With it known that the Vesta-class will make its way into the game sometime in the future, I thought it might be fun to speculate on just what this new class will offer to the game ... How it will fit in.
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Yep it's about time we get a ship that has no mandatory ensign slot.
I think it would be a good idea to slot the bridge spots by the character's rank. If your captain is a lieutenant, for example, his bridge would be manned by ensigns. An admiral, on the other hand, should have the benefit of not having raw recruits on his or her bridge.
Also...the design of the Aventine...I'd like to see nacelle struts like those on the Sovereign class: straight and not swooped.
Please please dont make it a sci ship. This vessel is the ideal candidate for a hybrid sci/cruiser like the excelsior is for tac/cruiser.
Back when the nebula was about to be released, there were 2 propsals what it should be, the first one from Dstahl was a cruiser type nebula with increased science boff slots.
This one never made it into the game but the specifications Dstahl posted are still interesting.
Just make it a cruiser but give it a Lt Cmdr Sci Slot and maybe LT sci as well or Ens.