I am not sure adding a "New" Carrier is necesarily needed. I for one am pushing for a refit of the Atrox. I LOVE my Atrox. I love the look especially. What I would personally like to see is the ATrox getting refit. Other carriers have universal bridge officer slots. But the klingons and the jem can also launch frigates.
Now I know a lot of people will scream "THE FEDS NEVER HAD A CARRIER!"...etc etc. To be honest, I do not know as far as game balancing and lag issues and such would be far. I for one would prefer a third or even fourth hanger bay. Perhaps even removing some of its current weapon slots. Having a "Fleet" version which has 4 hanger bays and oen fore and aft weapon weapon slot so people can still have thier set bonuses perhaps.
With all of the new ships coming out. The Vesta is getting extra console slots and special shields and all of teh other ships with thier I feel that this ship, which many of us do have. Is becoming obsolete to other ships that can just look at mobs of ships and they vaporize. Or at the very least can fullfil multiple roles.
Perhaps, making it have a special ability with an AoE HoT that heals all teh fighters it has launched.
Also, My exp comes from PvE. I do not partake in PvP. I have had enough of that being in other space mmo's since they were in beta and you could not warp to zero to pass through a gate. (Those who know understand).
The only thing the Jupiter screams is "Please Kill Me, I'm Too Ugly To Live."
I can say that I wouldn't mind seeing a unique, new Starfleet dedicated carrier as well as Klingons getting something uniquely KDF since I feel that space is starting to get inundated with alien designs that are becoming too generic.
just figured I would post this here, considering that I have, since about season 3, wanted a true Federation Carrier. Not an Atrox, not the equivalent of a Flight Deck Cruiser, but something that actually looks like a Federation starship i.e. nacelles/saucer, the whole bit.
Since I used to pray to the STO Gods (and went largely unanswered due to legal reasons), I bring forward this link:
in my opinion i think the starfleet should get one more big carrier
and thats it. and a few extra hanger pets.
with the exception of Romulan faction coming.
this game doesn't need any more carriers.
dont get me wrong i am a big fan of carrier ships.
but i think its time to add other ships other then carrier types.
Most carriers? Well yes...if only count endgame like I am...well would you look at that its 3 to 3...
We're talking actual Carriers with 2 hangar bays, not Escorts, Cruisers, or Sci ships with a single hangar bay. KDF has 2 Fed has 1. KDF also has the only Carrier that's not a cstore purchase and the only carriers that can launch Frigates. Not counting the Recluse and Dreadnought since they're useable by both.