ETA of any new kdf ship?
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Join Date: Nov 2012
03-12-2013, 02:05 PM
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there is a very important thing to remember about the disparity of KDF to fed in the ships department and its all about design philosophy.
Klingon StarShip Design differs especially in one area from the design strategy the Federation uses. The Federation designs a totally new class for each (little) advancement and thus each new ship has its own teething troubles.
Klingons upgrade their ships step by step - replacing only the new designed machines and parts and keeping the trusted reliable rest. A better warp core? Okay, then the new core is fitted into the proven ship. Why discard the tested and trusted - only because it has served some years faithfully? Because of this philosophy there are "only" a few classes of Klingon starships
I agree, that's a big and justified impediment to adding more Klingon ships. But the Klingons aren't the only species who contribute vessels to the KDF. We presently have, from an end-game perspective, one Gorn ship, one Nausicaan ship, one Orion ship, and no Lethean ships.
There's nothing that says that those member species don't have any more tricks up their sleeves (where such clothing applies). Cryptic/PWE could easily add a Gorn stealth support ship, a Nausiccan glass-cannon attack ship, an Orion minefield specialist cruiser, or a Lethean infiltration frigate (just to throw off some examples off the top of my head) while still staying fairly true to those established KDF design philosophies.
EDIT: Okay, maybe not
for some of those examples, but I think my basic point still stands...
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