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# 1 Tier 5 Akira
02-20-2012, 01:05 PM
Is there any news on whether we may see a Akira retrofit other than the Thunderchild, basically a Akira thats a RA LH/UH or VA ship. I really want to replace my Prometheus and Defiant with a Akira in Borg STF Elite runs.

Its a waste after commander to leave this ship behind as she is a real beauty and graceful in her movement.

I'd even like to see her as a heavy cruiser with reduced turn rate but slightly above a Excelsior but with a weaker hull.

A tactical cruiser with good manoeuvrability,

boff setup

4 forward weapon slots
3 or 4 aft weapon slots

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Consoles

3 engineer
2 science
3 tactical
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# 2
02-20-2012, 01:12 PM
Hello, well there's nothing new on that front I know of.
We're currently having a bitof a conversation about a 4th type of ship for the Federation
that's not a carrier and as part of that I've posted an idea for this kind of ships among them
is a possible Akira.
I have no clue whether it's attractive or downright nonsense but you might want to have a look
nontheless:

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...=255594&page=8

(it's post #75)
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# 3
02-20-2012, 01:19 PM
thanks for the info i'll keep my fingers crossed on for the Akira
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# 4
02-20-2012, 01:20 PM
Geko has stated that they have a T5 Akira, a T5 Merian, and a T5 Andorian escorts on in the planning stages. No idea when they will be out, though.
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# 5
02-20-2012, 01:23 PM
Geko needs to keep his arms away from me then as i'll tear them off for a Akira and then i'll never have one :p
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# 6
02-20-2012, 01:24 PM
<EDIT: Seems Cosmic One beat me to it while I was typing and looking up links >

Captain Geko posted earlier in the month that they were looking at the idea of a new Fed Escort in the upcoming months. He also posted that for a T5 escort they had the following ideas:

1. The Andorian ship
2. Merian Class (this is one of Rademaker's designs I think)
3. a T5 Akira

He also said that they hope to have a T5 escort out within a few months, but I don't remember if he promised it would be one of the 3 above.

You can see his post here:
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...9&postcount=47

As well as the full discussion here:
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=251868
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# 7
02-20-2012, 01:29 PM
I wait with growing impatience and hope for the Akira. I love the TNG-VOY area ships and models and although i understand cryptic making their own non-cannon models due to licensing, i really want to see this ship in the game at RA level
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# 8
02-20-2012, 01:36 PM
Personally i would hope they dont. Not that i wouldnt like one but i think we need new designs to come instead of rehashing ships we like to be playable at va.


They could instead do a design which is homage to an akira possibly instead of it being an actual akira. Which i would think would be the best of both worlds (no pun intended). So something that could resemble or see an evolution from the akira but be suitable for va gameplay.
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