I too am in favor of the "impulse engines on saucer". Every single fan-depiction, and every version of the Steamrunner in games (besides STO), show the impulse engines on the saucer. You even have the cut-outs on the model. So why not have the impulse engines on the saucer? Makes no sense whatsoever to put them in the pylons.
Funny, I was impressed at just how well he responded to every point! How was he being defensive? Not trying to start something, just curious. As for the ship itself, I think its an interesting design ... reminds me of the NX Enterprise. Is it worth the purchase price and if so, how come there aren't more of them flying around?
There is no vitriol in my previous post, simply stating fact as I've seen it. to the best of my knowledge, only the Defiant received any real attention post release. I have neither the time nor any real desire to go back and review patch notes. If you happen to have screen shots of pre and post fix on ships like the Sovereign, that'd be great. Otherwise, don't get so defensive. I wasn't slamming CapnLogan, I was simply stating a fact. He became upset with the number of requests for updates and tweaks to existing ship models. Cryptic was at a low point with a lack of personnel, requiring everyone to multi-task. Logan felt he would be better off somewhere else.
That being said, I did notice a change in the T6 hull material, allowing it to be seen similarly to the Odyssey and Regent. Thank you for that, Jamz.
Jamz, would a similar thread for the current Defiant-class be considered? The lack of appropriate hull patterns & accent lighting would be a most welcome update.
Out of respect for the OP lets try to keep things on the original topic of the Steamrunner-Class, I'm sure there are other posts where discussing the Defiant-Class or Cryptics past/present employees for that matter would be more appropriate...
Can't wait to see what the new patch did to the ship.
The Somraw, K'tinga, D'Kyr, D7, Kumari, Xindi carrier, Xindi escort, and the T'Varo are all older than the Constitution Refit and yet they are tier 5. The Constellation is made up primarily of Connie refit parts and it is tier 5, there is no logical reason whatsoever for the no tier 5/6 connie rule.
Outside the Type 6 - like material that is a texture it seems to be about the same model.
The fact the navigation lights are STILL borked shows that the Defiant was not given that much attention, it got the type 6 material but that is texture work and the model still have navigation lights being WRONG, something that extends to Fleet Ships were someone thinks that ALL BLUE LIGHTS are acceptable (they arent).