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Hey guys, we've got another IRC Dev chat tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The topic for this chat will be Ship Tiers. Please ask your questions in this thread so that we can make sure to get some questions pre-answered and have more information available tomorrow.

Thanks!

UPDATE - This chat will also cover player progression. We'll take questions from both Topics.
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# 2
10-05-2009, 11:56 AM
wait, so we are not going to have another dev chat on player progression?

I'm not really sure what kinds of questions people could ask beyond "QQ why isnt X tier #" or "why isnt X in the list at all"
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# 3
10-05-2009, 11:57 AM
Ship Tiers?

What happened to this Dev chat about Player Progression?

Did it already take place and I missed it? Or did you guys just decide to change the subject?

My question is: "Will Admiral level game-play be significantly different than lower ranking game-play. And if not, then why not?"
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# 4 question
10-05-2009, 11:57 AM
how far back will the ships go in canan and will they be reflected in the tiers. for instance an constitution heavy cruiser would be pummled by a next gen destroyer. so dispite the "connie" being of a higher class it would be a lower tier?
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# 5
10-05-2009, 12:04 PM
  • How big is the performance gap between lower tiered ships and tier 4 ships? Will a tier 2 ship be useful in tier 4 content without having to be overly dependent on other tier 4 ships? This is not to ask if a tier 2 ship can solo tier 4 content, but is it even useful or would we be better off in a tier 4 ship?
  • It has been said that the ships within each configuration are differentiated by the Bridge Officer seats (i.e. an Akira might have more tactical seats than a Norway) does this mean that as we gain access to higher tiered ships we can become more and more specialized?
  • The Ask Cryptic on player progression said that we will gain access to higher tiered ships by "purchasing" that access through skills. It is clear we will need to invest points in each role (Science, Escort, and Cruiser) if we want to use ships of a different role, but do we gain access to all ships in that configuration or do we have to "purchase" access individually?
  • We know that higher tiered ships give us access to more Bridge Officer seats and that they become more specialized, will we have a pool of Bridge Officers large enough to command the tier 4 ships in all the branches (Science, Escort, Cruiser) without any sacrifices?
  • The SoL list shows 13 configurations, we've been told there will be 16. Are the missing 3 configurations all tier 4 ships?
  • Will the player ships for the Klingons be organized along the same lines of visual distinctiveness for each configuration? i.e. will each ship class in one configuration look like the other classes?
  • Most of the Iconic ships appear to be in game many of which are at the lower tiers, will future ships added to the game be new Cryptic designs? Will the new ships all be tier 4 or will they be spread out?
  • Will the Klingons have Gorn, Orion or Nausicaan ships? If so will they be present in each tier?
  • How will progression and xp accumulation work for Bridge Officers? It was said that their trees will be similar, but more limited.
  • Is there room for expansion in the ranks?
  • How do the Klingon ranks work?
  • It has been said that we can unlock all the ships in all three roles, how does the Bridge Officer configurations work in regards to this? Would we not need a very large number of Bridge Officers to have the kind of flexibility to command both a tier 4 Escort and a tier 4 Science ship?
  • Is there a minimum number of Bridge Officers required to command each tier of ship? If so will we have earn enough of them before unlocking the next tier of ships to command that tier immediately?
  • The Zam articles said our BO's will be able to attain the rank of Commander. Is this correct? Give that we will be able to be Admirals it would seem more logical to have at least one BO at the rank of Captain.
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# 6
10-05-2009, 12:09 PM
If we really wanted to could we viably play a low tiered ship, say tier 2, until endgame?
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# 7
10-05-2009, 12:12 PM
When will we see information about Klignon ship tiers?
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# 8
10-05-2009, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Zinoviev View Post
When will we see information about Klignon ship tiers?
I'll take this a step further and ask, "When will we see more information about ships in the Klingon faction, specifically Orion and Gorn?"
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# 9
10-05-2009, 12:56 PM
How do we get a NX-91001 if it is under Other Ships? Will we be able to get one regardless of which cruiser/escort/science we take?

Also, can you add a Prometheus class to the sol's page so we can see it's stats please
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# 10 klingon ship tiers
11-17-2009, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Zinoviev View Post
When will we see information about Klignon ship tiers?
I agree.
There has been almost nothing about Klingon ships or ship tiers.
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