And dracounguis , you said "If you have 70-80 million EC there are good ships on the Exchange.", I was not aware that you could buy ships through the exchange... I always thought you could just trade zen for crystals and vis-versa...?
I'm also unsure as to what "EC" are, is it a fleet thing?
Look under Reward Packs on exchange, and Very Rare. Pretty much all the lockbox ships are there for a price. If you want a 'bargain' ship look for Mirror Universe under Rare quality. They are at same level as the basic Tier 5 ships w/ a couple minor differences. But will cost you only ~100k energy credits (instead of the 200k dilthium of the ones at the shipyard vendor)
When in Reward Pack
Set Rarity to Very Rare and try keywords to search: kora, carrier, orb, jem, galor, freighter, science
if you set rarity to Rare, just put in 'mirror' for the mirror universe ships
Sometimes I think I play STO just to have stuff to rant about on the forums!
Last edited by dracounguis; 10-26-2012 at 04:01 PM.
My personal favorite is the Armitage loaded up with phaser beam arrays as a mini-tank and runabouts instead of fighters. Good turn rate and not limited by the firing arc of cannons. I have one quantum torpedo front and one back and use the photon spam console (can't remember the name right now).
Edit: I tried using the Armitage as a torpedo boat but found that, at least for my playing style, it just didn't turn fast enough to bring them to bear.
But man that's the thing I have a catian carrier and I want a fast ship but I like ships that cloak and the dread has a nice phaser lance and defiant has only seven wepons so I'm just stuck guys