I wholeheartedly agree. No offense to Cryptic, but the hands of future Enterprises should be put in the hands of the pros. Be interesting what they could come up with.
Yes, because Andrew Probert and Rick Sternbach were ALWAYS 'Star Trek' pros, and were involved with GR and Star Trek from 1964 on... oh wait...
Sorry, just don't care for the line of thought that no but those involved in PAST productions can add something good to the franchise. Most of the TNG crew were fans (or aat least had seen some form of 'Star Trek' prior to being hired.
I still have NEVER cared for the monstrosity that was the 1701-D Galaxy Class myself ( by Rick Sternbach) and I've been watching Star Trek first run sine 1969. Would have loved to have seen what Franz Joeseph could have done for TNG designs myself. (OMG - I'm displaying a behaviour I don't care for myself here )
Formerly known as Armsman from June 2008 to June 20, 2012
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The Bonaventure having been mentioned a few times in this thread got me thinking. If TAS content is now more available to Cryptic, some of it's open-ended plot points could be revisited. So why not revisit Elysia and board the Bonaventure as found within the Delta Triangle? That would certainly require the Bonaventure be modeled.
Dstahl wanted opinions if people were interested in being able to change species along with traits and my answer is a definite yes. When I first started playing STO it was a learning experience did not really know what effect traits and species had on in game play. Now that I have been playing awhile and now have a life time membership I would like to be able to change some of my toons that I first made when I was learning the game.
I feel that, as a gold member, we subscribers do not get enough 'perks' in this game. Lifetime Subscribers pay a lump sum of $300, while other gold pay about $15 monthly, yet F2P players get all the same in-game privileges, just slightly lessened (Ex. Bank Slots - We both have them, just subscribers have a few more.) I am asking that you consider giving us more privileges to make us feel like our money is truly worth the game we're playing.
Where do we submit these questions anyway? I once posted an idea on the forum, but it never really got much traction, even though in-game a lot of players seemed to quite like it. It basically involved making a new commendation reward for reaching Espionage level 4. At that point all of the opposite faction's costumes would be available for one costume slot (which would presumably be added to your existing ones for hopefully free) as a sort of disguise theme. Obviously such a disguise wouldn't really work very well for a human trying to pretend to be a Klingon, but I don't know how easily it could be coded for just one costume slot to allow extra facial features on closed races. If it were made to be that this slot also allowed the use of purchased C-store costumes, it might even have the benefit of mildly increasing costume sales. At least I suppose players who are heavily KDF and don't use their Feds much might buy more. Probably wouldn't work much the other way around.
Just as last month, i wanted to ask a LOT of questions but i think this one is STILL the most important to me and i know a lot of other people too.
(in- and most notably outside the forums.)
Ships are a crucial part of this game, especially when you are fan of a specific ship class. Everything stands and falls with them.
(i hope thats the right expression).
Mr. DStahl, i don't expect my question to be answered (again) but at least please read it and consider it this time, i try to be as honest and open as possible.
Can we please get a "Mirror Galaxy Class"?
A Galaxy Class with the BOFF & Console Layout of the Regent Class (simliar like the Mirror Assault Cruiser and Star Cruiser from the Tholian Lockboxes). That ship would have all stats, Hull , BOFF & Console layout of the prime universe counterpart (the Regent Class in this case), except that it looks like a normal Galaxy -R Class. To give this ship an additional bonus you could make the ship parts of the Envoy, Celestial, and Galaxy availlable, just for the sake of creativity. Everyone who has bought the Monarch and the Venture will have those ship parts availlable too, of course.
And now the interesting part for Cryptic ($$):
I think it would sell like hot cakes, just because it would be (finally) be a Galaxy Class with "teeth" and a much more active ship, in contrast to those passive Galaxy Class ships we have in this game.
You could make it a unlock for everyone who has already bought the Regent, charging 200 - 500 ZEN. PLUS you would sell even more Regent class ships. So it would be a win - win for everyone!
Releasing such a ship would be a nice gesture to all TNG fans who are very unhappy, disappointed and frustrated with the Galaxy Class as it is in the Game. Flying a extreme Tank is just a pain and especially not how a Galaxy Class was in the shows. If you want a "super" tank in this game, why don't you just use one of your own designs for that "role", but please do not abuse the Galaxy Class for that.
As a "mirror" Ship, it wouldn't affect STOs prime universe Galaxy Class, so the game would still have a lot of completely toothless Galaxy Class variants.
For many of us, the Galaxy class is just the most iconic ship in Star Trek, seeing it as the one starfleet cruiser featuring the least firepower is just disappointing and frustrating. (Even the Star Cruiser has a Mirror variant with more firepower).
Anyway releasing that ship would be a win - win for everyone and a true fan service by cryptic.
Could you please improve the fleet heavy cruiser a bit?
Maybe by giving it two Lt. Tac BO stations instead of one Lt and one Ensign tactical BO Stations.
(while reducing its Science Lt. into a ensign)
Or another option would be to give it something like the Galaxy X spinal lance, maybe using the heavy cruisers main deflector dish. (think about best of both worlds)
As it is now, this ship doesn't have anything special or any advantage compared to standart tier 5 cruisers, even its BO layout is the same as the standart assault cruiser (which isn't even a Fleet ship). It desperately needs something that makes it stand out, even the fleet nova Class or the Ferengi (!) D'Kora have far better tactical BO options.
Another option would be to make into a cruiser opposite to the Nebula Class, by giving it the same BO layout as the nebula but with Cmdr. science and the Lt. Cmdr engineering being switched. (Whatever you do please don't introduce anymore ships utilizing cannons, i really really hate them !
Just give them some more stronger Beam arrays.)
As a Fleet ship i think the Fleet heavy Cruiser should be a bit more advanced (at least it should be a bit more ... well ...heavy..
,don't you think?
Especially since it costs 4 (!) Fleet Ship Modules.