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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 16
07-28-2011, 03:39 AM
Originally Posted by Jermbot View Post
So, what would be the technical reason to not do this with a Miranda? Don't get bogged down in questions of why they would, or why the developers should bother, that's actually a separate, far more interesting, discussion. Right now, in a game where "refit" means both a ship that's been upgraded from it's original specifications AND a ship who's hull shape has been coopted for use on a modern craft, why do we still see the "it's too old to be a Tier5 craft" argument?
There is obviously a clear-cut reason in this case.
The ship in question was from the "Connie-refit" era but was retired from service well before the 2290's.
The original hull config, the Miranda was kept in service.
Meaning it was less useful than the Miranda.
It was not retired because it was too old, otherwise the entire Miranda line would have been retired as well.
It was retired because it was a failure compared to the Miranda.

So why "refit" a Miranda to the new incarnation of a hull variant of the Miranda that was clearly a failure and in some manner inferior the conventional Miranda hull design?

In addition the Soyuz clearly and oviously sacrificed its weapons module for additional sensor pods while the ship proposed here is a cruiser with a tactical inclination.
Meaning it is supposed to have combat capabilites superior to the Miranda.
That makes no sense at all, how is a variant with less weapons and more sensors capable ot outgunning a ship that has more guns?