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# 841
01-02-2012, 02:59 PM
Im sue it will look amazing.
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# 842
01-02-2012, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by CapnLogan
Hey STO Players!

I have some news and updates on the status of our beloved KDF Flagship. Art news.


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I'm beyond thrilled!

QA'PLA!
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# 843
01-02-2012, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CapnLogan
Hey STO Players!

I have some news and updates on the status of our beloved KDF Flagship. Art news.

Good news is - VP of Product Development at CBS John VanCitters has approved several of our starship concepts for the Klingon Defense Force Flagship. Hooray!!
The three completed and approved designs look very cool, very Klingon, very "Battlecruiser". They are big, bad, and clearly a force to be reckoned with. The KDF Flagship will be a potent rival to the Federation's Enterprise F! The approved designs are awesome - three cheers to concept artist Chris Legaspi!


A shred of not-so-good news is that I have been unable to secure a players' choice vote for which starship concept will be THE winning design. Due to the impacted schedule of going Free-To-Play this month, and our 2 years anniversary approaching very quickly and a few executive decisions that are way over my pay-grade - the design stage will be done internally.


I'm anxious to make progress on the development of your new Flagship, and I'll keep the STO community updated as we move forward in the design process. Thank you all for your patience in this endeavor, and your understanding for my shortcomings on the vote.

Adam

edit* I would also like to note that this thread has given me immeasurable inspiration and advice, as well as a strong sense of what the community does want to see in this flagship. Your contributions in this thread will be kept in mind during the design process.
Awesome news!

Do you think you can tell us if this will be a non-C-Store ship like the Odyssey?
I.E Obtainable purely through gameplay such as it was said the Odyssey will be.
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# 844
01-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Does internal design prohibit you from showing us the three approved concept art things? Perhaps letting us voice opinions about the parts of each that we like so as to give you an overall vision that encompasses out opinions more accurately?

Sort of a passive vote if you will.
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# 845
01-02-2012, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CapnLogan
...I have some news and updates on the status of our beloved KDF Flagship...
CapnLogan, thanks for the post/update, but mostly for bringing this up and being the driving force over there. Woot woot!

Thank you misters Legaspi and VanCitters for your involvement as well.

And as for your "not-so-good" news, honestly, considering the time a community vote would take, I'd rather have the designs chosen internally, so I'm actually OK with this.

So uh... When do we get to see the three approved concept art pieces? Hmmm...?
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# 846
01-02-2012, 03:26 PM
Thanks so much for the reply...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CapnLogan
It's a cool and functional design. I personally think that aesthetically it needs some love in the main section of the hull... The blockiness is fine but it looks like it's hollow? I think having a more substantial and thick main hull section, it will help make the ship look larger, sturdier, and more imposing.
The main engineering hull in the centre before the neck isn't hollow, but could be thicker yes... however where a Vorcha would have one wing on either side of that central hull, with nacelles on each end, this has two wings on each side with a gap between them that houses the nacelle's between those wings and because we don't have nacelles on each end of the wings, we have room to add BoP style wings which move for that menacing effect a BoP has and allows for more "pew pew" cannons.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CapnLogan
The removable head is a cool idea but I think its size needs to be decreased some... either that or the neck needs to be thickened up a lot because it's a large head and a skinny neck making it look flimsy.


THe overall shape somewhat reminds me of the Peregrine Fighter.... with some pushing and pulling and maybe lengthening of the wings that would fix itself. It's a cool concept Alecto - you should keep working on her
The front "head" does look a bit out of proportion you're right and the neck does seem to be a little to think and lacks detail, without the head once it's separated the main section wouldn't look to impressive but I have an idea to solve all of that...

Where you see the neck, imagine a gigantic Bat'leth shape approximately the same width as the "head" facing forward, with either end of the Bat'leth protruding from either side of the neck. Now imagine the vessel separating in preparation for an assault, the main engineering section taking to much damage and the Captain ordering "RAMMING SPEED" with that part of the ship having a huge Bat'leth towards the front, ready to rip through the enemy! lol

I will continue to work on it now you've once again inspired me to do so! Qapla'
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# 847
01-02-2012, 03:45 PM
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Awesome news!

Do you think you can tell us if this will be a non-C-Store ship like the Odyssey?
I.E Obtainable purely through gameplay such as it was said the Odyssey will be.
It is my understanding that this ship will be given for free, it will not be a c-store ship.
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# 848
01-02-2012, 03:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CapnLogan
Good news is - approved Hooray!!
The three completed and approved designs look very cool, very Klingon, very "Battlecruiser". They are big, bad, and clearly a force to be reckoned with. The KDF Flagship will be a potent rival to the Federation's Enterprise F! The approved designs are awesome - three cheers to concept artist Chris Legaspi!
Hooray Indeed!! And Hooray for "Battlecruiser" instead of Carrier!! And Hooray to Chris too!!


Quote:
A shred of not-so-good news is that I have been unable to secure a players' choice vote for which starship concept will be THE winning design. Due to the impacted schedule of going Free-To-Play this month, and our 2 years anniversary approaching very quickly and a few executive decisions that are way over my pay-grade - the design stage will be done internally.
Aawwww, my vote/poll idea got nixed. oh well. Considering your teams outstanding work in ship designs, I'm sure you have something outstanding for us.

Now, with the "crunch time" schedule, can we get a rough guesstimate of when we will see some pics?
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# 849
01-02-2012, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Powerhelm View Post
Does internal design prohibit you from showing us the three approved concept art things? Perhaps letting us voice opinions about the parts of each that we like so as to give you an overall vision that encompasses out opinions more accurately?

Sort of a passive vote if you will.
I had suggested that I be permitted to put up the existing concepts and just let the players talk about them, but alas my request was declined.

I think a part of this decision, aside from all of the logistics issues, is that the Enterprise F contest was a complete PR disaster/endless flame war that I'm honestly somewhat relieved that I won't have to re-live that experience again haha!

The art will be posted up - however it'll have to be after completion of the design phase, as to not give the false-impression to the players that t here is any "passive vote" as you've suggested. I'd hate to mislead everyone in that way, so I suppose it will be best to release the concepts closer to reveal.

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Originally Posted by kirian_darkstar View Post

Now, with the "crunch time" schedule, can we get a rough guesstimate of when we will see some pics?
February some time. Around the 2 year anniversary. Caution - be prepared for me to be wrong on this LOL!
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# 850
01-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by CapnLogan
It is my understanding that this ship will be given for free, it will not be a c-store ship.
That is very good to hear.
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