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# 1 Defiant Class Size Comparison.
08-07-2010, 02:42 PM
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1...calingissu.jpg

just noticed this...i took a screenie.

wanted to recreate that classic scene where you see the defiant docked at ds9, but with hd graphics :p

got close, and thought huh?
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# 2
08-07-2010, 02:44 PM
Curiously, for a while before it was resized a little, the Defiant seemed to be too large compared to other ships, if not to DS9.

Maybe DS9 itself is a little to big, or... maybe the size of the Defiant was during the show as large or as small as it needed to be for dramatic effect. Anyone got a more definitive answer?
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# 3
08-07-2010, 02:46 PM
The Devs have already said they like it the current size. Which is ridiculous and completely unneeded.
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# 4
08-07-2010, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by USS Parallax
The Devs have already said they like it the current size. Which is ridiculous and completely unneeded.
Couldnt agree more, doesnt matter what the devs like. If they want to keep subscribers they need to make the players happy. And that means making Trekkies happy.
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# 5
08-07-2010, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Morgomir View Post
Couldnt agree more, doesnt matter what the devs like. If they want to keep subscribers they need to make the players happy. And that means making Trekkies happy.
i also agree with you, but could you imagine flying the defant class if it was the size it is in deep space nine....it would be like flying a galaxy at 4 times its size lol.

speaking of galaxy, ive also looked at the enterprise d and odyssey docked at ds9, ds9 looks tiny :p
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# 6
08-07-2010, 02:53 PM
thing would be hard as heck to see 3 times smaller as well its already an ant out there.
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# 7
08-09-2010, 02:22 PM
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# 8
08-09-2010, 02:28 PM
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3D Digital STO Art - My CAPTAIN
just gotta say, i know ts art lol, but id definatly tap your captain lol
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# 9
01-18-2012, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Morgomir View Post
Couldnt agree more, doesnt matter what the devs like. If they want to keep subscribers they need to make the players happy. And that means making Trekkies happy.
I started to create my own thread about this, but stopped when I realized one existed, albiet old.

It seems STO's DS9 has ballooned to even bigger proportions since the original post...it is now so hilariously oversized that the entire diameter of an Excelsior's saucer section fits comfortably inside a docking port that should be snug even for the nose section of a Defiant.

Devs, any plans to resolve these blatant scaling issues on what is an iconic symbol of the Star Trek series, especially given that the next Featured Episodes supposedly are Deep Space Nine-themed?
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# 10
01-18-2012, 07:15 PM
Defiant has extremely well known scaling issues.

DS9 was not a great time for those of us with tech-manual fetishes. So many kitbashes of ships and ship parts of radically different scales, so many battle scenes adjusted and randomly rescaled ships "because it looked good in the episode".

It was, after all, just a TV show. And what mattered most was making the scenes exciting and easy for audiences to visually comprehend what was going on.

How many times have you found yourself questioning how big a Klingon Bird of Prey actually is?
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