Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
# 1 VA Ship Decision
08-22-2012, 03:25 AM
I'm about 5K exp away from VA and I've been thinking about this for a while. This is the last promotion where I can get a free ship and I can't decide between these 4 ships.

Odyssey Class
Star Cruiser Class
Luna Class
Defiant Class

Obviously as a Tact-O I'd want a ship with the best tactical advantage but I like all 4 of these. I wanted to see what you guys think is the best choice both in style and gameplay.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,212
# 2
08-22-2012, 03:28 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by seans0lo View Post
I'm about 5K exp away from VA and I've been thinking about this for a while. This is the last promotion where I can get a free ship and I can't decide between these 4 ships.

Odyssey Class
Star Cruiser Class
Luna Class
Defiant Class

Obviously as a Tact-O I'd want a ship with the best tactical advantage but I like all 4 of these. I wanted to see what you guys think is the best choice both in style and gameplay.
You are mistaken - you won't get a free ship at VA. But your current RA ship is competetive with the VA ships anyway.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 542
# 3
08-22-2012, 03:36 AM
Actually, you do get a free VA ship...

... as a 600 days Veteran reward.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 961
# 4
08-22-2012, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by matridunadan1 View Post
Actually, you do get a free VA ship...

... as a 600 days Veteran reward.
I can confirm this. I totally forgot I had one and nearly (nearly!) bought a Defiant-R. Then when I checked out the ship in the yard I realized I had an unspent VA ship token just sitting in there, unclaimed for 200+ days.

Needless to say, I managed to avoid spending a buttload of zen on a cool Defiant.

Then again, I kind of wish now that I had bought a Multi-Vector Advanced Escort instead...
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 7,493
# 5
08-22-2012, 05:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by unangbangkay View Post
I can confirm this. I totally forgot I had one and nearly (nearly!) bought a Defiant-R. Then when I checked out the ship in the yard I realized I had an unspent VA ship token just sitting in there, unclaimed for 200+ days.

Needless to say, I managed to avoid spending a buttload of zen on a cool Defiant.

Then again, I kind of wish now that I had bought a Multi-Vector Advanced Escort instead...
The Vet Reward token only allows you to choose from Galaxy R, Defiant R, or Intrepid R - just as it did prior to FTP. You cannot obtain any of the C-Store ships with a Vet Reward Token.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 542
# 6
08-22-2012, 05:33 AM
Technically, the "R"s are C-Store ships.

You just can't get the +1 VA ships with the token.
Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 312
# 7
08-22-2012, 05:47 AM
Like they said above. Plus the Oddy star cruiser can only be now from a tier 5 star base.

If you have the Zen points then I would get the Atrox carrier.

Kyle
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 110
# 8
08-22-2012, 09:58 AM
eventually you will prob get them all.. take your time and it will keep the game fun for awhile.
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 26
# 9
08-22-2012, 10:43 AM
I would suggest defiant if you are a tac, or the galaxy r if you have alot of engineering boff powers
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 176
# 10
08-22-2012, 11:10 AM
It mostly depends on what ship you got at RA.

I'd go with the defiant-R or MVAE(if available) as a change of pace from cruisers/sci ships if you already have a space whale. That's probably the best choice of the three anyway.

If you got an escort at RA I'd get the Oddy if it's available the Intrepid-R if it's not. Sensor analysis and subsystem targeting on a respectfully tough ship with great PVE and decent PVP potential. I think Sci boats are fun even if they aren't great at PVP.

The Galaxy-R is not getting a lot of love right now compared to the other C-store alternatives for a reason. The lack of an ensign Tac officer or Lt. Cmdr Tac officer really hurts it's offensive options and is a deal breaker in my eyes. EPTX cycling makes a third Ensign engineer not worth near as much as a third Ensign Tac or Sci slot.
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