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Join Date: Aug 2012
11-06-2012, 12:01 AM
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Lets talk about popular for a minute.
How many tv show episodes and or movies has the ODDY been in?
Now compare that number, to say, the Galaxy or Soveriegn.
Simple truth, people are attracted to STO are most likely fans of the tv shows and films. The Galaxy Enterprise and the Sovereign Enterprise were just as much a staring character as Jean Luc Picard and Data.
Look around, how much of STO's modelling is based off TNG/DS9/Voyager. 50%, 75%, 99% of the game features content that looks and feels like those shows in my opinion. Yet the those iconic ships, including the Voyager, are obsolete by vessels with little or no tv/movie time.
One of the most powerful ships in the game isn't even a Federation or Klingon vessel, it's a bug! I have nothing personal against the Jem'Hadar Attack Ship, but it's small beans in the big scheme of Star Trek.
Now I think they did an amazing job designing the Oddy. It fits into the Star Trek universe well. But I prolly will never see it on the big screen. I am fortunate enough to have seen many Enterprises, including the D and the E on the silverscreen. They are, for lack of a better term, moviestars. They deserve more respect than STO gives them. Without them, there would be no STO period!
I think I stated quite a few times that I am saddened by the fact that so many iconic ships got shafted. I don't really know the purpose of your post, and why you quoted mine in making it.
And I agree with a lot of what you said, but I am just going to swallow my pride and go with what the game gives me. Regardless of personal feeling (except in the case of the Excelsior. There isn't enough zen in the world to make me fly that thing).
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.