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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 14
10-24-2010, 08:41 PM
Originally Posted by devetaki View Post
Gentlemen (Devs),

I first would like to say that I appreciate the work the developers have done to improve the quality of the game. I have patiently awaited each and every new element you have introduced to the game, but with that said (and heartfelt), I do have to bring an issue I'd like to bring to your attention which I feel is a grave error on your part.

Bringing the Excelior class ship to the game was a truly necessary addition, but with it's implementation you have knocked the teeth out of the Sovereign class Battleship. Yes, I know you have the Sovereign classified as an Assault Cruiser, but the Sovereign class is a battleship, and should carry more bite than the Excelsior (even the T5 retrofit).

Thus I feel it's time for a refit of the Sovereign, so it can return to it's rightful status as a Command Battleship. Remember, the Sovereign class is the flagship of the Federation, it should be more tactical than the Excelsior, if for no other reason than it's was christened many years after the Excelsior.

My suggestion would be to refit the Sovereign and give similar consoles and bridge officer stations to what the T5 Excelsior possesses, and give it an additional front weapon slot that can equip a single Dual Heavy Cannon for it to have more of its bite. It should also have a stronger hull than the T5 Excelsior, and what would be really cool is to actually have the Dual Heavy Cannons in the graphics of the ship model. It should have the same customization features as the current Sovereign, but also the extra cannons which would not be made available until the higher rank levels (Fleet Admiral perhaps). I wouldn't mind if you decided to add it as a C-store item, as long as it had the Dual Heavy Cannons as an option in the fifth weapon slot.

The Sovereign has many fans, probably as many or more than the Galaxy class, and you have really catered to the Galaxy's fan base. So please, give us fans of the Sovereign something to be proud to fly and fight in. Due to the release of the T5 Excelsior I have been forced to park my Sovereign for the additional tactical features in the Excelsior. Though it is a very nice ship to fly at the Commander and Captain levels (I refuse to fly the Galaxy due to its turn rate), with the current structure of the cruiser class, I end up flying the Excelsior for all the ranks from Commander up to Vice Admiral.

Thank you for your time in making this less painful to read.
We aren't to T6 yet, and we won't be for quite some time I'm sure. That's a problem because what you suggest is well beyond a T5 ship. I do believe that the Sovereign needs an update, especially after the Negh'var has had it's hull boosted to match the Federation ships, but what you suggested couldn't possibly be implemented as it isn't even remotely balanced.

Oh, and cannons have no place on a Sovereign.


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Originally Posted by Valias
Actually, the Sovereign-class is canonically a "Type 2 Explorer".

Which is why she was put on diplomatic missions instead of fighting in the Dominion War.

This is Starfleet. Not the Terran Empire.
"Type 2 Explorer" is Federation code for Battleship, much like "Escort" is code for Destroyer. Starfleet may use sissy names, but they don't build sissy ships. Never have.