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# 1 Revise the Ship System?
07-07-2012, 11:16 PM
Seems threads are poping up of almost every kind of ship with the Fleet system. Some people want want different configurations of their favorite ship, some people not likeing changes made to their favorite ship <cough>, and some people feeling some changes aren't in the right direction.

Given we are now practically having almost every ship in the game with the Fleet system, wouldn't it just be better just to revise the entire ship system altogether?

People level up with their favorite ship.

Players refitting their ships to the next Tier and gaining or losing certain advantages (as to encourage newer players to try different ships).

And at Endgame, they go through the Fleet Refit and gaining that 10th console (where they feel it's best) and changing their Ensign slot to a configuration more prefered? As well as gaining fleet bonuses being a member of a fleet.


After all, if we ever get new Tiers and new ships, things are going to get even more complicated. So IMHO, just revise the ship system. Maybe tweek Fleet shipyards to be a factor in being part of the refitting process?
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# 2
07-07-2012, 11:25 PM
Complete ship customization is very difficult with the current engine. It is far easier to create a model for every type of ship configuration than it is to create a ship system like what you are talking about. The Priority One interview with Al Rivera goes into this. To implement this system would likely delay Season 6 by months if it is possible.
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# 3
07-08-2012, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by starkaos View Post
Complete ship customization is very difficult with the current engine. It is far easier to create a model for every type of ship configuration than it is to create a ship system like what you are talking about. The Priority One interview with Al Rivera goes into this. To implement this system would likely delay Season 6 by months if it is possible.
At this rate, they might as well delay it.

The various bugs, rethinking the currencies, rethinking Fleet Starbase system regarding player contributions (both small and large fleets), and redoing the Tholian zone so it's fun (seen too many people disappointed with it). Right now, the only thing that's really good-to-go, is the Foundry changes.
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# 4
07-08-2012, 03:35 AM
Unfortunately, your ship leveling with you means that they couldn't keep the NX and Connie locked into the training ship role.
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# 5
07-08-2012, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by starkaos View Post
Complete ship customization is very difficult with the current engine. It is far easier to create a model for every type of ship configuration than it is to create a ship system like what you are talking about. The Priority One interview with Al Rivera goes into this. To implement this system would likely delay Season 6 by months if it is possible.
I can live with the current level of customisation. But I am really unhappy about the arbitrary choices of which ship gets Fleet version which not. No Advanced Escort, no Heavy Escort (Thunderchild is a CStore ship for God's sake) are just a few examples.
GIVE US THE FLEET HEAVY ESCORT (without CARRIER)!
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# 6
07-08-2012, 11:51 AM
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Unfortunately, your ship leveling with you means that they couldn't keep the NX and Connie locked into the training ship role.
I don't see why they couldn't graduate beyond Tier 1. Just limit them to only a Tier 2 or Tier 3 refit. That way if you are a fan of those ships, you get more time with them.

But to keep older Tiered ships viable, you just give them better traits to encourage them to try the ships.
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