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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 9
# 9
12-19-2012, 09:42 PM
I agree. One of the aspects of STO that I always loved was th ability to change the physical appearance of a starship so I could have a unique loking ship if I wanted it. I do understand the Oddy not having an alternate look as it is the Federation flagship. But surely Cryptic could create at least one alternate look for each other starship of the Federation in the game. And since they have a reference information it isn't like they are creating a brand new look from scratch.

On a technical note the Akira and Steamrunner were both comissioned in the year 2368-2369 as a result of Starfleet losing the Battle of Wolf 359. This battle showed Starfleet that they couldn't rely on their older tried and proven starships designs when fighting the Borg. The Defiant was also in this group but wouldn't see service until 2370 shortly before the skirmish battles that eventually led to the Dominion War.