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Many of us are interested in keeping our Oldie but goodie ships.
I for example love the Galaxy and would prefer to keep it instead of upgrading.

There have been many that have expressed their desire to see an upgrade system implemented that would allow us to keep these ships and remain effective and still run most if not all content.

I have had an idea that I think would work, and add flavor to the game.
And would like to present them to you for your opinion, and hopefully for Developers eyes.

Enjoy +)
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When you progress a rank and are allowed access to a new level of ships, yet choose to remain on your current ship you gain: Like the Back of my Hand.

Like the Back of my Hand:
Decreases the likely hood of taking Major and Critical Injuries to your ship.
Increases your ships hull and shield regeneration rates by X amount.

All console slots now grant a % increase for all equipped items, equal to half of the equipped console.
A 10% Shield Regeneration Console becomes a 15% Shield Regeneration Console.

For each Rank that you progress and retain your ship, you gain a plus 1 to all subsystem power levels.


-----------Escorts-----------

Escorts would gain Deflection and Low Profile
Deflection would essentially function as a glancing blow.
Allowing your ship to reduce incoming hull damage by up to 75% when the hull is exposed, dependent on current ship tier.

Low Profile reduces the amount of attention that your ship attracts from PvE targets, and increases the ships base defenses by X amount. Based on current tier.


---------Science Vessels----------

Science Vessels would gain Ingenuity and Escape Artist
Ingenuity grants the Science Vessel increases to all resistances and shield absorption rates.
And grants a small passive cloak detection increase.

Escape Artist reduces the length of all debuffs and slowing/holding effects used against your ship by X amount. Based on current tier. Also when your ship drops below 40% of its Hit Points you gain Emergency Power granting you an additional 15 Engine Power for 20 seconds.


---------------Cruisers-------------------

Cruisers would gain Endurance and Crew Effectiveness

Endurance increases the Hit Points of the Cruiser by X amount. Based on tier.
And increases the effects of all Hull and Shield Repair skills used by you and for you by X amount. Based on tier.

Crew Effectiveness decreases the cool down on all BO powers by X amount. Based on tier.
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# 2
07-03-2010, 05:39 PM
I personally have not left the Vespa since I got it. I will however be ditching it and not looking back when/if the Excelsior makes it into game. This will then become my primary ship.
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# 3
07-03-2010, 07:42 PM
Wrong place to post I guess.
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# 4
07-03-2010, 07:46 PM
Any one from Ten Forward will tell you I still fly my Constitution at T5 just because I love the ship class. I'm all in favor for this. Like I've said in the thread I posted in Ten Forward about upgrading the Constitutions, the only way you're gonna get me outta the ship is if I somehow find an Ambassador class to take the place of my Galaxy class.
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# 5
07-03-2010, 07:48 PM
Lol, nice.
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# 6
07-04-2010, 10:53 PM
A GM the other nite would not confirm upgrades/refits when i asked about it. However, the GM did give me a smiley face. So I am sure that was a way to confirm it without giving it away. I think in season 2 or shortly there after we will see some form of upgrading/refitting lower tier ships. I will be so happy when this happens. Also, the Excelsior is supposed to make it in at season 2. Go team Cryptic.
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# 7
07-04-2010, 11:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain_Zero
Any one from Ten Forward will tell you I still fly my Constitution at T5 just because I love the ship class. I'm all in favor for this. Like I've said in the thread I posted in Ten Forward about upgrading the Constitutions, the only way you're gonna get me outta the ship is if I somehow find an Ambassador class to take the place of my Galaxy class.
Yah I'm in a little better place still got my Intrepid class tier v at max level cant wait for the ability to upgrade ships . I'm going back to the Excalibur Such a nice ship . Its a shame it came and went so fast playing this game and leveling feels like some of the best parts of the game are hardly even part of the experience .
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# 8
07-05-2010, 12:40 AM
I kind of like it. I don't favour boosting the ships too much, but your suggestions look like little Captain-based tweaks.

Not bad.
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# 9
07-05-2010, 01:33 AM
Great forum Av siwu.
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# 10
07-05-2010, 04:34 AM
While it's an interesting proposal, I'm more keen on a more subtle adjustment on current ingame mechanics.

* As you level up, you gain access to all previous tier ship customizations for each category.
* Science ships would be limited to science, cruiser to cruisers, etc.
* The ship customization UI would be modified slightly. A drop down showing all ship tiers you have access to opens up, and you can select a tier. Hate the tier 3 science ships? Choose tier 2, and make your customization selections from those normally available to tier 2 science ships.
* Bought a ship skin on the C-Store? Those become available in the general category they fall under at the appropriate rank. Future ship skin/costume releases on the C-Store should be available to lower ranks (Excelsior and Ambassador come to mind).
* Biggest PRO - this system is already mostly in place. Far less work for the devs to do to make it happen. (from my armchair dev point of view)

* Special unlock ships (TOS Connie and Galaxy-X at the current time) are ineligible. Any future special unlocks would also be ineligible.
* To allay the fears of PvPers, clicking on your target will show the ship type (assault cruiser, advanced escort, etc.,). The way PvP is gated, you know automatically that the guy in the Connie Refit is within 5-10 levels of you, within the same rank.

Honestly, while they willl likely introduce a few designs already ingame with higher tier stats, this is probably the best way to go. It should be far easier to implement new ships this way, especially lower tier skins.
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