Now that we will be getting the actual Excelsior ship itself at the end of the month, we will need the bridge to accompany it at some point. I highly advise Cryptic to size this bridge around the same size as the Prometheus bridge...which is one of the few only believably proportioned bridges in game. I highly reccomend Cryptic make 3 variants, one of them being as accurate to the original as possible. Non blue LCARS for variants would also be awesome....and please Cryptic...stop it with so much blue lighting! The Excelsior should have white/off white lighting and a slightly darker atmosphere than other bridges. Here are the pics of it:
Cryptic will make the bridge if enough people want it! show your support
I know, for them to fit it onto their schedule it will likely become a C-store bridge pack..however I would accept this if they made 4 variants...and put the standard one in game for free as one of the default bridges you can get in game normally. And put the 3 other ones in the C-store.
The last 3 bridge packs released on the C-store were a bit of a letdown in quality. The Galaxy retro bridges werent bad but for some reason the devs blocked the ceiling lights with a metal texture and the lack of lighting makes shadows almost nonexistant. The Intrepid and Defiant bridges were....well, crap at best. Take more time and effort with the bridges Cryptic, its obvious players are dissatisfied with the quality of ship interiors you are putting out. To the Cryptic interior staff, I beg of you to start getting motivated...take our feedback and get stuff done. Does Capnlogans work not inspire you to take your job seriously and get stuff done? I dont see any reason why you cant go back and polish up the existing bridges either.
On a completely side note, as far as ship interior large/medium/small variants go. They need to make the Crew Deck round, and change the large engineering deck to be straight or rectangular in layout. The interior layouts make such little sense...there needs to be the follow rooms added to the crew deck:
Sounds like a great idea to me. Plus, good call on suggesting the Prometheus bridges as a 'scale guide' for the Excelsior bridges - not are they the best-scaled bridges in-game, but it's more than appropriate, considering that the canon Prometheus bridge set was a re-dress of the USS Excelsior bridge set!
Not buying another bridge pack unril they improve the quality. I bought both the galaxy and defiant bridge variants for my retrofit ships, and for one reason or another have stopped using both of them. Wasted credits.