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So, I got the Vesta class. Looks beautiful, love being able to customize the exterior. But.. I can't find a bridge that fits it. Any plans on making an exclusive Vesta bridge? or was that sacrificed for the different hulls?
The Voyager Bridge pack fits it really well in my opinion. Decently roomy, lots of 'tech gadgets' and officer space. If not for the Intrepid MSD, I think it would be just about perfect. I use the Peace bridge on mine.
Though an actual Vesta class bridge would be cool.
I'd like to see a new bridge for the Vesta as well.
I recall seeing a fan reimagining of what a Vesta bridge could look like when doing a search for one. It was basically an oval Prometheus bridge with some slight modifications. It looked nice though and it's probably something Cryptic could easily and falls in line with retexturing something we already have.
Well, it's designed for looks, not practicality (like most stuff in Trek, or 99% of all TV/Movie sci-fi, really). Once you start getting annoyed at that stuff it's kinda hard to stop. Why no seat belts? What's with all the space wasting, tessellation-unfriendly interior shapes? Why put the ship's CIC where it's literally a target bulls-eye, just begging to be chipped off the hull by enemy fire? Why are the decks stacked ventral to dorsal instead of stern to bow? Why stack decks at all when you've got room-by-room artificial gravity?
At the end of the day, you just gotta accept/embrace the fact that underneath the more modern art style and flirty relationship with real science, Star Trek is ultimately rooted in the "Flash Gordon" category of realism.
The Vesta bridge pictured looks "meh" to me, but then these illustrator cutaways always look that way to me even with bridges that I love, so I'd prolly have to see actual walkaround/ on set views to actually know whether I'd like it or not.
*EDIT: Actually, looking closer, it appears to just be a "Blaze" Prometheus bridge with the middle stretched in Photoshop. I use that bridge in-game for my Excelsior. It's the best bridge for a movie-era ship, if a bit plain, but I dunno if I'd want the same just with an extra leaf in the middle for a post-TNG uber ship. Just seems really lazy, both as a potential game asset, and as fan art (sorry, I know that's harsh, but it is what it is).
Last edited by connectamabob; 11-30-2012 at 03:42 PM.
Using one of the bridges from the Prometheus bridge pack myself - I realise that they're technically (obviously) escort bridges but it just works for me, it's not too large and it helps that it doesn't have an MSD.
I think the Vesta should definitely get it's own bridge, especially since it's actually three separate ships and not just three costumes for one ship (or three ships sharing one costume, like the Oddy). I just don't think the Prometheus bridge is right stylistically. It's a little out of date, timeline-wise, and kinda looks even older (more like late movie-era instead of late TNG).
IMO something in the style of the C-store Oddy bridge, since that's more concurrent timeline-wise, but a little more compact and/or utilitarian looking, and with a darker scheme to go with the default hull scheme. Sort of the Intrepid to the Oddy's Galaxy, if that makes any sense.
What I've wanted to see for a long time in Trek, and I think this would be perfect for the Vesta, is a bridge with an Imax dome style viewscreen. Like Voyager's astrometrics lab display, but on the bridge.