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# 11
02-13-2011, 12:01 PM
The thing looks like it could be an alternate costume to the existing Cryptic-designed Cruiser....
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# 12
02-13-2011, 12:05 PM
Vista class ships, Admiral Akaar and President Bacco are either in STO, will be in STO, or have been mentioned in STO. Yet Sisko is still with the Prophets. Janway is still alive. Risa, the Klingon Great Hall (and presumably Pluto) haven't been blown up and the Borg (the most over used villain in Star Trek) haven't been put out of their misery yet.

Cryptic really is picking and choosing what elements of Soft Canon they are using. I wonder if Ezri Dax was ever in command of the Aventine, or if it has a better Slipstream drive than other ships.

Anyway I think it should be a science-cruiser hybrid, maybe with some elements of an escort, either tier 5 or 6.
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# 13
02-13-2011, 12:07 PM
I wouldn't mind it being VA just so they (and I, when I get there) have more options to choose from.
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# 14
02-13-2011, 12:16 PM
However the devs implement the Vesta class, I guarantee that it will only bear the vaguest resemblance to what it is in the novels. As the ship was written, it would be really overpowered in STO.

Since the ship has almost the same dimensions as the Sovereign class, I'd wager a million quatloos that it'll be implemented as a cruiser, possibly with extra science capabilities.
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# 15
02-13-2011, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Lord_Nightblade View Post
However the devs implement the Vesta class, I guarantee that it will only bear the vaguest resemblance to what it is in the novels. As the ship was written, it would be really overpowered in STO.
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That's why I think that maybe, it could be a tier 6 or higher, whenever Cryptic gives us the Fleet Admiral, President of the UFP or Galactic god ranks (or whatever they decide to name the ranks higher than VA). Although I don't really want a 6th tier of ships if I have to give up my Defiant refit or Sovereign ships to keep up.
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# 16
02-13-2011, 12:30 PM
Bring on tier 6 for the simple reason of leaving the Excelsior behind.

"One of these is not like the others! One of these ships just doesn't belong!"
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# 17
02-13-2011, 12:37 PM
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Mark Rademaker, the creator of the Vesta, stated it would be a Science Ship with a Tactical edge, like the Luna in-game.

Whoa, really?! Man, that is pretty sweet. I totally thought they would do this, lol. Makes the most sense, considering how advanced it is in the books.
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# 18
02-13-2011, 12:55 PM
Considering the stats say this ship has phaser canons... I'd lead towards a heavy Escort.
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# 19
02-13-2011, 01:00 PM
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Mark Rademaker, the creator of the Vesta, stated it would be a Science Ship with a Tactical edge, like the Luna in-game.

Also the Luna has cannon capability so that should be reflected in-game as a unique trait.
The Luna/Recon Science Vessel can't use dual cannons, if that's what you mean. Every ship can use regular cannons.

I would have guessed it might be a Star Cruiser. If you say it's more a Science Vessel with a more tactical focus, I suppose we could do what some people proposed (inapporitately IMO) for the new Vulcan ship.

Commander Science
Lt.Cmdr Tactical
Lt.Engineering
Lt.Science
Ensign Science

Turn Rate 10
Hull: 29.000
Shields: +20 %

3 front and 3 aft weapon slots

4 Science Consoles
2 Engineering Consoles
3 Tactical Consoles

3 Device Slots
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# 20
02-13-2011, 01:11 PM
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Considering the stats say this ship has phaser canons... I'd lead towards a heavy Escort.
Yeah, escorts need more love.
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