So...so much for the Odyssey being the flagship of the fleet...here comes the Vesta. #opship
Hey, expermental ships are always more powerful than the flagships, usually
The Odyssey will run it's course, then get a new flagship series of ships in a number of years. And until then, the Vesta is still just an new ship full of experimental tech... literally a testing ground, not a replacement.
Are the criticisms based purely upon Vesta turn rate with a cannon weapon vs Galaxy-X with slower turn using it's own lance?
The blog doesn't offer stats for the console-based Quantum Field Focus Phaser. Which was why I inquired on page 1. We haven't anything to tell us how it does (or doesn't) affect the Galaxy-X Phaser Lance. This ship isn't coming out this week. Perhaps the Devs are taking more time to ascertain how best to keep the two beam weapons distinct?
What if you are a sci captian and hit your target with sub nuke, sensor scan first followed by your suggestions? and just for good measure throw out some tractor runnies?
Or just use the Aux-based Cannon to take down someone's shields, while simultaneously draining your Aux so that the -Repel effect of TBR 3 is totally diminished such that your target gets hit by a ridiculously high number of pulses.
The first we heard of getting new PvP maps "soon" was in August of 2010. We're consistently told something will be coming with the "next" update. Absolutely nothing has come to PvP since launch.
I think it's finally time Cryptic stopped stringing us along, don't you?
In what world would *anyone* think this ship, as is, is anything other than monstrously overpowered?
She's as quick and nimble as an RSV, though possibly with slightly worse inertia. She's got the console layouts of the Fleet RSV, Fleet DSSV, and Fleet Nebula. She can mimic any Science Ship's BOff layout. She has Sensor Analysis and innate Target Subsystems like all Science ships. She has a shield modifier between a Fleet Science ship and normal T5 Science Ship. She can load DHC's like a KDF cruiser. She's got Beam Overload without needing to give up a weapon slot to a DBB, which means that once Sensor Analysis is built up you can execute Thissler-like alpha strikes (CRF, BO, THY). She has the same Hangar as the Armitage.