im just wondering if anyone knows whether or not the enterprise f will be the first playable fed carrier because i noticed from the pictures that it has a huge hangar bay door on the saucer and it would be a shame to see it go to waste.
It won't be a carrier, there are enough threads on these forums arguing whether feds should have carriers or not. There are Ask Cryptic reports where they answered if feds were going to get carriers and the Devs said that there was no plans on giving the feds carriers, its one of the few things that the KDF has and honestly, I'm fine with them having it and the Feds not. The Feds already have soo many more ships and varients of those ships that carriers would be a waste plus its one less then we have to spend skill points on.
If any ship is going to be a carrier, it should be the Akira. That was the main design of that ship. At the start of battle it would lanuch sevral small fighters, and then support them as a torpedo boat. Am I saying the feds need a carrier, no, only that if we get one it should be inline with canon. The new Enterprise does not need to be a carrier, It needs to be a destroyer.
Edit: I found this interesting.
This is from the Deep Space Nine Technical Manual for the Akira
■Production Base: ASDB Integration Facility, Antares Fleet Yards, Antares IV.
■Type: Heavy Cruiser. ■Accommodation: 500 officers and crew; 4,500 personnel evacuation limit.
■Power Plant: One 1,500 plus Cochrane warp core feeding two nacelles; one impulse system.
■Dimensions: Length, 464.43 meters; beam, 316.67 meters; height, 87.43 meters.
■Mass: 3,055,000 metric tonnes.
■Performance: Warp 9.8 for 12 hours.
■Armament: Six type-10 phaser emitters; two photon torpedo launchers.