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# 1 Fleet Ships vs C Store Ships
06-30-2012, 09:08 PM
just wondering since Season 6 is on it's way, and we are getting Fleet Ships that are viable for Endgame content, but want to know how do they compare to C Store T5 Ships because thinking of getting an Escort Carrier, should I save my money and wait for Season 6?
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# 2
06-30-2012, 09:13 PM
That depends on whether you want the Armitage skin and the PDS or not. The fleet version won't come with them, you'll need the C-Store version for that.
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# 3
06-30-2012, 09:37 PM
Depending on the Fleet ship, it either contains or doesn't contain the C-Store skin. For example, you can obtain the Nebula skin, but for the Fleet Heavy Escort, need to buy the Thunderchild to get its skin. Also, Fleet ships have no consoles, but have an extra console for it to go in if you have the C-Store ship.

I think if you get the Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier, then you will get the extra hanger, no console, and the Armitage skin, but not the Thunderchild skin. Don't see the Fleet Heavy Escort Carrier on Tribble, but you get an extra console, better HP, and better shields.

So the only reason why you would want to spend money on the Heavy Escort Carrier is if you can't wait the months it takes for your fleet to unlock the Tier V Shipyard or you want the torpedo point defense console.

I am not sure if you need to purchase the Armitage to unlock the skin for the Fleet Heavy Escort Refit.

Last edited by starkaos; 06-30-2012 at 09:51 PM.
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# 4
07-01-2012, 12:26 AM
guess my next question is is the Photon Torpedo Point Defense worth it?
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# 5
07-01-2012, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by mingtran2 View Post
guess my next question is is the Photon Torpedo Point Defense worth it?
Its pretty fun spitting out a bunch of photons at many targets at once... actually pairs really well with the Point Defense System from the Thunderchild too.
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# 6
07-01-2012, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by mingtran2 View Post
just wondering since Season 6 is on it's way, and we are getting Fleet Ships that are viable for Endgame content, but want to know how do they compare to C Store T5 Ships because thinking of getting an Escort Carrier, should I save my money and wait for Season 6?
Put it this way:

Original T5 -> C-store (+1 Ship) -> Fleet Store (+2 Ship)


Honestly, given the stats on the new ships, buying an Akira Refit is a waste of money since all C-store ships are pretty much now worthless. And given Rivera's comment on Priority One, they expect you to spend $20 for that C-store ship for the Varient Ship Skin and the Console and put it on you're fleet ship. Which is exactly why it's a waste of money, because you won't be flying that C-store ship.
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# 7
07-01-2012, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by azurianstar View Post
Put it this way:

Original T5 -> C-store (+1 Ship) -> Fleet Store (+2 Ship)


Honestly, given the stats on the new ships, buying an Akira Refit is a waste of money since all C-store ships are pretty much now worthless. And given Rivera's comment on Priority One, they expect you to spend $20 for that C-store ship for the Varient Ship Skin and the Console and put it on you're fleet ship. Which is exactly why it's a waste of money, because you won't be flying that C-store ship.
Except thats really all youre paying for now with the Thunderchild (and other refits) (a console, a skin, 1 console slot and an extra BOff ability).
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# 8
07-01-2012, 01:22 AM
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Except thats really all youre paying for now with the Thunderchild (and other refits) (a console, a skin, 1 console slot and an extra BOff ability).
So guess you rather get the Fleet Ship, then spend $20 or more for ship skins and consoles.
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# 9 reply
07-01-2012, 01:33 AM
i might have misunderstood podcast but it sounded like for the fleet versions you would have to purchase a ship schematic from the zen store and then spend fleet credits and other stuff to get your ship made in shipyard and if this is so are they gonna make it if you bought schematic that you will be guranteed to get ship you bought schematic for? and if we got to buy schematic from zen store why no console?
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# 10
07-01-2012, 01:59 AM
That just makes me even more sick about this fleet system, you paying Zen for the Fleet Ship schematic? Really sounding like a new money scheme.

So if you want that Fleet Akira, Galaxy, Interpid, or Defiant, you gotta not only buy their lower-tier equivalents, but their Tier 5 Refits so you get the best out of that Fleet Ship. So basically you're paying like over $40 for that Fleet ship.
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