So, yeah...I like the new bridge. I'm not THRILLED but I do like it. I must say, though, that I LOVE the new Captain's chair.
The Odyssey IS slower but definitely stronger as advertised. Lost a lot of the feel without the actual "costume" but all-in-all she's a good ship for anyone who like's big, powerful cruisers. I still think a ship of this type should be more of a battleship...at least one additional weapons slot, the ability to slot cannons, one additional tac console, etc...all of this added to what you already have. I realize that you didn't want to take away from the fun of other ship classes and didn't want to over-power her but this ship (as much as I DO like it) is NOT what it could/should be. I mean, let's face it...the Fed dreadnaught is not REALLY a dreadnaught...and the Odyssey would be the perfect ship to correct that with....add what I mentioned to her engineering/support potential?!?! Then we'd have a ship that would really give a true fighting chance against the Klingons or the Borg.
Another suggestion, though I realize that this may be overkill, give the Odyssey one or two universal console slots SPECIFICALLY for slotting ANY of the "special" consoles from previous ships. I realize that this may not work well the multivector and the saucer sep, but I think that doing this would make the Federation's new flagship cruiser as versitile as she was meant to be.
All of that being said, I still think she's going to be a FINE ship and I can't wait to see her in full glory!
Hmmm... I saw some rumors about the Odyssey being tested on tribble, and rushed to read patch notes on the hope the missions that would award it could be already up. So I was slighty frustrated to see that it was not the case. But I understand the decision. I'm just anxious to fly it.
Nevertheless, I tried it. What people was complaining most was turn rate. Well, at least me, with a green RCS console and borg engines, achieved a turn rate of 10 º/s. Not bad for me. But I thought it could be a bit more usefull for me as science officer than it actually were. I will have to rearrange my BOff abilities to have a bit more healing, what will sacrifice some others abilities more agressive. Well, we can't have everything we wished for . Also, I was expecting it come with saucer sep or a launch shuttle. Well, my hopes of this is not completely gone. Maybe they are keeping these as part of the surprise.