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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Hi, All...

As for my main, who is an Engineer, I am contemplating an Odyssey Tactical ship or Set, knowing fair well that it is... slow. I have the Excelsior but not the Regent and unfortunately didn't pick the Sovereign. I would appreciate input from those who have purchased an Ody.

Is the saucer separation worth the increased turn rate?

Is the Sensor Analysis worth getting the Sci ship over the Tactical for the extra Tactical console slot?

What do you like about your Ody over the other cruisers like the Regent/Excelsior, besides the turn rate?

Is the pack worth the extras/combinations that might work well together in your experience?

If you own both the Regent and an Ody, which one do you like the most?

Thanks for your input on your experience!
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
03-08-2013, 12:12 PM
Having the freebe Ody on all of my Fed toons, I wouldn't buy the again if I could do it all over. The freebo Ody was more than good enough for me. I bought the pack to have the extra console slot and to try out the special universal consoles. Neither of them were worth it, including the fugly bridges that come with the pack.
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 3
03-08-2013, 12:16 PM
Yup. Have it. Would buy again.

The thing is, the ship is too modular to not like. It has too much versatility and overall is just too much fun to fly (if you can tolerate the low turn rate and enjoy it's ability).
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# 4
03-08-2013, 12:31 PM
I only bought one Odyssey, the science variant, and I wish I hadn't. It's a nice enough cruiser- with a nice bridge- but I find the Regent to be much more fun to use.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
03-14-2013, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jcsww View Post
Having the freebe Ody on all of my Fed toons, I wouldn't buy the again if I could do it all over. The freebo Ody was more than good enough for me. I bought the pack to have the extra console slot and to try out the special universal consoles. Neither of them were worth it, including the fugly bridges that come with the pack.
The C-Store Odyssey (singles or the 3-Pack) come with one unique new Bridge; and it's (IMO) probably the best Bridge done for the game to date. As for the OPs question, yep - even though I had the free Ody on all my characters (deleted once I picked up the Ody 3-Pack); I would by the 3-pack again, and still use the Tac Ody on my main Engineer character.
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# 6
03-14-2013, 09:49 AM
Whilst I'd say that I would probably buy the Odyssey pack again, I can say without any hesitation that I would buy the Vesta pack again.

I absolutely love the Vesta - can put my sci in it and have access to the usual Sci-tricks and aux-powered DPS that (whilst obviously no-where near escort-level) allows me to hold my own. And furthermore, it looks awesome too (in my opinion).

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# 7
03-14-2013, 06:48 PM
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Whilst I'd say that I would probably buy the Odyssey pack again, I can say without any hesitation that I would buy the Vesta pack again.

I absolutely love the Vesta - can put my sci in it and have access to the usual Sci-tricks and aux-powered DPS that (whilst obviously no-where near escort-level) allows me to hold my own. And furthermore, it looks awesome too (in my opinion).
I wish I was as happy with my Vesta. I just can't make her out perform my Atrox, the ship I bought her to replace. The second rack of elite scorpions seals the deal every time. The Vesta is a sweet ship, don't get me wrong, but compared to my Atrox she may as well not leave port. To even begin to approach the damage my Atrox can I need to use the uni ltcom as a Tac, which lowers the amount of Sci I can bring to the table. On top of that my Atrox can take a beating without relying on a 3pc set to save my bacon. In all I'm more survivable, do more damage, Have more sci control, and have more free console slots. The only thing the Vesta gets in compensation is more maneuverability and more buttons to press. Perhaps if I lacked the skill to fly a large ship I would be more enamored with her.

I guess I spent $50 so I could Tour the Galaxy in style...

Edit: I also think the Vesta fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down... but oddly I really like the Aventine. Surprising what a couple little changes can do to the lines of a ship. It comes down the the nacel struts for me I think. I really, really do not like the Vesta ones, going out and wide. The Aventine feels like a Barracuda... I love to fly her I just wish I hadn't parsed the logs and seen my missing 1-2k DPS...
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 479
# 8
03-08-2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by sirokk View Post
Hi, All...

As for my main, who is an Engineer, I am contemplating an Odyssey Tactical ship or Set, knowing fair well that it is... slow. I have the Excelsior but not the Regent and unfortunately didn't pick the Sovereign. I would appreciate input from those who have purchased an Ody.

Is the saucer separation worth the increased turn rate?

Is the Sensor Analysis worth getting the Sci ship over the Tactical for the extra Tactical console slot?

What do you like about your Ody over the other cruisers like the Regent/Excelsior, besides the turn rate?

Is the pack worth the extras/combinations that might work well together in your experience?

If you own both the Regent and an Ody, which one do you like the most?

Thanks for your input on your experience!
the oddy 3 pack was my first store purchase. i was a huge fan of the oddy for a long time even though i was a tac officer.

i eventually went towards escorts and left the big hulls behind. out of my original oddy 3 pack i only have the sci oddy remaining. i needed room for new ships and the other oddys had to go.

the saucer separation really helps, but i could never get the ops oddy up to par with the other 2. the sci oddy was always my best and favorite.

i will take the excelsior over the oddy any day of the week. it is just a better ship.

naturally i would recommend the sci oddy. if you really wanted one i would just get sci or tac. you don't need 3 of them and the console bonus is no big deal imho.
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 9
03-08-2013, 12:52 PM
I bought the Sci Oddy, and I absolutely adore the thing. Its not a first-and-foremost gunship, but it can hold its own. The speed doesn't bother me because that isn't its function. And as a tank and a healer it absolutely excels. If anything I regularly kick myself for NOT buying the 3-pack. If there was a way to simply spend 2500 more to upgrade to the full set, I'd be on that in a heartbeat.
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# 10
03-08-2013, 01:03 PM
If you have the sci oddy and use work bees it is very, very difficult to die.


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