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# 11
07-26-2011, 08:41 AM
how about a 360 degree aoe photon torpedo effect. Does basicly 5km radius explosion like the warpcore breach of a dying ship. Does 5-10k dmg to all ships in 5km radius of the akira. Name it Point blank artillary shield. Since its like how the US army uses artillary fired inbetween its enemies and soldiers as a shield.

Smaller radius keeps it from being OP but still manages to be useful. Gives the akira abilty to fire torps in all directions like it was intended to do as well.
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# 12
07-26-2011, 12:11 PM
A "Photon Blossom", I like it.
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# 13
07-26-2011, 12:28 PM
Side torpedo tubes is an interesting idea and one I am hesitant on (as the KDF would need an equivelent or at the least the ability have the same console able to be tradeable for the KDF to use).

Plus this ship is already in development and the devs have stated that there are no plans for Fed Carriers.

I see no more discussion here other than excitment
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# 14
07-26-2011, 12:57 PM
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(as the KDF would need an equivelent or at the least the ability have the same console able to be tradeable for the KDF to use).
I honestly don't see why. The Klingons don't have an equivalent to the MVAE, Saucer Separation or Ablative Hull. Likewise the Federation doesn't have an equivalent to Orion Fighters or the Gorn support platform or even the Disruptor Javelin though the Phaser Lance comes close.

Design philosophy for special abilities has not been to make them available to both sides.
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# 15
07-27-2011, 01:51 AM
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Side torpedo tubes is an interesting idea and one I am hesitant on (as the KDF would need an equivelent or at the least the ability have the same console able to be tradeable for the KDF to use).

Plus this ship is already in development and the devs have stated that there are no plans for Fed Carriers.

I see no more discussion here other than excitment
I understand you concern that the Feds could get something the KDF does not have might imbalance the game but I don't share it.
There are plenty of ideas out there Cryptic could use to give the KDF unique toys to play with, armed with their own unusual special abilities.
For example one of the ideas that came up was the a possible T5 K't'inga coud use the large Photons we saw in Star Trek 1 as some kind of dedicated anti-fighter proximity weapon, a "Flak Torpedo" of you will.
Another rather insane idea is from me, a dedicated KDF torpedo cruiser.

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...&postcount=120

I think there is no need for one side to have what the other has as long as what is there is not overpowered.
Think about the strengths and limitations of what we've proposed here:
A 360 degree attack would only be fully effective by the time the ships is already surrounded, which is a pretty bad situation.
Then the attack against individual targets would probably still be less effective than a full Spread 3 is against an individual target.
And only after the shields of every target involved are down.
So it be mostly effective against fighters.
But unlike a combination of CPB and PSW it would be a "tactical solution" against them.
But it would not be more effective than those two skills and would be balanced by its cooldown.
I don't think there would be any need for the KDF to have such a skill for itself and neither would Starfleet need the dedicated Torpedo Ship I linked above.
But it would still be great if Cryptic implemented both IMO.
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# 16
08-01-2011, 04:58 PM
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I think a tier 5 Akira refit would be best made as sort of a hybrid cruiser/escort, give it a lt.com eng slot, a high crew and a above average for an escort hull.
Agreed.

As for special ability, perhaps just an integrated torpedo launcher that can fire two quantum torps every 2 minutes.
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# 17
08-01-2011, 06:06 PM
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# 18
08-04-2011, 09:40 AM
An Akira refit would be funky, I also was thinking about something that could deal with clouds of enemy stuff as an ability, and by that I refer to the Chain Reaction Pulsar, probably abit complex to implement and maybe even some licensing issues as well.
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# 19
08-04-2011, 09:52 AM
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An Akira refit would be funky, I also was thinking about something that could deal with clouds of enemy stuff as an ability, and by that I refer to the Chain Reaction Pulsar, probably abit complex to implement and maybe even some licensing issues as well.
The latter would be the killer of this idea.
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# 20
08-04-2011, 10:03 AM
So the Feds get the Fedball Buster?
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