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# 21
05-08-2010, 12:40 PM
I am gonna try to get the ship because I like this game and like the little fluffy stuff. I am not in a massive hurry to do it however.
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# 22
05-08-2010, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by homsikpanda View Post
can you links it for me plz?
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...12#post2637012
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# 23
05-08-2010, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Scooter422
It's really amazing how Cryptic is wasting time and money on every little gimmick they can think of. They seem to be commited to doing everything except making a good Star Trek game. Hey! how about you give us something worthwhile, like, getting rid of all this sector/system space crap and just give us space to travel in. Or how about getting rid of all those load screens. Or maybe turn this game into an actual MMO, instead of this arcade style single player game with console style multiplayer maps.. Here's another one. Get rid of those 11x11 foot rooms you call ground missions and give us an actual planet to explore. As far as I can tell Atari/Cryptic is the Milli Vanilli of online game companies
someone hasn't played city of heroes
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# 24
05-08-2010, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain_Sol
okie dokie, so it looks like we're worrying about a cannon with a 45 degree firing arc, does about the same ammount of dmg as a heavy cannon, has a long cool down time, and most possible shuts down weapon systems for a short time leaving you floating in the water? =/

hmmm... seems fair enough... if only i could get something like it klingon side D=
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# 25
05-08-2010, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by homsikpanda View Post
i'm hoping some one who WANTS the ship so baddly will post and explain why this ship is so amazingly desired, to me it just seems like an overly glorified target (i fly klingon, all fed ships = target practice to me )
I despise its existence as a mechanically (rather than cosmetically) unique endgame item that is being sold off, whether through a 'hard' or 'easy' sell.
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# 26
05-08-2010, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by homsikpanda View Post
okie dokie, so it looks like we're worrying about a cannon with a 45 degree firing arc, does about the same ammount of dmg as a heavy cannon, has a long cool down time, and most possible shuts down weapon systems for a short time leaving you floating in the water? =/

hmmm... seems fair enough... if only i could get something like it klingon side D=
How did you possibly come to that interpretation from the linked statment?
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# 27
05-08-2010, 01:15 PM
The Galaxy-X is coming with a cannon and and out of battle cloak.

'Oh blah blah not confirmed'

The Galaxy-X was known for TWO distinct features
1: Cannon
2: Cloak

Since Cryptic want to inspire the maximum amount of allure for their program, what better way to do so that have the this ship cloak as well. The only Federation ship to cloak, available to you for $200.

As for the rest of the stats, we will see because this thing is meant to be part of the new generation of T5s meant for higher levels. Thus if this thing is meant to compete with that generation its going to have stats of that generation I.E better than existing T5s.

Additionally, the future features its going to get could potentially include Saucer Seperation as per the statement they were looking into adding this ability ingame.


Is the ship actually worth it ?

Personnaly no.

I'm a Escort pilot so I have no reason to go for this stupid thing but regardless of that this offer sets a precedent of what Cryptic will do to fleece their playerbase.

Infact, take a good look, people ask for races - they have to PAY for them via the C-store
Players ask for canon ships - Galaxy-X is now in the Referal program

Thus, ask for something and Cryptic use it to fleece their players.

Next stop:

Get 10 LTS and earn a Federation battle cloak complete.
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# 28
05-08-2010, 01:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by J-Sheridan
The Galaxy-X is coming with a cannon and and out of battle cloak.

'Oh blah blah not confirmed'

The Galaxy-X was known for TWO distinct features
1: Cannon
2: Cloak

Since Cryptic want to inspire the maximum amount of allure for their program, what better way to do so that have the this ship cloak as well. The only Federation ship to cloak, available to you for $200.

As for the rest of the stats, we will see because this thing is meant to be part of the new generation of T5s meant for higher levels. Thus if this thing is meant to compete with that generation its going to have stats of that generation I.E better than existing T5s.

Additionally, the future features its going to get could potentially include Saucer Seperation as per the statement they were looking into adding this ability ingame.


Is the ship actually worth it ?

Personnaly no.

I'm a Escort pilot so I have no reason to go for this stupid thing but regardless of that this offer sets a precedent of what Cryptic will do to fleece their playerbase.

Infact, take a good look, people ask for races - they have to PAY for them via the C-store
Players ask for canon ships - Galaxy-X is now in the Referal program

Thus, ask for something and Cryptic use it to fleece their players.

Next stop:

Get 10 LTS and earn a Federation battle cloak complete.
Do you have that saved so you can just cut and paste it at will, Sheridan?
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# 29
05-08-2010, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by homsikpanda View Post
okie dokie, so it looks like we're worrying about a cannon with a 45 degree firing arc, does about the same ammount of dmg as a heavy cannon, has a long cool down time, and most possible shuts down weapon systems for a short time leaving you floating in the water? =/

hmmm... seems fair enough... if only i could get something like it klingon side D=
It has a unique one of a kind weapon. it's not just a phaser or cannon, it can shoot through objects and hit enemies in a cone attack (think of the ground Split Beam guns hitting multiple targets in front of you in space). As you said, it's not offered for Klingon's, so in PvP this ship will have advantages others won't and Klingon's definitely won't have. In PvP if you're getting shot up, you can try and move behind a asteroid or a starbase to be protected by the line of sight of the ships firing at you. This ship has a game changing effect that will allow it to shoot through those cover objects and still hit you, while you won't be able to hit back if you don't have the same ship. Add on top of that, it might (key word might) also get a cloaking device, then this ship upsets the balance they created in Space PvP.

I wouldn't normally care about them having a unique item as a referral reward, that's to be expected and rightfully so. But in typical Cryptic fashion they didn't think this item through well enough and rushed it out with their created in 5 minutes referral plan. My issues with the item are 1. As described it already effects PvP game play and is only available for 1 of those PvP factions. And 2. they're encouraging players to spam their personal advertisements in game and on the forums where it is becoming annoying and in some cases harassment (like getting multiple spam /tells because you're playing in the tutorial). If they made the ship PvE only and enforced their rules on spamming I personally would be peachy with their plan.
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# 30
05-08-2010, 01:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ripcurl
It has a unique one of a kind weapon. it's not just a phaser or cannon, it can shoot through objects and hit enemies in a cone attack (think of the ground Split Beam guns hitting multiple targets in front of you in space). As you said, it's not offered for Klingon's, so in PvP this ship will have advantages others won't and Klingon's definitely won't have. In PvP if you're getting shot up, you can try and move behind a asteroid or a starbase to be protected by the line of sight of the ships firing at you. This ship has a game changing effect that will allow it to shoot through those cover objects and still hit you, while you won't be able to hit back if you don't have the same ship. Add on top of that, it might (key word might) also get a cloaking device, then this ship upsets the balance they created in Space PvP.

I wouldn't normally care about them having a unique item as a referral reward, that's to be expected and rightfully so. But in typical Cryptic fashion they didn't think this item through well enough and rushed it out with their created in 5 minutes referral plan. My issues with the item are 1. As described it already effects PvP game play and is only available for 1 of those PvP factions. And 2. they're encouraging players to spam their personal advertisements in game and on the forums where it is becoming annoying and in some cases harassment (like getting multiple spam /tells because you're playing in the tutorial). If they made the ship PvE only and enforced their rules on spamming I personally would be peachy with their plan.
We have no way of knowing how it'll work yet because we've only heard very briefly about it. So we don't know how 'game changing' it will be if at all. It may be able to fire through enemies but not static objects because of the way targeting works in the game. There also might be other downsides to using the weapon or other disadvantages that balance it out.

For example: It may have the cannon and the battle cloak but all its other stats might be equal to a T4 ship even though its a T5 which balances out some of its abilities by making it less tough and slightly less versatile.
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