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# 1 Proposed Scimitar
04-19-2013, 10:43 AM
We've not (to my knowledge) had any information on a playable Scimitar yet, and I think it would be nice to have one. It should be a 2500zen purchase via the Store, with no Fleet Refit (I don't see the point, it's powerful enough as it is).

Type: Carrier/Cruiser
Shield Modifier: 1.33
Hull Strength: 45500
Fore Weapons: x6
Aft Weapons: x2
Hanger Bays: x2
Crew: 2000
Bridge Officers:
  • Commander Tactical
  • Lieutenant Commander Engineering
  • Lieutenant Commander Science
  • Ensign Tactical
  • Ensign Science
Device Slots: x3
Consoles:
  • Tactical x4
  • Engineering x3
  • Science x3
Turn Rate: 6
Bonus Power: +10 to Weapons, +10 to Auxiliary
Abilities:
  • Enhanced Battle Cloak
  • Thelaron Beam ~ 7sec charge (in which time, normal weapons cannot be used); ships in range lose 66% hull and 66% crew
  • Carrier Commands
  • Launch Scorpion Fighters
  • Subsystem Targeting

How does that sound to everyone? Feel free to throw in some input of your own too.
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# 2
04-19-2013, 11:18 AM
Love it, though i would like to also be able to launch BoP.
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# 3
04-19-2013, 11:19 AM
Yeah...that'll never happen.
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# 4
04-19-2013, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
Yeah...that'll never happen.
Agreed. The devs have a preference for balance over canon (rightfully so).
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# 5
04-19-2013, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by flash525 View Post
Abilities:
  • Thelaron Beam ~ 7sec charge (in which time, normal weapons cannot be used); ships in range lose 66% hull and 66% crew
^^^^
WAY too powerful. have a Premade with 5 of these and it's 'I win'.
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# 6
04-19-2013, 11:26 AM
That's a lockbox I would actually open...
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# 7
04-19-2013, 11:31 AM
The Thelaron beam you described is too powerful. It couldn't be % based, and it would need to have a relatively narrow firing arc to be reasonably balanced.

Other than that, i could see Cryptic releasing it. It would be OP of course, but I could still see them doing it.
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# 8
04-19-2013, 11:38 AM
How about "no"...

The tholaron weapon is a special locked to the ship.

It has three fore and two aft weapons.

Battlecloak, obviously, but not a lot else.

The Scimitar wasn't an "uber" ship, it was made out of discarded parts of some old Warbirds. The Tholaron Radiation weapon was the only thing that made it special and it took about 10 minutes for that weapon to deploy.

Not much of a ship really.
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# 9
04-19-2013, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by nixboox View Post
The Scimitar wasn't an "uber" ship, it was made out of discarded parts of some old Warbirds. The Tholaron Radiation weapon was the only thing that made it special and it took about 10 minutes for that weapon to deploy.

Not much of a ship really.
"Perfect" cloaking, more disruptor banks and torpedo launchers than the Enterprise and Donatra's warbirds put together, and enough shielding to survive an attack from all three ships simultaneously... and it's "not much of a ship" to you?
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# 10
04-19-2013, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by daedalus304 View Post
Love it, though i would like to also be able to launch BoP.
I'd normally vote against this, but then Cryptic are allowing us to use FED & KDF ships as a Romulan player, so why the hell not.

Quote:
Originally Posted by phyrexianhero View Post
The devs have a preference for balance over canon (rightfully so).
No, they don't. The Devs (seem) to prefer Tactical above everything else. That's not balance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by crypticarmsman View Post
WAY too powerful.
Can always reduce to 33%.
Quote:
Originally Posted by crypticarmsman View Post
have a Premade with 5 of these and it's 'I win'.
You wouldn't be able to have 5 of them. You'd only have a single Thelaron Weapon.

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Originally Posted by xantris View Post
The Thelaron beam you described is too powerful. It couldn't be % based, and it would need to have a relatively narrow firing arc to be reasonably balanced.
Why couldn't it be percentage based?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nixboox View Post
The Scimitar wasn't an "uber" ship, it was made out of discarded parts of some old Warbirds. The Tholaron Radiation weapon was the only thing that made it special and it took about 10 minutes for that weapon to deploy.
Did you even watch Nemesis? Did you miss the part where the Scimitar took out two Warbirds and practically crippled the Enterprise?
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