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# 11
05-14-2011, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by nileight View Post
First used by Starfleet as a science ship and scout vessel in the late 23rd century, the Oberth class was phased out of service before the Dominion War. Recent improvements in modular ship construction and shield design have made the ship design viable for Lieutenant-rank missions. The Oberth has three weapon slots (2 fore, 1 aft) seats for three bridge officers (Ensign Engineering, Ensign Science and Ensign Tactical) and space for four console modifications (1 Engineering, 2 Science and 1 Tactical). It carries a crew of 80, and has a Enhanced Plasma Manifold console. This universal console may be placed in any console slot and when activated provides a short-duration increase to auxiliary and shield power levels, as well as repairing disabled auxiliary and shield subsystems. The Enhanced Plasma Manifold can be transferred to any other Federation vessel. Note: Purchasing this ship from the C-store unlocks it for all Federation characters on an account.

Quoted from http://www.startrekonline.com/store
Highlighted shows what the in game stuff is, including the 80 crew members.
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Seriously, RTFM.
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# 12
05-14-2011, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Renothian View Post
Ok, I did somehow miss the one line that did say 80 crew, sorry about that mistake... but compared to my original default starting ship in the game, yes shoot me, I did still expected a LITTLE more for 800 atari tokens, but I will not only read more carefully, I will ask for opinions first too, no worries...
I would highly recommend you find information from sources like STOwiki, the forums and even asking in game about the ship, remember "The C-Store is a salesmen" and what he is selling might look good and tempting, but it's always good to find out whats under the hood before making a purchase.

I sympathize with you and I hope you don't see this as patronizing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Praxis23
For what it's worth, you have my sympathies. That's a lot for a starter ship. Plus, it was never that spectacular in the shows, either.
It made spectacular Fireworks
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# 13
05-15-2011, 12:56 AM
rule of thumb: if you don't buy it for the visuals. dont buy it at all !

also the size of the Crew is, no matter what tier, apropriate to the actual size of the Ship... and the stat does not much good ingame anyway.
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# 14
05-15-2011, 01:13 AM
You can put that console in your Starter Ship if you want.
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# 15
05-15-2011, 01:32 AM
Personally as a Trekkie I like it. It gives the Science officer a solid platform to work from as the Constitution does the Engineer and the NX and Tactical. Is it an amazing ship, well of course not, it is a starter ship after all. What did you expect an instant win button?

C-Store items for the most part are about game flavor and less about game content. You can get through the game great, with zero issues without ever spending a single point. However if you want a bit of Trek flair then the Store becomes useful.

Sorry you did not get your instant win button.
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# 16
05-15-2011, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by kaighless
I don't get it did you not read what you were buying? Did you expect an I win button????
Scotty and Spock > say its broken

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I win @ Urban Dictionary

1. i win button

A term used in gaming. Technically it describes a button you can press that will allow you to quickly beat your fellow players

It's generally used in two ways

1) When describing a very over-powered ablility within a game that allows certain players an unfair advantage. This is often down to user perception though. In many cases, the ability is not over-powered as long as you know how to counter it.

2) Used insultingly when a player complains that their character is underpowered. Typically they will make suggestions about how their character could be improved. If these requests are excessive, their fellow gamers will accuse them of wanting an I win button.
Sue: OMG, no way a rogue can beat a mage. Rogues should be able to use their vanish ability as often as they want without the timer.
Sam: So you want one of your most powerful abilities to be available non-stop instead of needing 5 minutes to cool-down. Basically you want an I win button?






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Originally Posted by HappyHappyJoyJoy View Post
Most people don't want to buy stuff unless it's usable at endgame, so there aren't many options at T1.

There are however the NX and Constitution. The stats can be seen here:

Standard Light Cruiser

Oberth

Constitution

NX

... and no, none of them are awesome. They're tier one, if they were they'd be broken and have to be nerfed.


STO wiki, its a useful source of information



Quote:
Originally Posted by STOHardCore
C-Store items for the most part are about game flavor and less about game content.

However if you want a bit of Trek flair then the Store becomes useful.

Sorry you did not get your instant win button.

That's the reason why I buy items/services (wish they were included in the SUB) to enjoy the game and star trek experience.

Federation Starship Interior: The Original Series



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Originally Posted by Renothian View Post
I just paid 800 atari tokens for the Oberth class science ship in the C-Store... just because I was kind of tired of playing with the default ship until I level up to leutenant commander... 800 atari tokens and this science ship has less than half the crew, and one extra science console slot... everything else is exactly the same as the default ship I got... can u say RIPOFF? I can't buy anything else because it's all for rear admiral or higher... what about the new guys?

Anyway, just warning any new people before u spend money on that Oberth science ship

Was it a impulse buy ?

If not: Research > Research > Research
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# 17
05-15-2011, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Praxis23
For what it's worth, you have my sympathies. That's a lot for a starter ship. Plus, it was never that spectacular in the shows, either.
It was spectacularly unfortunate. Causes of Oberth woe include, but are not limited to:

Kruge's "lucky" gunner
Gravitational Wave Front
Plasma Streamer
Space Madness (followed my space nudity, and then just space)
Borg (but we'll let it off there)
Materializing in the middle of an asteroid with a moody cloaking device.

Not an entirely illustrious career, we saw plenty of pre-refit connies and Mirandas meet poor ends too... but at least they did cool things to balance it out. Still, even if it's not the greatest ship ever, they did a sweet job on the model and I'm not sure what more one could expect from a tier 1 science vessel.
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# 18
05-15-2011, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by redheadguy
That ship is supposed to come with a universal consul that gives you an extra shield heal ability that you can use on any ship you have as you rank up. That's really the only thing the Oberth has going for it.
Yeah, so much for not buying power in the C-store that you can't get in-game...
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# 19
05-15-2011, 03:39 PM
I win buttons cost 1200 tokens in the C-Store. Not 800.
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# 20
05-15-2011, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Obsidius View Post
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Seriously, RTFM.
Then read the posts in the thread... I said I missed that and apologized for it

And what's with the "i win" button, it's the farthest thing from what I was looking for... just sayin :p
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