I have had quite a lot of fun with the Avalanche! The best part is the hole where 40 snowmen stand in line; it is actually a spawn point. Pair up with a teammate who has an Avalanche, stand atop the cliff above the snowmen, and mortar to your heart's content. 80 kills in just the first 5 seconds!
In addition, I have changed my mind about the scarves. I used to think they completely spoil the look of the coat, but we discovered today that the scarf can work if you also use the fur-lined Vetaran pauldrons and capes. Actually, it can look quite good even. Incredibly, even the Spine Armour works when used with the pauldrons and capes! I have to admit though, even with that whole set, I think males still cannot really look that good with a scarf (my own personal opinion). On females, if they have the entire set, go for it by all means.
Now that EVERYONE knows the shortcut, and uses it, the race actually can turn into quite the challenge!
Don't know if you can tell, but I am having quite lots of fun in the Winter Wonderland. Especially when we get the entire Shadow Force in the same instance.
Vesta. Its about time Science got a ship that has some serious flexibility and an upgrade overall. Cryptic has had a dangerous precedent in which they turned Science ships into some gosh awful "hybrids" like the nebula. You cant be a Science captain in a ship that cant steer like one.
What I hate:
Nay-Sayers and Cry-Babies in general. after the Vesta was released, there were ppl posting on threads I ran calling it the "USS Mary Sue" and saying it was too OP. Even rationalizing it out to them proved fruitless.
Another Cry-Baby incident was with the recent change to Eng Team, which ripped out the effectiveness of VM.