So, pretty much the sweetest idea I've had all day, add Hideki(like) shuttles to the Lobi shop.
Why is this such a fantastic idea you may ask?
All three lock boxes containing Lobi have a Lobi shuttle.
Cardassian lock boxes now contain Lobi.
The Lobi shop items will probably not be taken out.
I'm a sucker for getting the matching shuttle.
the Hideki patrol craft would be an interesting addition.
however in the show the few times we see it in a context showing size, the Hideki is depicted closer in size to a Bird of Prey or a Dominion Attack ship, though like many of the DS9 ships it varies a bit between appearances (80 to 150 meters, roughly). the DS9 technical manual (non-canon and highly suspect in its ship section due to the number of errors compared to what is seen on screen) puts the Hideki at 85 meters long.
this might be a bit big for use as a player shuttlecraft.
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Last edited by mithril2098; 10-08-2012 at 03:25 PM.
The Hideki Class is a Cardassian-built frigate used by the Cardassian Union and the True Way Alliance. The ship is comparable to a fighter in terms of size and maneuverability but has better hull strength, shields, and weapons.
Considering the (unofficial) statement above, if the Hideki was added then it would end up being another lockbox ship addition.
Unfortunately we most likely won't be seeing a Cardassian Faction for about 18-24 months and thats if they get the Romulans going early next year.
But still I agree that Hideki shouldn't be put in Lobi but a real Cardassian Shuttle. Because the Hideki as we see it in the game on missions (like on the satellite repair daily) it is a frigate sized ship, like meridian or NX-class.
However the Cardassian shuttles are said to be a scaled down Hideki, so the graphics for one could be similar to the in game Hideki , but it should carry a different name if they do make a Cardassian shuttle.
I have had this idea in my head since the lobi shuttles started appearing, i did Flirt with the idea of drawing one up myself for fun, but haven't found the time.
Given the scattered information on Hideki's, and the fact that they're pretty darn fightery in game (and we do have fighters we can play), I've changed my mind. We should have playable Hideki related shuttles (or fighters) added to the Lobi shop.
As far as a Cardassian faction goes, given the current storyline having them being demilitarised, I see this as a stretch.
True Way is a bit less of a stretch, but given the fact that the faction is in disarray, and the fact that Feds capture Gul Madred (<3) during their Cardassian story line, very stretchy.
Season 10 From the ashes.
Story : A rebuilt Cardassia once again streches out as a force in the galaxy , with a new found respect to more diplomatic approach but still the Militant nature lies within. Main aim to stop the true way once and for all and re enforce Cardassia as an Important Power and one that the Federation and KDF need in order to fight back the Borg and the Iconion advances from Romulan space.
(i am a where this post really is just a thing of imagination and holds no fact of how things will turn out)