At T5 Science ships, and Cruisers each have 5 ship models, (Sci = Recon, Deep space, Intrepid, Nebula, & Dkyr. Cruiser = Star, Assault, Galaxy, Galaxy X, and Excelsior) while escorts only have 3 (Advanced, Fleet, & Defiant. I don't count the Jemhadar because it can only be acquired through the gift boxes).
Hull: 30000 Turn Rate: 15
+15 Power to weapons
Console Mods: 4 Tac, 3 Eng, 2 Sci
Special weapon: Phaser Triple Beam Bank. (same fire arc as a dual beam, but more damage per shot and slower rate of fire)
If anybody has an other ideas for a T5 Escort please post them.
I'd love the New Orleans to be in.
Not sure about the special ability (noone really knows what those pods are) but the rest looks like I'd imagine that ship.
Since she does not have the usual "short" strips on her saucer like the Prometheus but rather long version going over the entire saucer, perhaps the ability to overcharge the beams without a power-minus for a short period would work.
This way she'd be a bit more "cruiserish" than other escorts, but since you did not include the ability to carry cannons anyway this would give her the option to use a mix of regular and dual beams to the fullest.
I had intended for it to carry cannons, but I think you might be on to something.
Have the console give a passive to beams, and a click-able that boosts they're output further for a short time.
To compensate for the beam booster, it can't load cannons. Have the beam booster usable on the New Orleans only.
My other idea was to use the pods as something like the tactical jamming pods used aboard electronic warfare planes. When activated, have give a huge boost to defense to make it hard to hit for a short time. For this one, I'd want cannons usable.
agreed. its the 25th century. newer ships, not rehashed old designs. the new orleans doesnt even look like an escort, it looks like a light cruiser- at least the akira looks like an escort. i think cryptic could look at the design cues from above post and go from there- that model is too futuristic, but im sure some styling cues could be taken into consideration to give us a new escort- and if need be, make it a heavy escort akin to the akira.
id like to see some sort of cool broadside torpedo ability, but im sure people will scream OP if that happens.
Well, the New Orleans and the Cheyenne share a lot of parts (and are of the same scale) so for a 25th century version, Cryptic could use all the same parts from the Cheyenne again (minus the deflector opening on the saucer front). They'd just need to add a few variants for the hull.