I have a preference toward canon ships myself, though probably not any specific one. The only character (of my current four) that is in what I regard to be in her "final" ship is a tac captain with a Fleet Defiant.... but I also like a lot of other ships out there. I've messed with just about every canon Federation ship there is (except the TOS Constitution) in one version or another, plus the D'Deridex on my Rommie, and probably my favorites for still-levelling characters are the Ambassador and the various Excelsior variants.
At present my other three characters are a sci captain running a Mirror Recon, a Rommie Engineer running a Haakona, and a second tac with a Chimera.
I like to keep a second ship ready on each character as well (not as good but battle ready for a change of pace run), and in that role I almost always use some sort of Excelsior or Galaxy variant (though my Sci has a third as well, which is a Defiant retro.)
My planned final ships (leaving multi choices in case of luck/cost variation) for my other characters are mostly based on gameplay rather than canon/aesthetics, though, and include a Wells and/or a Fleet Intrepid (for my sci captain), and an Undine, Jem'Hadar, or Cardassian ship of some sort (for my second tac), and I haven't decided yet on my fourth char (who is a Fed-Rommie Engineer).
For fighter/small craft, the shuttles and Danube I have tried and are nice, but my favorite is the Peregrine fighter (partially due to the 2 tac console slots, cannon load ability, and built in Cannon Rapid Fire I... that baby can shoot! It's like the fighter version of a Defiant)... and it's also canon (used by the Maquis in mid-DS9, and I think it also appeared in the later mirror universe episodes).
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Last edited by westmetals; 07-18-2014 at 12:05 AM.
Still swear by my Fleet Nebula Retrofit on my Fed Sci-VA!
Poor dps, at best, the way I have it setup(around 3200 now), but it's primary role is defensive support, and tanks like a beast in PvE...; I've never been offensively oriented in MMORPGs(and I've been around the block plenty of times), always falling into support roles...and that ships fits me to a tee!
Though...I'll admit my dream ship is the Wells Temporal Sci vessel...; my friends know how good I am with the Nebula...so imagine what I could do with a Wells.... *evil chuckle*
"...as others have demonstrated in this thread (the kick-ass CC Nebula from Hell for instance...nice, thought of trying something similar myself, but I love my Oddy tank too much)."
My favourite is by far the D'deridex. It's not the best ship out there but it is the most beautiful and I love flying it.
The second one is the Galor. The king of Aux2Bat.
Then in third is the Mogh.
I have to add a fourth one. I got my hands on a Dromias and I just love it. I had read some bad reviews about it but I love using it in a Borg STF. It has an odd BOFF layout but I'm really beginning to like this ship.