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Archived Post 05-09-2012 01:20 AM

Make the Star Cruiser a Federation Flight-Deck varient
Now that the Federation Faction has a carrier, I would suggest that the Star Cruiser be given semi-carrier status that the Orion cruisers have. I have noticed that under the saucer, there are two obvious doors on the side. This would seem to suggest to me that there are either HUGE cargo bays, or shuttlebay hangars. Anyone else agree with me?

Archived Post 05-09-2012 02:31 AM

You understand they will not make it that and put it back as one of the 'free' ships right? If they make a flight deck cruiser for feds it will go right to the Cstore since anyone with any of the Flight deck cruisers on the KDF had to pay for theirs.

Archived Post 05-09-2012 06:10 AM

Carriers are better because you have 2 flight decks rather than a stepped-down Cruiser with only 2 tac consoles & a single flight deck.

If you really want to do the flight deck cruisers, you could also join the KDF. The Federation IMO should have gotten a flight-deck cruiser, not the full Carrier first... but whatever.

If you want fighters, it's better to run the Carrier. If I had a pile of c-points, I'd get the Atrox long before I got a cruiser with 1 flight deck. It's already a tough beastie, and adding 1 fore & 1 aft weapon slot on the cruiser doesn't make up the loss of a flight deck.

Archived Post 05-10-2012 12:27 AM

I was suggesting that the Star Cruiser could be the middle ground ship between Carriers and Cruisers. I would not be opposed to see this upgrade option as a c-store unlock.

Archived Post 05-10-2012 12:37 AM

I have been using the SC as a 'command battlecruiser' for quite a long time now. A carrier retrofit would make it a bit more useful. As it is I rarely use the starcruiser now as the assault cruiser's extra tactical ensign is necessary for my ESTF tactics.

If you look at the ventral side you'll see some pretty large hangar-like bays too.

Archived Post 05-10-2012 10:40 AM

Oddesy has a massive door on the back of the saucer too.
*dreams of detatching saucer to run as escort carrier*

Fed Side should have three flavors of carriers: 2-hangar true carrier, one hanger cruisers (for so many debateable reasons), and a "photonic figher" carrier (science ship of course).

This would do two things: Make science ships more unique and make carriers for the fed side divergent from KDF side. aka one of the butt hurt reasons why the KDF didn't want Feds to have them.

-Photonic fighters would have drasticly less Hp
-Replentish much faster than regular hangar units
-Not require hanger DoFF's could use Photonic Scientists instead
-Zero loss of life for Fed fighters
-Rather than copying another KDF ship class like "BattleCarrier" create a unique class For Fed
-Gives a ture "Fed built" carrier

Sorry if too OT

Archived Post 05-10-2012 11:13 AM

yeah no, my star cruiser is very happy as a beam boat. The kitty carrier is perfectly fine for any fed who wants a carrier. Leave my star cruiser alone.

Archived Post 05-10-2012 12:23 PM


Originally Posted by yogurt21
yeah no, my star cruiser is very happy as a beam boat. The kitty carrier is perfectly fine for any fed who wants a carrier. Leave my star cruiser alone.

What is your problem? There is nothing wrong given the option to have a star cruiser flight deck version available. I'm glad Cryptic is starting to get a little more flexible. Allow people to create the star fleet vessel they want!
Besides you can still have your non-carrier version star cruiser & let other people have what they want.

Archived Post 05-10-2012 12:40 PM

Meh. I still stand by that Starfleet would be more likely to use unmanned drones and such as 'fighters' then peregines/manned shuttlecraft. Due to the loss of life each and every engagement would have.

Archived Post 05-10-2012 12:40 PM

Well since the Odd has effectively replaced the star cruiser in all respects, I would be glad to have teh star cruiser back in some competitive format as a t5 +1 ship

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