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Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 22
hello fellow captains im looking for information on these 3 c-store ships.
defiant retrofit.
armitage escort carrier.
MVAM prometheus.
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.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,400
# 2
12-14-2012, 02:39 PM
Not that difficult I think.

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.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 161
# 3
12-16-2012, 12:38 AM
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.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,001
# 4
12-16-2012, 12:50 AM
If you'll have 5 minutes of spare time, for 25 days before January 14th, you can get the prometheus boff layout for free, on the winter Breen ship, I think.

Very much not the same, but you could buy one of the other two and get two of the boff-layouts.

Other than that, do you have the advanced escort? If going for the MVAE you can use the separation console on that one too.

Just throwing these two things out there
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 550
# 5
12-16-2012, 03:46 AM
I know it's not a c-store ship but I really like the steamrunner,

https://store.steampowered.com/app/9908/

It has fleet ship stats (10 console) very tanky boff layout, a nice special console and its account wide.

I got it when it was on sale tho.
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Last edited by ussboleyn; 12-16-2012 at 03:50 AM.
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 22
# 6
12-16-2012, 01:25 PM
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.
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