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Just a quick question to the art team.
Can we please get some additional ship parts, especially some additional pylons for the Odyssey?

It doesn't have to be anything fancy or exceeding creative just some nice and simple looking ship parts.
I know creating ship models and parts take a lot of dev time, but at least can we get some pylons facing forward instead of the backward facing ones, the Odyssey already has?
Just mirror the existing pylons to make them face forwards, that would be more than enough for me.
Think about the pylons the standard Star Cruiser (Avenger/Nomad/Vanguard/Emissary) has, one pylon type for each direction, nothing fancy or excentric looking. Just some simple options to give the ship a different general shape.

I really hate that streched look of that ship. According to my feeling, such a huge ship as the Odyssey would look much more impressive and sturdy if it had a more massive look. But that's just my personal opinion, i am sure other people wish the Odyssey would have different pylons too.



I think it's a real shame that the prime Starfleet Cruiser of the early 25th century has no visual options whatsoever. At least something basic like different facing pylons should be doable without any big expenses.
Especially since it is supposed to be the successor of the Galaxy Class, the Odyssey looks embarrassing bad in my opinion.

I would love to buy that ship but the original configuration/ship parts look just ugly in my opinion. I am surely won't spend 50$ for a ship looking like that, no matter how good its stats BOFF & Console layout are.
So if that ship had at least some options, i would definitely consider buying the 3 pack and i am sure i am not the only one.

This is especially disappointing, since it has been told, that short after the Odysseys release there would be some additional ship parts availlable, that was more than a year ago....

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# 2
03-15-2013, 10:01 PM
The original concept of the ship had a round saucer, which I was hoping they would add later on. Its a shock they haven't made any variants of it yet.
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# 3
03-15-2013, 10:11 PM
They might add an alternate design when they release a fleet version.
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# 4
03-16-2013, 01:04 AM
They'd have to change how the ship is put together, the pylons on the Odyssey are actually flowing extensions of the engineering hull, not separate components like other ships.
I would gladly pay for being able to customize the Oddy, it would be great to be able to build an Oddy dreadnaught or a Nebula like science cruiser, to give it a unique look rather than just being a clone with different consoles, however I would really hate it if the only way to get these parts was as a member of a fleet.
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# 5
03-16-2013, 10:16 AM
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They'd have to change how the ship is put together, the pylons on the Odyssey are actually flowing extensions of the engineering hull, not separate components like other ships.
I would gladly pay for being able to customize the Oddy, it would be great to be able to build an Oddy dreadnaught or a Nebula like science cruiser, to give it a unique look rather than just being a clone with different consoles, however I would really hate it if the only way to get these parts was as a member of a fleet.
I wouldn't pay one cent for it. Espceially if i had bought that ship pack for 50 $ and the devs said there where ship parts for it coming "soon" fater it's release. So no, i wouldn't pay for extrea ship parts.
I expect them to be added just as the devs promised.

Personally i am fed up with Cryptic treating Star Trek as their personal Escort-fanboy-money making machine.
If they cannot provide their own created cruiser Flagship with some customizing options, then why should i spend any money to a company that does not care about Star Trek at all?

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# 6
03-16-2013, 03:57 PM
In software WYSIWYG is the prevailing rule, promised improvements are vaporware until they actually arrive. I don't recall seeing it mentioned anywhere that there would be customization parts coming for the Odyssey, could it be that the promised customization options is the 3 pack itself? If you have a link to where these promised items were mentioned I'd love to see it, bearing in mind that promises have been broken before. As for the price, considering I could be paying 180 plus a year just to play the game, I'm not going to cry about spending a few bucks here and there. After all I don't work for free so I have no right to expect anyone else to.
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# 7
03-17-2013, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by maxvitor View Post
In software WYSIWYG is the prevailing rule, promised improvements are vaporware until they actually arrive. I don't recall seeing it mentioned anywhere that there would be customization parts coming for the Odyssey, could it be that the promised customization options is the 3 pack itself? If you have a link to where these promised items were mentioned I'd love to see it, bearing in mind that promises have been broken before. As for the price, considering I could be paying 180 plus a year just to play the game, I'm not going to cry about spending a few bucks here and there. After all I don't work for free so I have no right to expect anyone else to.
I think some dev, said some weeks before the Odyssey was released they where already working at additional ship parts. but don't ask me where i saw that, most probably in one of the huge threads where the Odyssey was discussed then.

I can't say that i would pay for extra parts, maybe if they would look extraordinary good, or where really useful in giving the Odyssey a better look. But since it was clearly promised before that ship was released i wouldn't want to pay for extra parts since they where clearly intended to be part of the ship pack itself.

On the other hand i have seen similar threads, where people had the opinion that Cryptics designers had to design such things in their spare time... if that's true i would want that all the income of those ship parts would go directly to the artist.
Heck, i would buy that ship plus the ship parts if it where the product of someones spare time and i would pay double the price if it would look good.



I just find it somehow odd that the most prominent ship cryptic has made, also has no additional ship parts to choose from. Especially since there are so many other (less important) ships having a much bigger selection, like the Vesta for example.

Don't get me wrong i am not complaining, i am just puzzeling, that's all.

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# 8
03-18-2013, 07:27 AM
I have to agree that I think that it was a unusual that the Odyssey 3 pack didn't have 3 physically different variants with interchangeable parts.
The design was generic with a single model used for all ships, you even see a docked Aquarius even when you don't have the Aquarius console equipped.

We don't have any vice admiral level science cruisers outside of fleets and like I've said before and in other threads I would love to get my hands on an Odyssey science variant built along the same configuration as the Nebula.
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# 9
03-18-2013, 10:36 AM
It was Logan was talking about maybe doing some variants in the future. I guess it just kinda dropped off the schedule when he left; or at least got dropped way down the priority list.
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