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# 1 Ideas for a new Tier 5 Escort
12-09-2011, 10:14 AM
At T5 Science ships, and Cruisers each have 5 ship models, (Sci = Recon, Deep space, Intrepid, Nebula, & Dkyr. Cruiser = Star, Assault, Galaxy, Galaxy X, and Excelsior) while escorts only have 3 (Advanced, Fleet, & Defiant. I don't count the Jemhadar because it can only be acquired through the gift boxes).

We need more escorts.

My suggestion is the New Orleans class ( http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/ar...neworleans.htm )
Bridge Officers: Commander Tactical, LTC Engineer, LT Tactical, LT Science, & Ensign Tactical.

Hull: 30000 Turn Rate: 15
+15 Power to weapons
Console Mods: 4 Tac, 3 Eng, 2 Sci
Special weapon: Phaser Triple Beam Bank. (same fire arc as a dual beam, but more damage per shot and slower rate of fire)

If anybody has an other ideas for a T5 Escort please post them.
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# 2
12-09-2011, 10:24 AM
see my post

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=244045

we need newer looking ships.
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# 3
12-09-2011, 10:34 AM
I never really liked the look of the Relativity. Captain Logan could probably adapt the Venture parts to make a 25th century variant for the New Orleans


Although I wouldn't complain if both our ideas were used.




Edit: picture in linked thread was the Relativity not the Dauntless
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# 4
12-09-2011, 10:37 AM
I'm still waiting for the Andorian ship that was supposed to be released "may be with season 3, may be a little later".

But probably it comes witn a box from c-store as a 1% chance to get it..
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# 5
12-09-2011, 10:44 AM
I barely play my Tactical officer anymore because I got bored with the escorts we have now. I'd probably get him the Andorian ship when it finally releases just to have something different to look at.
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# 6
12-09-2011, 10:47 AM
I'd love the New Orleans to be in.
Not sure about the special ability (noone really knows what those pods are) but the rest looks like I'd imagine that ship.
Since she does not have the usual "short" strips on her saucer like the Prometheus but rather long version going over the entire saucer, perhaps the ability to overcharge the beams without a power-minus for a short period would work.
This way she'd be a bit more "cruiserish" than other escorts, but since you did not include the ability to carry cannons anyway this would give her the option to use a mix of regular and dual beams to the fullest.
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# 7
12-09-2011, 11:00 AM
I had intended for it to carry cannons, but I think you might be on to something.
Have the console give a passive to beams, and a click-able that boosts they're output further for a short time.
To compensate for the beam booster, it can't load cannons. Have the beam booster usable on the New Orleans only.



My other idea was to use the pods as something like the tactical jamming pods used aboard electronic warfare planes. When activated, have give a huge boost to defense to make it hard to hit for a short time. For this one, I'd want cannons usable.
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# 8
12-09-2011, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Christopher_Chase
I had intended for it to carry cannons, but I think you might be on to something.
Have the console give a passive to beams, and a click-able that boosts they're output further for a short time.
To compensate for the beam booster, it can't load cannons. Have the beam booster usable on the New Orleans only.
HMM, well there was that line in "Return to Grace" where Worf told Kira which kinds of technology the Federation had shared with the Klingons.
Among items like enhanced torpdo guidance systems was a component called "Enhanced Warpcore Overdrive". Might fit your idea quite well.
An even more simplistic alternative to the bonus to beams in addition to the clicky-ability would of course be to just not allow cannons on the New Orleans and give her a toal of +20 to weapons, but the question is of course whether that would be overpowered or not.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher_Chase
My other idea was to use the pods as something like the tactical jamming pods used aboard electronic warfare planes. When activated, have give a huge boost to defense to make it hard to hit for a short time. For this one, I'd want cannons usable.
Certainly makes sense.

Another, somewhat odd idea I have regarding the New Orleans and those pods is this:
The New Orleans might be one of the most adaptable ones in Starfleet (and possibly a bit expensive because of that ).
The Nebula has its aft mission module, while the New Orleans has three modules that have an unknown purpose.
Perhaps they have...well their purpose defined by what you put into them:
-put sensors in and you got a military scout
-put in supplies, spare parts and additional generators and you get a long-range patrol craft
-put weapons in and you got a fine warship

maybe some kind of limited universal BO to reflect this adaptability would do this ship some good (as well as the option to chose some cosmetic options for the pods)
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# 9
12-09-2011, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Crimsonoa View Post
see my post

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=244045

we need newer looking ships.
agreed. its the 25th century. newer ships, not rehashed old designs. the new orleans doesnt even look like an escort, it looks like a light cruiser- at least the akira looks like an escort. i think cryptic could look at the design cues from above post and go from there- that model is too futuristic, but im sure some styling cues could be taken into consideration to give us a new escort- and if need be, make it a heavy escort akin to the akira.

id like to see some sort of cool broadside torpedo ability, but im sure people will scream OP if that happens.
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# 10
12-09-2011, 12:32 PM
The universal BO idea sounds cool. Take my original layout and replace the LT tactical with a universal LT.

As far as New Orleans looking like an escort, she is smaller than either the Akira or the Prometheus and both are escorts.

The New Orleans could come a 25th century variant, then the people that want a 25th century ship, get a 25th century ship, and those that want the New Orleans get the New Orleans.

I've never liked the way the Relativity looks. Personal preference on that one.
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