Optimus Prime Directive Nov 4, 2013 @ 6:57am
Carrier-Giveaway
I'm not sure if anyone checks the Steam Discussion section before going to STO's news, but you can grab yourself a shiny carrier for free by doing a (single) episode in the game.
Any thoughts on the carrier itself?
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zylomorph Nov 4, 2013 @ 7:37am 
Not bad but not the greatest for tactical players.
Xeno Nov 4, 2013 @ 8:24am 
The carrier is pretty good for what it is. Its got a unique set of hangar pets and the set items for it are very good too. Those can also be used on other ships. To me, this one feels like a cousin of the Vo'Quv carrier of the Klingons.
Sinnaj63 Nov 4, 2013 @ 8:57am 
It is quiet good. I think I gonna make me a Federation Engineer just to get the Obelisk.
Sandormen Nov 4, 2013 @ 9:24am 
I fly the advanced version with my engineer. It is sweet. Tanking in the midst of giant explosions is fun. Thankfully my graphics can handle it :D
「Soma」 Nov 4, 2013 @ 9:56am 
What episode do you need to do for the carrier?
Sinnaj63 Nov 4, 2013 @ 9:58am 
Originally posted by 「 Soma 」:
What episode do you need to do for the carrier?
The one with the big red blinking lights in the red barn. Comer on, you can't be missing "Sphere of Influence"! Next you say you skip the dialogs(Especially Worf ones)!
Lipucd Nov 5, 2013 @ 8:01am 
On one hand, it's far more 'Tanky' then the Odyssey is, with greater hull, and a FAR larger crew size too ( 3000 crew! I don't think any other ship has THAT much! ). The Hanger Pet's also make up for it's loss off two weapon slots, and it outright get's a skill to draw AI fire onto itself. Apparently thought it's not classed as a 'Carrier', meaning you don't get the new aura's focused on tanking, but rather the one's made for targeting sub-systems. The seating as well for Officers can ether be hit or miss for a few people, but I think for a freebe it's as good as some fleet varent ships, without spending fleet credits for.
Optimus Prime Directive Nov 5, 2013 @ 9:29pm 
Originally posted by Lipucd:
On one hand, it's far more 'Tanky' then the Odyssey is, with greater hull, and a FAR larger crew size too ( 3000 crew! I don't think any other ship has THAT much! ). The Hanger Pet's also make up for it's loss off two weapon slots, and it outright get's a skill to draw AI fire onto itself. Apparently thought it's not classed as a 'Carrier', meaning you don't get the new aura's focused on tanking, but rather the one's made for targeting sub-systems. The seating as well for Officers can ether be hit or miss for a few people, but I think for a freebe it's as good as some fleet varent ships, without spending fleet credits for.:D:
I'm pretty sure a few ships have a crew size of around 3k. Most of the norm carriers (Atrox/Vo Quv) have it, at least. This isn't the first 'freebie' ship either, but it is one of the best (if not /the/ best) The gave away the Oddy when the game went 'free to play', and it is a good ship it isn't all that without the modules (which didn't exist yet). The ambassador (to me) is just a worse version of the (free) Oddy. It just seems a little annoying that they gave away a carrier not too (comparitivly) long after the Atrox was released for Federation.
Picard425 Nov 6, 2013 @ 7:46am 
I am finding the ship to be almost too overpowered. This may be because I used the secret compartment in Sphere of Influence and got the Advanced Obelisk Swarmers. With them I can take out a Borg Sphere in two seconds.
Xeno Nov 6, 2013 @ 8:54am 
No ship in this game that has a mere 2 tac consoles is anywhere near being overpowered. Carriers do some nice damage, but pets die quickly and in PVP you are only good for tanking and healing teammates.

That said, the Obelisk is a good carrier. Similar to the Vo'Quv.
Last edited by Xeno; Nov 6, 2013 @ 8:55am
Sinnaj63 Nov 6, 2013 @ 9:15am 
Originally posted by Xeno:
No ship in this game that has a mere 2 tac consoles is anywhere near being overpowered. Carriers do some nice damage, but pets die quickly and in PVP you are only good for tanking and healing teammates.

That said, the Obelisk is a good carrier. Similar to the Vo'Quv.
You can put universal everywhere anyway. Cloaking for examples may higher damage 15%. A Mark XII Very Rare Phaser Relay like the ones my doffs built on the other hand allways highers phaser damage 30%.
Picard425 Nov 6, 2013 @ 12:19pm 
Originally posted by Xeno:
No ship in this game that has a mere 2 tac consoles is anywhere near being overpowered. Carriers do some nice damage, but pets die quickly and in PVP you are only good for tanking and healing teammates.

That said, the Obelisk is a good carrier. Similar to the Vo'Quv.

The pets don't die quickly for me and also do more damage because I got the Advanced Obelisk Swarmers hidden in the Sphere of Influence mission.
Sinnaj63 Nov 6, 2013 @ 1:05pm 
It is a pretty decent upgrade, and it is notably free!
Optimus Prime Directive Nov 9, 2013 @ 7:38am 
I honestly feel it's sort of (kind of) pretty darn ugly. Am I the only one in this boat?
Sandormen Nov 9, 2013 @ 3:04pm 
I like it. I think it is better looking than the tholian recluse at least. Nice clean rounded shape. Although the deflector is kind of odd. -reminds me of that glowing bulb certain very ugly deep sea fishes uses to lure their prey with. :)
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