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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Hi, All...

As for my main, who is an Engineer, I am contemplating an Odyssey Tactical ship or Set, knowing fair well that it is... slow. I have the Excelsior but not the Regent and unfortunately didn't pick the Sovereign. I would appreciate input from those who have purchased an Ody.

Is the saucer separation worth the increased turn rate?

Is the Sensor Analysis worth getting the Sci ship over the Tactical for the extra Tactical console slot?

What do you like about your Ody over the other cruisers like the Regent/Excelsior, besides the turn rate?

Is the pack worth the extras/combinations that might work well together in your experience?

If you own both the Regent and an Ody, which one do you like the most?

Thanks for your input on your experience!
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,474
# 2
03-08-2013, 12:12 PM
Having the freebe Ody on all of my Fed toons, I wouldn't buy the again if I could do it all over. The freebo Ody was more than good enough for me. I bought the pack to have the extra console slot and to try out the special universal consoles. Neither of them were worth it, including the fugly bridges that come with the pack.
Captain
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,553
# 3
03-08-2013, 12:16 PM
Yup. Have it. Would buy again.

The thing is, the ship is too modular to not like. It has too much versatility and overall is just too much fun to fly (if you can tolerate the low turn rate and enjoy it's ability).
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,160
# 4
03-08-2013, 12:31 PM
I only bought one Odyssey, the science variant, and I wish I hadn't. It's a nice enough cruiser- with a nice bridge- but I find the Regent to be much more fun to use.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 499
# 5
03-08-2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by sirokk View Post
Hi, All...

As for my main, who is an Engineer, I am contemplating an Odyssey Tactical ship or Set, knowing fair well that it is... slow. I have the Excelsior but not the Regent and unfortunately didn't pick the Sovereign. I would appreciate input from those who have purchased an Ody.

Is the saucer separation worth the increased turn rate?

Is the Sensor Analysis worth getting the Sci ship over the Tactical for the extra Tactical console slot?

What do you like about your Ody over the other cruisers like the Regent/Excelsior, besides the turn rate?

Is the pack worth the extras/combinations that might work well together in your experience?

If you own both the Regent and an Ody, which one do you like the most?

Thanks for your input on your experience!
the oddy 3 pack was my first store purchase. i was a huge fan of the oddy for a long time even though i was a tac officer.

i eventually went towards escorts and left the big hulls behind. out of my original oddy 3 pack i only have the sci oddy remaining. i needed room for new ships and the other oddys had to go.

the saucer separation really helps, but i could never get the ops oddy up to par with the other 2. the sci oddy was always my best and favorite.

i will take the excelsior over the oddy any day of the week. it is just a better ship.

naturally i would recommend the sci oddy. if you really wanted one i would just get sci or tac. you don't need 3 of them and the console bonus is no big deal imho.
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,398
# 6
03-08-2013, 12:52 PM
I bought the Sci Oddy, and I absolutely adore the thing. Its not a first-and-foremost gunship, but it can hold its own. The speed doesn't bother me because that isn't its function. And as a tank and a healer it absolutely excels. If anything I regularly kick myself for NOT buying the 3-pack. If there was a way to simply spend 2500 more to upgrade to the full set, I'd be on that in a heartbeat.
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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 7
03-08-2013, 01:03 PM
If you have the sci oddy and use work bees it is very, very difficult to die.


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Career Officer
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 574
# 8
03-08-2013, 01:06 PM
I bought an Oddy Tac cruiser just after they came out, oddly enought for my Tac Captain.

Love it.

My only regret was not buying the 3-pack. Becasue now I have an Eng Captain that really needs a better cruiser, and will be buying the Ops Oddy this weekend. Can't wait to try saucer sep...

My Sci Captain won't be flying an Oddy and she has a Vesta....
Captain
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,394
# 9
03-08-2013, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rifter1969 View Post
I bought an Oddy Tac cruiser just after they came out, oddly enought for my Tac Captain.

Love it.

My only regret was not buying the 3-pack. Becasue now I have an Eng Captain that really needs a better cruiser, and will be buying the Ops Oddy this weekend. Can't wait to try saucer sep...

My Sci Captain won't be flying an Oddy and she has a Vesta....
Why can't your engineering captain fly the tactical odyssey you already bought?
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,681
I have the 3-pack. I love my Oddy engineer Tank as it's quite the 'elegant beast' for it's support role in combat. I have played with all three consoles, and then in a dozen or so variations as I tried out different weapons load-outs.

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Originally Posted by sirokk View Post
Is the saucer separation worth the increased turn rate?
Yes, if anything, this is the console to have. Most of the Oddy tank builds (STO Academy) recommend it. While the turn rate increase is nice, it isn't necessary for a tank. Slow yes, but with beam weapons as your primary offensive strategy the optimal attack is a broadside. One version of my build has the subspace jump console for a quick kill.

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Originally Posted by sirokk View Post
Is the Sensor Analysis worth getting the Sci ship over the Tactical for the extra Tactical console slot?
No, IMO the increase to overall abilities is minor.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sirokk View Post
What do you like about your Ody over the other cruisers like the Regent/Excelsior, besides the turn rate?
The hull and crew size falls into the 'must have column' for tanking.

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Originally Posted by sirokk View Post
Is the pack worth the extras/combinations that might work well together in your experience?
I played will all three and found them interesting, but not OP. Eventually I dropped all three consoles to make room for the Romulan reputation and OMEGA reputation sets.

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Originally Posted by sirokk View Post
If you own both the Regent and an Ody, which one do you like the most?
Hands Down - Odyssey.

My Build:

Full Reman XII set from the romulan reputation. Passive shield bonuses are cool, and on par with MACO for overall survivability. This is debated elsewhere in the forums, that while they lack the 20% plasma defense with MACO - they more than make up with the overall boost. My shields have topped out at 18K per facing in combat.

I have MACO, but chose the Reman set for a thematically 'plasma tank'.

The other 'passive' bonus is that Hyper-plasma HY torpedos move faster.

Reman reputation set (hyper plasma torpedo's, ZPM, and Experimental Array)
OMEGA reputation set (rear firing OMEGA, cutting beam and Assim module)

4 Romulan Plasma Arrays

It's easily in the 5K range for cruiser damage, and can survive PvE swarms handily.
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Last edited by ddesjardins; 03-08-2013 at 02:21 PM.
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