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# 24
03-01-2013, 08:05 AM
Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
You're seriously arguing that size has zero impact on a ship's capabilities in Trek?

Why then did Voyager take priority over the Equinox based on tactical capability?

Why didn't Peregrines carry the same amount of firepower that the Defiant did?

Why didn't the Defiant have the equivalent staying power of a Sovereign-class ship?

I could go on and on and on, but the notion that size is irrelevant is complete bunk.

Secondly, you're using modern designs to argue for an obsolete and ancient design. If ships could be upgraded like you argue, why then didn't the Federation just fight the Dominion Wars with nothing but upgraded ancient Connies?
You need to read between the lines of what I was saying. When I said frame, I meant the shape of a ships shell. Every thing inside of a ship is modular, it can be replaced with systems and consoles and warp cores of any shape and power rating as shown with the various customization elements in game. My proof, as mentioned in earlier posts, is size. Ships smaller than the Connie refit like the Defiant, bug, and nova, are all tier 5 despite their tiny size. This means that HP, shields, and weapons are largely the result of exotic particle field work and digitization. A difference in frame will not make up for the differences in size shown to be able to use tier 5 stats. Whatever mass of armor, force fields, and weapon systems that fit within any of those smaller vessels could be put into the connie refit.
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.