Lt. Commander
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Liking the game and have unintentionally gone RP :p but will be taking a few months off to let it clean up.

The Ship Listing page is still severely lacking.

I wish Cryptic would allow SOME way to preview ships (as in actually PILOT them) in a brief simulator prior to actually purchasing them, so we can make an informed decision.

On that note though, is there anywhere online that has good(front, top, side) images of the ships available in each tier. The Ship chart is AWESOME but I'd like to see them in better detail as well.

Thanks
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# 2
02-01-2010, 01:44 PM
There were a bunch of the parked out side of the Earth Station in Sol for a while. All lined up and you could fly over and go look at them. I saw some of the ones I was planning on getting sitting there (made me excited).
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# 3
02-01-2010, 02:07 PM
I actually discovered that the ships parked in the docks aren't the ships we get. If you look closely, they are rendered differently and don't look all that good.

The "Ally" ships that are flying around are the ones we get but they're always running around and it's hard to find the one I'm looking for. I have yet to see a Star Cruiser flying around.

I'd like to be able to see them when I don't have to rely on being in Sol and that the servers are up.

I've already seen a couple of threads that have ships, but is there one that has all of them and with good angles?
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# 4
02-01-2010, 05:58 PM
Does Anybody?
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# 5
02-01-2010, 06:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain.Natanel.Anatea
I actually discovered that the ships parked in the docks aren't the ships we get. If you look closely, they are rendered differently and don't look all that good.

The "Ally" ships that are flying around are the ones we get but they're always running around and it's hard to find the one I'm looking for. I have yet to see a Star Cruiser flying around.

I'd like to be able to see them when I don't have to rely on being in Sol and that the servers are up.

I've already seen a couple of threads that have ships, but is there one that has all of them and with good angles?
The loading screen with DS9 has a star cruiser in it... they look like giant space surf boards with engines. ;p

haha There is another load screen with a star cruiser in it too... heas a planet back drop.

If you give me a week I'll show you my Celestial Class Star Cruiser. ;p

Also, in some of the missions you will be able to see some of the ship types.

There was a link floating around that had blueprints of each ship, but I don't think it had star cruisers...

Which ships are you specifically looking for?

Also, the terminals near Lt. Laurel can be used to view the ships stats, and I believe the holograph cycles through some of the ships but not all...

Honestly, other than a friend who made admiral in OB showing me the Star Cruisers though, I have never seen another and I made it to lvl 39 in OB. :x

I think this is a star cruiser... :p
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# 6
02-01-2010, 07:12 PM
That ship is the Emissary Class., which Im not too fond of save the nacelles(maybe)

I'm interested in the Tier 3 Heavy Cruisers and the Tier 5 Star Cruisers, specificically the Celestial (I like that MASSIVE look to it even though it's not THAT massive) I want to see the others though as I will probably tinker with the layouts. What parts on the Star Cruisers are customizable?

Anyway, I'd love to see them in, case there is something that DOES catch my eye
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# 7
02-01-2010, 08:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain.Natanel.Anatea
That ship is the Emissary Class., which Im not too fond of save the nacelles(maybe)

I'm interested in the Tier 3 Heavy Cruisers and the Tier 5 Star Cruisers, specificically the Celestial (I like that MASSIVE look to it even though it's not THAT massive) I want to see the others though as I will probably tinker with the layouts. What parts on the Star Cruisers are customizable?

Anyway, I'd love to see them in, case there is something that DOES catch my eye
Sadly t3 cruisers look kinda similar in my opinion. All are 4 nacelles.

Also, the t5 star cruisers also look similar.

Making me wish I had taken screen shots of the Star Cruisers now. If that is the emissary, then it is similar looking to what the Star Cruisers look like.

Giant Space Surf Boards with nacelles.

Rear View of one of the t3 cruisers.

Finally! Found a link to a youtube video with t5 Star Cruisers.

Click Here
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# 8
02-01-2010, 07:18 PM
Here is what I have discovered:

Your choice of ship in a particular tier is 100% meaningless. A level 11-20 cruiser is a level 11-20 cruiser regardless of what it looks like. Same with a 21-30 escort, a 31-40 science vessel, and so on.

When you pick cruiser/science/escort for a tier, that's what you're getting. The rest is window dressing. And the way I know this is because when I made Lt. Cmdr. and picked up my cruiser (in beta) and my escort (last night), I was given a cruiser and an escort. Not a Sabre-class escort or a Constitution-class cruiser, just cruiser and escort. When I went down to the Shipyard, I could then choose the ship's skin, either one of three default skins for the tier or a customized hodge-podge of those same three skins.

Therefore it is pointless to update the website with an accurate ship listing because they are all the same. Just grab whatever cruiser/science/escort ship you want in-game, make it pretty for yourself and go.
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# 9
02-01-2010, 07:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vols
Here is what I have discovered:

Your choice of ship in a particular tier is 100% meaningless. A level 11-20 cruiser is a level 11-20 cruiser regardless of what it looks like. Same with a 21-30 escort, a 31-40 science vessel, and so on.

When you pick cruiser/science/escort for a tier, that's what you're getting. The rest is window dressing. And the way I know this is because when I made Lt. Cmdr. and picked up my cruiser (in beta) and my escort (last night), I was given a cruiser and an escort. Not a Sabre-class escort or a Constitution-class cruiser, just cruiser and escort. When I went down to the Shipyard, I could then choose the ship's skin, either one of three default skins for the tier or a customized hodge-podge of those same three skins.

Therefore it is pointless to update the website with an accurate ship listing because they are all the same. Just grab whatever cruiser/science/escort ship you want in-game, make it pretty for yourself and go.
I respect your opinion Vols, but I hope you'd do the same for me.
I've been looking forward to this type of game a LONG time. I will wait a few months for the kinks to work out, and the gameplay to be more enjoyable.
But If I think about it they way you mentioned then, Armor is armor, and a Sword is Sword, and how it looks doesn't matter. That's fine for some, but not for me and I'm sure it would be the same for others. This is an RPG first and foremost, MMO is the added benefit and it will keep going.
I am looking quite forward to getting my ships. Heck in OB I was so happy I got my connie that I even tried to petition to have a refit option so I would hold onto it longer once we went live.
I am trying to embrace this game and give it the full experience, including making logs.

I want to know whether I should get the defiant or wait to get the Tier 5 escort, but how the ship will look makes a BIG difference to me. So while I respect how you approach it, at lease have the sense to assume that others feel differently.
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# 10
02-01-2010, 07:41 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain.Natanel.Anatea
I respect your opinion Vols, but I hope you'd do the same for me.
Fairly easy since we don't appear to be disagreeing on anything.

I love the ship designs. I'm just saying that, mechanically, there is no difference. A T2 cruiser is a T2 cruiser no matter how you skin it---the stats are the same.
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