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# 11
09-05-2013, 06:18 PM
Someone above posted that we could get another item piece called a "proto transwarp drive" and it gets us to the delta Q real fast, but breaks down when we get there. Then some delta Q species helps to repair it etc etc.
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# 12
09-10-2013, 12:19 AM
Folks , this is cryptic were talking about here.

what likely happens is a variation of hi here's an experimental piece of kit but we won't tell you it's a one way trip to the delta Quaderant. Once your there , you discover your stuck. The solution will be in the form of a new reputation grind. Upon reaching tier 5 you get a new project to unlock called the real drive . this one works an gets you back home .

Now if cryptic smart they tie in the new reputation system for this grind via missions an stf's that only those in the delta quaderant can partake in . Thus giving you that whole "voyage" experience . After reaching tier 5 an making that much needed drive to reach home. it becomes a useable conduit for insta travel to an from for repeatable dailies an the usual round of farming.

and to make things more interesting that real drive . it'll be a universal console since we clearly don't have enough of those already :-)
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# 13
09-15-2013, 10:29 PM
We're in an age where starships can hit transwarp speeds as high as factor 30.91 with conventional engines, and 67.56 with slipstream drive. The Delta Quadrant isn't as far away as it used to be.

Last edited by starboardnacelle; 09-15-2013 at 10:37 PM.
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# 14
09-20-2013, 08:17 AM
What's wrong with saying Q did it?

I mean Q appeared at omega HQ and said "I'm bored, entertain me" and created a quantum gateway to the delta quadrant in Gamma Orionis.

I mean it even fits in with what Q would do...mostly.
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# 15
09-20-2013, 07:15 PM
or it will be another standard transwarp location.
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# 16
09-20-2013, 07:54 PM
Originally Posted by astro2244 View Post
Ya know with transwarp and quantum slipstream drives.

It wouldn't take more then a few months to make it there unless they decided to retcon ships having that technology
our ships are designed for it unlike Voyager was, all that tech was slapped on after the fact. Mostly at extreme risk to the structural integrity of the ship's frame.

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