Lt. Commander
Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 51
01-29-2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by wildweasal View Post
ummmm no its a cruiser with sci abilites
LOL, ahh no. It's a Science ship.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,249
# 52
01-29-2013, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by virusdancer View Post
It's like a restaurant or fast food place offering customers a free small coffee or soda...they're more than going to make up for the cost of the free drinks.

I would expect either a Z-Store or Fleet version of the vessel.

Here's a taste of the Ambassador, like that - don't you? For a small price, you can get it and a bag of chips...
But again, why not do it three years ago? They put in the Excelsior and Nebula quickly enough when they thought they could make some money off them.
Exploration suggestions thread - give it a read

BTW, you'd pronounce it 'Cap'n Manks'

I protest the removal of exploration clusters
Captain
Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 53
01-29-2013, 06:34 PM
Hrmm, have to wonder if they will reclassify Federation Science Vessels as Support Vessels - and separate those into Support Escorts and Support Cruisers...because if you look at the Science Vessels...well, yeah...
Captain
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# 54
01-29-2013, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by capnmanx View Post
But again, why not do it three years ago? They put in the Excelsior and Nebula quickly enough when they thought they could make some money off them.
Do you remember the JamJamz checking in thread?
Captain
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# 55
01-29-2013, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by virusdancer View Post
Do you remember the JamJamz checking in thread?
Just went and skimmed over all 33 pages of it (I like to be thorough ).

When asked about the Ambassador, the response was that his calendar was full for 4 months, and that it was all ships. Also he stated preference for new designs over old ones.

That could account for why it wasn't released last year; but what about earlier than that?

Do you remember how the Ambassador class was always noted as being 'under discussion' or 'in development' in those 'what we are working on' updates we used to get long ago? They could have done it any time, they just didn't think it was worth the trouble until now.
Exploration suggestions thread - give it a read

BTW, you'd pronounce it 'Cap'n Manks'

I protest the removal of exploration clusters
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 100
# 56
01-29-2013, 07:29 PM
good ship/bad ship/ugly ship....meh! Trekkies don't care!
grown up with the TOS and watched it since shixxxng in the diaper and the ambassador is a little bit nostalgy, religion and just a MUST
"Be excellent to each other and Party on Dudes!"
Career Officer
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# 57
01-30-2013, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by virusdancer View Post
Hrmm, have to wonder if they will reclassify Federation Science Vessels as Support Vessels - and separate those into Support Escorts and Support Cruisers...because if you look at the Science Vessels...well, yeah...
Probably not, think about the available permutations (taken from the Science ships):
Survey Cruiser, Deep Space Cruiser, Long Range Cruiser, Reconnaisance Cruiser etc.
They probably just took one that wasn't already occupied by the Science ships to avoid confusion...and didn't sound completely stupid.

Oh BTW: only the Varanus is called a Support ship, the lower tier versions are called Science Vessels for some reason.
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