WHY Cryptic lost money on the last Klingon ships...
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Join Date: Jun 2012
12-12-2012, 07:57 AM
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Regarding the BoP/Raptor setup: I agree, I don't really see why they put in the raptors. The Bird of Prey class is just as oriented for DPSing, albeit with more maneuverability. With the universal consoles, it's also a jack-of-all trades. . .except for the fact that it can't tank as well as an escort, let alone a science ship or cruiser. That limits what it can do, as most BoPs have to rely on their battlecloak to stay hidden and choose their battles.
All you would have to do to obsolete the raptors would be to buff the BoP hull and shield mod. That's the biggest difference that I can see. So yeah, the raptor class never made that much sense.
If the BoP could reasonably stand in as an escort and as a light tanker/shield tanker, I would have much less issue with there being no dedicated science class for the KDF ships, since the BoP does an ok job at using sci builds. The universal boffs work wonders in the right hands.
Of course, then the Feddies would howl and whine about it being 'OP!!!', and demand a counterpart or a nerf. . .despite the advantages they already have.
Before TNG I never knew raptors existed, always figured there were unknown classes between the raiders and the battlecruisers but never gave them much though. After they were introduced I figured they were more of a fast attack gunboat (like WW2 light cruisers) but noticed as more of them were put on screen, the more powerful they became. We've reached the point (with STO) where BoP's (who are so messed up sizewise due to faulty canon) and raptors (a recent addition to canon) are more powerful than the warship that introduced the warlike race to fans, and dwarfs both in size and longevity.
IF either were more powerful or preferred by the high command a fleet of BoPs would've met 'the cloud' in the first movie -or- a fleet of either would've escorted Chancellor Gorkon in the undiscovered country, or he would've used either one as his flagship. Neither was the case.
Sorry for the rant but I'm a HUGE fan of the D7 and I hate to see it treated like the red-headed stepchild - too many years playing starfleet battles and starfleet command 2.
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