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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 21
12-08-2011, 10:20 AM
Originally Posted by dvsaris View Post
This exactly.

What the feds are really getting is another Fleet Escort, but with one fewer science console.

I could see this being more of an issue if the CM or LC slots were universal... but with them locked down this becomes just another fancy toy that is pretty much useless.
Requires: Vice Admiral or Lt. General rank

Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 Aft
Device Slots: 2

Console Upgrades: 4 Tactical, 4 Engineering, 1 Science
Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lt Commander Tactical; 1 Commander Tactical; 1 Ensign Engineering; 2 Lieutenant Universal

Base Turn Rate: 20 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier: 0.22
Hull Strength: 33,000
+10 Power to Weapons, +5 Power to Engines
Can Load Cannons
3,000 more hit points than a Fleet Escort
5 points more turn rate than a Fleet escort
1 extra engineering console compared to a fleet escort
one less science console compared to a fleet escort.
0.0.2 more impulse modifier than Fleet Escort

I don't see the trade-off this ship makes. Hopefully the stats are preliminary and testing can change them to something reasonable. But man, this isn't _actually_ rocket science, making balanced stats is not that hard if you have so many ships to compare to.