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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 40
07-19-2011, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Koppenflak
This game is supposed to be set in 2409.

NX Class: 260 years old
Constitution: 170 years old
Excelsior: 130 years old
Ambassador: 80 years old

And yes, even my beloved Sovereign can be piled on to the heap at 40 years old. (2370)

Honestly... Yes, everyone has their favourite ship, but why the heck are we still dordling in the 24th (and 23rd!!) century, when this entire game is screaming to move forward in to the 25th?
A lot of the older designs are meant to cater to an older generation of fans who prefer the classical looks to these new super-streamlined cruisers or awkward angular ships that look like crap was just tacked on with no purpose.

Personally I think all the CM level Cruisers look like crap, so I went with Excelsior... which is the sleekest of the "classic" ships. I look at a lot of these alternative designs and my mind goes "What were these people thinking?" The designers did an awesome job modernizing the Constitution class with Vesper and Excalibur. Why did the "modernizations" of the other classes go so wrong?