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# 2
01-25-2013, 06:23 AM
No Point in Saucer sep, if you do not have enough pew pew. But I must admit, the Nebula on the screen looks lovely !
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# 3
01-25-2013, 06:23 AM
The Chyenne... no. That thing looks horrible as it is... And the saucer sep is almost as frightening to look at as the Sov saucer sep

Nebula... Sorta cool, but unsure really...
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# 4
01-25-2013, 06:32 AM
I don't really see the point; The Galaxy has plenty of phaser arrays and torpedo launchers to compensate for losing the saucer section's beefy phaser arrays, but the Heavy Cruiser and Nebula don't. That, and their "engineering sections" (if they're even considered as a secondary hull) don't look good; the Galaxy's engineering section looks halfway decent without the saucer.

Also, the Sovy Separation is basically the Odyssey Separation.
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# 5
01-25-2013, 06:36 AM
anything that makes use of the nebula is full of win. Make it so
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# 6
01-25-2013, 06:40 AM
The Cheyenne and Nebula class are little more than a saucer section. That's how they were designed. The Nebula was meant to be a cheap, scaled down version of the Galaxy. Read Memory Alpha. No saucer separation!

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# 7
01-25-2013, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jcp26 View Post
The Cheyenne and Nebula class are little more than a saucer section. That's how they were designed. The Nebula was meant to be a cheap, scaled down version of the Galaxy. Read Memory Alpha. No saucer separation!

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Excelsior also wasn't designed to have greater firepower than Galaxy...so your point being ?

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# 8
01-25-2013, 06:55 AM
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Excelsior also wasn't designed to have greater firepower than Galaxy...so your point being ?
It doesn't! The Lakota was special case, because it was modified by a madman to overthrow the government. Watch the battles in the Dominion War. The Excesliors always die before the Galaxys. They shouldn't even be in this game. They are too old.
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# 9
01-25-2013, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by dalnar83 View Post
Excelsior also wasn't designed to have greater firepower than Galaxy...so your point being ?
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Originally Posted by jcp26 View Post
It doesn't! The Lakota was special case, because it was modified by a madman to overthrow the government. Watch the battles in the Dominion War. The Excesliors always die before the Galaxys. They shouldn't even be in this game. They are too old.
He's not referencing the Lakota having more destructive power than a Galaxy in-universe (as far as I'm aware those two ships types never have anything that could even remotely be used as a comparison), he's referring to the fact that an offensive Excelsior in STO has the potential to be a considerably more destructive ship than an Exploration Cruiser (Retrofit) ever will be.

That being said, STO game balance (or more specifically the lack of it) isn't enough to justify adding something so...strange? Pointless? Out of place? To specific ship types that have little to no justification for having said something.
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# 10
01-25-2013, 08:43 AM
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The Cheyenne and Nebula class are little more than a saucer section...]
This. If you take off the nacelles, all you've really done is gimp the ship. About all saucer separation would be useful for would be a backup to the warp core ejection system. And, really, if things were so bad that that was necessary, you wouldn't have time to evacuate the non-saucer part of the ship, so those in that part of the ship would become "casualties of war".

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