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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 17
05-09-2012, 08:19 AM
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What I mean by that is what Bridge Officer Abilities are in game that would logically not be able to be performed by earlier designed Star Ships? Each ship has emergency batteries, auxiliary power, science teams, tactical teams and engineering teams. Each ship has torpedo launchers, thrusters, energy weapon arrays etc. What would logically prevent a Miranda Class Starship from reversing its shield polarity?
Design limitations. The ship's shield emitters weren't designed to do that. Insert whatever technobabble you want about them blowing out, or the EPS conduits can't handle it, etc.

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Furthermore, some of the lower Tier Starships are contemporaries of Ships like the Galaxy Class and Sovereign Class Starships. What of them? Do you feel those ships simply canít keep up either? No, I donít accept your short sighted cop-out explanation.
The Galaxy class has no business being on the front lines. It's old, and was designed for exploration, not combat. I completely believe it can't keep up with newer designs. That's the point of making new things - to IMPROVE upon older designs. If the old design could do everything you wanted and needed, you wouldn't make something new.

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Secondly, it doesnít even make good sense from a games mechanical perspective, to limit lower tier Ships in Bridge Officer abilities. Allowing all Ships in the game regardless of Tier 12 Bridge Officer Abilities based on their specific role would NOT make the lower Tier Starships better or equal to the Higher Tier Vessels that have more HP, better modifiers, more console upgrade slots, more device slots and more weapon slots.
You're right, they wouldn't be equal. Problem is, players such as yourself would stubbornly use their "favorite" ship, thereby dragging the rest of the population down with them. I'm already imagining a Miranda in an Elite STF. *YOU* may not do that, but there's plenty of people that would, and then complain that they blow up a lot and get hate tells every 10 seconds for not using a PROPER ship.



I can do this all day. There's literally a littany of reasons why things are the way they are, and why it's a bad idea to "upgrade" older vessels in this way. I can make arguments from a canon standpoint, a "common sense" standpoint, or a design-decision standpoint. Take your pick if you really want to continue.