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They've said (it was in the last Ask Cryptic) that all players will be receiving a "basic" shuttlecraft in a future Season 3 update, and that this will be a playable craft.

What that tells me is that a future featured episode will place the player in a shuttle. It is necessary to the plot, so it must be added to the game for everyone. Given that, I am guessing that the Delta Flyer and the Captain's Yacht reward will be reskins of this shuttle, a visual improvement over the basic feature everyone gets.
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# 12
01-13-2011, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by futurepastnow View Post
They've said (it was in the last Ask Cryptic) that all players will be receiving a "basic" shuttlecraft in a future Season 3 update, and that this will be a playable craft.

What that tells me is that a future featured episode will place the player in a shuttle. It is necessary to the plot, so it must be added to the game for everyone. Given that, I am guessing that the Delta Flyer and the Captain's Yacht reward will be reskins of this shuttle, a visual improvement over the basic feature everyone gets.
Somehow i disagree. If it was a costume they'd of flat out said it's a costume in the calendar and engineering reports. So it's going to be a full out different type of ship.
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# 13
01-13-2011, 01:25 PM
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Somehow i disagree. If it was a costume they'd of flat out said it's a costume in the calendar and engineering reports. So it's going to be a full out different type of ship.
They did say they were going to revamp the shuttle system to make them useful, so perhaps you will get particular missions where you have to take a shuttle and the delta flyer would simply be an improvment over the default shuttle.
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# 14
01-13-2011, 04:32 PM
One of the things I am thinking, is IF this is a C-Store affair, how much are Cryptic going to want for it, as I highly doubt people will pay more than 300 CP's for a vanity ship, IF that even.

My views are

If this is a new Vanity ship like the Danube with exactly the same slots -- aint going to get more than a few die-hard fans buying it
If this is a good usable craft, with possibly the same loadouts as the NX class, then worth 300.
However, if this craft is a start of new sub-set of "shuttle classes" and the game is expanded to have full craftable "Shuttle gear" that is, say, 20% the DMG as the "capital ship" equipment, then it seems it would be worth it.

Of course, this is the ramblings of a sober Irish Engineer in Starfleet, who actually spends time to design his own ships and such.
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# 15
01-13-2011, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Patrick_McKaby
One of the things I am thinking, is IF this is a C-Store affair, how much are Cryptic going to want for it, as I highly doubt people will pay more than 300 CP's for a vanity ship, IF that even.

My views are

If this is a new Vanity ship like the Danube with exactly the same slots -- aint going to get more than a few die-hard fans buying it
If this is a good usable craft, with possibly the same loadouts as the NX class, then worth 300.
However, if this craft is a start of new sub-set of "shuttle classes" and the game is expanded to have full craftable "Shuttle gear" that is, say, 20% the DMG as the "capital ship" equipment, then it seems it would be worth it.

Of course, this is the ramblings of a sober Irish Engineer in Starfleet, who actually spends time to design his own ships and such.
That's what I'm hoping for. small craft with say, good weapons, speed, lousy shields or armor. if it's not a viable ship in it's own right, then charging real world cash is a good way to alienate people
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# 16
01-13-2011, 04:57 PM
The big problem I see with this ship being added is an annoying bug or oversight that keeps you from saving your BO power layout. So when ever you change ships everything is all messed up and it makes it a pain to switch often. If not for this problem I would be using the runabout with my cruiser captain to hunt data samples as it doesn't take a day and a half to turn like my cruiser does. As it is now I'd spend almost as much time reorganizing my setup as I would going on a data sample run. Now they want me to spend real money so I can be annoyed.
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# 17
01-13-2011, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by VVargazm
The big problem I see with this ship being added is an annoying bug or oversight that keeps you from saving your BO power layout. So when ever you change ships everything is all messed up and it makes it a pain to switch often. If not for this problem I would be using the runabout with my cruiser captain to hunt data samples as it doesn't take a day and a half to turn like my cruiser does. As it is now I'd spend almost as much time reorganizing my setup as I would going on a data sample run. Now they want me to spend real money so I can be annoyed.
Very true, I am willing to be kind and see it as a bug but it probably never even occurred to them how irritating it is to have to change your bo arrangements every time. I hate having to move all my commands around the toolbar just because I wanted to use a different ship.
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# 18
01-14-2011, 01:58 AM
The standard shuttle that everyone gets at one point they were talking about?

http://i.imgur.com/xLZIP.jpg

The shuttle from Boarding Party...hey,its not THAT detailed but its in the game!
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# 19
01-14-2011, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by someStarTrekfan12
The standard shuttle that everyone gets at one point they were talking about?

http://i.imgur.com/xLZIP.jpg

The shuttle from Boarding Party...hey,its not THAT detailed but its in the game!
Hrm. I could see that coming in. Makes a lot of sense orrrrr due to the fact we are in the 25th century it could be the SC-4... ooooooo

Main Pic

And hey who knows it might also have this

Ablative Armor

Okay maybe not but wouldn't that just be awesome?
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# 20
01-14-2011, 07:27 AM
Heh, you know, it just occurred to me. What if the Delta Flyer is the escort ship that folks have been asking for? Cruisers got the Excelsior, Science got the Nebula...
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