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# 10
06-27-2012, 10:27 PM
Originally Posted by trhrangerxml View Post
How about this, a Tier 5 Conni with either 6 or 8 (3-4 fore and 3-4 aft) weapon slots, hull strength between 27000 and 36000, turn rate of a science vessel and the BOFF/Console layout of the tier Excelsior? Screw tier 5+1, I would be happy with pure tier 5. Skins would be OG Conni, any of the tier 2 cruisers and the Exeter Class (of course if you own them). Cryptic, come on, its my birthday in a week, throw me a bone!
This almost sounds like a "science hybrid" tactical cruiser. Possibly too OP...

My thoughts for a Tier 5 Connie are to go "pure science" - 3-3 weapons loadout, base off the RSSV's loadout/boffs but go LtCmdr Tac instead of Lt/Ens Tac.

Many people complain that the Connie really shouldn't be a cruiser alongside the Galaxys and Oddesseys. Fine. Also, Roddenberry wanted the TOS Enterprise to be more of an exploration (science) ship that just happened to fight fairly well. Hence the shift of a Connie-Retro from Cruiser to Science.

That, and "when" the NX-Enterprise (Utopia class?) gets the tier 5 treatment, I'd slot it as an escort, the original hull is about the same size as Defiant, IIRC, and the NX could be slotted as a "science secondary" - 4 Tac 3 Sci 2 Eng consoles, Cmdr + Lt Cmdr Tac, Lt Cmdr Sci, Lt Eng. to reflect NX's original "exploration" role...

This has an additional effect of giving both an "old school" (aka 22nd century) and "newer school" (aka 23rd century) Tier 5 representative in each class (all retrofits). NX and Defiant (Ent and DS9) escorts, Connie and Intrepid (TOS and Voy) science vessels, Excelsior and Galaxy (TMP and TNG) as cruisers.
Well, with the upgrade announcement leaving NX and Connie fans in the dust again, can we restart / revisit the T5 Connie and NX threads - since they will no longer be "truly" endgame ships... (after we get the T5 versions, it'll be time to see them added to the T5U upgrade charts too...

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