Nice vid, although those damage control doffs aren't too cheap.
I love my Haakona. I keep going between it and the T'varo. I just wish they gave it a universal ensign like the Odyssey and the Bortasqu.
The only time I use the guardian mode is if I feel I need more shield power like in CEE or if I happen to be the only one without -Th consoles. (seriously i have no idea why an eng in a cruiser would use -Th consoles, but they often do, leaving me to get agro for sneezing lol). Other than that I also stay in assault mode.
Also I find the caustic plasma weapons nice to use before getting any rep/fleet weapons. They're [acc]x2 which is nice when chasing down spheres ,lol, and they're free. You just have to not mind repeating The Last Stand quite a few times.
Cant wait to see you're next vid..they're always full of great info.
The Ha'akona and Fleet Ha'apax are a wonderfully flexible ship for Engineers. The Universal LtCdr BOFF station lets you configure this ship to a pretty wide group of builds. For me, the 2 most immediate formats are using the Universal as TAC or ENG.
With the TAC route, you can have LtCdr, Lt, and Ens TAC stations, while having a very hefty Cmdr ENG station to back that firepower up. Put the ship into Assault mode, and you're flying an Escort with a helper.
With the ENG route, you have the typical ENG heavy Cruiser format with full survival benefits and Assault Cruiser-like TAC BOFF stations.
For me, I went with TAC and flew this thing in Assault Mode all the time with my ROM ENG