hello fellow captains im looking for information on these 3 c-store ships.
armitage escort carrier.
while i know flying these are of each players personal taste i would like a user review on the advantages/disadvantages to each one if possible. the problem im running into is i particularly enjoy the design and techs of all 3 but can only afford 1 of them. so im looking for that last deciding factor on purchasing.
if you like to dish out the highest possible pure damage go with defiant.
If you want to have a bit more survivability, use the Armitage for the LC Engineering station.
If you like to have some fancy tricks to confuse or weaken your enemy, pick the MVAM and enjoy the LC Science station.
I have all three and prefer the Armitage. Get the purple shield rep. drones and put Aux. to Struc II in your Lt. Comm. Eng. slot and you have by far the most survivable escort in the game, which is great for STFs. Also get the purple danubes and use them to tractor spam people to death in PVP or for extra damage.
Prometheus would be my second favorite. Get a sci with TSS3 (rare boff skill, need to find it on exchange for a couple mil.) for STFs or survivability in general. Other good options for that slot are tractor repulsors/grav wells for PVE or Viral Matrix for PVP. Pets are less useful than Army but the extra turn rate when MVAMed is great.
Defiant is my least favorite, but still a good ship. Can be extremely maneuvorable with 2 copies of APO. But it is a glass cannon and has real problems in a PUG. It needs a good engineer in support with heals. Great for pre-made team play.
i am already going for the breen vessel to make a polaron based battlecruiser, it may be my go to ship if i dont like the one i buy from said list. as for my decision i may go armitage as i've read quite a few forum threads on how it has been a real monster in pvp or pve with the right build.(ive yet to actually fight one though) next purchase after that when i can afford it will be the MVAE prometheus just for sheer bragging power over my buddy whos crazy for the design.