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It's been suggested a number of times, But I'm going to make a formal attempt at a proposal for introducing the Tier 5+ Fleet Escort into the game in a way that would be incredibly easy to achieve, with a ship that I know many people would probably want to buy.


The Plan
1) Introduce new Fleet Escort that uses the Mealstrom costume as the base skin.
Stats are more or less exactly the same as the current fleet escort, except:
- The 2 engineering bridge officers are merged into 1 LT Commander station, Science becomes an Ensign station and you get a universal ensign station in addition.
- You get an additional engineering console station (4).
- Comes with 1x Quad Phaser Beam Array (eg [dmg]x4 or [Acc]x4) which is similar to the sao paulo's quad cannon, except is a qual beam array in weapon stats.

2) Price it at 2000C - give discounts to those who already own the costume


This is the lowest of the low hanging fruit. a new ship, new console people might actually want - using pre-existing assets.


[b]Make a statement of support of you'd pay for this ship and would want this to happen!/B]


















FAQ
Yes, I'm aware that over 10 new ships are coming next season, why not make it 11?
Yes, science captains are just as, if not more so, in need of content, but they really need new hulls and doing that is... complicated - Anyways, my guess is on the Vesta being the Odyssey equivalent to the Science, hopefully with new +1 variants down the line.
OMG, you made it SUCK/OP - I'm not a game designer, I'm just providing a reasonible outline for the type of ship I'd like to pay money for. Either way, I'm open to suggestions.
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# 2
04-26-2012, 06:34 AM
I don't use beams why would i want a beam and not cannons if its an escort? who reason i play escorts is for cannons.

But i would like to see more unique ships in the C-store not lock boxes.
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# 3
04-26-2012, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Macerx View Post
I don't use beams why would i want a beam and not cannons if its an escort? who reason i play escorts is for cannons.

But i would like to see more unique ships in the C-store not lock boxes.
Some escort pilots like to use a single dual beam array with beam overload, in place of a torpedo to finish ships off, freeing them from the need to train kinetic/projectile weapons to finish ships off.
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# 4
04-26-2012, 07:32 AM
oh nice idea a quad beam bank like the ddb but quad... give it the damage of 2 ddb mk XII's and a 20% acc bonus... ALSO have it use all 4 firing hardpoints like the quad cannon does so it looks awesome... oh man i would buy the ship for the quad beam bank alone lol ... think of the buffed crits that thing would put out... nomnom

not 100% on your idea of a +1 boff layout op. this is what i would like to see on a new T5 +1 FE: 1 en/uni -- Lt.com engi -- Lt sci -- Lt.com tac --- com tac. 16 base turn rate 4/3 weapon layout. 4 engi 4tac 2sci console slots.... and make it able to use the cloak but don't give it one...

make this and u will have my c-points within 1min of the server going live or even just the QBB and cloak on a +1 FE and i would 110% buy it.

ALSO if you ever do make this ship please make a new skin that comes with it that way we can use it or mix it up with the other skin already ingame.

For 2000 c-points i would think that a new skin style, T6 paint job and something to make you go NomNom ie... the ship its self ectect, should come as a Standard with all the new ships coming out from here on .

I Vote for: Quad Beam Bank Fleet Escourt---Retro.

Nova o7
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# 5
04-26-2012, 07:36 AM
Whats wrong with the T4 Fleet Escort as it is? That is the second most used escort I see in PvP next to the Defiant-R, so how come it now does not measure up now?
Its been very effective in PvP and must rock really hard in PvE.
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# 6
04-26-2012, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Roach View Post
Whats wrong with the T4 Fleet Escort as it is? That is the second most used escort I see in PvP next to the Defiant-R, so how come it now does not measure up now?
Its been very effective in PvP and must rock really hard in PvE.
You mean T5 right roach? Or do you mean that that Miranda and B'Rel Lieutetant ships don't count as T1?
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# 7
04-26-2012, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Roach View Post
Whats wrong with the T4 Fleet Escort as it is? That is the second most used escort I see in PvP next to the Defiant-R, so how come it now does not measure up now?
Its been very effective in PvP and must rock really hard in PvE.
Nothing is wrong with it, however it's a 2 year old ship!

Given it's popularity, making an updated version IS A VERY BIG REASON to create a +1 version.
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# 8
04-26-2012, 07:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by starlazers
oh nice idea a quad beam bank like the ddb but quad... give it the damage of 2 ddb mk XII's and a 20% acc bonus... ALSO have it use all 4 firing hardpoints like the quad cannon does so it looks awesome... oh man i would buy the ship for the quad beam bank alone lol ... think of the buffed crits that thing would put out... nomnom

not 100% on your idea of a +1 boff layout op. this is what i would like to see on a new T5 +1 FE: 1 en/uni -- Lt.com engi -- Lt sci -- Lt.com tac --- com tac. 16 base turn rate 4/3 weapon layout. 4 engi 4tac 2sci console slots.... and make it able to use the cloak but don't give it one...

make this and u will have my c-points within 1min of the server going live or even just the QBB and cloak on a +1 FE and i would 110% buy it.

ALSO if you ever do make this ship please make a new skin that comes with it that way we can use it or mix it up with the other skin already ingame.

For 2000 c-points i would think that a new skin style, T6 paint job and something to make you go NomNom ie... the ship its self ectect, should come as a Standard with all the new ships coming out from here on .

I Vote for: Quad Beam Bank Fleet Escourt---Retro.

Nova o7
It would be 2000C minus the cost of the Maelstrom costume if you've already purchased it.
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# 9
04-26-2012, 08:28 AM
I personally think the FE is due for a +1 upgrade, but I'd rather if they upgraded the Akira-class to T5 instead. Boff layout is as you've mentioned.

Instead of the quad beam array, I'd suggest the T5 Akira get a console that allows you to launch 3 Type-X Chaffee attack shuttlecraft at the cost of crew, on a 2 min timer. It would be something like a mini-carrier, but of course nowhere near the functionality of a real carrier, as these Chaffee hang around for 90s and only attack with random ensign skills decided at spawn (and get blown up when a borg cube explodes). Should they make it back home, they replenish crew.

I much prefer this console idea because its much closer to how the Akira was meant to be, a slower-turning escort backed up by shuttlecraft.

So the Feds get a flimsy carrier, killing many birds with one stone, and the Klinks have another reason to laugh at Feds.
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# 10
04-26-2012, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by kirian_darkstar View Post
You mean T5 right roach? Or do you mean that that Miranda and B'Rel Lieutetant ships don't count as T1?
The Fleet Escort is listed in the Rear Admiral LH/UH range. Does that not make it a T4? Just like the Hegh'ta is a T4 in the Brigadier/Major General range.
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