Lt. Commander
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like MVAM. Saucer Sep, transwarp etc?
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# 2
07-21-2011, 10:02 AM
MVAM (Prometheus Refit)-> Arguably useful, what you'll hear depends on the player using it.

Saucer Separation (Galaxy Refit)-> Almost useless, except for the turn rate buff you get from being separated, though you lose quite a bit of healing ability. Kind of a hassle if you're saucer gets blown up.

Transwarp (Excelsior Retrofit) -> It's ok, not a must have feature, but it comes in handy from time to time. It's more of a nice thing to have.

Ablative Armor (Intrepid Refit) -> Useful in PvP as for tanking or making a break for it. Intrepids make some of the best tanks.

Cloaking Device (Defiant Refit, Galaxy-X) -> As useful as the Klingon's cloak, but slightly more effective only because FvF and Klingon players rarely expect it.

Phaser Lance (Galaxy-X) -> Needs practice to use effectively, most players I've seen aren't very good with it, but with some work it can be deadly. Also, misses a lot.

Tachyon Detection Grid (Nebula Refit) -> It's a situation ability. Incredibly useful when fighting Klingons who like to Cloak, practically worthless in any other area, besides lagging out players with low end graphics cards.

Launch Support Craft (D'kyr) -> You could argue that it's useful, but experience shows us that it doesn't really make a difference.

Honestly, the big appeal of the Refit ships is the BOff layouts, not the inherent abilities.
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# 3
07-23-2011, 12:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt_K
Honestly, the big appeal of the Refit ships is the BOff layouts, not the inherent abilities.
^ Pretty much this.
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# 4
07-25-2011, 01:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doomicile
^ Pretty much this.
I do agree that in almost every case, the only reason to believe a refit is superior would be the BOFF setup. Unfortunately, though, the majority of the retrofit BOFF layouts are illogical.

The exceptions, imo, are the two cloaking ships, the Defiant-R and Galaxy-X. The cloak is fairly practical and the BOFF setups are actually usable in addition.
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# 5
07-25-2011, 05:16 PM
I dunno, I think the Excelsior-R has a pretty balanced setup. It sacrifices some survivability for that Lt. Cmdr Tac Slot and superior maneauverability. I'm not a fan of the ship, myself but It's seems pretty well in line.
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# 6
07-25-2011, 08:05 PM
If I could take the Excelsior's boff layout on a ship I liked the look of, I'd do it in a heartbeat. >.<
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