Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8
So, I was looking at the ship in the shipyard. If they are going to have the FECR in Teir4, why would it have the exact same bridge station latyout? I would suggest making the Lt.Commader Engineer station universal. to make the FECR more in-line with the T5 Oddy. While leaving the sheild modifier and everthing else the same. so the Oddy can still represent the "future" of Starfleet design, and advanced technology. IDK, just my thoughts. I own the Exploration retrofit, and i would like it alot more if it had that universal station. I'm sure alot more would as well.
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,192
# 2
08-05-2012, 01:21 PM
At very least the ship should have ensign universal. But since this ship is on Cryptic's offical hate list, and there really isn't any logical pattern in BO/console layout, it is very likely nothing will change. To make it short - they do not care.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,258
# 3
08-05-2012, 01:44 PM
If anything the ship needs a overhaul...with what you propose the exploration cruiser would be practically inferior copy of the odyssey. Unless you already own the retrofit you might as well buy the odyssey operations cruiser for 500 more zen and get universal unlock.
Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6
# 4
08-05-2012, 02:03 PM
I wouldn't say it's on a hate list, but I agree that the treatment it gets has certainly confounded me. The klingon analogue (in terms of bridge officer layout) Negh'var did manage to get an ensign universal slot at the fleet level so I'm not sure why that wasn't carried across the faction lines.

I apologize, I don't recall who originally proposed the idea, but it has been tossed around that a layout similar to the Nebula (just swapping the engineering and science seats) would suit the ship. I personally find that particular solution rather elegant as it fills a gap in the existing layouts for cruisers, maintains some flexibility and doesn't step on the toes of the Oddy so the ships would remain distinct and worthwhile purchases.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,540
# 5
08-05-2012, 10:05 PM
A Universal Ensign would really help the ship. I don't want to go too wild with Universals on it, we don't want it to be a copy of the Odyssey.

But yeah the Odyssey has long since been a better choice than the Exploration Cruiser even it's Fleet counterpart.
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Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,192
# 6
08-05-2012, 10:19 PM
The problem with the ship is you can get exact same layout with Odyssey and have better bonuses. There is simply no point in this ship except style. But paying 2000+ Zen just for style...well well...

I just shows that devs have no idea about their ships, they just see spreadsheet numbers.


Cmd. Eng
En. Eng
Lt. cmd Science
Lt. tactical
Lt. universal

This is all that ship needs. It is basically eng mirror of Nebula. I would toss in sensor analysis like sci odyssey has and that's it.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,400
# 7
08-05-2012, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dalnar83 View Post
At very least the ship should have ensign universal. But since this ship is on Cryptic's offical hate list, and there really isn't any logical pattern in BO/console layout, it is very likely nothing will change. To make it short - they do not care.

As illogical and silly as it may seem, yours is the only conclusion I've been able to come to.

That, and the devs have somehow managed to miss all of the threads griping about the Galaxy and what's wrong with it.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 581
# 8
08-05-2012, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ussultimatum View Post
That, and the devs have somehow managed to miss all of the threads griping about the Galaxy and what's wrong with it.
They miss a lot of things. Except when it comes to gouging money out of us, then they only miss the thousands upon thousands of complaints that we keep giving them that they don't see.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,313
# 9
08-06-2012, 02:06 AM
unicersal ensign is a kind of no brainer in my opinion for that ship, but that has been discussed many many times already.

if you want a dev to read your post...write some cursewords into it. they filter the forums for them...you don't get banned emideately, they warn you first. Only way to get them read something on here.
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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 154
# 10
08-06-2012, 10:12 AM
An ensign universal for the Galaxy-R or at least the fleet version is such an obvious thing. Every single time the topic comes up I ask myself how Cryptic could not come to this conclusion. Specially now with the Fleet Negh'Var and the Fleet Patrol Escort every slightly reasonable argument against it went far out of the air lock.

I can't even think of any funny argument Cryptic could bring up, but unfortunatly I also can't remember a single comment by them about the topic. I guess it will come down to the good old "we don't consider this ship cool enough to receive some reasonable treatment". The same argument that brought the Excelsior as T5 ship, probably keeps the Galaxy from getting useful.
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