Yeah me to Im thinking Nova Class Retrofit for tier 5 play especially since she is c-store
It would give me a reason to level up my science captain.. I don't want to leave the nova.. I just like the ship as a science ship.. same reason why I don't want to leave my saber, and akira for my escort tac. my main is happy in the excelsior, but that is because excelsior owns all.
I'm curious as well. I'm hoping for a refit rather than a ship skin. http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Nova_class. Perhaps, if you go by this...it could be the first fed sci vessel with an LTCdr Tac slot.
The Nova class is one step below the Intrepid class, (Voy: Equinox) if this ship is brought into the game (It realy should be, shes a beautiful ship), then it needs to be put in the place of the Teir 3 science ship. Give us the choice between this and the flying golfball monstrocity. The Olympic class ship is a hospital ship, not a science ship. The Olympic class has limited sensors, (a must for science ships), low defensive capibilites, and limited weapons. It is supposed to be a ship of mercy, not a ship of exploration, like the Nova class.
Btw: I know the Nova is in the game, I think the Road Island varient should be a teir 3 ship. That way we dont have to have the Olympic.
This is the ship I was captain of when I used to do a TNG era 'Trek "Play by Email". We wrote stories of our adventures as the bridge crew of one of these Nova variants. Lots of good memories, good friends made and great stories. This ship really brings it all back. I used to call her (the USS Eclipse) my "Little Enterprise". The best attribute for it is the way it looks like a tiny uprated Constitution class...to me at least.