||03-22-2010 07:03 AM
Originally Posted by ArievDhien
I said I miss the target sub systems, not I want them for KDF. With science ship, I only mean a science ship in general - with a different focus, probably. I play sci for the sake of roleplay, engineers or tacticals don't fit that. So I just want something useful yet different from Fed to fly.
Feds are not 'better at science' by definition, they just have other priorities. That could reflect on ship types and careers, too. A Fed officer, for example, doesn't really need any other knowledge about cloaking than 'how to disable enemy cloak' and 'how to locate cloaked enemy'; KDF officers need to know how to build, repair and operate cloaking devices.
klingons do have a ship that can serve as a science vessel. it is the BoP. The BoP is a general, multi-role vessel in the klingon empire (hence the universal BOff stations). it litterally does it all. and if u doubt the effectiveness of a sci-Bop build.... try it... try it and be surprised.
As for the OP... i agree with him. too many games try to make everything the same except which side u are on. variety is a key component of Star trek. Are klingons really the same as the federation are as the same as the romulans, or cardassion? some groups work well together others are conquered in. if the 2 main factions are the same, then this game will become a WoW clone - 2 sides, same abils and classes, not much difference in playing either side. then what will happen with a third faction if it is implemented? i would love to see romulans... (lots of possible material there waiting to be forged) make them the same as klingons? god i hope not.
As for the biggest Fed whine i hear (and i play primarily as fed) is "the defiant had a cloak, the galaxy-x refitt of the enterprise had a cloak". to them i say this:
THe original defiant w/cloaking device was destroyed when the breen entered the dominion war. nore more cloaky. further more, the galaxy-x refit of the enterprise-d was in an alternate time line, created in part by none other than 'Q' as a test of humanity's worthiness. That timeline no longer exists (proven by riker's and troi's wedding. in the galaxy-x timeline troi married worf). there is a sci ability (mask energy signature i think) that makes it harder for u to be seen. think of it a silent running. use it if u want cloaks so bad.
-- rant no over