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There is a lot of debate regarding the new T5 Excelsior. The dev team can address many of those issues by simply giving skin options to the owners.

Consider: why isn't anyone complaining about Constitution class and Excalibur class? People have the ability to choose!

Just make a more 24th century-like skin for the T5 Excelsior. The Typhoon class can be easily used for that, its already ready, and it has been seen firing three-torpedo salvos.
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# 2
10-23-2010, 09:41 AM
They'll never use the Typhoon for the Excelsior. Never, ever, ever.
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# 3
10-24-2010, 12:39 AM
Well, maybe NOT the Typhoon, I just gave an example. But, I think the idea is simple enough.

There are two kinds of trek fans: fans of the original series and movies (except ST: The motion picture) and fans of the Next Generation and movies (except ST: Generations). This caters to both crowds.
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# 4
10-24-2010, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Dimitris_Botonis
There are two kinds of trek fans: fans of the original series and movies (except ST: The motion picture) and fans of the Next Generation and movies (except ST: Generations). This caters to both crowds.
There are two types of Star Trek fans: those who like to say "There are two types of Star Trek fans", and those who don't.
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# 5
10-24-2010, 02:08 AM
There are 10 types of Star Trek fans... Those that understand binary... And...
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# 6
10-24-2010, 04:42 AM
There are 10 types of Star Trek fans: Those that understand binary, those that don't, those that confuse it for trinary, and those that know quaternary when they see it.

That said...

I'd like to see the Typhoon class ingame (as a player ship), but adding it to the Excelsior wouldn't solve all the problems. People fly the Excelsior for two reasons: the appearance and the stats.

Some people really like to fly it because it looks like an excelsior and some people fly it because it has good ingame stats (and some fly it for both reasons).

Giving the excelsior a new skin will make people who like the excelsior's stats but not the current appearance very happy but the tension between people who want to fly TOS era refit ships, and those who want to see only TNG era (and more recent) ships at high levels will remain.
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# 7
10-24-2010, 04:54 AM
Um, but wasn't the Excelsior still built and used in the TNG and even the DS9 era...?

Honestly, I'm all for keeping obviously outdated ships (NX, TOS-Connie) out of the game and especially higher tiers, but the Excelsior's general appearance is acceptable - although I agree that it shouldn't be able to stand up to a Sovereign. An alternative skin will not solve this inconsistency, though.
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# 8
10-24-2010, 08:28 AM

I would rather like to see a appropriate 25th Century Skin for my T5 Excelsior.
As a fan of cryptics Star Cruiser class i would like to have something similar as a Star Cruiser Skin.

A design that points into the Future, not the past.
(maybe something between the Intrepid and the Star Cruiser Class, but please no rough edges or holes.)

Thank you for reading.
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# 9
10-24-2010, 12:44 PM
I would like a skin like this:

http://img202.imageshack.us/g/938281.jpg/

Keeps the classic look but with a 25th century feel.
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# 10
10-24-2010, 02:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by champion1701 View Post
I would like a skin like this:

http://img202.imageshack.us/g/938281.jpg/

Keeps the classic look but with a 25th century feel.

This is a real excellent example of a (early) 25th century version of a Excelsior Class Ship.

Personally i would prefer it to be a bit sleeker, less bulky, more Star Cruiser like.
I would love if starfleets future ship designs would go into the Star Cruiser direction.

I don't want to start another discussion about Cryptic store itself, but Cryptic should make additional Excelsior skins for free, at least for those who already bought the T5 Excel.

Thank you for reading.
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