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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 34
11-10-2010, 05:38 AM
Originally Posted by Valias
I suppose a certain "fear" to lose a ship as new and advanced as this would be justified. Aside from the impact on fleet morale it'd also include the danger of exposing valuable technological secrets to the enemy, should the Dominion have managed to recover parts of a wrecked Sovereign. It was state-of-the-art back then, after all.
But then, what's the point of building a new ship better designed for combat then previous ships of that class? You have to use it eventually.

It were certainly behind-the-scenes reasons. Most likely something like "we want to reserve the new ship for the movies to keep it special". The in-world reasons seem... weak. It might make more sense to send a Galaxy- or Excelsior-Cruisers for diplomatic missions.