Suggestion for a higher tier Light Cruiser
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Join Date: Dec 2007
07-27-2011, 10:17 AM
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The Light Cruiser is an interesting ship and it's one that is immediately outclassed by pretty much any other ship in the game.
So I'd like to suggest a higher tier version, specifically, the Soyuz Class. I think it'd be an interesting mix of cruiser and tactical roles- not nearly as bulky as a cruiser, but not as fast or as combat oriented as an escort.
Also, the Soyuz design is awesome, and I really think it'd be a disservice to just make it another skin for the Miranda.
...But there's a problem with this.
The Soyuz-class was too old for service 40 years before this game. It's a Tier 5 Constitution situation - There's only so much you can do with a ship before it's just too old. And the Light Cruisers, primarily the Miranda, were old when the Constellation-class was new, and you don't ever see Constellations.
It's just too old, especially for a T3 or T4 ship.