||06-29-2010 11:24 AM
Originally Posted by Kilawpilath
Welll, after being critted by the wall of text, and sucked in to the gravity well.. and noticing that this seems to be about how carriers don't have cloak...
I laugh at that.. Carriers don't need cloak. Giving them cloak would actually make them too powerful imo. And I fly a carrier regularly on my science officer. They are support ships. Their hull and innate science abilities make them used for mostly harrassment in the battle field, same with their ships. Their slow turn speed also makes them interesting combatants.
If you want cloak, go into a Battlecruiser, Raptor, or Bird of Prey. And lol once again at you thinking a carrier isn't fun. It can be very fun if you know how to play it. Next time try to avoid such a big glob of text.. Break it apart.. might make less people's eyes glaze over while trying to read it and may get your point across abit clearer.
I'd much rather my carrier match the description in the Qo'Nos database in the shipyard. I don't need a cloak, but I really want my carrier to be more of a... carrier, and less of a sci-battlewagon.
I mean, don't you get the impression that the devs had this type of discussion when it came time to lay out ideas for the Klingon ships:
- "Hmmm, we've got them all fleshed out... wait, Klingons don't have a Science-based ship!"
- "I know, we'll make the carrier a Sci vessel!"
Seriously, a carrier? Why on earth would the Klingons build a carrier for scientific purposes? The Nova, Olympic, Intrepid... these as Sci vessels make sense.
But a carrier is not for research, it's for projecting power to different areas of a map, sending strike teams of interceptors to snag someone out of full impulse, and bombers to crack it's hull, with fighters along to protect the bombers. Can't see that far away? Then we should have the equivalent of the E3 Hawkeye, to send back a radar picture of a given area. And the feds could find it, and kill it, or try to jam it's signal... and if they get in close, the carrier is lightly armed, but has a CAP flight of fighters for close support, augmented with a pinpoint area movable shield and an ADF battery to target incoming torpedoes.