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# 20
03-01-2013, 07:15 AM
Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
Go ahead and build an 18th century first rate using 21st century materials, weapons and propulsion. See what happens.

Try and quote me saying that older ships should outperform newer ships. You can't, because I never have. A T5/Fleet Connie makes as much (IE: zero) logical sense as a T5/Fleet D7/K'Tinga, a T5/Fleet Excelsior, Ambassador or any other ship that has, in reality, long since been obsoleted by newer design concepts and technology.

What you're arguing for is effectively the same thing as asking for a WWI era Biplane with a jet engine, built from modern composites and carrying state of the art weapons to function as a stand in for say a Super-Hornet, Raptor or Lightning. It's a completely and utterly ridiculous notion.
Perhaps you are missing the complete and utterly ridiculous nature of sci fi. STO technology has moved on from the constraints facing today's technology. Making comparisons isn't going to help because things are different in star trek. A frame has no effect on anything relevant to STO, you can check the size of Bugs, defiants, and Nova class vessels for it if you need a modern comparison of what is needed for the process of upgrading.
The Somraw, K'tinga, D'Kyr, D7, Kumari, Xindi carrier, Xindi escort, and the T'Varo are all older than the Constitution Refit and yet they are tier 5. The Constellation is made up primarily of Connie refit parts and it is tier 5, there is no logical reason whatsoever for the no tier 5/6 connie rule.