are you still talking? lol.
and I didn' t imply anything other than I think a fed carrier will be very funny, 90% of the time :p... But cleary YOU have some insecurities there. You love your assumptions and percieved innuendo. You don't even need me. Here, keep going without me, you'll do fine!
Nom Nom Nom, Feed my your fed tears gypsy.
So you just think Fed carriers will be innately amusing 90% of the time... that will have nothing to do with those flying them or attempting to... it will just usually amuse you.
If they are that entertaining, they are obviously long overdue
Erm... no. You alter the design to use the technology and resources you already know and use.
At which point you'll end up with something so different it's certainly not a Klingon/Orion Intrepid just in green.
Keep in mind that even on this planet when we use the same kind of materials we still only end up with near carbon-copies of tech others have only when we need to build our own production lines for it anyway.
When there is a need to alter the design up to the point it's compatible with existing production lines and methods the result is always very different.
The German Stug III http://www.bigscalemodels.com/tips/m.../stug3%203.jpg
Panzer III chassis http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/...er3/Pz3J-3.jpg
and the types of units the Russians ended up with after adapting the concept to their own tech:
I would like to see that Starfleet gets more ships like the Galor, not the appearance but similar performance. Less Hull but higher tactical BO and more maneuverability than a cruiser.
Ships like the new Stargazer Class would suit perfect for this IMO, those ships should be availlable at Tier 5, of course.
Apart from that i don't see a reason for adding a new shipclass to the game, especially since we will get the First Officer station, eventually in the far FUTURE.