I run a setup on my Steamrunner that many would probably laugh at me for (Torp boat!), but it actually pulls some impressive DPS in ESTFs, it's fun, and I enjoy the hell out of it. What more could one ask?
Haha. I do the same in my Akira...ok, it's technically an Armitage, but I use the Akira look with some minor Thunderchild update of the torpedo pod.
I build it to the original intented specs, as a torpedo boat/carrier.
I got "accused" of a noobish build just yesterday in a C&H match because if that.
I watch TNG whilst I work (from home) and as such I am a massive Galaxy fan. I have built a Galaxy that manages to really hit hard and still take a lot of damage, I have beaten Vestas and Fleet Defiants in it and almost beat a Bug until he got the stupid placate and omega shield passive. For me it epitomises Star Trek and I always get the Trek Feel when flying it. Sure I could fly my Bug or my Mobius and yes they hit harder but they for me are not the same, there is something missing from those ships even though they were in Star Trek, they don't give me that Trek feel like the Galaxy does.
Problem with the Galaxy-R is it does not have a Lt Cmd tac station which means I have to choose between TT, TS2 or BO, the one from the sho had TS and BO but if I fit both I lose TT which is a no go. If they gave it a Lt Cmd station it would be perfect for me.
I'm mainly a Voyager and TNG fan, I always liked the Galaxy class but when I saw Voyager I really liked it.
I've used an LRSV since my main hit Captain and I haven't changed my ship type since. I have the LRSV Retro now and I'm aiming for the Fleet LRSV.
I have to give Cryptic some credit for the design of the Bellerophon LRSV Refit... it is by far the sleekest looking ship and a lovely improvement on the Intrepid design. went hyper when I realised I could use the model on my LRSV Retro.
whether I'm hindering my builds true potential by being unable to simply change my ship, I don't really care, its a beautiful ship and with the Veteran skin It looks spectacular.
I've loved the Sovereign ever since First Contact...for me it is just the ship. I think about the combat scenes in the TNG movies, and they just send chills up my spine. The Regent then just takes what was awesome about the Sovereign and makes it more awesome.
I know its sub-optimal. What I do right now could be done better in a Tac Odyssey. I've also tried the Aventine, Defiant, Patrol Escort, Galaxy-X...but I ALWAYS end up back in my Regent. Maybe someday I'll get access to a Tier 5 shipyard and be able to upgrade it, but until then, its just gonna be the C-store Regent for me.
And yes, this is a nice thread we've got going here. I think a lot of us are trying to tap into what Star Trek means for us, even if it means we don't always have the best layout. I love the fact that all PvE content, even the elite stuff, is playable that way too (just hope that it stays that way, so I don't get left out in the cold).
Last edited by martakurill; 12-14-2012 at 06:39 AM.
This is a great thread. A gem amongst a lot of the other argument filled threads.
If I wasn't at work, I'd go further into why I have certain ships and what I have, but for now I will keep it short and sweet.
I loved the Excelsior. I am lucky enough that the Fleet Excelsior is a bad a$$ ship and it fits in more or less with my Military RP with my fleet. My main is a Tac and yes, efficiency wise I should probably be in an escort, but I don't care. I do PvP a lot and the ship rocks even there.
I own a Fleet Nova because I just LOVE the look and design of the ship, even if it is smaller than I usually like a ship to be.
The list goes on
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Last edited by novathelegend; 12-14-2012 at 08:02 AM.
I grew up on TOS, so I always aim for that basic cruiser shape. But I prefer science ships. Until the Vesta came, I've not been able to capture the look I wanted (came close with a Luna/Sol hybrid). Now I love my Vesta/Rademaker hybrid. If only the nacelles would take the visual effects (e.g. MACO shield). RP wise, my ship in my story is a weapon development platform, and not a huge cruiser, so Vesta fits best too.
That said, I still fly a classic cruiser now and then for fun (classic meaning 2 nacelles that are higher than the saucer section).
I always hated the Galaxy so I opted to fly my Cheyenne way into admiral territory until I could afford a Sovvie (what a beauty) but still find it difficult to alter my playstyle to accomodate cruisers coming from an escort experience (my other 2 toons). I DO keep my second ship around just for tooling around and looking for stuff- Connie refit.
The Chel Gret is gonna be a godsend for my fed toon.
Back in the 90s I was part of an IRC Star Trek RP group. The first ship my character ever commanded was a Sovereign refit. So, naturally, once I get RA I took a Sovereign and named it after my first command.
I've since moved on to escorts, because I find the Army fun to fly, but I still have that old Sovereign at the top of my ship list. Next Featured Ep series, I'll probably fly her again.