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# 1 Opinion - Regent or Odyssey?
10-12-2012, 10:30 AM
Well, I've had the Regent since it was launched, and I have to say it's a pretty decent ship. However, I'm not sure if I ought to swap back to my Odyssey (3-pack, using the tac or sci version) or not.

This brought up the question - for those who have both, which do you favor and why? I'm curious as to see what the reaction has been to the Regent, since I've heard people who prefer the Odyssey and those who have preferred the Regent, so I thought I'd just ask here.
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# 2
10-12-2012, 10:45 AM
Depends on your build but I perfer the Regent due to the turn rate and Boff layout.
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# 3
10-12-2012, 10:48 AM
Take the 180deg torp from the Regent and place it on your Tac Oddy. Want manuverability? Pop the top on your Ody and go to town.
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# 4
10-12-2012, 11:08 AM
or do something completely different and use the Excelsior, it's just a smidge less P2W than the Regent
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# 5
10-12-2012, 11:12 AM
You currently have both right? Why are you asking us XD.

That aside, I'd take the Oddy over the regent (as of right now). The oddy is tankier, higher damage output capacity, and better ability (albeit not constantly) to move around. As crypticarmsman sad, pop the top and go to town. I do that and my dps increase by a good 30% and suddenly turning is not an issue XD.

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# 6
10-12-2012, 11:17 AM
I have both the regent and oddy 3 pack. i am a BIG oddy fan, especially the tac and sci oddy. i agree with the post above. the oddy tanks better and does more damage.
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# 7
10-12-2012, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
You currently have both right? Why are you asking us XD.

That aside, I'd take the Oddy over the regent (as of right now). The oddy is tankier, higher damage output capacity, and better ability (albeit not constantly) to move around. As crypticarmsman sad, pop the top and go to town. I do that and my dps increase by a good 30% and suddenly turning is not an issue XD.

But I also have to say, metreon console, although not practical, is quite fun.
Actually I was just wondering what the general thoughts were on the ships. I know the Regent's been somewhat controversial, so I was curious what those on the forum might think.
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# 8
10-12-2012, 05:26 PM
For me, it depends are your playstyle. The Odyssey has the greater tanking potential and the Regent has the greater offensive potential. I love flying a fast-moving DPS cruiser that has decent tanking and high offensive power...so I fly the Regent. I absolutely love it. Depending on the situation, I even fly with Tac in Lt Universal, so I have LtCom Tac, Lt Tac, and Ens Tac....and that is alot of Tac abilities while still being able to tank well. The destructive results is awesome to behold.

Of course, the C-store Odyssey can match this level of Tac abilities too by using both Lt and Ens Universals for Tactical...but that comes at greater cost in tanking abilities, as it only has Com ENG to tank...and I prefer a Lt Eng (that the Regent has) over the Lt Sci (that the Odyssey has) for tanking. Also when the Fleet Assault Cruiser comes out with an extra Tac console slot, it will give further tactical edge.

So the answer to your question depends on what you want out of the cruiser. If it is tactical...then the Regent is better. If it is tanking...the Odyssey is better.

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# 9
10-12-2012, 05:55 PM
I have the Tac Oddy, didn't consider getting the Regent. Main problem i have with the Regent when compared to the Tac Oddy is that both are same price, but Oddy gets higher hull and shields then other cruisers and 1 more console and the universal boff stations. Regent gets same console layout, hull, and shields as the free Sovereign so all you are paying for is one more Lt Cmdr tac ability at the expense of an engineering one, a underpowered torpedo and a weak console that takes up one of your only 9 console slots, and a unique skin.

Its just doesn't hold up as a 2500 zen ship, it might be worthwhile at 2000 zen but I probably still wouldn't get it.

I will stick with the Tac Oddy until the Fleet Assault Cruiser comes out, its everything the Regent should have been but isn't, a cruiser with increased hull, shields, 4 tac consoles, and an even more tactical oriented Boff layout.
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# 10
10-12-2012, 06:00 PM
I don't have them both. But I will buy the Odyssey over the Regent. Due to the Odyssey looks better, I already have a Sovereign, and my big ship I buy needs to be a good one. Unless they come out with the Ambassador before I can get the Odyssey. Then I will be after the Ambassador.
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