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# 1 Prometheus Bridge
05-11-2010, 09:26 PM
So the Prometheus Bridge set is coming out soon (this week, I think), which I've been looking forward to since I first saw a glimpse of it in the "Expanding Universe" Pt. 1 video.

Except for one thing:

Please, please, please, PLEASE tell me you guys fixed the captain's chair so it's in the middle of the bridge (at least just inside the circumference of the handrails) and NOT all the way in the BACK of the bridge!

From this still image, this is the glimpse we were shown way back when the video clip was first released. The captain's chair should be moved forward at least to the front of the step below the platform it's currently sitting on in that shot. If at all possible, the top two steps should be removed and the chair should be at the front of the third step. That may even leave enough room to add another station in back, and we know you guys aren't afraid to add extraneous stations to fill space, looking at what was done with the Sovereign bridge.

Also, the chairs on the outer sides seem 'off' compared to the display texturing. The seats are in the middle of what appears to be two different consoles. With the inflated scales of these interiors, there is now room for two seats, one for each display in between the bulkhead frames on the sides.
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# 2
05-12-2010, 07:07 AM
The Captains Chair is supposed to be in line with the handrails closer to the back of the Bridge. Yes the extra two platform levels should not be there, but the Bridge Model is pretty darn close to what is in the show.
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# 3
05-12-2010, 07:15 AM
Of course like all STO bridges its three times the size of the shows bridge. :p
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# 4
05-12-2010, 08:34 AM
To be fair the Defiant bridge appears to be only twice the size of the show's. :p
Actually that one bridge completely torpedoes any argument that the bridges need to be cavernous because it's an mmo and there are battles there and blah blah blah, but I digress.
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# 5
05-12-2010, 09:24 AM
hehe
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This video contains content from BandaiChannel, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
thanks for that namco-bandai, yet another reason i'll never purchase another game from your poxy one-man slow-arse couldn't-release-on-time-if-it-would-save-your-life company.

sorry, just had to vent a bit. Yes, i'm looking forward to the prometheus bridge too, though it'll be hard to get me away from the bridge pack 3 bridge, it's started to really grow on me.
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# 6
05-12-2010, 10:59 AM
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hehe
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This video contains content from BandaiChannel, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
thanks for that namco-bandai, yet another reason i'll never purchase another game from your poxy one-man slow-arse couldn't-release-on-time-if-it-would-save-your-life company.
Strange, I'm watching the vid on YouTube right now, and no warning about copyright.... oh wait, this is being blocked in Australia?!?

The video should be on STO's main video page, here
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# 7
05-12-2010, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by the_illustrious_q
The Captains Chair is supposed to be in line with the handrails closer to the back of the Bridge. Yes the extra two platform levels should not be there, but the Bridge Model is pretty darn close to what is in the show.
Right. The *back* of the captain's chair should be in line with the handrails. Meaning that the seat itself should be within the circumference of the handrail circle. However, the chair as it's shown is clearly quite a bit further back, and outside of the handrails altogether.

I'm hoping the map/level designers are aware of this and have had plenty of time to correct it.

Aside from that, I think it's probably the best/closest thing to an actual starship bridge, even if it is still 2-3 times the size of the actual Prometheus bridge (just means it's only slightly larger than the size of what a Connie Refit's bridge is supposed to be).
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# 8
05-12-2010, 11:13 AM
yeah i eventually checked it on the website. *grumbles more about namco-bandai*

i'm looking forward to seeing what variations they have for the prometheus bridge. i'm not a fan of the colour scheme in the vid but there's usually something i like out of the choices in bridge packs.
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# 9
05-12-2010, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Alexraptor View Post
Of course like all STO bridges its three times the size of the shows bridge. :p
I know! Everyone wants Properly scaled Bridges, but Cryptic is putting fingers in their ears, going "lalala, can't hear you".

Their intention was for a bunch of players to get together on a bridge, but how many people really do that? 9 out of 10 times its a few people. And when interiors are added, they will surely move to the Observation Deck or 10 Forward.

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Originally Posted by Lt.Expendable
To be fair the Defiant bridge appears to be only twice the size of the show's. :p
Actually that one bridge completely torpedoes any argument that the bridges need to be cavernous because it's an mmo and there are battles there and blah blah blah, but I digress.
It's funny, the Saber's Bridge, and the Intrepid's bridge (the Section 31 mission where they test you), the bridges are nicely scaled. Not rediculously huge player bridges that you can play football in.
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# 10
05-12-2010, 01:41 PM
Looks decent but from what I see there isnt enough stations for a full bridge crew to occupy.

I suppose they will just have the folks standing around looking at consoles - personnally that annoys me. I would like every officer to have a sitting chair and animations for walking around a bit.

Regardless, I have a Star Cruiser bridge for my Prometheus and it serves me well. I WOULD use the Defiant but Cryptic stupidly didnt scale the lower tier bridges up to the higher tier officer amounts.
There is enough room on the Defiant bridge for a full 10 officers but it will only take 6 from what I have seen.

Some of the others are the same. They wont show all your officers or have generic officers which ruins it.


Fortunantly, I have 'future proofed' myself against any 'boarding actions' by having a fully armed bridge crew. That Prometheus bridge looks like it would be a good place to have a firefight due to the open plan. Just imagine 5 Borg beaming in surrounded by 10 of your Bridge officers with all their powers. Arcwaves / Energy Blasts would be hilarous.

Unfortunatly, I dont see myself getting that bridge. Until they are functional or have SOME bonus the Star Cruiser pack will do me fine unless they come out with an improved Defiant bridge.
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