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# 341
01-09-2010, 05:23 PM
ok not that i expected to win i chose some dumb names, however dervish... lame, and a deep space exploration vessel named the Destiny way to rip off Star Gate universe to who ever put that as there choice. and before i am flamed about it not being a rip off, in the opening of every episode it is refereed to as a deep space exploration vessel, and it is named Destiny... so I say way to be crea... i mean Lame!

as far as the emissary goes wouldn't have been my first choice but not bad.
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# 342
01-09-2010, 10:19 PM
I would like to say first off congratz to the winners. However I do agree with the rest of the community on this one. I seems like Cyptic feel asleep on this one. Poor decision guys I personally expected alot more out of you on this. You guys claim that you have reviewed tons of information on Star Trek but yet with your decisions here it does not seem you have as much as you think you have. I know this is ulitmately a small deal in a big picture, but if such a small thing can be fouled up so completely I wonder if more important things have also been made in such an, assumed, lazy manner. Come on Cryptic use your brains we are getting ready to pay you to use.
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# 343 Come on
01-09-2010, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by FltAdmiralZander View Post
I would like to say first off congratz to the winners. However I do agree with the rest of the community on this one. I seems like Cyptic feel asleep on this one. Poor decision guys I personally expected alot more out of you on this. You guys claim that you have reviewed tons of information on Star Trek but yet with your decisions here it does not seem you have as much as you think you have. I know this is ulitmately a small deal in a big picture, but if such a small thing can be fouled up so completely I wonder if more important things have also been made in such an, assumed, lazy manner. Come on Cryptic use your brains we are getting ready to pay you to use.
Okay dervish is painfully lame and weak and may even make me switch from escorts to Cruisers it so awful but the rest were okay.
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# 344
01-09-2010, 11:49 PM
For all the "Destiny" haters out there, I think while perhaps cliche, it works well. To quote from the new Star Trek movie...

Sarek: [to Spock] "You will always be a child of two worlds, and fully capable of deciding your own destiny. The question you face is: which path will you choose?"

While we could debate the philosophy of deciding one's own destiny, this quote is great in that it is basically saying your destiny is the product of the choices you make. I think this fits well with the concept of exploration that Star Trek is all about and science vessels implement.

And screw Star Gate: Universe or whatever game it was that has Destiny as a ship name. Remember. This is not a ship name, it's a ship CLASS! There is already a USS Destiny as someone pointed out, but no Destiny class ship until now.
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# 345
01-10-2010, 02:06 AM
I asked Jack and he told me, "the names were cool".

Yeah, I'm now convinced these people don't know what cool is. They claim to care about the community, but this is just another middle finger at us. Who cares if they insult the Dervish sect, it's all for the sake of money, right?
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# 346
01-10-2010, 02:51 AM
Congratulations to the winners, although I still like my names better. It's a matter of taste, I guess. Emissary and Dervish are nice and do fit.

Oh, now I can post my entries:

Cruiser: Alpha
Escort: Hunley
Science: Alexandria
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# 347
01-10-2010, 01:55 PM
Personally, I'm glad the names are awful, as that frees me to use my names for my own ships.

/congrats to the winners
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# 348 oh well
01-10-2010, 02:14 PM
Rats, i never win these things...
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# 349
01-10-2010, 02:21 PM
I'm just going to come out and say that I had to even use my first reply to the forums about this:

Destiny Class, is completely, gay. JUST because that ship is named so ridiculously, I won't be using it.

But my choices weren't that much better anywho. I liked Emissary and Dervish.

My choices:
1. Redemption
2. Mantis (wtf?)
3. Edison (should have won)

Edison as in THOMAS Edison. A SCIENtist.
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# 350
01-10-2010, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Azurian View Post
I asked Jack and he told me, "the names were cool".

Yeah, I'm now convinced these people don't know what cool is. They claim to care about the community, but this is just another middle finger at us. Who cares if they insult the Dervish sect, it's all for the sake of money, right?
It isn't an Insult to the dervish Sect, the only people bringing up any thought of it being an insult is infact the people of these forums, because firstly it's more than just a name of a muslim sect, or a slur used by idiots to make it easier to kill the enemy in a war.... it's used for other games to,
someone mentioned guild wars, http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Dervish
there is also enhancement set in CoX (heroes and villains)... http://cityofheroes.wikia.com/wiki/S..._Lethal_Damage
there is even a band called Dervish http://www.barkingspider.abelgratis....html?functions,
A restaurant http://www.dervishrestaurant.com/
investment website http://www.dervish.org/

need I go on? no-one else is "up in arms" about using the name Dervish, it's just a name, it's just a ship. and an escort class is NOT a warship. it's an Escort. it's guards and protects.

In starship classification, an escort vessel is a starship whose primary purpose is to accompany other vessels (typically lesser armed ones) as a means of protection.
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