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# 11
04-01-2013, 08:42 PM
Looks like a custom assault cruiser aka sovvie
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# 12
04-02-2013, 05:33 AM
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you mean the one at 0:28, and again at 1:00? yeah that does look similar.

Hmm... at 1:25 there's a nice shot of what looks like a Sovereign variant with a bridge connecting the two nacelles.
The NX-9something-or-other.

It's just a Noble with a pod. It showed up a lot in the early pre-release stuff. It was supposed to be Starfleet's best and latest, there was this 'Ships of the Line' article about it, but it ended up not making it into the game.
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# 13
04-02-2013, 05:44 AM
This question has been asked before, and will surely be asked again. It's an unused cruiser variant that dates back to before the game's launch. That shipyard holo hasn't changed in three years.

I used to be able to link to two nice screenshots of it in the game's gallery, but it looks like the oldest images have been purged.

Here is an Imgur gallery of the two shots of the ship I've been able to find. The saucer and hull are a match. It looks like the shipyard holo has Typhoon nacelles, though. The nacelles from the ship in those pictures made it in as part of the Noble-class.
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# 14
04-02-2013, 07:56 AM
The saucer and hull are right, in those pictures, the nacelles are different, so it is an AC variant.
From what I gather Perpetual had intended much greater flexibility in how ship captains could mix and match parts, various engines with different abilities would each have their own unique graphic.
They probably got rid of those pictures so they wouldn't have people asking "Why can't we fly these ships?".

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# 15
04-03-2013, 06:23 AM
It is interesting that the 'new' Aquarius Class is based on Perpetual's Sacagawea class, I wonder if that means that Cryptic now has permission to use other Perpetual designs.
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# 16
04-03-2013, 07:20 AM
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It is interesting that the 'new' Aquarius Class is based on Perpetual's Sacagawea class, I wonder if that means that Cryptic now has permission to use other Perpetual designs.
Pretty sure Cryptic inherited all the assets Perpetual developed for the game; so they've always been able to, they just didn't want to. To be fair, many of them don't really fit Cryptic's style very well.
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# 17
04-03-2013, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by capnmanx View Post
Pretty sure Cryptic inherited all the assets Perpetual developed for the game; so they've always been able to, they just didn't want to. To be fair, many of them don't really fit Cryptic's style very well.
Some of Perpetual's ideas were stupid to start with. One of them had an engineering section that looked kinda like a shoebox....
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# 18
04-03-2013, 11:07 AM
It's an old kitbash of old ships made prior to release. Some of the parts were re-used, and updated/changed to some extent, and thusly used in an assortment of ships, namely the Assault Cruisers. Other parts, like the nacelles, were completely dropped.


The trailer and other images people have posted have a similar story. These ship parts may look good at a glance, but they fall very far behind our current standard.
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# 19
04-03-2013, 11:27 AM
Ah, thanks. BTW your avatar is hilarious.
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# 20
04-03-2013, 12:11 PM
Some of the old designs can actually be found in the game - as floating hulks at the warp-in in deep space encounters.
I believe a few parts of those old ships also serve as starship debris that can be found in some missions and areas.
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