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# 11
02-18-2012, 02:46 AM
the K'T'inga is ancient, its a wonder they havent added the D7s or D5s yet!
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# 12
02-18-2012, 05:41 AM
why not take the existing design as is and enlarge it by about 2/3rds? the hull will then be able to incorporate a larger matter/antimatter intermix reactor and IMpulse drive, as well as more powerful disruptor cannons and shields
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# 13
02-18-2012, 08:09 AM
Probably not likely, for the same reason why we will never see a T5 Constitution - CBS won't let Cryptic do it (partly because of the K't'inga/D7's age).
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# 14
02-18-2012, 09:09 AM
It's a tricky subject. Because we have a tier 5 Excelsior, and the K'tinga's not more than a few years older at the most, and there was an implied parity between the two classes on several occasions. But all in all, I'd be for an enlarged slightly modernized version, with Excelsior BO layout, with hull strength and turn rate somewhere between Raptor and Vor'cha perhaps.

But having *the* K'tigna at tier 5 I don't think'd work. I'm pretty sure both the Hegh'ta and Qin are bigger. Having a cruiser smaller than both the bird of prey and escort available at tier 5 would be madness. What could work, is if it was an escort. Same loadout as the MVAM or the AE (preferable so's not to tread on bop toes) for example. This'd solve the disparity in size handily, and it'd be in line with the existing prescedent of old desins still being tier 5 material. And in all honesty, they did seem pretty Escorty in many appearances in the 24th Century, much more agile than the lumbering Qo'nos One in Undiscovered Country (although they had just been donkey punched with a photon or two....).

Oddly, I've been enjoying the K'tinga a lot with my new toon, I spent this morning tearing through Fed players like it weren't no thing.
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# 15
02-18-2012, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Archanubis
Probably not likely, for the same reason why we will never see a T5 Constitution - CBS won't let Cryptic do it (partly because of the K't'inga/D7's age).
I seriously doubt they would have announced it in August 2010 when they couldn't do it.
And let's not forget the D7 and K't'inga are actually two different ships, but the big joke is we know Cryptic doesn't know that.
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# 16
02-18-2012, 09:26 AM
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I seriously doubt they would have announced it in August 2010 when they couldn't do it.
And let's not forget the D7 and K't'inga are actually two different ships, but the big joke is we know Cryptic doesn't know that.
Indeed, my K'tinga is using the D7 model so I could enjoy the blood red on grey hull Sagitarius paintwork without all those plates hiding it.
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# 17
02-18-2012, 09:29 AM
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why not take the existing design as is and enlarge it by about 2/3rds? the hull will then be able to incorporate a larger matter/antimatter intermix reactor and IMpulse drive, as well as more powerful disruptor cannons and shields
Tech gets smaller over the years not bigger.
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# 18
02-18-2012, 09:33 AM
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Tech gets smaller over the years not bigger.
I always wondered why each successive Enteprise was.... larger? Wait, what? :p
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# 19
02-18-2012, 11:23 AM
Not unlike the Excelsior and Miranda class the K't'inga was extremely versatile, and survived almost a century of use.

I would love to see a K't'inga class crusier @ T5 but I doubt it will happen.

Imagine pvp battles with retrofit or upgraded models of excelsior and k't'inga class going at it, would be classic.
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# 20
02-21-2012, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mister_dee
I seriously doubt they would have announced it in August 2010 when they couldn't do it.
And let's not forget the D7 and K't'inga are actually two different ships, but the big joke is we know Cryptic doesn't know that.
Have we ever heard the K't'inga being referred to by name in any of the series or films? If not, for all we know, the D7 and K't'inga *are* the same ship (the EU and other supplementary materials are considered "soft cannon" at best - meaning they are subject to change at a writer's whim). The only real difference between the two is extra detailing on the K't'inga.
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