Lootcritter here: Nine new ships this week – NINE. And after a weekend of pure fun, I’ve had a chance to set up all three factions and I can say there’s not a dog in the bunch. Timberwolf’s been salivating for a T6 Odyssey for as long as I’ve known him – so it’s no surprise the following review is a love-affair with this ship. And I’m in complete agreement. This is the first time in the game that all 11 alts are flying versions of their factions flagship – and no two are flying the same build.
It’s a great week for new ships 😉
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T6 Federation Flagships review:
To start off, this review wouldn’t be complete without showing off this video from ZEF Films. It says a lot about these ships:
Now that is taken of, these ships are of course up my alley! Everyone knows about my love of the Odyssey class in Star Trek Online. After all, it is the flagship of the Federation and she is a beautiful ship that matches up properly with the current lineage of powerful yet elegant flagships we are used to from the shows and movies. The moment I saw the T5 Odyssey in game, I made it my goal to obtain one as my own flagship. Once I bought the Tactical Odyssey, i never looked back! I used other ships and collected ships for reviews or builds for friends and even used them in runs, but I always find myself coming back to the Odyssey… So naturally when the blog was released for the T6 flagships, I poured over every bit of data I could and the moment they were on sale, I bought the 3 pack!
Man, I love my Odyssey class all over again! Each type now has its own design flair for its professions basis and each one got its own different BOFF upgrade to better suit its style and really good (not kidding) consoles for the players to use. Granted my final version will be a T6 Tactical Odyssey with a hybrid of parts and new, but all three are worth their weight in zen for those of you who love cruisers.
Below I break down each one with a video and grade scale (Thanks to Lootcritter for the grade scale)
Endeavour (Tactical) Class: 5/5
The T6 Endeavour Tactical Odyssey is a beast! While I’m not the biggest fan of her looks, her upgrades under the hood are what I like the most. With the upgrade of the Lt. Tactical seat to a Lt. Commander Tactical, it gave me the option to have two Lt. Cmdr. Tactical seats, allowing for Fire At Will 3 and Attack Pattern Omega 1 at the same time! Pair this with a new console that gives a small boost to all energy weapons, with a active ability that boosts firing cycle haste, turn rate, and flight speed…and you have a nice combination of abilities for offense! While I may not use the console in my final build, it still is a viable option to use for many players, especially on a budget. She seems to fly a bit faster than her predecessor, but then again it could be simply that she is newer. I also like the ability to use new command abilities in my builds, namely Overwhelm Emitters 1, which is a good shield drain/shield heal. Knowing myself, I will push her to her damage output potential and beyond, but that is for another video on another day. For now I know she is a great addition and a great upgrade to my T5U version.
Sojourner (Engineering) Class: 4.5/5
The T6 Sojourner Operations Odyssey is a surprisingly good ship and better than its T5U version due to the upgrades she received! The upgrade of the Ensign universal seat to a Lieutenant universal really give her more options for damage output and definitely more options for survival, whether used as a science or engineer seat. Given it has the console layout as the T5U version, along with the Quas (another good ship), it does have a decent setup for a myriad of builds, making her a jack of all trades in my book. She can have strong damage output or have a very decent survival rating. Either way, she is a very good cruiser for her money. Her console will give a nice boost to defense and offense on a dime, especially when paired with Go Down Fighting, Aux to SIF, and Attack Pattern Alpha. She may have her limitations on the high end of things, but that doesn’t mean she isnt great for many players out there. For her looks, while I like what they did with her, It is not my favorite skin for the Odyssey.
However, she does bridge the gap between the Galaxy class and the 1701-J and look wise will make someone who wants the cross between the look of a Galaxy/Andromeda and the power for an Odyssey very happy.
Yorktown (Science) Class: 5/5
The T6 Yorktown Science Odyssey is a fantastic ship and a great upgrade to the T5U version! While it may look similar on paper to its predecessor, the upgrade to its BOFF layout and its new console make it that much better. This variant is well known for damage output and for tanking, considering it can equip four threat scaling consoles and its BOFF layout can be configured very well for both. With the upgrade of the Lieutenant Science to a Lieutenant Commander Science, she has more options in the Science department. So you have more powerful shield or hull heals if you feel a bit squishy, you can slot Gravity Well 1 if you want to group up your own targets, or even Feedback Pulse 2 so while you are collecting the threat and taking in damage, you can reflect it back along with your own weapons (works really well with certain starship traits!) Also, she is so gorgeous! I mean, the upgrades in her looks from the standard Odyssey is amazing! Also, forget to mention that the new console that comes with this ship is very decent! Not only will it give a PBAoE radiation DoT to targets within 4km, but also disable all foes affected for 5 seconds and reduce their energy damage output for 15 seconds…which can be very useful in those moments where a brief recharge is needed. All in all, the Science Odyssey was always a good ship and the T6 Yorktown Science Odyssey is an amazing upgrade to an already nice ship!
So you have seen what I can do with my favorite ships and its time I go out with them and blow up the universe! (or maybe just every Borg ship I see). I highly recommend buying this 3 pack and enjoy using the flagship of the Federation in all three of its iterations!
Until next time, Timberwolf is signing off!