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Recently, the Fleet Heavy Cruiser Retrofit became a lot more appealing to me when they upped it's shield modifier so I decided to pick it up. When I was fooling around changing the hull material and windows and such I noticed the ship was actually very small. So small in fact that I'm surprised that it got classified as a "Heavy Cruiser". Below are a few pictures I took that illustrate my point.

Here I am beside a random Oddy. Pretty sure his chevron is bigger then me lol.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...psb595c107.jpg

Here I am again beside an Advanced Escort. As you can see we are pretty close in size.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...psba537050.jpg

Anyone else pick up this tiny cruiser since they updated the shield mod to 1.1? The ship is surprisingly nimble with a turn rate of 8 and inertia rating of 30.


I don't always play Star Trek Online, but when I do, I'm grinding Argala.
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# 2
02-21-2013, 02:28 AM
The really funny thing about this ship is, that it has the innertia value of Galaxy
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# 3
02-21-2013, 02:33 AM
You would've been better off with a Fleet Ambassador or Fleet Excelsior. Both are miles ahead in terms of performance.
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# 4
02-21-2013, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by emacsheadroom View Post
You would've been better off with a Fleet Ambassador or Fleet Excelsior. Both are miles ahead in terms of performance.
I have both of those ships as well.


I don't always play Star Trek Online, but when I do, I'm grinding Argala.
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# 5
02-21-2013, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by dalnar83 View Post
The really funny thing about this ship is, that it has the innertia value of Galaxy
Galaxy is 25 I believe.


I don't always play Star Trek Online, but when I do, I'm grinding Argala.
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# 6
02-21-2013, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by nikephorus View Post
I have both of those ships as well.
You're better off using one of them exclusively.
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# 7
02-21-2013, 02:50 AM
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Galaxy is 25 I believe.
Like it matters, a ship 8x the volume has almost same inertia
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# 8
02-21-2013, 03:00 AM
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Like it matters, a ship 8x the volume has almost same inertia
You know how much Cryptic dislikes anything that looks remotely like the Galaxy.
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# 9
02-21-2013, 07:02 AM
I really feel that Cryptic wasted an opportunity with the Heavy Cruiser Retrofits. If I were trying to improve those ships to T5 standard, I would have focused on the things that set them apart from current offerings and improved its handling.

There is a very small (and possibly pointless, but you never know until you try) niche available for a high mobility cruiser built to take advantage of Aceton Beam and Warp Plasma; both of which benefit from higher rates of turn in their own ways. Sort of a Bomber/Interceptor Cruiser.

And yes, it does seem very small parked next to a Galaxy.
Exploration suggestions thread - give it a read

BTW, you'd pronounce it 'Cap'n Manks'

I protest the removal of exploration clusters
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# 10
02-22-2013, 12:56 AM
The older ships are like that. I'm often amused, flying my Excelsior, to notice that "modern" ships like the Flepatesc and Armitage are just as long and much bulkier.

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Originally Posted by misterde3 View Post
You know how much Cryptic dislikes anything that looks remotely like the Galaxy.
On the other hand they gave it the Venture skin, which is 10x more pretty than the basic Galaxy. I think there's one person on the team who likes the Galaxy and they burned all their cred to get that skin. >_>
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