|TVT| Tanniym Pyrobyte May 26, 2013 @ 4:31pm
What 5th tier federation ship should i buy
hi guys im haveing the problem in picking a 5th tier ship for federation whats the best to get
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smelly tank May 26, 2013 @ 4:42pm 
It's kind of hard to go really wrong at T5, although my info is out of date.

So if you're talking pay-to-play ships (not the free ships), I'd avoid the Exloration Cruiser Retrofit (the Galaxy class). The Dreadnought is also maybe not worth it, but I'd get that before the Galaxy. The Sovereign Refit looks far better if you want a TNG cruiser.

Back in the day, DPS was king. Basically any Escort or Tactical-biased ship is probably a better buy than any equivalent ship.
|TVT| Tanniym Pyrobyte May 26, 2013 @ 4:45pm 
Originally posted by smelly tank:
It's kind of hard to go really wrong at T5, although my info is out of date.

So if you're talking pay-to-play ships (not the free ships), I'd avoid the Exloration Cruiser Retrofit (the Galaxy class). The Dreadnought is also maybe not worth it, but I'd get that before the Galaxy. The Sovereign Refit looks far better if you want a TNG cruiser.

Back in the day, DPS was king. Basically any Escort or Tactical-biased ship is probably a better buy than any equivalent ship.
ok thank you now i have sort of an idea of what to get
smelly tank May 26, 2013 @ 5:23pm 
Also, if it helps, I bought 2 T5 Federation ships on my account. Both of which I bought while they were on sale.

1) The Tactical Escort Retrofit (Defiant-class with Cloak). Mainly, I got this because I like Deep Space 9. I think it's outshined by many newer Escorts, but it's still a tough little bird that can dish a lot of damage. Certainly, the newer Romulan Warbirds are probably sexier & better. Comparing the Defiant Retrofit to the Mogai-class Warbird Retrofit... 30K hull (Defiant) versus 33K (Mogai), Cloak console versus native Battle Cloak, a Universal BOff slot in the Mogai versus all fixed BOff slots in the Defiant. The Defiant out-turns it, though (turn rate of 17 versus 14 for the Mogai). Same inertia & impulse rating. I know what I'd buy, looking at those. The only thing is that the Mogai isn't a Federation design.

2) The Atrox-class Cat Carrier. It reminded me of Covenant ships in Halo, and it was the first Federation Carrier. IMO, Carriers are their own brand of greatness, and the Cat Carrier is a fine thing. The biggest problem is that it isn't a regular Star Trek design, and it's slow. Of course, it you consider things like the Galaxy-class or the Sovereign-class, then the Atrox is pretty normal in terms of moving around.
Talon May 26, 2013 @ 6:17pm 
If you throw some money at the steam pack, you get a 10 console slot escort at 50.
AbsynthMinded May 27, 2013 @ 7:37am 
Store ships are bought for the consoles. Fleet Ships are superior in design over the T5 Store Ships. Fleet Ships do not come with special consoles but can equip them.

Dollar for Dollar, for all you get, the Steam Pack is a bargain.
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