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# 21
08-07-2012, 01:49 PM
Originally Posted by icegavel View Post
Actually, what might be nice would be a "Klingon Season," where they add all their planned content and lots of new ships. How cool would that be?
Not very. I prefer my Federation character.

I quite like the look of the Regent class - will be interesting to see how it combines with the other Assault Cruiser components.
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# 22
08-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Sorry, JamJamz, I'm... I'm disappointed.

Forward-swept nacelles? John Eaves has a thing or two to say on that:

Originally Posted by John Eaves
"It's also one of those old art school things. As an artist you're determining where you want the viewer's eye to go. I was trying to demonstrate speed, no matter where you look at the ship. Anything pointing forward would draw your eye and make the ship look fast. Even if it's parked it looks fast."

A considerable amount of work was done on this version of the design. "We explored it all the way to putting windows and panel line breakup on it. Mr. Berman saw it and he kind of liked that direction, so we kept going. Then we started doing the top views and Fritz [Zimmerman], who is one of the set designers, came over. He said, 'You know, if you look at it like this, it looks like a big turkey in a pan!' And he was right!

We laughed, and when we told Herman he said, 'Oh, my gosh! Get rid of that.' "Putting the struts back said, 'This is an Enterprise.' It had that really nice feel that the A had. From there Mr. Berman really liked it. He put notes on it like 'lower the nacelles,' 'bring the body down a little bit.' Really specific notes like that, but he said, 'This is pretty much it.'"
Cited reference: "Designing the Enterprise-E", Starship Datalink.

So, thanks for the turkey! Can I have some apple sauce for it?

On a serious note... she lacks the 'cohesive' design of the Sovereign. She's trying to be too many things, and looks... well... She's lost the grace of the ship she's built to replace. The long lines are gone, and we've been given a half-way between the Noble and the Odyssey.

I'll probably still get her and - like others here - do a kit bash, but... Yeah. Sorry man. I don't think you've quite hit the mark on this one.
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# 23
08-07-2012, 01:51 PM
Originally Posted by thenaphl View Post
Can we get one Klingon ship? Just one? Please?
KDf could use a few more.

I can haz joystick!
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# 24
08-07-2012, 01:58 PM
Gonna wait and see what the stats are.
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# 25
08-07-2012, 02:00 PM
I like the idea of forward pointing nacelle pylons but that's it. From what I can see on those two pictures I like the original Sovereign a lot more.
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# 26
08-07-2012, 02:07 PM
The wierd thing is that these new ships look great although they are all federation and none KDF. So if you want to look good but be crappy as far as gameplay you go fed... If you wanna be awesome and fly around with things that look like a pile of metal that got some paint cans thrown at it... you play KDF.

Its been long enough I think there needs to be some KDF stuff...K'vort bops, ferasan and orion escorts, nausicaan flight deck cruiser, and possibly a negh'var retrofit like the sovy just got.
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# 27
08-07-2012, 02:08 PM
Don't forget, if you prefer forward swept pylons/stanchions, you can always put the Sovereign's rear swept ones on instead! Also, the other way around
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# 28
08-07-2012, 02:08 PM
Twenty bucks says its slow turn rate will kill its potential.

Turn rate will be around six to eight.

After buying the Science Odyssey from the c-store, I learned a valuable lesson form the experience.

Do not invest in floating bricks.

Even though this may have a strong hull, the ship is going to be a paper weight in space.

Last edited by linyive; 08-07-2012 at 02:13 PM.
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# 29
08-07-2012, 02:12 PM
So, will we actually get to test this one on Tribble or will it go live with bugs like the Armitage did?
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# 30
08-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Dev blogs always have such low-resolution pictures (unless I'm missing the option to embiggen them). Could we get bigger pics?
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