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# 41
02-03-2012, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynen_Starfyre
I wish the feds had escorts as cool as the destroyer ones in the KDF
Yeah I might start playing fed side again one day if this comes to be. I've always loved the KDF in tv and movies because it was rare to get to see them in action. The fed ships just do not have the feel I get from the KDF possibly because the cruisers and science ships were mostly non combatants in most of the series and the game is trying portray them in that fashion which doesn't work. As for the escorts they need something cooler done to them to make them feel as fun to play (battle cloak is way more fun to play with once you know how to use one). Just saying the fed side needs something of their own that makes them unique other than just a decloak and fly around until you die or mission ends which only thing I get out of fed side ones.
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# 42
02-03-2012, 07:57 PM
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Ships like the Akira, Defiant, Nova, Sovereign, Intrepid would still be relatively modern designs. I don't see why we need a lot of scratch-built designs to "look" 25th century when there are tons of canon ships that still have a place in the game. I think it's far too soon to flush outstanding "current" designs in favor of outlandish looking super-mega-sleek what-ifs just because "It's the 25th century!"
you seem to miss the point, a lot. and this isnt the first time. im not saying it needs to be "edgy" or "futuristic". next time read- ie, take the lessons learned from each of the current conflicts and either build upon (as in the refits) or add new technology to newer ships. that dont have to be futuristic like the ent-J is. but some more designs are needed. looking 25th century can look much like 24th century, but with more technology. do you think the US carriers of today look much different from the carriers in use 25 years ago? no, they look almost identical. but the technology is different, and as a result of that difference some of the design elements are different. its called progression. dont have to get rid of the old designs- just update and expand on them.
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# 43
02-03-2012, 08:04 PM
When they "Update and expand" on them we end up with the Zephyr and the Oslo. That's the STO modeling team's idea of "Update and expand", and honestly, that's not good.

You can "Update and expand" without having a drastically different hull form. The Rhode Island is a prime example of that. A refit of a late-24th century ship to current 25th century (About the game's time) and it's not radically different.

If they want to give the option for a ship "costume" that looks more "modern" in terms of a 25th century ship, that's fine too, but don't cram it down peoples' throats. A tier 5 Akira is one of the most asked for ships, because people like the design the way it is. I'm definitely not opposed to having options, but one of them should be the default, standard Akira. Because that's what people want.
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# 44
02-03-2012, 08:08 PM
Hopefully it's something brand new. To hell with these damn refits.
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# 45
02-04-2012, 08:13 AM
I'd like to see both a T5 Akira refit and a T5 New Orleans class starship ( http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/ar...neworleans.htm ). New Orleans could have a variant based off the Venture
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# 46
02-04-2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by grandmasteroz View Post
take the lessons learned from each of the current conflicts and either build upon (as in the refits) or add new technology to newer ships. that dont have to be futuristic like the ent-J is. but some more designs are needed. looking 25th century can look much like 24th century, but with more technology.



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You can "Update and expand" without having a drastically different hull form. The Rhode Island is a prime example of that. A refit of a late-24th century ship to current 25th century (About the game's time) and it's not radically different.
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thank you for making my exact argument for me and telling me im wrong. like i said, you miss the point because you dont read, and it seems as though this happens in your posts a lot. you should try reading comprehension once in a while, it might do you some good.

a new skin, a refit, etc. is what i was asking for- not just an akira (as that would be nice), but more variation. if that comes as skins, great. but id prefer to see more new classes of ships. and before you bring your damn canon argument into this like youre prone to do, this game is soft canon- there is a lot of leeway so long as CBS gives the OK. and as long as CBS gives the OK, id like to see as many ships in the game as possible. ugly, awesome and everything in between- doesnt matter to me so long as we get some more variation of ship selection in the game.
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# 47
02-04-2012, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by SeaCat
dont suppose you could enlighten us to which one it is....(cough...Rademaker...cough...) ?
We are working with Rademaker. But details still need to be worked out.

Current T5 Escort options include:
Andorian
Merian Class
T5 Akira


These are probably not the next ships on the schedule, but I would expect one of them soon. Eventually, we will probably see them all and more.
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# 48 T5 Akira
02-04-2012, 03:52 PM
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We are working with Rademaker. But details still need to be worked out.

Current T5 Escort options include:
Andorian
Merian Class
T5 Akira


These are probably not the next ships on the schedule, but I would expect one of them soon. Eventually, we will probably see them all and more.
I VOTE PUT THE T5 AKIRA AT THE TOP OF THE LIST. Im sure many people would be happy with that, but I might need help pulling myself away from my new Sao Paulo with a cloak and Quad Cannons. The T5 Akira would have to top that for me to buy it. Im sure you smart Cryptic guys can figure it out.
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# 49
02-04-2012, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptainGeko
We are working with Rademaker. But details still need to be worked out.

Current T5 Escort options include:
Andorian
Merian Class
T5 Akira


These are probably not the next ships on the schedule, but I would expect one of them soon. Eventually, we will probably see them all and more.
I swear... if / when you put a T5 Akira in-game, I will buy you a round of drinks.
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# 50
02-04-2012, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptainGeko
We are working with Rademaker. But details still need to be worked out.

Current T5 Escort options include:
Andorian
Merian Class
T5 Akira


These are probably not the next ships on the schedule, but I would expect one of them soon. Eventually, we will probably see them all and more.
T5 Akira please make it so
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