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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
11-01-2012, 01:46 AM
Thing is, the Vesta doesn't change modes or have super stats or anything. Strip away the extra consoles and the hangar, and you're left with basically a Fleet RSV with some universal BOFFs. If you build a KDF equivalent, wouldn't a closer match be to take some kind of middle-of-the-road ship, buff it to fleet levels, but then load it up with fancy consoles to differentiate the versions? If anything do the technology base as an Imperial Unity design, with the expertise of each member race as justification for a wide assortment of available toys. It'd be the first ship in the Empire to not limit itself to the strengths of merely one race, but combine those of several. After all, the justification for the Vesta's strengths is that its a thoroughly documented USS Mary Sue, and any sort of counterpart is going to likewise need a good story, right?