Commander
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I have been playing with my advanced escort for some time and it's time to upgrade. I am considering the fleet advanced escort or the Odyssey. What do you guys recommend? I believe the Odyssey can not load cannons, so what do you arm her with? Beam and torpedoes?

Here is my loadout;

USS Achilles
Thee Phaser Dual Heavy Cannons (Both the advanced fleet version and Borg depending on mission)
One Quantum Torpedo Launcher (Fleet and Borg)
Three advanced Fleet phaser turrets

Polarized Parabolic deflector Mk XI
Supercooled combat Impulse Engines Mk XI
Dielectric Oscillation Resilient Shields Mk XI

Rare Neutronium Armor Mk XI
Universal Borg Module
Rare Field Generator Mk XII
Very Rare Shield Emitter Amplified Mk XII
Very Rare Emitter Array Mk XII
Very Rare zero point quantum chamber Mk XII
Three Very Rare Prefire Chambers Mk XII


I would love to get the Very Rare Neutronium armor, but it's very expensive! Do you have any other suggestions? If I get the fleet advanced escort, what do you suggest I get for the extra console slot?

Thank you for your help
Commander
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# 2
10-02-2012, 05:07 AM
Any comments? please!
Career Officer
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# 3
10-02-2012, 06:45 AM
Dump the prefire chamber for phaser consoles...
Dump at least one of your other science consoles for an extra field generator
The breen engines/shield/deflector are not end game, you need to go 2 pc omega for offense or maco and 3 pc borg for defense.
Commander
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# 4
10-02-2012, 10:08 AM
But I have three cannons! Will the phaser consoles deal more damage?

I'll look into the field generator.

I am working on the Maco set. I have two of the three components. I have the Mk 12 Deflector
and shields but not the engines. I keep playing cure space to try to win it.

Thank you for your advice!
Commander
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# 5
10-02-2012, 10:12 AM
I have a rare Mk XI phaser relay in the bank. Is that what you mean by phaser consoles?
Lt. Commander
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# 6 reply
10-02-2012, 10:51 AM
since your cannons and turrets are phasers then the phaser energy spe cific console would give biggerboost than same mark and rarity prefire chamber consoles only use prefire chamber consoles if you mixing cannon types
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# 7
10-02-2012, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by proteus22 View Post
since your cannons and turrets are phasers then the phaser energy spe cific console would give biggerboost than same mark and rarity prefire chamber consoles only use prefire chamber consoles if you mixing cannon types
yes... I am sure of it
Captain
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# 8
10-02-2012, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by indyshark View Post
I have been playing with my advanced escort for some time and it's time to upgrade. I am considering the fleet advanced escort or the Odyssey. What do you guys recommend? I believe the Odyssey can not load cannons, so what do you arm her with? Beam and torpedoes?

Here is my loadout;

USS Achilles
Thee Phaser Dual Heavy Cannons (Both the advanced fleet version and Borg depending on mission)
One Quantum Torpedo Launcher (Fleet and Borg)
Three advanced Fleet phaser turrets

Polarized Parabolic deflector Mk XI
Supercooled combat Impulse Engines Mk XI
Dielectric Oscillation Resilient Shields Mk XI

Rare Neutronium Armor Mk XI
Universal Borg Module
Rare Field Generator Mk XII
Very Rare Shield Emitter Amplified Mk XII
Very Rare Emitter Array Mk XII
Very Rare zero point quantum chamber Mk XII
Three Very Rare Prefire Chambers Mk XII


I would love to get the Very Rare Neutronium armor, but it's very expensive! Do you have any other suggestions? If I get the fleet advanced escort, what do you suggest I get for the extra console slot?

Thank you for your help
There seem to be three approaches to outfitting an Odyssey.

1) Traditional cruiser beam-torp loadout (3 arrays, 1 torp, fore/aft)
2) All beams (usually all arrays)
3) Cannon cruiser

The Odyssey, like other cruisers, can mount SINGLE cannons, but DC and DHC remain out of its reach. Furthermore, although I have heard cannon Odysseys can be made to perform very well, I would advise against doing this to start with, because it takes a good bit of experience to be able to know when and how to boost the mobility of the ship to dump everything you've got, plus judicious use of the precious few tac slots you may have.

In terms of the Advanced Escort itself, I would strongly recommend getting a full set. Note the Borg's three-piece proc meaning you can replace its somewhat lackluster shield with a better one. The Omega set may be best for you in terms of hit-and-run with an escort, although the Borg and MACO have bonuses that can help mitigate some severe escort weaknesses.

For the extra console slot, you can't go wrong with more energy-type damage. Although I myself would consider slotting in another Field Generator over one of the other shield consoles, but that's just me. You could also move the Borg console to that slot and put in another eng console (probably Neutronium would be best, though a case can be made for an RCS Mk XI blue, as well). However, the prices for the high-end neutronium beyond Mk XI blue are outrageous, so don't feel too bad if you can't cough up 40 million EC to get an extra +1 defense, it's probably not really worth it, except maybe to a top-tier ultra minmaxing PvPer. Also remember if you get a good deal, a Mk XII green console is generally the same as a Mk XI blue, and you can sometimes get a Mk XII green cheaper.

Last edited by red01999; 10-02-2012 at 02:15 PM.
Commander
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Posts: 334
# 9
10-03-2012, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the thoughts on the Odyssey!

I have to fleet modules now to buy a Fleet advanced escort, but my fleet's shipyard is not large enough yet. I'll have to wait.

Do you need a specific rank in your fleet to buy a fleet ship? I am a vice admiral in the game, but not in my fleet.
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