Recently, the Fleet Heavy Cruiser Retrofit became a lot more appealing to me when they upped it's shield modifier so I decided to pick it up. When I was fooling around changing the hull material and windows and such I noticed the ship was actually very small. So small in fact that I'm surprised that it got classified as a "Heavy Cruiser". Below are a few pictures I took that illustrate my point.
Here I am beside a random Oddy. Pretty sure his chevron is bigger then me lol.
I really feel that Cryptic wasted an opportunity with the Heavy Cruiser Retrofits. If I were trying to improve those ships to T5 standard, I would have focused on the things that set them apart from current offerings and improved its handling.
There is a very small (and possibly pointless, but you never know until you try) niche available for a high mobility cruiser built to take advantage of Aceton Beam and Warp Plasma; both of which benefit from higher rates of turn in their own ways. Sort of a Bomber/Interceptor Cruiser.
And yes, it does seem very small parked next to a Galaxy.
The older ships are like that. I'm often amused, flying my Excelsior, to notice that "modern" ships like the Flepatesc and Armitage are just as long and much bulkier.
Originally Posted by misterde3
You know how much Cryptic dislikes anything that looks remotely like the Galaxy.
On the other hand they gave it the Venture skin, which is 10x more pretty than the basic Galaxy. I think there's one person on the team who likes the Galaxy and they burned all their cred to get that skin. >_>