Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 351
01-10-2010, 04:05 PM
I was hopeing for names of unique quality...destiny was a ship in ds9. I guess I was confused in nameing a ship class and not just a ships name.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 352
01-10-2010, 04:32 PM
I hope you can have multiple characters because I want to experiance all of it Cruiser, Escort, Science and klingon
but if there is only one the Emissary will definately be my tier 5
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 353
01-10-2010, 04:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by USS_Terraganon View Post
I hope you can have multiple characters because I want to experiance all of it Cruiser, Escort, Science and klingon
but if there is only one the Emissary will definately be my tier 5
someone I know was on closed beta, they had 3 character slots there, so we're assuming you get 3 or more
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 354
01-10-2010, 05:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FltAdmiralZander View Post
I would like to say first off congratz to the winners. However I do agree with the rest of the community on this one. I seems like Cyptic feel asleep on this one. Poor decision guys I personally expected alot more out of you on this. You guys claim that you have reviewed tons of information on Star Trek but yet with your decisions here it does not seem you have as much as you think you have. I know this is ulitmately a small deal in a big picture, but if such a small thing can be fouled up so completely I wonder if more important things have also been made in such an, assumed, lazy manner. Come on Cryptic use your brains we are getting ready to pay you to use.
I agree - I can't believe those were the best names they could pick. There were a lot of better names for the escort and cruiser that other people submitted. I thought the person who picked Roddenberry for the science ship would have won that one, but beat by Destiny? You've got to be kidding me...
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 355
01-10-2010, 05:48 PM
Honestly, I don't care that I lost. What I do care about is having lost, and witnessing others who have lost to such lame names. I submitted good names, and others did as well. Some of those others I liked better than my own. For all those great names to have lost to ship names that are as simplistic as "Dog", "Cat", and "Owl"... It's really pathetic Cryptic.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 356
01-11-2010, 06:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keronn View Post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dervish

EDIT: And congrats to the winners, of course.
Actually, I think they are using the other definition of DERVISH :
"One that possesses abundant, often frenzied energy"

Honestly I don't like the name Dervish.
Emissary is very fitting, and is an homage to Sisko.
Destiny seems a bit ordinary (as well as overused).

I had gone with greek gods myself (often source of many ship class names). I wanted the Dervish class to be the Athena Class. (Athena: goddess of wisdom, war, strategy, justice and skill, and heroic endeavour)

I'd be curious to see the actual numbers for people who picked "dervish". I'm betting few actually heard the word used in their entire life, and even fewer know what it means. It seems too much like some nerd at Cryptic decided to ignore the other submissions and use their own.

As for Destiny, that was one of the first names I thought of (to use for the Cruiser, not the science ship however), but I thought to myself, "no no, I can think of something more intelligent and fitting".

The names are what they are though. Luckily we can pick our own names to go on the hull.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 357
01-11-2010, 07:28 AM
Dervish fits perfectly, everyone going to wikipedia thinking that's the end all be all of information and getting bent out of shape because dervish=beggar really needs to look at the other uses for and meanings of the word dervish.

Dervish is also another name for a small violent storm, not quite tornado level in scope. So for an escort ship, which are small, fast and armed to the teeth to begin with, the class name is perfect. For those of you that don't like the name...well nobody is gonna force you to sit in the captain's chair of one.

Emissary fits like a glove. All of Starfleet's flagships have had a diplomacy themed class designation and this is no different.

Destiny also works well. The Federation has always been about exploration, learning new things, developing new technology and meeting new cultures. The pinnacle tier of science vessels being Destiny class only means, to me at least, that the Federation's main goal is still that of exploration and the betterment of mankind through science.


Congrats to the winners and hopefully I'll spot those super exclusive titles in-game soon.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 358 Gratz
01-11-2010, 07:55 AM
Congrats to the winners, simple and easy to remember. Nice!
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 359 Names of winners?
01-11-2010, 08:02 AM
I must have been one of the many who offered up Emissary as the class name. How do we find out if we won? I did not see a list of the winners names.

I figured the fact I did not get an email over the weekend says I wasn't first to suggest it
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 360
01-11-2010, 09:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Voytek View Post
emissary and destiny are good choices, but dervish? really?

A Dervish is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path or "Tariqah", known for their extreme poverty and austerity, similar to mendicant friars in Christianity or Hindu/Buddhist/Jain sadhus.

Thats the most powerful escort class ship in the fleet? named after a holy beggar?
Not to be a sore loser, but I really have to agree with this post. My choice was "Roswell class" because to me it looked more saucer-shaped than any other ship I've ever seen.

Edit: Just read that Dervish also means a small and slightly powerful tornado. Now that I know this, that sounds like a perfect name. Sorry!
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:40 AM.