Lieutenant
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 33
# 1 To Make a New Ship Class?
08-12-2012, 01:43 PM
I have a question, Are we allowed to make our own ships and give them a Class?

I am not new to PWE or Star Trek.

I was playing the Ship Creator game oh about 5 years ago, where you could make a ship, I would like to request if you put a ship creator in and allow us to make all kinds of new ships, I was surprised with what you could make, along with the compliment of weapons and other systems, at the time it was state of the art, but now, i bet STO could do a lot better.

So Everyone who can answer this question please, i would enjoy the feed back.

(I am currently geting the game on my computer.)
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8,242
# 2
08-12-2012, 01:50 PM
No, we are not allowed to make our own ship Classes. We must pick from the Classes in the game - though we have a little bit of customization we can do to make some ships look slightly different from each other.

The issue deals with the license. This is s Star Trek game so ships need to look Trek-like. That is in contrast to a game like Eve where CCP is not requires to adhere to any licenses and can make whatever types of ships it likes.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 998
# 3
12-13-2012, 07:32 PM
I'll also add that it makes more canonical sense with the limited choice of ship classes/variants.

Developing whole new ship classes in-universe is a very expensive venture, and if existing ship types can perform the various roles well enough, it doesn't matter how cool "Starship Creator" is - the Federation and the KDF won't pour resources into satisfying the whims of one or two newbie captains.

Game features I'd like to see improved / expanded: Better Ship Interiors // BOff Costume Slots
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