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I'm planing to make a new fed character who is gonna be a tactical offericer butt having truble deciding which ship to choose should I play as the Andorian escort or the avenger class ships I already own both of them ^^
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# 2
11-07-2013, 02:44 PM
Depends what else you already have for your other characters, just to mix things up. Or you can simply plan your boffs for both (figure it'd take about 7 to cover all options?) and switch depending on your mood.
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# 3
11-07-2013, 02:58 PM
the avenger is probably the better overall imho, the better hull and access to cruiser commands, descent layout that makes both DHC's and beams viable options, the VATA console can be pretty descent as well, but not necessary whereas with the andorian escorts, it all boils down to if you want to use the wing cannons or not.
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# 4
11-07-2013, 08:11 PM
Since you own both, it really depends on your mood

Practically speaking, just decide whether you want to fly like an escort or a cruiser. The avenger is a cruiser with the added option of being a cannon boat as well as a beam boat. The Kumasi is not only a cannon boat but a phaser boat thanks to the wing cannons, though you could ditch those if you like.

Since the Kumasi has more special consoles though, you can get some fun sexy times out of the abilities they present the vata on the avenger is more of a novelty gimmick.
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# 5
11-08-2013, 06:43 AM
Yep, I have a Kumasi on my tactical offericer too. But I don't truble myself w/ the Avenger as I think it lacks a hangar bay. My only problem with the Kumasi is it really can't stand the heat unless you have stellar gear.
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# 6
11-08-2013, 06:48 AM
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But I don't truble myself w/ the Avenger as I think it lacks a hangar bay.
Doesn't need one. It's a little on the small side for a fighter bay anyway. (I specifically say "fighter bay" because it has a shuttle bay on its model just like every other Starfleet capital ship.)
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# 7
11-08-2013, 08:18 AM
Andorian escort it is then oh and one more thing which tacticle console should I use for the Andorian weapons do they use tetryon weapons?
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# 8
11-08-2013, 09:41 AM
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Andorian escort it is then oh and one more thing which tacticle console should I use for the Andorian weapons do they use tetryon weapons?
Andorian Escorts can use any weapon type, but the Wing Cannons are Phasers, and buying the Andorian ships unlocks the ability to purchase Andorian Phaser weapons from the Dilithium store. Andorian Phasers just happen to be blue.

If you've got the scratch, the Andorian phasers are pretty good. Even though they're technically Mark XI blue quality, the modifiers and raw stats put in in the company of Mk XII generic Phasers.
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# 9
11-08-2013, 09:53 AM
I have both, and they are both great. It the long run it depends on how you like to play...

I will say this, though; the Avenger is far easier to use then the Andorian. However, if you are willing to take the time and effort to perfect an Andorian build, they can be the meanest ships in STO.
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# 10
11-08-2013, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by unangbangkay View Post
Andorian Escorts can use any weapon type, but the Wing Cannons are Phasers, and buying the Andorian ships unlocks the ability to purchase Andorian Phaser weapons from the Dilithium store. Andorian Phasers just happen to be blue.

If you've got the scratch, the Andorian phasers are pretty good. Even though they're technically Mark XI blue quality, the modifiers and raw stats put in in the company of Mk XII generic Phasers.
I cannot stress this enough. Avenger, Avenger, Avenger. To counter the lowish turn rate, get some Advanced Fleet Neutronium alloys +turn, and the Avenger has 5 fore weapons and 3 aft, the andorian has 5 fore and 2 aft. the avenger is also so much less squishy. I can take on most Kumari's I've seen with ease in my Avenger.
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