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Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
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I've been thinking about this alot recently and noticed that since the Odyssey and Vesta ships, STO's ship models are starting to out-look older STO ship models, in terms of detail.

The Vesta class is gorgeous in terms of detail and so is the Odyssey. As much as I love these ships (and have them both), I always fly my Galaxy class and think to my self "Gee...My Galaxy class would look sweet with a unique material made specificley for the Galaxy, like the Vesta".

My main point being, now we have better looking ship models, will the ship team update older models and give us some new materials to make our ships look on par with the new ones, or give us more customization with them. IE: change registry font colour, more decals etc.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 955
# 2
11-28-2012, 04:29 PM
JamJamz's work is pretty awesome, and it would be great if he could go back and re-do some of the older ships.

But he's just one guy, and he's admitted to re-doing a lot of the older NPC ships on top of creating new ships. His plate is pretty full pretty much all the time.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
11-28-2012, 04:50 PM
JamJamz! I beg of you! My Dreadnought needs to be prettified!!
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o633/centersolace/189cux9khvl6ojpg_zpsca7ccff0.jpg

So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
11-28-2012, 04:54 PM
Would be nice to know that our cannon ships though would get a nice one off makeover at some point. Even if its just some more ship material types. We need more ship customization. My galaxy class would look sweet with a proper tng hull making makeover.

Would also like a new material for my t2 connie too.
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# 5
11-28-2012, 04:57 PM
jam jamz didnt do the vesta :p commander miller did
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,363
# 6
11-28-2012, 08:40 PM
Aside from whether or not the devs have time and the desire to update older ships, it may also depend on CBS (I assume they own the rights to Star Trek mostly).

Example:

http://sto.perfectworld.com/news/?p=769201
Quote:
Q: (thmichael) Are you going to implement the Ambassador Class at some point? And would it be possible to implement the Old Constitution Class for higher ranks?

Dstahl: Yes. The Ambassador class is coming in 2013. CBS is still pretty adamant about the Old Connie not being an end game ship, but you never know what can happen as time rolls by.
To be honest I feel cheated finding out the USS Enterprise (TOS) constitution light cruiser didn't scale with character level and it was pretty damn useless once you reach level 10 and get your first free ship. The only thing it comes with in terms of equipment are blue phaser beam arrays that do scale with level and have the original series sound effects, but after about 2 minutes it becomes really annoying. I payed real money for Zen that I used to get the classic 1701 style ship because I like the look. Tried it out on my Vice Admiral once and it took forever to kill anything and I struggled to stay alive.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 524
# 7
11-28-2012, 09:42 PM
Get real. They already got our money for the older ships, so they have absolutely no incentive to keep us happy and/or satisfied.

Go ahead, Cryptic/PWE: Prove me wrong. I dare you.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 8
11-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Aaaand the profit in doing this is..?
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# 9
11-28-2012, 10:22 PM
If they could fix some ship textures (like on the Sovereign saucer) and type 2 / 6 deflector extures, that would be a nice start.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 883
# 10
11-28-2012, 10:32 PM
Despite what the devs say, they only update textures to ships they will make (or extra) money on.

The same happened with the bug, d'kora and the galor. They only got updated ahead of appearing in lockboxes....
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