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# 11
03-11-2014, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by daedalus304 View Post
I've desprately needed to get a frigate type pet for my carriers apart from my Mesh Weavers.

Screw the Delta Flyers and Runabouts, we need a survivable carrier pet.

I mean it even functions well for a carrier pet with its retractable components.
This came up as a "thing" for the Odyssey and Bortasqu'/Bortas to replace the frigate-console during the thread on updating "separation powers"; it's a slick idea.
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# 12
03-11-2014, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jockey1979 View Post
Despite being mainly a KDF player, I quite like this idea.

I have the Armatige, and I think that would be a cracking pet
I agree.

But the Armatige would not be able to use a Aquarius has it would be a Frigate; however, the Atrox is a horse of a different color
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# 13
03-11-2014, 07:01 PM
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The Aquarius is already a pet for the Odyssey. It's built specifically to dock with the Odyssey. I wouldn't want to see it put on any other vessel. If you want a Federation frigate hanger pet, then it should be another ship.
Bop is also a pet for Bortas, yet it's still a hangar pet. Aquarius is a pet for Odyssey, therefore it should also be a hangar pet.
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# 14
03-11-2014, 07:24 PM
I say why not. It only makes sense really.
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# 15
03-11-2014, 07:39 PM
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Bop is also a pet for Bortas, yet it's still a hangar pet. Aquarius is a pet for Odyssey, therefore it should also be a hangar pet.
All bops are not the same. The bop that the Borta uses is not used by any other ship
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# 16
03-11-2014, 07:46 PM
Seems like it'd be very little work for Cryptic to make this happen. They need to do it. But if they do, the Oddy's Aquarius needs to be buffed up a bit if a carrier can launch 2 hanger versions of them.
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# 17
03-12-2014, 05:47 AM
I like the idea of the Aquarius as the fed frigate of choice. I say keep it in its current form on the Oddy, since it would be really weird to have two ships fly out of what is very clearly a slot for one, but introduce the Jupiter as a more engineering-heavy carrier with two bays designed to comfortably house the Aquarius ships. I see it having the super long hull with its hangar bays opening to space on the broadsides, under the saucer.

Justify it in lore as being a combat retrofit of a Starfleet heavy lift ship that used to be used primarily in long-distance hauling of the components needed to construct the apertures of the Federation's transwarp network. With the renewed threat of the Undine and the looming shadow of the Iconians in the Delta Quadrant, Starfleet needed command ships capable of heavy support at extreme range from traditional supply lines. They wouldn't have time to build an entirely new class of ships, but the Aquarius is a proven support ship and one of the most modern tactical ships fielded by Starfleet, and the Jupiter had the weight and the space to carry patrol wings into the far reaches of deep space.
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# 18
03-12-2014, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by baddmoonrizin View Post
The Aquarius is already a pet for the Odyssey. It's built specifically to dock with the Odyssey. I wouldn't want to see it put on any other vessel. If you want a Federation frigate hanger pet, then it should be another ship.
Pfew, somebody noticed this already. Giving it to everybody would be a pain for all the Oddysey captains out there.




Let me just give my opinion on fed carrier pets.

Armitage doesn't deserve a Frigate. It is a HEC, like the Ar'Kif and Jem HEC. These ships don't have frigates, and don't need them.

Galaxy-X is a Flight-Deck Cruiser by now. True, a dynamic one, but still, the hanger is no different from the Orion shipline. Just some fighters.

Only the Atrox deserves a frigate pet. And then only a Caitian-specific, or Miranda's. The BoP was chosen due to it being the KDF frigate NPC. The Feds should have their own frigate NPC be the frigate NPC.
And we don't need an escort-pet, since the Federation isn't about war and destruction. Their ships should feel more defensive, which is why most fed ships can't equip Dual (heavy) Cannons. This should be reflected in their carrier pets.
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# 19
03-12-2014, 09:20 AM
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Despite being mainly a KDF player, I quite like this idea.

I have the Armatige, and I think that would be a cracking pet
lol Except you won't ever be able to use it on the Armitage because Escort Carriers can't carry frigates.

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Obviously the solution here is to turn the console into a hangar bay on the Oddy, and give it the Scim treatment of being able to field a single wing of frigate pets.

Ditto for the Dkyr/Talkyr
Nope, obviously they shoudln't do this. People bought a full cruiser because they wanted a full cruiser, not a FDC.
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# 20
03-12-2014, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dracounguis View Post
Seems like it'd be very little work for Cryptic to make this happen. They need to do it. But if they do, the Oddy's Aquarius needs to be buffed up a bit if a carrier can launch 2 hanger versions of them.
The Borta's bop is actually inferior to hangar bop. Why should things be reversed fed side?
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