Cryptics devs where thinking.

Personally i never liked it's appearance, i hated it in 1984 and i still hate it today.
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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 6
02-10-2013, 05:11 AM
Imho the Excelsior, especialy its Fleet version is on of the best Cruisers ingame.
It can dish out alot of damage and it tanks well . And it is quite nimble for a cruiser.
And the advanced Transwarp is so much fun even when it breaks down (does happen but its rare). Its the federation cruiser most suited to a cannon build. However i prefer beams and a mixture of offensive universal consoles and science powers to increase damage.

No matter what it is well suited for Engineering Captains and Tactical Captains.
Its a matter of taste but i like the Excelsiors look alot.
Commander
Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 7
02-10-2013, 06:02 AM
The Excelsior is one of the top cruisers fedside. IMO it's the best, but that's debatable.


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# 8
03-29-2013, 01:41 PM
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agreed love the ship but hate that it screws the gal over buy being way better that it.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 633
# 9
02-12-2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by yreodred View Post
110% agree, especially the "hate" part.

I think cryptic made excel too good compared to other non STO era ships, especially the Galaxy. In STO the Excel is superior in almost any way, while it should be the other way round. I don't get what Cryptics devs where thinking.

Personally i never liked it's appearance, i hated it in 1984 and i still hate it today.
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I love it, it's tanks well as any other and I have never felt the need to add an RCS console to it... which means you get 1 more slot for some other more useful console.

A nice plus is to be able to Transwarp to all the major systems including Tau Dawa. Unlike the T3 version, the Transwarp never fails.

Besides the looks, you'll never regret getting the ship.

The Galaxy's need another Tac console to start making sense.
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# 10
02-12-2013, 04:52 PM
I love the ship when I bought the lesser one. So my self is currently saving up for the Refit version. After long thoughts about it. I'm getting the Excelsior as well. Since it will offer a more Eng. based layout. Which I don't have on my Fed. Later I might pick up the Refit Galaxy to play around with. But that will be a much later purchase.
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