And why do Regents suck???....b/c there's usually stories or eye witness accounts of them getting *blown up* in PVP. WASTE of a ship. PWE really struck out on this one.
It's not necessarily the ship that's the fault for that, credit also has to be given for the captains. Alot of people look at the ship like its supposed to be an Excelsior on steroids, and it isnt, it isnt as flexible (or maneuverable). I use it as an "in the pocket" sort of starhip and it works fine. Use it like an Excelsior (highly maneuverable and still some engineering/science capability) and it wont work.
Given the recent revelation of the Vesta, they should give the Regent a fourth Tactical console slot.
THAT would boost sales of the Regent. I'm shopping and the extra Tac console would sell me!
When I was considering my escort, I was looking at the C-Store MVAE/Prometheus - to for a test drive, I got the regular AE... I love it so much that I don't care to BUY the MVAE, especially with the forum reports of the bugs with it's NPC components. The AE is awesome in STFs.
I might just get the regular Sovereign. Minus the power boosts, console goodies and a minor rearrangement of the BOff slots, the Regent is not radically different from the stock AC for about 1725 more Zen.
Adding a Tactical console slot to the Regent would be BIG functional difference. To balance, take away a console slot from either Eng or Sci.
IMHO, adding tricks can't really sell as much. Is this REALLY a true Refit?
They should have just done the refit based of nemesis enterprise e and have the wide angle q-torp built into the ship so I can do the 4 phasers and 4 photon torp set up or 6 beams and 2 photon torp. They need to redo the regent class again, to me even though I like the design still feels and looks like it was rushed. It did not even have a test run on tribble!!!!! Also had new weapons and skin tight shields!!!! Plus john eaves the designer did a redone vision of the refit of the nemesis skin. We would have seen a new design at the end of nemesis but they took it out due to budget but someone did a cgi version and made it better. Here is the pic. http://johneaves.wordpress.com/2012/...tec-paint-job/