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Join Date: Oct 2012
02-02-2013, 09:00 AM
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What I'm getting at is that Cryptic has a problem with their ship tiers.
And it's far from being an easy problem to fix, and this is why sliding the Ambassador in, without having a gap between the Excelsior and the Galaxy (Tier 3 & 4) has resulted in a ship, which is chronologically and possibly technologically more advanced than the Excelsior, actually being portrayed as weaker.
That's the crux of the matter, personally I feel Cryptic should get rid of the entire tier system, in favor of a upgrade token.
An upgrade token can be sold or earned in game and will allow a player to upgrade any vessel in game.
The upgrade is only limited by a tech tier that each vessel can be achieved:
Basis for a Tech tier:
A) Must be within the confines of canon or documented ship specs.
B) Can only be upgraded to the point where the next generation of its kind begins.
Connie cannot exceed the 1701 Refit or A, excelsior cannot exceed the Enterprise C etc...
The current tier not viable - for example you have the Nova Class inferior to the Excelsior - The Nova Class, despite it being a short range science vessel, is a far more advance vessel than the old Excelsior - same with the Centaur Class.
Special Upgrades (Via Lobi Store)
- Many will hate me for saying this, but the store is NOT going anywhere - Truth is I see choices as a flavor of life - The more choices we have the more flavor there is in the game.
In the Lobi Store - Cryptic should sell a special upgrade package for around 800 Lobi - This special package will upgrade any ship in the game at Tier 5 / any non-cstore bought or lobi earned ship.
The tier 5 package must not exceed Fleet versions, CStore versions, and the special Lock Box ships.