If (IF) Cryptic ever gives us re-species token, I will turn my Alien into a Caitian so I can actually use him. If ever that happens, I plan to buy the Vesta Set for him.
As for my Caitian Engineer, I am in a bit of a dilemma. I need a ship that can equip cannons. What I really want is the Jemmy HEC, but I don't have anywhere near 60 million EC, and I doubt anyone here just so happens to have a spare one I can work a deal for obtaining. So the real question, how well does the Vesta work for Engineers? If it performs well enough, I may buy the pack sooner rather than later.
TL;DR version? Does anyone have a spare Jemmy HEC I can barter for? If not, than is the Vesta Set good for Engineers? Opinions? Thoughts?
Also, I had a good conversation with Aero about the capabilities of the Vesta as a Science ship, and he says the consoles all depend on Auxiliary power. So with that in mind, I could load the Auxiliary Cannons in fore, and Elite Fleet Turrets in aft. Are the benefits good enough to justify forcing a Phaser build?
vesta has a god-mode shield, healing field, torpedo feedback pulse and repel shield and giant phaser beam of death...'nuff said
This is what got me hooked on the Vesta to begin with.
Originally Posted by shadowfang240
and if you use the aux cannons, you can have auxiliary at 125+, making your tanking even more epically super-mega awesome
Very true, although it would HAVE TO boost tanking, given that this is such a small ship. What I want to know is how well this Science-based ship would function for an Engineer, instead of getting an Escort, or something else that can carry cannons.
I would greatly appreciate the experienced advice of someone who already uses the Vesta, and preferably also has a Feddy Engineer.