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# 11
05-07-2012, 03:45 PM
I'd like to see future ships that were designated TACT/ENG/SCI by the Commander BO station, but leave all the other stations as universal. Would be nice to have more options for a variety of builds over everyone pretty much running the same formula.
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# 12
05-07-2012, 05:12 PM
Oh by Q not this again. Escorts are fine, the only one I'd say is missing is the T5 Akira, but even that isn't on the top of any of my shortlist for the Next T5 Ship contest...
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# 13
05-07-2012, 05:51 PM
Why would we need a new ship? There are already 4 tier 5 Escorts. And yes while there are like a million cruisers at tier 5, there are only 3 Sci ships available. And before anyone says "then what's the Tac/Sci Oddy?" I'll answer you: they're cruisers. Any ship with 50k+ hull and a turn rate slower than Bajor's willingness to build Gul Dukat a statue is classified as a cruiser. Don't go off saying they're sci or tac ships. They're not. An Oddy will not out DPS an escort, and Sci ships have more sci stations than with the Sci Oddy as well as subsystem targeting AND Sensor analysis. The only benefit I see from the Oddy or BBQ pack is for engineers who want a little variety to what they can do while tanking and healing their buddies.

Sorry for the mini rant, but I was riled up

And I don't think we (I say we cuz my main Fed is a Tac) need another escort. I mean outside a possible retrofit canon ship from a lower tier (which I'm indifferent on anyways), we have plenty of options:
Fleet Escort can tank a little more
Defiant Has Alpha strikes
Multivector has sci abilities
Advanced is if you want to use MVAM and don't want the Sci Boff station
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# 14
05-07-2012, 05:57 PM
You'll get lots of love when Season 6 arrives. Everyone's getting love, but it's safe to say you'll be getting the most.
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# 15
05-07-2012, 06:06 PM
What we really need is a good KLINGON Escort. I hope by "everyone", JamJamz is including Klingons.
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# 16
05-07-2012, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JamJamz View Post
You'll get lots of love when Season 6 arrives. Everyone's getting love, but it's safe to say you'll be getting the most.
can we get any more details on this?
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# 17
05-07-2012, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by warduke73 View Post
I'd like to see future ships that were designated TACT/ENG/SCI by the Commander BO station, but leave all the other stations as universal. Would be nice to have more options for a variety of builds over everyone pretty much running the same formula.
I support this idea.

- Make all current Tier 5 ENG ships have 1 Commander ENG, and 4 Universal (different ranks)
- Make all current Tier 5 SCI ships have 1 Commander SCI, and 4 Universal (different ranks)
- Make all current Tier 5 TAC ships have 1 Commander TAC, and 4 Universal (different ranks)

However, I would also like to see additional variants (for Dilithium), in which you have cross-class (Hybrids), such as Science ships with Tactical abilities, Escorts with Engineering abilities etc.

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You'll get lots of love when Season 6 arrives. Everyone's getting love, but it's safe to say you'll be getting the most.
So, can we assume this means at the LAUNCH of Season 6? And not 5-6 months down the road "during Season 6" ?
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# 18
05-07-2012, 06:49 PM
The only thing I'm sure to get off the C-store at this point is a Sovereign refit. (With a proper Sovereign bridge this time, please, thank you. Refit or not.) Frankly, with that one exception, my general feeling is that I have ships enough. In fact, at this point I have too many. Along with reasons not to use them. (Excelsior, doesn't feel right for T5. Gal-X, seems like it shouldn't even exist. The Odyssey is just too slow, big and peaceful-explorery for my taste.)

As for escorts, I feel like we're actually pretty well off in that department. I use them all on one character or another. Though I do feel there's probably room for a T5 destroyer-esque Akira, as a cruiser/escort hybrid if you will. That ship always felt closer to a cruiser for me than an escort. Never put a cannon on it. It's always been a sore point for me, that by almost condemning character classes to fixed shiptypes, some ships just can't behave the way they ought to.


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So, can we assume this means at the LAUNCH of Season 6? And not 5-6 months down the road "during Season 6" ?
That seems very unlikely. Cryptic generally likes to spread its releases out a bit. Just so we've got time to forget we bought another ship just three weeks ago, you know. And less time to complain about content droughts.
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# 19
05-07-2012, 07:05 PM
I support someone elses idea, Multi-Vector Assault Raptor.
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# 20
05-07-2012, 07:24 PM
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The only thing I'm sure to get off the C-store at this point is a Sovereign refit. (With a proper Sovereign bridge this time, please, thank you. Refit or not.) Frankly, with that one exception, my general feeling is that I have ships enough. In fact, at this point I have too many. Along with reasons not to use them.
Well, according to the Q&A session posted recently, it seems the idea of restricting the kind of ships that can do missions in the future (T2, T3, ect.) is something that is being kicked around, so keeping your older ships around might not be a bad idea...you may need those old hulls someday.

One idea might be to make the T5 Akira a 'torpedo ship', with a console that reduces the cooldown on torpedo weapons (making having multiple torpedoes useful without overpowering the ship). That's just one I'm throwing out there, but I think the idea of Universal BO stations is something more for 'general duty' or 'multipurpose' designs like the Odyssey and Shuttles. Escorts and Science ships need to have attributes that make them shine as specialists in their field, not become closer to cruisers.

Just my opinion, of course.
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