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# 31
02-15-2013, 01:03 PM
It's Over-Powered for its' age (Excelsior)....and being the best cruiser in-game, seems a little insane (to me).
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Ensign
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# 32
02-15-2013, 09:06 PM
she is a awesome ship. strongest hull ever built by starfleet, and thanks to the upgraded one basically having all new tech inside story wise it makes sense. As it is really not a old ship, just a strong re-purposed frame with up to date killer equipment and weapons and armor.
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# 33
02-15-2013, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by vintage1gamer View Post
strongest hull ever built by starfleet,
I thought the Intrepid Retrofit has the strongest hull ever built by starfleet. Ablative armor and what not.
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# 34
02-15-2013, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
Basically the only part you got right was the usefulness for DOffs, which doesn't matter since you can do all that in 15 minutes anyways (if you're patient that transwarp won't amount to crap).
Don't ambassadors (maxxed tier diplomats) get to transwarp lots of places on any ship they fly? And can't you still grind/max diplomacy through non-combat exploration missions (along with DOFF missions, making the grind even faster than when I ground it out on three separate characters way back when)?
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# 35
02-15-2013, 10:05 PM
I love mine. Especialy since it annoys all the haters.
Actualy reading things pefore posting will make you look smarter than yelling loudly. Reading comprehension is aparently a lost art.

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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 36
02-15-2013, 10:32 PM
Well the fleet Ambassador is the new king of the roost so so much for the Excelsior.
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# 37
02-15-2013, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdax View Post
Well the fleet Ambassador is the new king of the roost so so much for the Excelsior.
ehhh they do the same thing in different ways.

Since I didn't spec into any real sciency things the higher level science abilitys arent that great for me, on my engineer they are wonderful, tbr at low aux is just a damage hose.
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Ensign
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 38 Buy the Excelsior! Do it now!
02-20-2013, 10:26 PM
The Excelsior is an amazing ship, and having that ensign engineering slot is way more valuable than having another tactical ensign running tactical team. Probably the most fun ship in the game. Why you say?

Just pop in 3 purple tech doffs and run to copies of AuxToBat. Vola... my TT is on it's global cooldown anyway, and when I need a nice hull heal, I can use ET instead. For PvE just load up 3 turrets and a torp of your choice in the rear, and 3 single cannons and torp in the front, and set up your LtC tac to have TT1, TS2, CSV2... all on their global cooldowns, and you win. It's amazing.

Everything else you do to tweak (Omega/Rom rep stuff) it just is icing. Try using the rom science flow rate consoles, plus the Maco set to get the tetryon proc (and spec into flow cap). Add in disruptor weps and enemies melt in front of you.

It turns better than the other crusiers mentioned, and even 1 degree matters (plus less inertia), plus you get transwarp to everywhere. What's not to love?

In terms of PvE I almost never die in elite STFs, and output almost as much damage as the escorts running near me. A lot of people over-tank their cruiser builds, when it's not really necessary, or simply because they don't have a great BoFF layout (as this ship does). The Excelsior is that perfect sweet spot between just enough survivability and just enough damage to be a real threat. Regardless of what people say, fair or not, it's the best cruiser in the game (if you know how to use it).

Now start yelling, in your best Sulu voice, "FLY HER APART THEN!"
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# 39
02-20-2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by snoggymack22 View Post
I thought the Intrepid Retrofit has the strongest hull ever built by starfleet. Ablative armor and what not.
That's the ablative armor generator. It has nothing to do with the sturdiness of the frame.

(It's the generator part that's important... while most ablative armor simply ablates (that is, it's destroyed in order to protect the ship), the generator adds more to replace the destroyed parts)
Ensign
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# 40
02-21-2013, 02:22 PM
2 Important points. 1st is she costs less zen then the other top tier cruisers 2000 vs 2500. 2nd is she is one of the 3 c store ships fed side available to level 40 characters. The fact she is dog ugly is moot IMO. She is effective.
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