Right now, the Jem Hadar Attack Ship, Jem Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier and Jem Hadar Dreadnaught along with the Cardassian Galor get an extra bonus from having a 3 pieces Jem Hadar Set.
The Ferengi D'kora marauder gets an extra bonus from the Ferengi Marauder set in the Lobi store.
The Temporal Science Vessel and Temporal Destroyer get a special set bonus from the Temporal Warfare set.
Additionally, the Consoles in the Temporal and Dominion ships have a set bonus
The Tholian Orb Weaver and the Tholian Recluse get nothing.
I was hoping the Tholian set would add a special set bonus on Tholian ships to one of the sets, but so far I haven't seen this. It seems like a glaring oversight, and though the special ship-set bonuses are farily minor, I do think that without one for the Tholian ships there is a lack of parity.
Would Cryptic please give Tholian ships an extra 3-set bonus for one of the Nukara sets to put the Tholian lock box and lobi store ships on the level with the others.
We asked for this with the Breen set and ship, still waiting. Don't get your hopes up...
Yeah that's true. it would be nice to see a special bonus for the Breen Set on the Breen ship. Though it's a limited time special ship rather than a lock box item, so it's similar but not entirely the same
Originally Posted by msk5
Well they're lockbox ships so Cryptic might have more desire to give them a set bonus. Money and all. I'd love a special set bonus for my Recluse.
Orb Weaver for me. TBH, I have been waiting for Tholian rep since I got it specifically in the hope such a rep would give me a bonus to that ship on top of the fact that it uses Tetryon weapons (partially for flavor, but mostly since that's what all my science vessels use)
Partly, more power to you for making your daily post in order to get it kicked a bit higher on the Feedback listings. Mostly, though, I absolutely agree with adding the flavor set bonuses where they apply. Meaning...
Orb Weaver, Recluse, and Widow = bonus with Tholian Reputation set
Chel Grett = bonus with the Breen mission set and Jem'Hadar mission set (if the Galor gets it from the Cardassians working with the Dominion, why not the Breen? We certainly never saw a purple Galor during the Dominion War arc.)
All Romulan ships and small craft = bonus Romulan Reputation sets (both Reman and Romulan)
All Starfleet ships and small craft = bonus with the crafted Aegis set + a means of making it Mk XII (This poor thing really needs something to give us a real reason to buy Unreplicatable Materials and spend more dilithium, doesn't it Cryptic?) This would exclude Andorian, Caitan, Vulcan, etc ships.
All Klingon ships = bonus with a crafted set to replace the Aegis set for the KDF + a means of making it Mk XII (The KDF really shouldn't forge the exact same set, let's get creative here; and spend more dilithium on Unreplicatable Materials, as demand increases the Zen you sell and the money you make.) This would exclude Gorn, Naussican, Orion, etc ships.
As pointed out, retain the bonuses for Jem'Hadar/Galor, Timeships, Ferengi, etc. Please also ensure that any faction bonuses also apply to their small craft.
Let's make the factions a bit more interesting, and maybe give a boost to the ships from the core factions while we're at it. At this point, one wonders how the Federation and KDF are so great when the ships from every other group end up so much better... my Federation Engineer flies a Chel Grett since I can't find a Federation cruiser I want to fly.
Well, there's my two cents... though there may be a few extra pennies in there.
Last edited by breadandcircuses; 05-17-2013 at 12:19 AM.
While I like the idea of the Romulan/reman sets having a bonus on warbirds for flavor, I am a bit hesitant to suggest a synergy bonus with that many ships, but it may be a bit better if Feds and KDF get their equivalent. If there were a set with a special synergy bonus, though, I would actually have to reccomend the weapon set rather than the equipment sets due to the what the console is supposed to be (an alternative to a 3 set bonus would be to give the console a special bonus on warbirds).
I love the idea of giving a bit of a buff to the Aegis set. I like the set, but cryptic seems intent on obsoleting any gear that doesn't come for Omega or Romulan reps (they even stated they don't want to Tholian stuff to be epic end game gear despite it having the same grind). Aegis is a decent set, but if I am not mistaken it doesn't actually scale to level 50 which makes it less than ideal despite it having great potential, so something to bring it up to that level would be great.
I also like the idea of another set for klingons. Add that in as a crafting set as well; try to bring crafting back to being somewhat good.
Your ideas do bring something up: If Starfleet, Klingon and Romulan ships get a bonus, what about Catian, Vulcan, Andorian, Gorn, Nausican, and Orion ships?