Career Officer
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# 51 What's the point?
09-06-2012, 12:09 PM
What's the point of this thread? Why is it stickied?

Don't get me wrong: I agree 100% with the ship scales listed in this thread, but it's not like anyone in the art department is going to adjust them to make them correct. All this does is makes me irritated that simple, obvious faults that are easily adjusted - aren't.

-ABM
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
# 52 Latest update
09-10-2012, 11:30 PM
I have updated the Ship Chart with the Ferengi Marauder, Jem'Hadar Attack Ship, Galor Cruiser and Tholian Orb Weaver. In addition, I have also added the Heavy Escort Carrier alternate skin (Armitage) for the Heavy Escort. Unlike pretty much every other alternate skin in the game, this significantly alters the size of the ship, to the point where I felt it was important to include it.

I also removed the Odyssey Cruiser, and created a separate chart, which shows it along with the Caitian Atrox, the Tholian Recluse, and the Tuffli Freighter. The ships at the bottom of the main Ship Chart are included for reference. If I hadn't done this, the chart would now be over 2500 pixels tall. Since I can't edit the post, I will post the link here and then start a new post.

Federation Carrier Ship Chart

If the mods here can unsticky this post and sticky the new one that might be helpful.

As for why I made this chart: Well, the simple answer is, I got tired of people saying that this ship or that ship was bigger than some other ship, just based on visual impressions that are deceptive since the game view is centered on your ship. Since I was curious about whether (for instance) the Deep Space Science Vessel was bigger than the Reconnaissance Science Vessel (and I had someone tell me with absolute certainty that it was not) I decided to find out, and once I found out, I decided to share that information.

It was not really my intention to point out the errors in the devs' scaling of the ships, although that is something that can be done with the data. For me, though, the bigger issue is how the ships compare to each other in the game. Most other charts, and even the ship vendor, tend to make the ships approximately the same size to show detail.
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 29
# 53
10-02-2012, 04:26 PM
such a great thread. when-ish would it likely that we will see an update with the temporal ships in it?
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 13
# 54
10-03-2012, 08:40 AM
Makes total sense.

I really wish they'd scale the ships correctly.
Ensign
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 29
# 55
10-03-2012, 09:36 AM
the shuttles were never scaled right, but being able to see how ships compare to each other in game is quite cool.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 78
# 56
11-02-2012, 11:21 AM
Beautifully done! Thank you for all the hard work !
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 274
# 57
11-11-2012, 05:18 AM
Anyone know how the chimera falls in this? Thinking about picking one up on one of my characters but want to get an appropriately sized bridge to go with it.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 58
11-11-2012, 06:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tilarium1979 View Post
Anyone know how the chimera falls in this? Thinking about picking one up on one of my characters but want to get an appropriately sized bridge to go with it.
About the size of the Constitution.

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Commander
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Posts: 274
# 59
11-11-2012, 06:41 AM
Thanks. I haven't seen many in game, might just be lucky though! I thought I'd see tons of them by ton.
Ensign
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6
# 60
11-14-2012, 11:45 PM
Just need the Aquarius escort, the Odd, and now the Vesta.
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