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Archived Post 01-16-2011 03:06 PM

Two new cstore purchase suggestions
 
Refit tier 2&3 escorts. This has been a pretty big topic around the other boards lately, and is currently the most popular topic in the federation escorts subforum. A lot of people really like the look and feel of the t2 escorts (saber/rapier/ushaan) and the t3 heavy escorts (akira/oslo/zephyr). Personally I'm more a fan of the latter, as I think most are, and there is the simple fact that at t5 both cruisers and science ships have more vessel options than escorts do.

So here's the suggestion: put up two new purchases on the c-store, one for the "Escort Refit" and another for the "Heavy Escort Refit". As the models for these ships are already in the game, it should take very, very little effort on behalf of the developers to get t5 variants of these vessels worked out and ready to go. Below are my personal suggestions for the stats and special abilities of each ship - for the most part the escort refits (saber/rapier/ushaan) are meant to be an alternative to the t5 advanced escorts, with extra science bridge officer slots and console slots, while the heavy escort refits (akira/oslo/zephyr) are meant to be an alternative to the t5 fleet escorts, with extra engineer bridge officer slots and console slots.




Escort Refit (Saber/Rapier/Ushaan)

"Several Saber class variants, which saw heavy use in the Dominion War, have been refit with more modern technology to maintain their place on the battlefield. Some of the smallest and fastest ships in starfleet, these Refit Escorts can easily avoid enemy fire."

Crew: 50
Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 Aft
Device Slots: 2
Base Turn Rate: 16 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier: 0.20
Hull Strength: 30,000
+15 Power to Weapons
Evasive*

Bridge Officer Positions:
1 Commander Tactical
1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical
1 Lieutenant Engineering
1 Lieutenant Science
1 Ensign Science

Console Slots:
2 Engineering
3 Science
4 Tactical

*Evasive: +0-10% Defense based on speed
1/4 Impulse: +2.5% Defense
1/2 Impulse: +5.0% Defense
3/4 Impulse: +7.5% Defense
1/1 Impulse: +10% Defense





Heavy Escort Refit (Akira/Oslo/Zephyr)

[i]"Used heavily in the Dominion War, several Akira class variants have been refit for modern service, and include an advanced torpedo delivery system for heavy artillery bombardment of enemy targets."[i]

Crew: 100
Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 Aft
Device Slots: 2
Base Turn Rate: 15 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier: 0.20
Hull Strength: 30,000
+15 Power to Weapons
Rapid Delivery System*

Bridge Officer Positions:
1 Commander Tactical
1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical
1 Lieutenant Engineering
1 Ensign Engineering
1 Lieutenant Science

Console Slots:
3 Engineering
2 Science
4 Tactical

*Rapid Delivery System: Torpedo Launchers no longer share cooldowns
Allows multiple torpedo launchers to be fired simultaneously, or in sequence

Archived Post 01-16-2011 04:22 PM

wow. Great ideas love the special abilities tied to them too. I'd go for these :)

Archived Post 01-16-2011 11:09 PM

You know, if the Akira can't be a carrier like it was originally designed in Star Trek to be, I can really see it with that special ability.

Archived Post 01-17-2011 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by MKitsune (Post 3288171)
You know, if the Akira can't be a carrier like it was originally designed in Star Trek to be, I can really see it with that special ability.

What? I've never once seen mention that the Akira was supposed to be a carrier - it was designed as a medium sized warship with advanced torpedo delivery capability (something like 12 torpedo tubes, with several in the pod on the back).

As much as I would like to see a Federation carrier... I really dont see it being an escort class ship.

Besides, this isnt just the akira we're talking about, it's also the oslo (norway) and zephyr (steamrunner) classes.

Archived Post 01-17-2011 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Telbasta
*Rapid Delivery System: Torpedo Launchers no longer share cooldowns
Allows multiple torpedo launchers to be fired simultaneously, or in sequence

I really like this idea!

Archived Post 01-17-2011 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Telbasta
What? I've never once seen mention that the Akira was supposed to be a carrier - it was designed as a medium sized warship with advanced torpedo delivery capability (something like 12 torpedo tubes, with several in the pod on the back).

As much as I would like to see a Federation carrier... I really dont see it being an escort class ship.

Besides, this isnt just the akira we're talking about, it's also the oslo (norway) and zephyr (steamrunner) classes.

True, but when the ship was originally designed out-of-continuity, it was intended to be a carrier, hence the linked shuttlebays on the front and back of the saucer. As for the other two ships that you can make that type of Escort be in the game... I dunno.

Archived Post 01-18-2011 08:20 PM

I sure would like that Akira refit. (:

Archived Post 01-21-2011 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JCSWW (Post 3292025)
I sure would like that Akira refit. (:

"Heavy Escort Refit" you mean? =P

My ship was a mix of the oslo/zephyr/akira, very unique looking, and I want it back >.<

Archived Post 01-22-2011 08:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Telbasta
"Heavy Escort Refit" you mean? =P

My ship was a mix of the oslo/zephyr/akira, very unique looking, and I want it back >.<

Agreed, my Heavy Escort was one of my favorite ships. I liked flying a combat ship but don't like flying ships that are nothing more then a suped up runabout! I want my Akira/Oslo/Zephyr mix back.


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