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Archived Post 02-25-2011 07:55 PM

Cryptic, put two more FREE ships in Tier 1.
 
You guys are always talking about making the game better for n00bs. I think one nice way of doing this a bit would be...

1) When you get to the part where you first see your ship go to a ship customization screen first.

2) Make two more FREE ships and give players a choice. I think the Oberth should be free (maybe give a c-store alternative with an ability) and then an escort (perhaps a Maquis style raider, or anything).


Really, one ship being at tier 1 (or 0 to the devs) gets really boring. I've made a ton of characters. Each time it's that boring Miranda.

Archived Post 02-25-2011 08:00 PM

I kind of agree with this. There are other starter ships, the Constitution and the NX-01, but you have to buy them from the c-store. It would be nice for noobs to get more of a choice. And I'd love to have the Ju'day Class.

You have my full support.

Archived Post 02-25-2011 08:01 PM

I support this, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.

Archived Post 02-25-2011 08:10 PM

It wouldn't be an issue if the starting rank wasn't interminably long.

Archived Post 02-25-2011 08:19 PM

The Connie and NX are kind of out of this time and odd. Obvious C-Store choice. I would love to have a light science and light escort ship that are more modern, at least to the connie refit like the Oberth is (and the Oberth was still in wide use by DS9 and VOY).

Archived Post 02-25-2011 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USS Parallax
You guys are always talking about making the game better for n00bs. I think one nice way of doing this a bit would be...

1) When you get to the part where you first see your ship go to a ship customization screen first.

2) Make two more FREE ships and give players a choice. I think the Oberth should be free (maybe give a c-store alternative with an ability) and then an escort (perhaps a Maquis style raider, or anything).


Really, one ship being at tier 1 (or 0 to the devs) gets really boring. I've made a ton of characters. Each time it's that boring Miranda.

I have to agree with this. It seems like a bad idea to have people buy something right from the onset. It sets a bad tone for what their game play might be like.

Archived Post 02-25-2011 10:08 PM

agreed with this. if anything, that early grind would be made more entertaining by having a decent selection to choose from.

Archived Post 02-25-2011 11:11 PM

Its the perfect Canon Starter Vessel.

http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Freedom_class

Archived Post 02-25-2011 11:13 PM

Pft I want a Kelvin-class as the Escort.

Archived Post 02-25-2011 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USS Parallax
Pft I want a Kelvin-class as the Escort.

I agree, it would be great to have the Kelvin, but apparently they are having licensing issues with things from the new movie. I still think the Ju'day class would be awesome as a tactical starter.


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