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# 11
10-14-2010, 03:03 PM
How can you call yourself a ST fan if you don't have mental access to all the shows?

If I were to guess I'd say there's more Voyager stuff in STO then from any other series.
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# 12
10-14-2010, 07:29 PM
Originally Posted by Isis. View Post
Isnt the Raven sorta a Runabout meets the family camper/rv style of ship anyways?
Actually it's much larger. A runabout is about 23m in length, the Raven is 90m and it has a shuttle bay. I would like to see it as a starter ship it would be a nice alternative to the tired Miranda/Centaur.
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# 13
10-15-2010, 12:13 PM
The Raven was a civilian survey ship. At least the Hansen's weren't members of Starfleet, anyway. If I recall correctly, Starfleet in fact knew what they were looking for and didn't approve. You'd think, if it were a Starfleet ship, they'd have denied them use of it at that point.

It'd be good for a larf as an NPC ship you need to rescue, a background NPC vessel for social systems and Sol, or a token player ship like the runabout. It seems like an easy enough design to reproduce. But for Starfleet to use it in a fight? Canon can't even confirm it had as much as a single phaser on it. I'm inclined to be on the side that says that's because it probably didn't.
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# 14
10-15-2010, 10:05 PM

We have seen the Oberth in both civilian (SS) and Fed (USS) hands. I can imagine the Raven doing the same. Either as a low-tier Science ship or a low-tier escort. Given that the Raven shadowed the Borg for some time and remained undetected while they conducted observations, it seems sciency to me. It could be a science ship alternative to the Miranda beginner ship for the Feds.

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