One of the things that bothered me when I first joined Star Trek Online was how unfun the Galaxy Class – and to a greater extent the Galaxy Dreadnaught – was to play with. Outclassed by just about everything and anything in it’s tier (or at least due to my poor piloting skills), the Galaxy was a non-starter. It fizzled. I wasn’t the only one who felt that way.
Let’s be honest – how many Galaxy Class Starships did you see in STF’s? RyanSTO’s videos don’t count.
When the Galaxy-X got an update about 9(?) months ago, I was among the infuriated.who really wanted to play with the ship we imagined would be an ass-kicker. I didn’t want the dreadnaught skin. I didn’t want the various Cryptic modernizations. I wanted my Enterprise.
For the most part, I got her today despite effectively paying for her a third time.
Is she worth it? Hell Yeah, but only if you’re a fan.
How does maintaining 130 in weapons power, and over 100 in everything else sound to you? It took a few runs to work the bugs out. The console set seems to be a waste of space, but once I got my power settings down, she turned out to be a very nimble cruiser.
She is the Enterprise-D of my fanboy dreams – so far. There’s a fleet version waiting for me once I finish the Ship Mastery trait. A fool and his money is… well, you get the idea.
This weekend I’ll be setting up three Delta Recruit alts, trying out the new KDF ship and setting up my other (perhaps all-time) favorite a- D’Khellra Warbird Battlecruiser [T6] pretending to be a classic D’Deridex.
I’ll post a longer revue later this weekend. So much to do. So much to try.
One point of note: No piloting specialization seating. Was it not planned for these ships? Or has Cryptic smartened up?