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# 11
02-08-2012, 12:33 PM
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# 12
02-08-2012, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by fuzun View Post
First let me say that Ship Types are NOT geared/make/required for specific Captain professions. You can fly whatever type of ship you desired an be successful in _every_ aspect of the game.Each combination of Captain Procession and Ship Type is viable and offers a unique game play. I have a max level character of every combination of ship and profession. Don't let anyone tell you different.

Now onto your post. You mis-interpret what STOWiki says about the basic T5 ships. The Advanced Escort is more "Science oriented" in terms of having an one additional Science console and an additional Ensign Science Bridge Station. That doesn't means that it's more oriented towards a Science Captain.

All of the T5 ships have an orientation towards one profession/ship type (i.e. Engineering, Science or Tactical) for it's Console slots and Bridge Stations. Sometimes the orientation is the same as the base type of the ships (i.e. Escort with a slant towards Tactical).

In the basic T5 ships, you have two choices. Each of the choices is an orientation towards each of the other ship types/professions. For example in Cruisers, you have the Assault Cruiser which is oriented towards Tactical and the Star Cruiser which is slanted towards Science. Likewise in Escorts, you have the Fleet Escort which is oriented towards Engineering and the Advanced Escort which is slanted towards Science. But both the Fleet Escort and Advanced Escort are both ESCORTS. That are fast, nimble, more fragile than other shops and pack a wallop in terms of damage.

The +1 C-Store ships offers more choices choices in ship BOFF Brdige station layouts. For example the Advanced Cruise Retrofit (T5 Excelsior) has a Lt Commander Tactical slots insteadof the more typical Lt Commander Engineering slots. That means it can use the rank III version of many tactical BOFF abilties which can do a lot of damage. But it does so at the expense of some of the survivablity that other Cruisers have. Similarly the MVAM Advanced Escort has a Lt Commander Science Bridge station instead of the Lt Commander Tactical Station. That allows to use a lot of the potent Science BOFF abilities. But at the the DPS capacity of other Escorts.

Nothing I've written above means that a Tactcal Captain can't fly either of the Advanced Escorts. I have a Tactical Captain who flies the Advanced Escort with the MVAM module just as you desire to do. I love my USS Ares, Cerberus Class, Advanced EScort with MVAM Capabilities. I'm also an oddbal that goes against so called conventional wisdom. I still use the default weapon load out on Cerberus with upgraded equipment, of course. But I do admit I recently switched to use the Quad Cannon on it. It looks so much cooler when it fires.
I do apologize, it was not my intention to misinterpret what the page said.

That being said, I hit 40 a few days ago, picked out the Advanced Escort, and I have not been happier while playing the game. I love this ship, and I hotly anticipate being able to use the MVAE.
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# 13
02-09-2012, 12:00 AM
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I do apologize, it was not my intention to misinterpret what the page said.

That being said, I hit 40 a few days ago, picked out the Advanced Escort, and I have not been happier while playing the game. I love this ship, and I hotly anticipate being able to use the MVAE.
The MVAE is an amazing ship, but just to re-emphasize, you did not need to select the AE to get the MVAE.
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# 14
02-09-2012, 12:04 AM
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The MVAE is an amazing ship, but just to re-emphasize, you did not need to select the AE to get the MVAE.
It is a nice ship, But I prefer the more engineering side of the Fleet Escort, and it looks great with the C-Store skin.
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# 15
02-09-2012, 01:26 AM
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The MVAE is an amazing ship, but just to re-emphasize, you did not need to select the AE to get the MVAE.
I understand that perfectly, but it doesn't stop me from loving the AE's design or looking forward to the MVAE.
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# 16
02-09-2012, 01:36 AM
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I understand that perfectly, but it doesn't stop me from loving the AE's design or looking forward to the MVAE.
You have chosen well.
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# 17
02-09-2012, 10:45 AM
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The MVAE is an amazing ship, but just to re-emphasize, you did not need to select the AE to get the MVAE.
The AE is necessary if you want an AE with MVAM capability. The MVAM AE is a distinctly different ship than the AE. The MVAM AE has a Lt Commander Science Station in place of the AE's Lt Commander Tactical Station.
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# 18
02-09-2012, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by verasgunn View Post
I do apologize, it was not my intention to misinterpret what the page said.

That being said, I hit 40 a few days ago, picked out the Advanced Escort, and I have not been happier while playing the game. I love this ship, and I hotly anticipate being able to use the MVAE.
No need to apologize. I just wanted to prevent you from making a decision on bad information.

And I'm glad you are like your AE.. I like using my AE w/ MVAM. It's a nasty little surprise in PvP when they expect the MVAM AE. They're probably expecting a Gravity Well or Tyrkens Rift. But I can fire off a full offensive barrage and following it up with another offense barrage 15 seconds later. Pity I can only surprise 'em once .
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# 19
02-09-2012, 03:45 PM
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The AE is necessary if you want an AE with MVAM capability. The MVAM AE is a distinctly different ship than the AE. The MVAM AE has a Lt Commander Science Station in place of the AE's Lt Commander Tactical Station.
While that is true, what I meant is that the AE is not a requirement for the MVAE. I've used both ships, and I've grown to prefer the LCDR science BOFF slot, for Gravity Well.
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# 20
03-15-2012, 07:46 PM
I'm really glad I found this thread because it answered a few questions for me. I'm playing a TA and absolutely loved the Heavy Cruiser ship. I put Combat Impulse Engines [Full] Mk VIII on it and it turned on a dime. I recently upgraded to the Exploration Cruiser with a CIE Mk X and I can't get it to turn to save my life (literally). Keep in mind I used the same weapon, console, and BO setup on each so the difference is 2 degrees/sec in turn rate.

I have 3 of 4 ship slots full and don't intend on buying a C-Store ship so this will be my last one. For me it comes down to maneuverability and firepower. The Escorts turn 15 degrees/sec while the Cruisers turn at 7 degrees/sec. I also like the 4 nacelle look so I'm probably going for the Advanced Escort. The AE has a compliment of 150 while the Cruisers have compliments of 800 and 1000.

My question - Does crew capacity affect anything?
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