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# 1 Advanced Escort & MVAE
03-10-2011, 05:38 PM
Hi,

Is there any difference between and Advanced Escort and a Multi Vector Advanced Escort without the console? I don't understand why the MV console is being sold with a ship that is already in game. Is it so that users of the console don't also have to spend energy credits on an Advanced Escort?

Ta.
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# 2
03-10-2011, 05:41 PM
the Multi vector AE actually has a different bridge officer layout to the RA AE, instead of [E sci, Lt sci / Lt engi / LT Com tac and Com tac] the MV AE has [LTC sci / Lt Engi / En tac, Lt tac, Com Tac]
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# 3
03-10-2011, 05:58 PM
So from what I'm reading on the C-store page, the MVAE is a Vice Admiral ship, yet the console module can be equipped on an RA Adv Escort?
If the above is correct, my question is do you have to be a VA to use the console module?
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# 4
03-10-2011, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by spidermitch View Post
So from what I'm reading on the C-store page, the MVAE is a Vice Admiral ship, yet the console module can be equipped on an RA Adv Escort?
If the above is correct, my question is do you have to be a VA to use the console module?
Yes. The MVAM is unable to be purchased without a VA character. So it is restricted to Vice Admirals.
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# 5
03-11-2011, 06:09 AM
Personally, I kinda wish they had just released the console, not an entirely new ship, since you can switch the console between the two.
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# 6
03-11-2011, 04:44 PM
Personally, I don't mind a new ship, but I was thinking it would be a Rear Admiral ship. It seems like Escorts are missing two variations in the RA lineup:

RA Cruiser choices: Assault Cruiser | Star Cruiser | Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit | Special- Dreadnought Cruiser
RA Science choices: Recon SV | DeepSpace SV | Advanced Research SV Retrofit | Special- Vulcan D'kYr SV
RA Escort choices: Adv Escort | Fleet Escort

Granted now Escort Vice Admirals now have two choices, where Cruis & SV have the one retro offering each.
Still at RA level not too many choices for Escorts... Maybe the Andorian ship will change that...
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# 7
03-12-2011, 07:03 AM
The only real difference, other than the rank requirement, is that the new Multi Vector Escort has different bridge officer slots, so you can choose which ship to use based on what Boff abilities you want. I chose to stick with the original advanced escort, because I prefer having the lt cmdr tactical (for beam overload 3 + beam fire at will 3) and the two science boffs.

Here's the boff setups for each ship:

Advanced Escort:
1 Commander Tactical
1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical
1 Lieutenant Engineer
1 Lieutenant Science
1 Ensign Science

Multi-Vector Escort:
1 Commander Tactical
1 Lieutenant Tactical
1 Ensign Tactical
1 Lieutenant Engineer
1 Lieutenant Commander Science
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