Which Ship did you X-upgrade?

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  • robynkate
    robynkate Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    questerius wrote: »
    Personally i have not yet used my X upgrade yet since i cannot make up my mind which ship benefits the most for my play style.
    That being said, which ship did you folks X upgrade?

    I sadly upgrade all the legendaries I had from the bundle. I say sadly as I feel I wasted a lot of Ultra Phoenix Prize Tokens doing it. If I had to do it over again, I'd only upgrade my Legendary Discovery Flight Deck Carrier, the Legendary Sovereign and my Romulan Vastam and Khopesh warbirds. And before you ask, upon hearing about the prize tokens, I tried my best to get as many of them as possible to T6-X my ships.
  • peterconnorfirst
    peterconnorfirst Member Posts: 6,223 Arc User
    edited October 2020
    Cryptic really got me here. 😒

    I started with the free one on the jugger, then I upgraded my other miracle worker ships (Tzenkethi dread, discoprise, Gagarin & t6 recluse). Turns out I could not stop there and did the rest of my active ships amongst my toons as well.

    12 in sum so not cheap. But with sale and the fact that I don’t often change ships (every 2 years or so) it is something I could afford.

    The performance increase is just too hard to ignore here.
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  • theantisaint
    theantisaint Member Posts: 170 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    My Rhode Island (Nova class).

    At least you can give the little ship some love now...in a roundabout way. I'd still like to see that little ship get T6 treatment...maybe a 3 pack with a tac(defiant pathfinder), eng, and sci version. Maybe that would make it worth their $while$ to work it into the game.
  • szerontzur
    szerontzur Member Posts: 2,614 Arc User
    So far, only my Durgath.. because I love it.. and it's a very flawed ship.

    I've got several more tokens in reserve, but I haven't decided to spend them on my other ships yet. Leaning towards my Bastion, JHVC, and maybe Acheros. Still haven't gotten around to building my Tzen-Tarr yet, but I'll probably throw one on that for 7 tac console giggles as well.
  • khazlol
    khazlol Member Posts: 147 Arc User
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  • lordmerc22
    lordmerc22 Member Posts: 776 Arc User
    szerontzur wrote: »
    So far, only my Durgath.. because I love it.. and it's a very flawed ship.

    I've got several more tokens in reserve, but I haven't decided to spend them on my other ships yet. Leaning towards my Bastion, JHVC, and maybe Acheros. Still haven't gotten around to building my Tzen-Tarr yet, but I'll probably throw one on that for 7 tac console giggles as well.

    A guildmate who had the Durgath used to complain on its default hangar pets as they were doing less dps even than my advanced obelisk swarmers, when he parsed. Its been a long time though, and its possible that was fixed but he was seriously annoyed after he paid 1b back then
  • szerontzur
    szerontzur Member Posts: 2,614 Arc User
    lordmerc22 wrote: »
    szerontzur wrote: »
    So far, only my Durgath.. because I love it.. and it's a very flawed ship.

    I've got several more tokens in reserve, but I haven't decided to spend them on my other ships yet. Leaning towards my Bastion, JHVC, and maybe Acheros. Still haven't gotten around to building my Tzen-Tarr yet, but I'll probably throw one on that for 7 tac console giggles as well.

    A guildmate who had the Durgath used to complain on its default hangar pets as they were doing less dps even than my advanced obelisk swarmers, when he parsed. Its been a long time though, and its possible that was fixed but he was seriously annoyed after he paid 1b back then

    My main bugbear about the ship is the bridge seating; you can't really run photonic officer(which I generally prefer over A2B) on it without giving up tactical for the uni seat(APO is a godsend for a ship with that much inertia). The upgrade does let you run a 5th tac console on it, making it a proper successor to a tac bortasqu/martok.

    As for the frigates.. they're.. okay; they get channeled deconstruction and don't instantly pop the moment something sneezes on them. I still run a bay of Orion Interceptors on it like every other KDF ship I own though.
  • reyan01
    reyan01 Member Posts: 15,511 Arc User
    Well, as said - started with my oldest ship, the T5U Rhode Island (Nova class) - there was never any danger of anything else getting the first X-Upgrade. If I'm going to be one of the few players left in the game who still uses a Nova class I may as well may it perform as well as I am able.

    Then purchased two packs of three X-upgrades:

    My Miracle Worker Flight Deck Cruiser (DSC Constitution) received the first 'purchased' upgrade I used. My best performing ship prior to the upgrade, therefore seemed like the natural choice to receive an upgrade.

    Used the next one on my Legendary Intrepid - couldn't ignore being able to slot seven EPG/CTRL boosting science consoles!

    Another on my Verity Legendary Command Dreadnought Crusier. Just because I love the kitbash mine has and its performance impressed me pre-upgrade. Did an ISA run with some friends who wanted to test their ships - whilst I really don't like ISA I did nonetheless agree. One of the friends in question parsed the run and I managed 72k, which isn't a bad personal 'score' for me since my overall highest DPS number ever was 86k (in my DSC Constitution).

    Next one went to my Inquiry class - a ship I really enjoy. No idea what DPS I do in this ship and don't care; it melts enemy targets efficently and thats enough for me.

    Legendary T'Liss - another of my better performing ships that I really enjoy

    And finally my Miracle Worker D7, for the same reason as the T'Liss.

    And have one left obtained via Ultra Rare Phoenix token, but haven't decided what ship to use it on - Tholian Iktomi is the most likely candidate as the extra console and trait slot could improve the already stupidly-fun Web and Web Cannon combo.






  • saipan2
    saipan2 Member Posts: 49 Arc User
    cardassian intel sci....added another 10% exotic damage console. comes out to a nice 100% bonus all together
  • alpharaider47#7707
    alpharaider47#7707 Member Posts: 171 Arc User
    I used my freebie to upgrade my Legendary Kelvin Connie and purchased the 3 pack to upgrade my miracle worker Disco Connie. I'm really happy with both, I'm getting a bit more oomf out of my phasers. Both are my favorite ships, though I think I will spend one of my remaining tokens to upgrade my TOS connie as well, can't leave behind such a classic!
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  • planerunner#8846
    planerunner#8846 Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    Used the free upograde on my T'laru carrier, which I recently purchased. Hands down my favorite carrier, couldn't resist it.
  • lordmerc22
    lordmerc22 Member Posts: 776 Arc User
    You do all realise that if they had released the change(same changes) named as T7 class of ships, they wouldnt be able to monetize it like they did now. That is because, unlike the change from T5 to T6, now we got scalling ships so what would happen would be the current T6 ships would just scale up to T7. Back when it was T6 they had to remake most T5s to T6s with a new skin and a trait added - now with scalling, if T7 officially ever comes, its less work for them, but harder to monetize
  • trillbuffet
    trillbuffet Member Posts: 861 Arc User
    I have a lot of alts but just starting off on a few characters I did 25+ some ships which due to that limited time thing with ultra rare tokens was pretty quick and easy to get all the ones I wanted upgraded. Plus ended up with some upgrades left over which I didn't touch any of the epic ones because they may do this for other things too so didn't want to waste epic ones on this.
  • megamarv#9506
    megamarv#9506 Member Posts: 25 Arc User
    Upgraded Cardassian Intel Science Dreadnaught. Easy choice, only other T6 I have is Risian Weather Control Vessel. I like both ships, I use a lot of exotic damage, but the dreadnaught is better with more hull, hanger frigates & an extra weapon.
  • cylon74656
    cylon74656 Member Posts: 28 Arc User
    Upgraded my Inquiry class. Wasn’t sure at first, but gotta admit The ship is growing on me, so chose that one for the free T6-X. Gotta keep my headcanon up! 🤣
  • peterconnorfirst
    peterconnorfirst Member Posts: 6,223 Arc User
    > @cylon74656 said:
    > Upgraded my Inquiry class. Wasn’t sure at first, but gotta admit The ship is growing on me, so chose that one for the free T6-X. Gotta keep my headcanon up! 🤣

    Good call. The ship is surely great. 😏
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  • eladonwarps#6040
    eladonwarps#6040 Member Posts: 231 Arc User
    I've always had a priority of upgrades, so my main's Eternal-class went first. Then I bought a few Z-Store 3-packs. So far, it's been Baratam Warbird and Fleet Leosa Warbird. Then I had to think about what I really wanted to fly for the rest.

    I decided I have two Klingons (one Fed) each running their own style of Khitomer Battlecruiser, so I gave it to that ship (one of my favorite event ships for sure.) No regrets at all. Next I've used on Legendary Ody Dread and MW Intrepid. Last will probably go to Legendary MW Light Cruiser, because TOS and it's one of my next most used Legendary ships. Looking at it written out I see I didn't really show any of my Escorts some love, but I've just really grown to hate flying them, so I guess that's that.

    Once applied, each ship used different choices for consoles and traits. Some ships got more DPS punch, others more survivability. Generally enjoyed trying some different combinations already. I've got a lot more tweaking to do, but it's been nice playing around with the different combos.
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  • section31agent#8506
    section31agent#8506 Member Posts: 664 Arc User
    I upgraded the Verne. It pushed my stats to 639 EPG and 425 CtrlX. I was able to add "Invincible" as my starship trait. Now I'm waiting for the Delta Reputation to return next April so I can get the Temporal Negotiator device to fill the new device slot.
  • hanover2
    hanover2 Member Posts: 1,053 Arc User
    Used the freebie and purchased one 3-pack with a stipend backlog. Upgraded:

    Fleet T6 Defiant
    T5U Nova
    Vengeance
    Fleet T6 Romulan Dinaes Destroyer
  • meimeitoo
    meimeitoo Member Posts: 12,395 Arc User
    I upgraded a grand total of 49 ships (not counting several freebie doubles on my alt), including my very cute T5-U mesh weaver (now with 11 consoles doing remarkably well), and my T5-U Dyson destroyer (LOL @ the latter).
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  • burstorion
    burstorion Member Posts: 1,750 Arc User
    I decided to upgrade my fleet kor scibop...I can now pack an extra heal device, the uni console means I can upgrade my torpedo firepower and science and six starship traits is crazy as I can add even more bonus effects to my grav wells/anomalies..or the trait that makes fire jet out my bops rear (yeah its not greay, but it feels awesome)

    I then upgraded the fleet t6 vo'quv to increase its heavy turrets firepower (I went with the galactica tactic of loading up on nothing but heavy turrets then wading into the fray guns blazing)

    As to the other upgrades... I have yet to decide as I have a tendancy to move ships so I only want to invest in ships that I tend to use although the dranuur boomerang is a candidate just to increase its ability to survive
  • obiwonko1
    obiwonko1 Member Posts: 28 Arc User
    edited October 2020
    I decided to upgrade my mirror engle strike. "Sorry the ship you are trying upgrade has a "known issue" this is a recording".
  • peterconnorfirst
    peterconnorfirst Member Posts: 6,223 Arc User
    > @meimeitoo said:
    > I upgraded a grand total of 49 ships

    Wow, you don’t do things by halves do you? B)
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  • echatty
    echatty Member Posts: 5,719 Arc User
    My main upgraded his Wells and my alt-acct upgraded her T5-U Intrepid class. Both freebie upgrades, of course. Been without inet since Friday, so haven't had a chance to try to buy some more.

    I'm debating whether or not to do that.
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  • peterconnorfirst
    peterconnorfirst Member Posts: 6,223 Arc User
    edited October 2020
    > @echatty said:
    > I'm debating whether or not to do that.

    Sadly you were not around for the sale. We got 3 upgrader for 1600 zen.

    Not that bad of a deal considering they spared us T7 or any ridiculous unlocks via a new fleet holding.

    Good part is I think we can count on that sale to return regularly.

    In the meantime it’s up to you. I’d go with favorite ships and/or those you are unlikely to give up.

    In any case the upgrades have a noticeable impact. Not quite T7 as we don’t have another boff power slot but with another console and trait slot it almost feels like it. 😏
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  • lordmerc22
    lordmerc22 Member Posts: 776 Arc User
    > @echatty said:
    > I'm debating whether or not to do that.

    Sadly you were not around for the sale. We got 3 upgrader for 1600 zen.

    Not that bad of a deal considering they spared us T7 or any ridiculous unlocks via a new fleet holding.

    Good part is I think we can count on that sale to return regularly.

    In the meantime it’s up to you. I’d go with favorite ships and/or those you are unlikely to give up.

    In any case the upgrades have a noticeable impact. Not quite T7 as we don’t have another boff power slot but with another console and trait slot it almost feels like it. 😏

    This IS T7 with another name so it can be monetized through upgrade items. IF a T7 ever comes our T6 ships will just be able to scale to that so its hard to monetize, for Cryptic. Scalling was good for us mainly
  • joshmaul
    joshmaul Member Posts: 517 Arc User
    T6 Klingon Bird-of-Prey got the free one. I think I bought a three-pack later during the discount - think I only used two, on the legendary Connie and legendary Crossfield...
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  • seaofsorrows
    seaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,893 Arc User
    lordmerc22 wrote: »
    This IS T7 with another name so it can be monetized through upgrade items. IF a T7 ever comes our T6 ships will just be able to scale to that so its hard to monetize, for Cryptic. Scalling was good for us mainly

    In some ways, yes.. it's similar to T7, but it's obviously not the same and this method is far superior. It's how T6 should have been handled initially, but that means that Cryptic actually learned something from last time.

    Going from T5 to T6 we got an additional console slot, the introduction of Star Ship Traits as well as the introduction of Specialist Seating. T6 Ships also have 1 additional Bridge Officer slot then T5 ships. T6 ships brought in several new game play mechanics.. but they also came with the huge downside that all T5 ships became obsolete overnight.

    Some people hate the power creep and I get that, but the REAL problem with the T6 ship issue was purchased ships becoming obsolete. Yes, they still worked, yes they could still do content and yes there was T5U but obviously that didn't pacify people that had paid for the strongest 'end game level' content only to feel like the rug was yanked out from under them.

    This system fixes the biggest problem with the Tier system. Your ship is not invalidated, the ship you know and love can be upgraded and the cost is far less then having to buy new ships. I personally don't believe that 'Tier 7' will ever actually exist.. I think Cryptic learned from the past. I think you're far more likely to see mechanics like this in place where small parts of the existing ships can be augmented in this way to make them more powerful without invalidating old purchases.

    Some people don't like this system.. I think it's great. This is how they should have handled ship upgrades from Delta Rising in my opinion. I have upgraded several ships and will probably do a couple more. I think the cost is very fair for what you get but at the same time, I don't feel that I need to do it to any ship. It actually feels purely optional and I like that. T6X is a far better path then T7 could ever be.
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