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Which T6 ship trait with next Free Token?

So what free T6 ship should folks get with their T6 token if you already have a number of ship packs and all the standalone T6 ships. I picked up the Europa last time, since that was the only standalone T6 ship I did not have.

Problem is that with T6 free tokens... if you buy a ship from a pack... that pack is not discounted if you decide to buy the rest of the ship pack... your paying full price for just 2 ships.

With the new rules in place... I guess I can just buy a Rom ship and have Fed/KDF both use for ship trait.

3 ship Cross Faction bundles I am missing... best ship trait from the following...

Advanced Light Cruiser - Evasion Sepcialist
Allied Escort - Hit and Run
Cruiser - Explosive Polarity Shift
Dreadnought - Subsystem Redundancies
Flight-Deck Assault Cruiser - Majority - Minority
Strike Wing Escort - Coordinated Assault

Thoughts?

Comments

  • seriousdaveseriousdave Member Posts: 2,698 Arc User
    Honestly out of this bunch I'd go with the Flight-Deck Assault Cruiser - Majority - Minority. The trait isn't that great (really neither of those are) but the Silik sure is. 5/3 layout, 3(4-fleet) tac consoles, lt.cmdr tac seat , lt. tac seat , 2 hangars, (romulan)battlecloak. One hell of an underrated ship.
  • warpangelwarpangel Member Posts: 9,217 Arc User
    If I didn't have any non-bundle ships left to buy, I wouldn't spend the coupon at all.
  • coldnapalmcoldnapalm Member Posts: 7,712 Arc User
    If you buying the ship just for the trait...none of them. Wait for something you actually want.
  • tom61stotom61sto Member Posts: 3,003 Arc User
    Cruiser - Explosive Polarity Shift

    I think I only have this one out of your list, and it's pretty useless in my experience and doesn't not hold up at all nowadays. The D'Khellra/T6 D'Deridex that this is from I would only recommend getting if you really want the looks of the TNG Warbird due to it's extremely poor turnrate (to the point it's not exactly snappy, though functional at least, with Competitive Wargames Engines) and the odd BOff layout.

    Flight-deck Carrier ships I have some experience with from buying the Fleet Orion one using the modules from Tier 6 reps, and it's pretty nice like seriousdave said, at least after getting buffed to having dual hangars. The pets have been raved about quite a bit, and seem decent so far even though I only have the lower end EC/included ones (I've not seen parses of them, but usually well-liked ones tend to have solid DPS). About the only thing to note is that the Suliban version looses some hull HP for it's Battle Cloak.

  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 7,435 Arc User
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    If you buying the ship just for the trait...none of them. Wait for something you actually want.

    Yep, "none of the above" if buying just for the trait.
  • tom61stotom61sto Member Posts: 3,003 Arc User
    Given that there's now a second such meta-Event, it seems likely it was successful enough that they'll run it many more times, which is making me consider even breaking Faction 3-packs part of mega-packs for a single trait (Note: Mega 9-packs are now unbreakable, but the 3-packs for a given faction can be). I have all the ships I truly want now, so why not use the token for a Trait I've not yet ponied up for? Escorts aren't my thing, so I'm considering picking up Improved Gravity Well or Promise of Ferocity from a Dewan Pilot Escort.

    About the only thing that might grab my interest down the line is Picard ships, but given that the Buran and Qoj are still in the 'New' tab (excluded from purchase with the last token), they'd probably run another Event before those any of those not-yet-released ships would fall off the list.
  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 10,818 Arc User
    I don't buy ships for traits. I used mine for the Temporal Dread.
  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 10,057 Arc User
    I buy all ships.
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  • foxrockssocksfoxrockssocks Member Posts: 745 Arc User
    If you really only want the trait, I'd say subsystem redundancies has most potential to be broadly useful to you. It works on any ship with beam overload and would be active most of the time if you can use BO on a 15s CD. But, it is a defensive trait you may not need or want.

    Overall I'd echo the idea to just wait. If you don't see a trait you want or imagine using in a build, don't just buy something you don't even know if you'd use.
  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 6,946 Arc User
    Trait wise I'd go for the Sommerville Intel Science, assuming it is available when the new coupon arrives.
    https://sto.gamepedia.com/Somerville_Intel_Science_Vessel

    Last time i went for the Intel Assault Cruiser with Specialist Knowledge
    https://sto.gamepedia.com/Archon_Intel_Assault_Cruiser
    Good trait, but for my play style lousy ship.

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  • wideningxgyrewideningxgyre Member Posts: 579 Arc User
    Now that we're getting a second token, what I'm really hoping is that they figure out how to let us use two tokens to get a three pack bundle.

    I know it probably won't happen, but it would be nice.
  • tigerariestigeraries Member Posts: 3,113 Arc User
    Now that we're getting a second token, what I'm really hoping is that they figure out how to let us use two tokens to get a three pack bundle.

    I know it probably won't happen, but it would be nice.

    wont happen... 3 pack has 3 ships... you would need to use 3 tokens. Just pick up the Rom ship and all factions can fly it to get ship trait.
  • artan42artan42 Member Posts: 10,275 Bug Hunter
    As always, most attractive ships (T6 C-Store only).
    • Sovereign
    • Prometheus
    • Cardenas
    • Akira
    • Shepherd
    • Miranda

    And a sense of regret that the following are either not available in game, as T6s, or in the C-Store:
    • Nova
    • Constitution refit
    • Constellation
    • NX
    • Newton
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    Norway and Yeager dammit... I still want my Typhoon and Jupiter though.
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  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,633 Arc User
    tigeraries wrote: »
    So what free T6 ship should folks get with their T6 token if you already have a number of ship packs and all the standalone T6 ships. I picked up the Europa last time, since that was the only standalone T6 ship I did not have.

    Problem is that with T6 free tokens... if you buy a ship from a pack... that pack is not discounted if you decide to buy the rest of the ship pack... your paying full price for just 2 ships.

    With the new rules in place... I guess I can just buy a Rom ship and have Fed/KDF both use for ship trait.

    3 ship Cross Faction bundles I am missing... best ship trait from the following...

    Advanced Light Cruiser - Evasion Sepcialist
    Allied Escort - Hit and Run
    Cruiser - Explosive Polarity Shift
    Dreadnought - Subsystem Redundancies
    Flight-Deck Assault Cruiser - Majority - Minority
    Strike Wing Escort - Coordinated Assault

    Thoughts?

    None are really great. Coordinated Assault might be interesting if you are going to fly more Carriers in the future. I know some people are still using Reverse Shield Polarity (I never liked it, but that might just be me being irrational), so Explosive Polarity Shift could be neat. Maybe Majority/Minority?

    I think from these, pick the one that you like the looks and play style best. Advanced Light Cruiser or Strike Wring Escort for me then, probably.
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  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 6,946 Arc User
    edited October 16
    tigeraries wrote: »
    So what free T6 ship should folks get with their T6 token if you already have a number of ship packs and all the standalone T6 ships. I picked up the Europa last time, since that was the only standalone T6 ship I did not have.

    Problem is that with T6 free tokens... if you buy a ship from a pack... that pack is not discounted if you decide to buy the rest of the ship pack... your paying full price for just 2 ships.

    With the new rules in place... I guess I can just buy a Rom ship and have Fed/KDF both use for ship trait.

    3 ship Cross Faction bundles I am missing... best ship trait from the following...

    Advanced Light Cruiser - Evasion Sepcialist
    Allied Escort - Hit and Run
    Cruiser - Explosive Polarity Shift
    Dreadnought - Subsystem Redundancies
    Flight-Deck Assault Cruiser - Majority - Minority
    Strike Wing Escort - Coordinated Assault

    Thoughts?

    None are really great. Coordinated Assault might be interesting if you are going to fly more Carriers in the future. I know some people are still using Reverse Shield Polarity (I never liked it, but that might just be me being irrational), so Explosive Polarity Shift could be neat. Maybe Majority/Minority?

    I think from these, pick the one that you like the looks and play style best. Advanced Light Cruiser or Strike Wring Escort for me then, probably.

    I have a build focused on RSP, Explosive polarity shift and such. it's a bit dated, but fun. Based upon this ship https://sto.gamepedia.com/APU_Cruiser

    Since the competitive engines it's all about speed, but at one time it was about finding a spot with enemies and park there to fire/watch stuff explode.
    This program, though reasonably normal at times, seems to have a strong affinity to classes belonging to the Cat 2.0 program. Questerius 2.7 will break down on occasion, resulting in garbage and nonsense messages whenever it occurs. Usually a hard reboot or pulling the plug solves the problem when that happens.
  • ichaerus1ichaerus1 Member Posts: 905 Arc User
    I picked the Hathos with my coupon, because I like how the warbird looks, handles, and I do use Hit and Run with Evasive Maneuvers a lot. For the next one, I might just finish off the last ship I'm missing for the Bortasqu' T6 bundle(the Kahless), the Ketha raptor, the Kara, the Jhu'ael, or I might work towards getting the pilot raptors to make an SR-71 style ship. At this time, nothing else really has me going "WOW! MUST HAVE, MUST GET NAO!"

    I already own the Negh'tev(Explosive Polarity Shift trait battlecruiser), and I fly the ship occasionally.
  • lasoniolasonio Member Posts: 339 Arc User
    lol i have nothing... like literally nothing.... maybe the sommerville maybe? Or the scryer.... i mean i am like scrapping the bottom of the barrel at this point for something...


    i have all most everything else...
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  • tigerariestigeraries Member Posts: 3,113 Arc User
    well for alt accounts who got the $10 groupees donation... maybe get the fed arbiter to match up with the gift kdf battlecruiser. or save and wait for the jhd temporal ship to be available... 50% off a T6 single ship is not worth it since it breaks ship bundles/or has no bundle discount if you own a ship from a bundle.
  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 8,228 Arc User
    lasonio wrote: »
    lol i have nothing... like literally nothing.... maybe the sommerville maybe? Or the scryer.... i mean i am like scrapping the bottom of the barrel at this point for something...


    i have all most everything else...

    When I get to that point, I look for a ship that unlocks cosmetics for something I already have.
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  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 6,946 Arc User
    The thing is i don't really fancy the TOS, Disco or JH designs.
    Last time i considered the Negh'Tev (sp?) just to fill out my kdf ranks, but i went with the Intel assault instead.
    The disco raiders and Europa i got from the $10 pink charity event so those are off the table.

    I'll look at the TOS and JH designs if there are any traits/consoles i might use. Otherwise it'll be the Sommerville if it is available when the 3rd event finishes. Unless off course a Tier 6 Nova comes along.

    This program, though reasonably normal at times, seems to have a strong affinity to classes belonging to the Cat 2.0 program. Questerius 2.7 will break down on occasion, resulting in garbage and nonsense messages whenever it occurs. Usually a hard reboot or pulling the plug solves the problem when that happens.
  • lasoniolasonio Member Posts: 339 Arc User
    When I get to that point, I look for a ship that unlocks cosmetics for something I already have.

    Maybe, though i tend to leave space barbie for ships alone, since i don't really have an eye or taste for ship kit bashing, in fact i find most ships to be ugly or bulbous and tend to like more angles and lines then circles and orbs.

    But yeah i guess you're right I should probably go for fashion or wait till they release a new zen ship.
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  • steaensteaen Member Posts: 554 Arc User
    I got the Eclipse with my last token, and she is a solid, perfectly serviceable ship.

    That said, had the option for Fed captains to use Rommie ships been around when I got my token, I may well have made a different choice. I've since bought the Faeht, which I absolutely love, and I'm currently thinking that this token will be used on the Morrigu when I earn it.
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