The U.S.S. Renown (NCC-96047), originally a Typhoon class in the old tutorial, was replaced by a Regent in Season 8. With the addition of this new ship, a very confusing continuity glitch was made.
If you didn't know, in the FED tutorial the Renown (commanded by Captain Vo'Lok) saves you from a Klingon Negh'var, escorts you to the Pollux system to be greeted by the Borg for the first time. It defends the system while you, the player, go off and save the Vega colony. The ship finally reappears with a small fleet and helps you destroy a Borg cube, and you all go your separate ways.
When Worf's VO was fully implemented, I decided to roll a Lethean and play the campaigns again. On the KDF side when you first meet the Renown, commanded by another Vulcan captain (strangely enough), you promptly blow it up. Yikes, Vo'lok must me mad. But, it's far from over.
Then bam! A story arc later, in "Second Star to the Right", there, behold! It's the Renown. It's destroyed yet again. It appears again in Skirmish, Boldly They Rode, the Kahless Expanse, and even in a Fleet Alert. This is a bug in the random name generator, as it spawns in most FED NPC groups, as an ally and an enemy.
That, or the Renown has been split apart throughout our character's timelines. Somehow, in all my years playing STO, this is the one bug that annoys me to no end.
The Renown is the Kenny of STO, every time one gets blown up the warpcore of another Renown comes to life in drydock.
On a slightly more serious note: there are so many names of historical people cities and ships to pick from Cryptic has an entire generator full of them for the player...don't they use that thing themselves?
Cryptic is sloppy. Breaking News at 11. This is what happens when there is no outline or plan and you just make up **** as you go along.
Pretty much this. Some at Cryptic either really adores the name Renown or has a serious lack of creativity.
I'm saying this because I've encountered and blown up many more U.S.S. Renowns than you mentioned OP. In the Klingon cluster explorations, when you happen to deal with Starfleet there's 50% chance that the capital ship will be U.S.S. Renown.
And if you do the Kahless Expanse defence daily, every second capital ship you encounter is U.S.S. Renown.
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