Now that I've concluded my 'fast attack science vessel' build, I'll be flying a variety of 'second rate' C-store ships over the next few weeks, starting with the Exploration Cruiser Retrofit.
It's mission will be to peacefully farm dilithium, and from time to time, be deployed to the Gamma Orionis theatre of operations to bravely serve the Federation as a makeshift battleship just as the Galaxy-class did during the Dominion Wars.
She will then lead task forces in PUGs to secure victory and shore up DPS-lacking teams in the engineering support role. Several newer players will also have an opportunity to learn a few new tricks to making use of a cruiser's extensive Engineering bridge officer slots for maximum offensive and defensive power.
Ran joint STF and elite mission replays with 3 other Galaxy Rs today, followed by a Ground STF marathon.
While the ground bit is unremarkable grunt work (standard issue PUG command and control) the space bit was far more interesting in that unconventional ship builds were constantly evaluated and tested in heavy combat conditions at the vanguard of STF and fleet engagement forces.
You know it kind of works when you have Galaxy-Rs taking the top few spots in fleet battle queues and getting as many as 9 Prototype Salvage in a day. Another newer pilot managed to get his full MACO ship set in what seemed to be a single evening as well.
i been playing for a wile now and been thinking of joining a fleet and start running some STFs and this one seems pretty laid back
You have to do... nothing.
I'll look you up later, and run some STFs if you're up for them. Since it's the weekend I'm online both PST mornings and evenings. Check your friend's list - you should see my name there in yellow when you log on later.