Season 7 Dev Blog #33
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Join Date: Jun 2012
01-30-2013, 12:42 PM
I'm excited. The LTCMDR Science options are very appealing. For a free, classic TNG-era ship, this is awesome. I'm also really looking forward to the mission to get these beauties.
With regards to the Ambassador's stats... Cryptic was between a rock and a hard place here. There's not a lot of wiggle room between having an obsolete ship from the 2340s and an updated old warhorse that still has a little spring in its step. I personally wouldn't want it to be any more powerful than it currently is.
While I'm excited for this ship, it does make me a little bit sad for the (seemingly inferior by STO standards) Galaxy class and the (roughly equivalent by STO standards) Sovereign. By Trek universe logic, both of those ship classes would easily outclass the Ambassador. Don't get me started on the Excelsior. I suppose that's one of the hazards of an MMO.