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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 14
08-09-2011, 11:16 AM
Originally Posted by Rhaw View Post
Appearances options work fine in other games, they do not require changing equipment stats to implement. Nearly everything else in the game is customizable. The only real argument against appearance options (after looking at the way the game currently is) is during PVP, so players know what they are fighting and that makes sense.

The game does not have a coherent sense of what it is. It seems to want to be everyone's Star Trek. It has TOS, ENT, TNG Uniforms, a NX class T1 ship, Borg stuff hanging of every other ship, glowing TRON ships and you disagree with the costume idea in a Star Trek MMO that could be named STAR TREK HALLOWEEN ONLINE. There already are some costume ships available in game anyway.

Since there are many ideas are being thrown around and the Devs are all about adding new consoles to the game. How about a Ship upgrade system based on console slots. Each tier ship has a specific number of useable console slots. In order to upgrade a T2 ship to a T3 ship the player must acquire three different T3 upgrade consoles.

If I want a T2 Nova at T3
  • One T3 Tactical upgrade console = 1 Tac LT slot + 1 forward weapon slot.
  • One T3 Engineering upgrade console = 1 Eng Lt slot and increases hull strength.
  • One T3 Science upgrade console. = 1 Sci Lt and 1 ensign slot
There is a penalty (loss of a console slot) to upgrade a ship to the next tier. I am not sure there should be a penalty perhaps the console upgrades should add the appropriate number of console slots for the tier being upgraded. The ship keeps other basic stats like crew and turn rate. There is no real reason to upgrade T4 ships to T5 at the moment.
This isn't two seperate models like the Sovereign and the Galaxy, skins are like the Soveriegn, Nobel, Majestic. What we need is ships being more individual than just turn rates and BO slots.

And given what we were revealed regarding programing, I don't think it's possible to implement such an idea.