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nyarlathotep75 11-17-2012 01:42 PM

Want more Klingon Ships? Which ones?
 
I got to thinking about this...

I keep reading all the complaints that, when it comes to ships available in the game, Klingons are lagging far behind the Feds. The latest complaint I've read being related to the new Steam Starter Pack that included the special Steamrunner Blockade Runner ship; and yet the Klingons got what?

So.

With all that in mind, I got to wondering...

Most of the ships in the game are related to, or based on, some other Ship that has either appeared in an Official Star Trek TV Series, Movie... or Book (Vesta)... With these, there have been countless variations on the Federation Ship portrayed. Some of them are new ship designs that are based on some other ship that was made famous during one particular scene... The Thunderchild Class for the Feds being an example here.

The Thunderchild Heavy Escort Refit in the Game, is a design named after a famous Akira Class ship, the USS Thunderchild, that was portrayed in Star Trek First Contact, featured during the battle sequence at the beginning of the movie when Star Fleet was battling the Borg Cube, before the Enterprise charged into the fray...

On the Klingon side we have the Somraw Class Raptor. An entire class of Klingon Raptor that is based on an actual ship, the IKS Somraw, that appeared in a Enterprise episode.

So with this in mind...

I got to wondering what OTHER ships are there out there, actual Klingon Ships that have been portrayed in Film, TV Series, or major book series... that are NOT currently in the Game; or are there any other "famous" Klingon ships portrayed in either that an entire new Class of ships cvould be named after?

Here's a few I thought of...

IKS T'Ong - Featured in the TNG episode that introduced Worf's mate, his son's mother; K'Ehleyr. How about a T'Ong Class of Ships in the Game? What could it be?

IKS Pagh - Featured in a TNG Episode, a Bird of Prey which Riker was transferred to as the first Star Fleet Officer to serve aboard a Klingon Ship! This ship was also famous for being the very first Bird of Prey to be featured on a TNG Episode. It was larger then the standard B'Rel class too... more along the lines of the K'Vort Class! How about a Pagh Class added to the Game?

IKS Koraga - Featured in DS9 Series, another K'Vort Class Bird of Prey! Perhaps a Koraga Class of ships can be added to the Game?

The K'Vort Class! Featured in the TNG and DS9 Series', an enlarged version of the B'Rel Bird of Prey, classified more as a Battle Cruiser! Heavy hitter, but less agile and slower then a Fed Galaxy Class.

nyarlathotep75 11-17-2012 02:21 PM

Bear in mind guys... I don't want us posting ideas here about kind kinds of ships YOU want.

"I want this for TAC Carrier with this many consoles, equips these guns, has this HP ans shield spec oh and I want it to have 4 hanger bays oh and a super turn rate, etc etc etc!"

PWE doesn't need us to tell them how to design a ship.

They just need us to point them in the direction of any actual Klingon Ship Classes that actually exist, that they perhaps have not added to the Game.... or perhaps some famous Klingon Ships of the past, that could have an entire new Class named after them and with that in mind, why should that particular ship have an entire class named after it? What was special about it? Did it accomplish some great engineering feat? So could it be a new Engineering Class ship for the Klingons? What was the name of the Bird that the Duras Sisters used to destroy the Enterprise D and could that be a good name for a new TAC Class?

Let's give PWE some ideas here and point them in the right direction!

psycoticvulcan 11-17-2012 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by nyarlathotep75 (Post 6653301)
IKS Pagh - Featured in a TNG Episode, a Bird of Prey which Riker was transferred to as the first Star Fleet Officer to serve aboard a Klingon Ship! This ship was also famous for being the very first Bird of Prey to be featured on a TNG Episode. It was larger then the standard B'Rel class too... more along the lines of the K'Vort Class! How about a Pagh Class added to the Game?

There's already a Pach Raptor; that could get confusing.


I'd like to see a D5 class, or some refit of it. A K'toch scoutship would be cool too, even though we could barely see it in the episode. And a 22nd century BoP would be fun.

gypsyblade 11-17-2012 06:28 PM

I'd like a Fleet Kar'fi and Fleet Varanus added to the game

jellico1 11-17-2012 06:56 PM

From the Fasa klingon starship recognition manual
These hard canon ships cryptic could use as concept
For updated sexy Klingon warships

L-6 Defendor

L-9 Sabor

D-10

They could use the general look and make them
Even better

khanreborn 11-17-2012 07:26 PM

I have heard that klingons don't change their ship designs very often; maybe that could be

reflected in game by having more retrofits.

purvee1 11-17-2012 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by psycoticvulcan (Post 6653961)
A K'toch scoutship would be cool too, even though we could barely see it in the episode.

Wasn't there a scout ship or science ship being sucked into a gas giant in an Enterprise episode?

misterde3 11-18-2012 01:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyarlathotep75 (Post 6653301)

The K'Vort Class! Featured in the TNG and DS9 Series', an enlarged version of the B'Rel Bird of Prey, classified more as a Battle Cruiser! Heavy hitter, but less agile and slower then a Fed Galaxy Class.

While I agree that we need the K'vort, I have to wonder...why should it be less agile than the Galaxy?
I mean no matter which episode, the ship was never longer than 350 meters, meaning it was smaller than the Vor'cha.
Why would the Klingons build a ship so comparatively short and then give it the gaility of a ship that's roughtly 3-4 times its mass?:confused:

misterde3 11-18-2012 02:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by psycoticvulcan (Post 6653961)
A K'toch scoutship would be cool too, even though we could barely see it in the episode.

Believe it or not, we already have this ship.:)
When you read John Eaves' blog on the ship they used in that episode for Klang's scout, you'll find this:

http://johneaves.wordpress.com/2009/...tles-volume-2/

it's the "General's Chariot".

misterde3 11-18-2012 02:03 AM

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Originally Posted by purvee1 (Post 6659341)
Wasn't there a scout ship or science ship being sucked into a gas giant in an Enterprise episode?

Yup, that was the Raptor in the Enterprise episode "Sleeping Dogs".:)


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