Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 352
Hello all,
I've been playing for a year now, since free to play. In that time I've filled up my eight ship slots with an Atrox, AC Refit (Regent), Defiant Retro, Science Vesta, the free Oddy, free Ambassador, and two fleet ships. I only have one character at level 50 so far, a Science. I usually end up flying my Regent most of the time, but occationally switch if I'm in the mood. Right now flying the Ambassador.
My question is, What do you do with your various ships? Is it simply a matter of "I'm in the mood to fly this one today"? Or do you have certain ships dedicated for certain situations, ie a "PVP ship" or "STF ship"?
I'm looking for some ideas, so I feel like I have a purpose in having all these ships and they are not collecting dust for no reason. Hopefully this makes sense. Please share your ideas or what you have done yourself!
Thanks!


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Captain
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 12,160
# 2
02-02-2013, 10:08 AM
Use them to store weapons, consoles, sets...they're basically bank slots. I can only fly one ship at a time. Beyond that, the build only goes so far - so even if I were to vary the ship I fly - I could only do it so much anyway. As well as the issue of retraining BOFFs - losing potentially difficult abilities, etc, etc, etc.
Maal, Klingon, Mogh - Vegar, Orion, Marauder - R'ebel, Romulan, Haakona
Willard the Rat, Reman, F.T'varo - Rave, J.Trill, Kar'Fi - Mysk, Gorn, Varanus
Kopor, Nausicaan, Guramba - Nivuh, Ferasan, B'rel - Venit, Lethean, M.Qin
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Join Date: Oct 2012
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# 3
02-02-2013, 10:16 AM
I would probably use my other ships more often if the Bridge Officer layouts and skill tray could be saved or preserved when switching.
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 352
# 4
02-02-2013, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by smokeybacon90 View Post
I would probably use my other ships more often if the Bridge Officer layouts and skill tray could be saved or preserved when switching.
That's a very good point-and it USED to be that way. I think season 6 gimped it.


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Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 658
# 5
02-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Yeah, extra ships are really good storage space. I also keep a few ready for use, ones that I just like or like to be able to play around with. So I have my Recon Vesta for when I'm doing something serious, my T4 Intrepid to sometimes do dailies and things with (it is the ship I started playing for), and now my Ambassador when I want to try out a cruiser. I may pick up an MU Patrol Escort as well, that shouldn't be too hard to adapt my boffs to (although part of me thinks it's pointless since I have the Breen ship KDF side, and used a BoP before that). Of course, it's the moved LtC ships that make ship switching difficult. Generally slots up through Lt go to things that are good on all ships (at least if you run them all with cannons and turrets like I do), it's the LtC slots where things really get tricky.
Captain
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4,921
# 6
02-02-2013, 11:36 AM
What about your shuttles?
Commander
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 482
# 7
02-02-2013, 11:59 AM
Depends on my mood but My Nebula will be seeing the most use. If i get tired of waiting, i'll pull out my steamrunner. If I want to fly around beams blazing, i'll use my cruisers.

Nebula: Everything
Ambassador: PvE
Steamrunner: PvP(sad laugh)
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 14
# 8
02-02-2013, 12:05 PM
Most of my ships I keep, there's a few that I've discharged because I needed space, or didn't like it. But for the most part, my ships are just left alone, I'll sometimes cycle through them, depending one what I'm doing.
Captain
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 669
# 9
02-02-2013, 12:18 PM
Not trying to derail your topic but it would be nice if we had the ability to save loadouts, so when we select a ship we can then select "config 1" or "config 2" and it would automaticly load the console, Boffs, Doffs, space sets and weps. We could load out a ship how we like and then save the config or profile, just like we can do with the tailor and costumes. I think the players would love it. I cant tell you how many times when my fleet it getting ready to go do some missions or PVP or STF's and we have to wait 30 min for someone to switch gear and equip boffs and doffs. The only issues i see is that some equipment and consoles are class specific and if you save a loadout and then try to load it on a ship that does not meet the requirements you would get an error msg. It seems like its an easy addition to make its just the server space and programming the class requirements for each ship.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,253
# 10
02-03-2013, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by redsnake721 View Post
Not trying to derail your topic but it would be nice if we had the ability to save loadouts, so when we select a ship we can then select "config 1" or "config 2" and it would automaticly load the console, Boffs, Doffs, space sets and weps. We could load out a ship how we like and then save the config or profile, just like we can do with the tailor and costumes. I think the players would love it. I cant tell you how many times when my fleet it getting ready to go do some missions or PVP or STF's and we have to wait 30 min for someone to switch gear and equip boffs and doffs. The only issues i see is that some equipment and consoles are class specific and if you save a loadout and then try to load it on a ship that does not meet the requirements you would get an error msg. It seems like its an easy addition to make its just the server space and programming the class requirements for each ship.
I would agree, it's a good idea. I don't know if the Devs are listening in on this, but a LOT of people are advocating for just such a thing.

And as to my ships: I tend to use my Venture-X for fleet duties, my Vesta for PVE and my Steamrunner for PVP. Often, these roles are interchangeable.

The rest - RALH ships, old relics, TOS Connie from TOS Wars Day - I just use for bank slots, and I occasionally pop them out to fly around in, but that's about it.

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