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I've said this before but saw the idea all but ignored. But when seeing ships like the Excesior and Nebula, I can't help but think it woul have been the right way to go. Just looking at the CMDR and LTCMDR slots mind you...The Excelsior has CMDR=ENG/LTCMDR=TAC...so....why didn't Cryptic/Atari make the Exploration Cruiser Refit (Saucer Separating Galaxy) have a CMDR=ENG/LTCMDR=SCI for example. It would be in keeping with cannon in a sense when you consider how they pushed a lot of Engineering and Scientific solutions to a bulk of their problems on the show. As for the Galaxy-X...it can be kept CMDR=ENG/LTCMDR=ENG to give cruiser Captains a choice of 3 bridge officer layouts in Refits/Retrofits.

Science vessels should work the same way for that matter. We have the Intrepid Refit (which quite honestly should have had a LTCMDR=TAC slot since it was to chase ma'quis in the badlands and needed high science due to the need for shields hance it being a science ship...but oh well.) It can stay CMDR=SCI/LTCMDR=SCI. For the Nebula, its already CMDR=SCI/LTCDR=ENG which to me is just fine. As for the D'kyr, I'd like to see it as a CMDR=SCI/LTCMDR=TAC for variety of BoF layouts for sci vessels.

Onto everyone's favorite DPSers...THE ESCORTS!!!!!!!! The Defiant refit can remain the same in its layout (CMDR=TAC/LTCMDR=TAC), after all...it was meant to have teeth. That's what it was designed for. Now... The Prometheus, to me...a CMDR=TAC/LTCMR=SCI screams win and conforms to its appearence in cannon. And as for the Andorian Vessel that is do to come out. Make it an Escort with CMDR=TAC/LTCMDR=ENG. Seems to fit Andorians as a whole truth be told.

Now...if these layouts were, by some miracle, to be implemented...it would allow pure classers as well as cross-classers (pure meaning using jobtype with related BoF assignments, while cross-class would mean using jobtype with a BoF layout wear the CMDR slot BoF isn't same job type) to have access to ships that would require diverse builds and such and thus spice up PVP/PVE as a whole.

On the KDF side of things, I'm not too familiar as I only have a CMDR on there has the highest level character out of my 3 KDF characters (don't worry KDF...I'm working on leveling them). But a similar BoF layout convention would do wonders for them as well. So...what do all think?
Lt. Commander
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# 2
02-07-2011, 11:44 AM
Thats alot of changes. Way to many in my opinion. Though you have some points... most of your issues could be handled by the addition of a universal First Officer console. You could then decide which class serves you better in whichever ship as First Officer.
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# 3
02-07-2011, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Diceberg View Post
Thats alot of changes. Way to many in my opinion. Though you have some points... most of your issues could be handled by the addition of a universal First Officer console. You could then decide which class serves you better in whichever ship as First Officer.
Then the KDF will cry foul worse than when Cryptic/Atari released the Nebula.
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