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# 11
07-13-2009, 04:42 PM
1.) What will the different tiers of acquired "storable" ships be based on? Functionality, level of acquirement? And will we be only to have 1 ship per tier?

i.e.
Tier 1 Science/Exploration
Tier 2 Support
Tier 3 Tactical/Escort

or

Tier 1 low level player
Tier 2 mid level player
Tier 3 higher end player

2.) Are there career specific ships available?

i.e. Medical only have access to Olympic class, Science only has access to Luna class
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# 12
07-13-2009, 04:42 PM
the nx-91001 is driving me crazy. it is awsome but I want it to look (disc and beam wise ) like the constitution class starship will that be possible





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# 13
07-13-2009, 04:47 PM
preface: I'm a details guy, so feel free to be as specific as you like


From a recent conversation with Gozer;
"<@Cryptic_Gozer> norway..steamrunner...akira... all same class and teir"
These three ships are all referred to as the same "class", Star Trek lore has them as different classes, so how exactly does Cryptic define the terms "class" and "configuration"?


Previous information releases have been rather Federation centric. Any chance these questions can be answered from a Klingon point of view?


Any chance we can get a chart or some such showing all the available classes/configurations? To give us a better idea of how all this is arrayed, and how we progress through the game's inventory of ships?


Can we see a complete chart or list of all possible equipment, along with some stats for each and the ships able to fit each component? Understanding of course that the statistics on any given item are subject, and near guaranteed, to change several times between now and launch. Maybe use some descriptors instead of numbers; "strong, light, medium, weak, heavy, etc.". What about just a list of categories of equipment? "Engines, weapons, labs, etc.
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# 14
07-13-2009, 04:58 PM
While i am happy that cryptic decides to hold these threads, i am dismayed at their continual exclusion of other parts of the world. In a modern global economy one has to consider that they may be getting clients from all around the globe. If one were to take a quick moment and notice how many on the forum come from places other than the United States they will notice that there are at least some of us on here that are not currently State side. I have seen people from all over the world, and i am currently in Seoul South Korea. Cryptic continually decides to hold their Dev discussion at 11 30 San Francisco time. Have you guys considered what time that might be for other people around the world? Your July 14th 11 30 is my 3 30 AM Thursday July 15th. Some of us can not stay up all hours of the night waiting for this because we work.

Please, Please have at least some of these at other times as to respect your international audience, this goes for the trivia things as well. It is one thing to post your question here and then see the result in static form later, it is another to actually get to be in the IRC when it happens and maybe have a dynamic experience with the DEVS.

That being said:

Will we be able to make the ships, like the Defiant, and add a holodeck? Further, if yes will this affect the capacity of the ships, less weapons capacity or speed etc?
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# 15
07-13-2009, 04:58 PM
In the chat with Gozer it was stated the Akira and Steamrunner were in the same class and tier meaning that they had the same basic stats then you could customize them to be a bit different.

does this mean all ships in the same class and tier will have the same number of phasers and Torpedo tubes and we just get to decide on what type of phasers and torpedos to equip or will each type of ship come with a different number like in Canon?

Can we put weapons on ships that don't have them in canon? Can I put the Defiant's Pulse Phaser Cannons on another ship say in place of a torpedo tube? Can I put a phaser strip on a Defiant?
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# 16
07-13-2009, 05:00 PM
How many ship configurations do the Klingons get?

Will more ship configurations be added in future updates?

Will NPC ships also have many configurations and customizations?

Can a tier of ships be unlocked yet still have one or two out of the three configurations locked?

Similar to above, are the costs for all the configurations the same?
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# 17
07-13-2009, 05:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9ofClubs View Post
While i am happy that cryptic decides to hold these threads, i am dismayed at their continual exclusion of other parts of the world. In a modern global economy one has to consider that they may be getting clients from all around the globe. If one were to take a quick moment and notice how many on the forum come from places other than the United States they will notice that there are at least some of us on here that are not currently State side. I have seen people from all over the world, and i am currently in Seoul South Korea. Cryptic continually decides to hold their Dev discussion at 11 30 San Francisco time. Have you guys considered what time that might be for other people around the world? Your July 14th 11 30 is my 3 30 AM Thursday July 15th. Some of us can not stay up all hours of the night waiting for this because we work.

Please, Please have at least come of these at other times as to respect your international audience, this goes for the trivia things as well. It is one thing to post your question here and then see the result in static form later, it is another to actually get to be in the IRC when it happens and maybe have a dynamic experience with the DEVS.

That being said:

Will we be able to make the ships, like the Defiant, and add a holodeck? Further, if yes will this affect the capacity of the ships, less weapons capacity or speed etc?
well as a american compony and the bajority of the community in the US it makes sence also that is what this thread is for so you Q may get asked even though you may be gone

and there has been talk of mabe you relesing a ship and charactior about a month before release ala Spore
will that be possable so we have our ships ready to go and our charactiors
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# 18
07-13-2009, 05:05 PM
and there has been talk about you possably releasing a ship and charactior maker a month or two before release ala Spore, so is that in the cards or shoud i stop holding my breath?
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# 19
07-13-2009, 05:39 PM
I have played World of ******** for a while and they have a talent based system for Spec's Will Ships have similiar type of configurations. like having to put points or purchase a specific upgrade to get another type of upgrade unlocked

Ie. Purchasing some sort of Photon torpedo accuracy upgrade and that will unlock an upgrade for Photon Torpedo damage upgrade or reloading time reduction things like that?

would be interesting but what can I say? This enire MMO is interesting!
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# 20
07-13-2009, 05:45 PM
  1. We know that you can change the graphics on the ship (nacels, pilons, saucers, etc), but can you tell us what exactly are 'compartments' or 'slots' (ie what goes in slots, what are compartments/Modules)?
  2. Are slots/Sockets restricted to particular components (ie Can you only Put 'Beam Weapons' in a Phaser slot, or could you replace Phasers with Torpedoes or Non-Weapons components)?
  3. Other than say the obvious (Weapons, Labs, etc) Can you give us an example of a component we might not be aware of?
  4. Can individual components be targeted/Damaged, or are all 'like systems' linked together as one group?
  5. Are items restricted based on Tiers, or could a Tier 1 ship have Tier 4 components (ie a Steamboat armed with Tier 4 phasers)? Does that affect the Component.
  6. How do we acquire components, at what cost, and from whom?
  7. Are there any restrictions to the type of component we can us on the ship -- ie can Fed Ships only use 'fed components', or are we able to put Klingon, Race-X, etc components onto our ship?
  8. What class/Configuration will be made by Guilds (the largest ships in the game, as mentioned in the Las Vegas video)?
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