Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 137
# 11
02-01-2013, 04:35 PM
1. HUGE favor I would like to ask.

DON'T NERF THESE SHIPS!!!! Thank You.

And, I read yesterday that one of the ships will disappear after the even is over. Is this true or will we be able to keep both ships?
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,005
# 12
02-01-2013, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by roman1229 View Post
And, I read yesterday that one of the ships will disappear after the even is over. Is this true or will we be able to keep both ships?
When the event is over, you'll still be able to do the mission, and the mission will still reward the Tier 3 Ambassador cruiser. The Retrofit will only be available as a reward during the event, though.

If you already have the ship, it won't be taken away from you.
Career Officer
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 562
# 13
02-01-2013, 04:48 PM
I was thinking it was a reskin of the Excelsior retrofit myself...mine is loaded with single cannons and turrets!!

@Roman Only the T5 is limited time only during the three year anniversary. That being said, I am sure inevitably it will be available as a fleet ship.

I have to admit, I love this ship. Managed to hold my own in an Elite STF yesterday protecting the time gate from the Borg by myself whilst protecting the left side. Only other cruiser that ever came close to doing this was the Excelsior. So really this is a great addition and a much better looking ship than I thought it would be to be honest.

A keeper!!
"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa (2006)
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 226
# 14
02-01-2013, 04:57 PM
I've been very pleased with it, although its utility as an aux2bat cruiser for a Tac Captain isn't all that compared to the Excelsior or Galor, it's a fantastic heal barge, but not one that lacks teeth.

I'm using mine with the following set up:

Tac Ens: TT1 (doubled by doffs)
Tac Lt: FAW1 & FAW2 or APD1
Lt Cmdr Sci: PH1, TSS2, HE3,
Cmdr Eng: EPTS1, ES1, RSP2, A2SiF3
Lt Eng: EPTS1, ES1

I'm also using the Nadeon detonator for the moment as involving photons feels "right". It's a very capable healer, I made it possible for some escorts to take liberties they normally never could have done on Hive Onslaught, and managed to weather the storm of incoming fire quite nicely.

The turn rate isn't exactly stellar, compared to the Galor, Vor'cha or Excelsior I normally fly it can be a little ponderous, but it manages anyhow.

All in all, I agree that this is one of the best balanced new ships released, and the cherry on top of a cake baked mostly from "awesome mission". I wasn't that enthusiastic about the 'Bassy before, but I've fallen for it like a fool. And it looks damn fine in MACO colours too! Just out of interest, what're people calling theirs? Mine's the USS Wellington on my Eng, and my Tac who's admittedly unlikely to be permenantly posted to one, is in the USS Waterloo.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 56
# 15
02-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Been surprised myself with this ship and she does punch above her weight!

One of the few ships that likes to be worked and found myself switching power levels around to do different things.

I found this ship a lot of fun and a fresh change from the Excel that I am not a fan off.

An purple RCS console and changing power on engines meant turning was not an issue for me.

She may be an old girl but she still certainly can handle herself very well and brings a big smile to my face.

Thank you Cryptic for making a ship that makes me smile as a long time cruiser pilot.

Cheers
Career Officer
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 562
# 16
02-01-2013, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ebeneezergoode View Post
The turn rate isn't exactly stellar, compared to the Galor, Vor'cha or Excelsior I normally fly it can be a little ponderous, but it manages anyhow.

This ship (T5) has a turn rate of 7 whilst the excelsior has one of 8. I have both equipped with Cannons onlu up front and see little difference in the two, except that perhaps at the moment the Ambassador feels fairly over powered which I am sure will be nerfed (unfortunately) eventually.
"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa (2006)
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 8
# 17
02-01-2013, 06:50 PM
I like it to its turns rate is great but my shields seem do die very easly maybe I should use the jem hedar shields what does every one else think is best shields thats not covariant??? or borg?/
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,442
# 18
02-01-2013, 07:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by chronoblitz66 View Post
I like it to its turns rate is great but my shields seem do die very easly maybe I should use the jem hedar shields what does every one else think is best shields thats not covariant??? or borg?/
MACO Shields are the best shields as recommended by everyone. Either them or the Elite Fleet ones.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
Ensign
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 9
# 19
02-01-2013, 08:01 PM
I love my ambassador to.., thing i like best though is i noticed my point defence system equips on it
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 52
# 20
02-01-2013, 09:52 PM
I have to say she does seem to be a little special. For my story, I had the retrofit selected and was messing with colors and materials. Assuming she'd be dumped in my garage until the possible admiral thing pops up where you can use the accumulated ships you don't often fly.

Anywho, I got distracted and forgot I had her selected as my main ship. Queued up for an elite stf, thinking I was in my oddy, and joined one. No consoles, using only the basic equipment it came with. After scrambling to assign Boffs I lept i with everyone else.

She took a beating. I think she was at 20% hull most of the time (thanks to having threat control for a skill), but she kept up with the others there. Pulling out as many tricks as I could I only died twice and managed to fall in love with this odd little ship from yesterday.
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