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Archived Post 01-13-2012 08:57 AM

Request for Cstore ship skins
Would it be possible to allow us to use the skins from the lower tier ships we buy on Cstore to go on higher tier ships? I for example would LOVE to use the X-wing BoP skin on my Hegh'ta. I mean, I payed for it and I'd like to see it go on my ship that I use at LG really. Would be awesome!

Archived Post 01-13-2012 10:16 AM

I've fought for this before: I absolutely love the Nova (and the rhode island too) but I'm afraid to play them other than for fun, because they aren't exactly ideal for STFs and PvP and all that. This would be great.

Archived Post 01-13-2012 12:20 PM

It sounds like you're referring to "models" rather than "skins."

Last I heard any official word, there were no plans to do this. I believe one of the main arguments was that it's nice to be able to tell what level someone is at a glance simply by glancing at the ship they're in.

It also seems silly to have a Miranda go toe to toe with, say, a Sovereign.

I can definitely see the appeal of having T5 versions of all ships, but don't hold your breath.

Archived Post 01-19-2012 02:31 AM

I have been pushing for this since closed beta. Ships that are available to all ingame should be available for free, and any C-Store ships would be unlocked as you buy them. The way I envisioned it, and proposed in the past, is a simple modification to the ship costume customization UI - an addition of a tier selection menu.

For example, when you rank up to Commander and are going from your cruiser to your heavy cruiser you could choose any of the normally available heavy cruiser options, or you could select Tier2 Cruisers in the drop down menu, and the costume pieces for that tier and class ship would be available (mo mixing and matching from different tiers). If you had purchased a C-Store only ship available at that tier, it would also be available. Some ships have stirred up drama so some restrictions may have to be compromised on. No TOS Connie (or any starter ships), or limit their availability to a max of tier 3.

I have long disagreed with the notion that you have to see a specific ship to tell what level it is, especially in regards to PvP, where you see this argument most. PvP is level gated, so if you are a VA and you see a Fed in your PvP instance, he is also a VA or within a few levels of you. It doesn't matter what his ship looks like, it's his level, skills and BO loadout that matter. As a compromise, I also suggested that the default appearance of your ship class be rendered in a PvP instance to appease those against this idea.

Archived Post 01-19-2012 05:57 AM


Originally Posted by Jeff-El
It also seems silly to have a Miranda go toe to toe with, say, a Sovereign.

It's true so maybe instead taking the whole ship, we could just use parts (nacelles, saucer, etc.) without changing main shape of ship at specific tier. For example I would love to see Thunderchild nacelles on my Fleet Escort.

Archived Post 01-19-2012 03:19 PM

What you are describing is like the starship creator from I think ST Legacy. An idea that was poopooed by the devs a long time ago for many technical reasons as well as legal. It's still a great idea.

Archived Post 01-19-2012 04:26 PM

Hmm im dont think its so good to fake your shiplook because IT IS a "Oberth" or a "Miranda" Class Ship. But there is a other way u can see your loved old ships in stfs and pvp.
Im reading somewhere a interview with Stahl .
There was a good idea from the Moderator to pushing the old good ships.
Refitable Ships with Crafting. Sure they will not look exaktly like the old ones , maybe they get some extra details like the excelsior that u see that ship is a refit but its an option to bring tier 1 to tier 5.
I love the idea and hope they make it

Archived Post 01-19-2012 07:13 PM

i think from Tier 3 and up the ships could very well all be getting a Tier 5 version, even if it is only as SKIN option for other existing ships.

for example i wouldn't mind have the Orion T3 + T4 Ships as skin option (purely visual) for the T5 Marauder (which looks worse in all areas)

the Tier 1 + 2 ships i realy do not see them making it to endgame, but yet we have a Tier 5 B'Rel

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