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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
10-29-2010, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Suraknar View Post
Lets for a moment assume that we take any of the Crews of ST series and give them a different type of ship, do you think that they will just suddenly lose their ranks and position just because they are in a different ship?
No they would not forget how to do things... however spock isn't going to be scanning at Mr. Worfs consul. Mr. Worf is NOT going to be firing torpedos from sulus station. THE ship is build in one way or the other... I wouldn't expect to see a fancy astrometrics facility on the defiant even if you did have 7of9 on board. The ship has what it has. This is Cannon.

The BOP however is cannon to be universal. They are MASS produced by the klingons in a modular way. The klings designed them to fill as many roles as possible. They don't have 100s of planets footing the bill. They can't design a ship for every occasion.

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Spock will be commander and first officer of Kirk no matter the ship, same with Riker same with Chakotay etc. Geordi will still take care of engineering just like Scotty did when the crew used a BOP instead of the enterprise (ST IV), and this was not a result of the BOP having universal seats that can accommodate anyone, it was because Scotty was the Chief engineer of that Crew and independently of the ship that crew was operating he would assume that role and would be able to apply his knowledge nevertheless.
Again what is your point. Put the commander of the space shuttle behind the wheel of my car will he be able to launch it into space? The officer can't reconfigure the ship. Again the only ship in cannon that was used in multiple ways was the BOP... Defiant class ships never had the higher end sci toys. The Galaxy class ships never had the Sci Ship toys either. The Sci ships where smaller more fragile and didn't have the guns the defiant had. The ship layouts in game are pretty close to cannon setups IMHO anyway.

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Picard would be able to perform any Attack pattern in any ship independently of its role profile.
I think that could be argued. I Doubt Very Very highly Picard would have piloted the defiant in the same way he would the enterprise or the stargazer. The Galaxy class is not doing any barrel rolls.

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I know Cryptic may not be interested in improving their Ship system, yet I also know that the game is losing popularity, and part of the reasons it does is also the approach that the game currently has on StarShips and how Combat works, which affects other areas of enjoyment in the long run.

I am not saying Cryptic made a Mistake, or that they intentionally designed the system like this in order to be able o sell Ship Constumes in the C-Store. All I am saying is that there are many people who do not relate to it and would have preferred a different approach.

And if we all have some type of interest in improving this game so that it reaches beyond it currently shrinking population, then this is a very good area to start improving.

No matter how many missions and adventures are added, if the people do not relate to the vehicle that carries them through them the people will not come back.
Not really sure how having a Universal slot is going to make you "relate" to you ship any better??? What. If anything you said made sense any player that has played a BOP would never leave the game I guess.