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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 13
10-08-2010, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack_Armstrong View Post
Not to mention that there could be compatibility issues. Some hulls just aren't made to accept 25th-century technology. This would be especially true for the NX-class, who only started using the phaser technology (and true shields, too, I believe) towards the end of the series. It had phase cannons and polarized hull plating that served as its main defenses for most of its life. I seriously doubt that a 250-year old (or so) design can handle the stress of what we are using now. Even a Constitution-class would probably be pushing the boundaries of believability based on what was used then and what it being used now. At least we know that the Excelsior-class can equip this technology with relative ease (as shown in TNG and DS9).

Again, I also point to the fact that the Constitution and NX classes are both retired ships and have been for a long time. It's not like we're playing Battlestar Galactica where we can take a museum ship and have it fight as the main battleship in the middle of an intense war.
Ultimately, it comes down to:

This is a game. A game that Cryptic wants to appeal to the widest possible range of fans. In order to draw in the ENT / TOS / TMP fans, they will bring in the NX Class, the TOS Connie and the TMP / TWOK Connie at an upper level, be it Tier 4 or Tier 5. They will do this because they know that:

1) Tier 1 and Tier 2 ships don't work well enough at the upper levels.

and

2) People spend the majority of their game life at the upper levels.

Really it's why all the ships should have T5 equivalents. Because it's a game and people should have some choices about the ships they fly, not be forced into a ship they don't like.