Ambassador Class Thoughts
Let me just say that at first I had absolute zero interest in seeing the Ambassador class in the game. From what I saw of it in Yesterdays Enterprise it didn't really look asthetically pleasing.
However my opinion on this changed a few days ago once I saw the USS Zhukov model, which looked pretty damn lovely.
I certainly prefer it to the Galaxy class.
While this ship is classed as a cruiser (like the Akira and Intrepid are in the show), I think it'd be good as another entry in the destroyer class. It's size and rather stocky build seems fitting for it.
Here's what I'd like it to be...
Fore weapons: 4 (Can equip dual/dual-heavy cannons)
Aft Weapons: 3
3 Engineering console slots
3 Science console slots
3 Tactical console slots
Impulse modifier: 0.2
Shield modifier: 1
Base turnrate: 14
Device slots: 3
Power bonus: +10 Weapons
1 Cmdr Tactical
1 Lt Tactical
1 Lt Cmdr Engineering
1 Ensign Universal
1 Lt Universal
+1 Tactical console
+5 weapon power
+5 shield power
+1 Science console
+10 Aux power
NO sensor analysis
+1 Engineering console
+10 Engine power
Anyone got their own thoughts on it?
When Cryptic and CBS held the "Design the next Enterprise" contest CBS made it clear that as a ship that held the name U.S.S. Enterprise, it must be a cruiser.
This would also apply to the Ambassador class so she can't be a destroyer.
>14 turn rate
Ha ha... ha.
Expect a generic cruiser, probably a bit more manuverable than the Galaxy, but with less HP. I wouldn't be surprised if they'd give it lt.cmdr. universal boff station.
Just wait till the STO 3rd anniversary. It's pressumably going to be featured in some special event mission then.
To be honest I want it in game as realistically its the only big time TNG/DS9 ship we have left to see in game (and by big time I mean a ship that was featured in more than one episode) as we have had the miranda, obeth and Nebula.
Really there is just too much history not to see it in game, it was an enterprise and this class of ship is the one that Sela (whatever Iconians have done with her) mother served upon before she was taken to Romulas.
However for me I want it to be an uber rare reward, a ship which you get in a lottery.
I want there to be an event where star fleet says due to the further stretching of Starfleet due to the new Breen and Tholian incursions they are looking to bring back and rekit older ships from mothballs and there is a limited number of Ambasador class ships they are doing it with, litrally in the tens, you then have to do an event which gets you placed in the lottery for an ambasador ship and its drawn fropm that.
And then thats it, later on you starfleet might release a new class of ship which is based on the ambasador class (much the same way the stargazer is the update of constelation class) however there would only ever be a very, very limited number of Ambasador class ships in game and getting one would be seen as special
Even the lockbox ships aren't that rare. Anyone who wants one can get their hands on one, quite frankly.
And I can understand the desire to at least put a limit on the influx of some ships. CBS seems to have issues and the use of some kind of pseudo-gambling device is probably the best way to distribute them.
That said, I don't imagine it's hugely likely for the Ambassador. Especially if they don't release it as a T5+ ship. They could release it as a T3-T4 (or even basic T5 ship) and then release a Fleet version.
I'd bet on it being a fleet ship that is effectivlly a fleet regent.
i.e. completly unintresting.
Tbh I don't understand the obsession with an antiquated and quite honestly an ugly ship-class that only appeared in 2 episodes, both of which it was destroyed in (or in the case of the alternate reality, it was implied that it was destroyed).
Of course I am also not a fan of the Excelsior, but since that one has made an appearance, I suppose this one could be brought in. But I don't see why it would.
Actually i'm pretty sure there where a fair few in the background of a number of DS9 big battle episodes. It just never got an episode focused on one in DS9.
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