Our first Ask Cryptic of 2009 brings you answers about art, ship capabilities, and more. Thanks as always to our development team for taking the time to answer these questions!
This is a universe at war, so combat will be a major factor, but there will also be a large component of exploration. You will get to meet new species, some of which youíll fight against, some of which youíll protect, and some of which youíll ally with. There wonít be extensive dialogue trees, but youíll get to explore and have missions that donít involve just clobbering everybody.
The answer here is yes and no. Youíll start with a Tier 1 ship and you can certainly upgrade it and trick it out so that itís comparable to a mid-level Tier 2 ship. However, a top of the line Tier 2 ship is going to be much better than even the most tricked out Tier 1. It has to do with growth capacity. Thereís just more room for growth built into the higher tier ships. Of course, your skills and the skills of your bridge crew also affect how much you can do with your ship.
However, you do get to keep your ships. So, if you find yourself in a situation where an earlier ship would be more useful, you can switch back to it for that encounter. For example, you might want to shift back to a smaller and more maneuverable ship for running a blockade.
So I guess we will be keeping our past ships when we upgrade.
WE GET TO KEEP OUR SHIPS! AWESOME!!! <--Yeah i think that is sexcellent,but It feels kinda weird to change a ship for a battle..thinking if you are far far away in some distant part of the space and facing some trouble and then you are able to change the ship even if you would be travelling with 1 ship..hmm..i mean if understood it in the right way that can change ship whenever wants..Please correct me if i'm wrong..Of course keeping other ships than just one is awesome
I'm soo excited about this game..woof! Almost every day mentioning about this to my cousin and living with him at the moment..Words what i say go through his ears,but he understands my love towards Star Trek Universe =) Just watched the 25th episode from 2nd season of Star Trek Enterprise and darn Jolene Blalock is soo awesome Vulcan Science Officer.. Scott Bakula is so goodie in the role of a Captain