About that Molecular Reconstruction…

The Molecular Reconstruction Mechanic orignially debuted with the AOY Temporal ships, but has since found its way to other temporally-displaced ships such as the Temporal Dreadnaughts, the TOS ships and Sphere Builder vessels. Most recently the T6 versions of the Ambassador and Vor’cha both received this as well. Not exactly sure why in the last two cases, but I’m not complaining!

This Mechanic is of particular interest to my main toon Heidy, which I’ll explain later in the post. So let’s get right to it.

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The Tarantula Web-Cannon Strategy

I wrote about one of my main STO toons some time ago, the Gorn Engineer General Gortusk. I mentioned that he flies a Tarantula Dreadnought, the I.K.S. Worldbreaker, in no small part due to the fact that I was always putting him in the biggest ship I could afford…. and the Tarantula is definitely a BIG ‘UN. I’ve tried to build it as effectively as I can, but frankly, it’s not an easy thing to do. Not that it’s difficult to achieve: it’s just that it requires a pretty specialized build that isn’t effective for any other ship.

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T6 Ambassador and T6 Vor’cha

A couple of canon Trek ships that had been requested for AGES are finally getting their T6 versions: The Ambassador-class (best known as the class the Enterprise-C belongs to), and the Klingon mainstay during the TNG era, the Vorcha. Announcement is here, though I find the format a bit curious, since it doesn’t specifically say this is an incoming T6 bundle.

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Recon Destroyers

Cryptic announced a new upcoming ship bundle, called “Recon Destroyers”. For the first time, this is a two-ship bundle sans a warbird version; we all kinda saw that coming when Cryptic allowed Romulans to fly their allied Fed or KDF ships, but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel a bit of disappointment with it.

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The Jem’Hadar Ships

Whew! That was a lot of Ship Mastery grinding over the weekend!

See, Cryptic decided to nerf the amount of Ship Mastery XP awarded in Red Alerts, so there is a lot more grinding needed to get Ship Traits. On top of that, the new Jemmie Vanguard ships come with a new feature, namely a level VI Mastery that allows that Ship Trait to become Account-Wide. This is not a bad feature, except the part about level VI requiring roughly the same amount of XP from level I to level V! Which means the amount of grinding just DOUBLED.

So, yeah. After a weekend of grinding, I still only got 3 of the 4 Jemmie Vanguard ships done. But after flown all four ships for a bit, I want to write a quick impression on those ships.

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