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While not prominently displayed in the series and movies there were both battleships and carriers in the Star Trek books and most other Star Trek games. So what are the odds we will see some of these battleships and carriers in STO?

I am one of those people who thinks you cannot have enough ship types and customization options and these would be a unique addition to the game.

One of my favorites in other Star Trek games and books are the battleships. The Federation Class being one of them. If I remember correctly the one from Legacy has two single beams fore and aft and multiple cannons mounted along the port and starboard. It is weak if attacked fore and aft just like the cruiser is now but murderously nasty from the sides. These are the ships with three and four nacelles that are seen in the books, games and in the background of some episodes which means they have incredible power reserves for guns. The ships that we have now are too similar, i.e. all cruisers are basically the same only difference is crew size, energy reserves and consoles. These types of ships could be as different from cruisers as escorts are. The battleship is basically a big, slow, lumbering cruiser that shoots like an escort from the sides but is vulnerable from the bow and stern so its use would be very different from a cruiser.

The KDF carrier could be redesigned to be less of a cruiser, loosing most of its weapons replacing them with additional ship slots, the fed's carrier would be the same. Equip carriers with just a few turret slots say two forward two rear like anti-aircraft guns on real carriers, no beams, no cannons, no torps replacing those spots with aircraft giving lots of space fighters, pods and etc but. The carrier would also have to have good shields since it has so few guns. This would make the carriers very unique from cruisers which is basically what the klingon players have now... a big cruiser that happens to spit out a couple fighters. Loose the guns, pile on the planes and make it very unique.
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# 2
09-12-2010, 12:32 PM
Like the idea of a Fed Battleship, Not shure thou I think i saw one in game has a NPC.
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# 3
09-12-2010, 07:50 PM
I believe the Dev's said the Carriers wwill be Klingon only.
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# 4
09-13-2010, 12:26 AM
We should at least have the option to launch shuttles from our shuttle bays as fighter type things
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# 5 Canon
09-14-2010, 05:08 AM
Especially since fighters for starfleet are canon. Below is a link to the federation fighter that was used by the Maquis

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...w=1109&bih=598
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# 6
09-14-2010, 07:27 AM
I think if we merge the battleship & carrier ideas into one ship it could work. Federation needs a "carrier-type" ship. Klingons get four classes of ships- why not the Federation? And there is basis for it in Star Trek to have a ship that uses small fighters (like runabouts). Of course, I would not want to rain of the Klingon's parade with a "straight Carrier". I think the Federation "Battleship" should almost be a hybrid, a middle-ground between the Klingon carrier and the Federation Cruiser. It should have "Carrier" slots, but not as many as the Klingon carrier and perhaps more offensive abilities of its own.

Would be a cool ship, IMO. Maybe something more like a Cruiser for a Tactical officer like me to use, since I dislike Escorts.
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# 7
09-14-2010, 01:44 PM
I think that if a Fed Carrier were ever to go in game, it should be as a level 61 ship. My idea is that we have the option of a sort of command ship, expanding on the basic carrier. In addition to launching shuttles (or Fed attack fighters) the ship would have the ability to somehow "equip" other ships you own, and then summon them into a fight the way Admirals do with Fleet Support. The cool down would then be based on the tier of ship you called in, for example Tier 5 ships might take 5 minutes, but tier 1 and 2 ships might only take 1 minute and a 1.5 minutes respectively.
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# 8
09-14-2010, 03:09 PM
I am always for new ships and I personally think a Fed carrier would be awesome... But...

I do not see "Fighter Pilot/Ops" as a common profession in the Federation... Or even a rare one.

The average fighter in STO lasts around 6-10 seconds if it is lucky. I can not imagine there would be many people who would join Starfleet, go through years of training, and then go out on a combat fighter op knowing their life expectancy was measured in seconds with an almost 0 percent chance of returning alive for a second try.

Too bad the drones of Star Fleet Battles/Star Fleet Command didn't make it into STO as computer piloting or remote operation of fighters would be much more compatible with the inherent will to survive seen in most all Fed citizens.

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# 9
09-14-2010, 07:04 PM
Ok..since there have been no negative KDF posts yet..I shall have to add one just to add one.

You feddies will probably get a Carrier soon since you got stuff that started out KDF only anyways.

List:
Our cloak
Our bridge officers
Soon to be universal bo slot on the Nebula (sure its only 1...but its still a universal)

I think we KDF players need some of your federation stuff before you get even more of our stuff. Heck, we still haven't got our refits yet but the feddies get even more ships..and costumes while the KDF get nothing...again.

Lets see, this should work as the daily "Feds want everything and the KDF gets nothing it needs" post. :p

Have funz and see you one the far side.
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# 10
09-15-2010, 06:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yusovich
Ok..since there have been no negative KDF posts yet..I shall have to add one just to add one.

You feddies will probably get a Carrier soon since you got stuff that started out KDF only anyways.

List:
Our cloak
Our bridge officers
Soon to be universal bo slot on the Nebula (sure its only 1...but its still a universal)

I think we KDF players need some of your federation stuff before you get even more of our stuff. Heck, we still haven't got our refits yet but the feddies get even more ships..and costumes while the KDF get nothing...again.

Lets see, this should work as the daily "Feds want everything and the KDF gets nothing it needs" post. :p

Have funz and see you one the far side.
To make myself clear, I do NOT want a Carrier. I want a Battleship, which would be quite different than the Klingon Carrier. Yes, it would have Carrier slots (probably no attack ships, only repair), but it would be WORSE than the Klingon Carrier in this category. It would however, have another different advantage over the Klingon Carrier (maybe more Tac slot or something).
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