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# 1 Individuality of Ship Types
08-30-2013, 07:23 AM
So okay in season 8 ships will get an extra feature to make them more different from each other, like Science ships getting a second deflector, Cruisers getting a extra hull slot (I don't remember having a hull slot, might mean enigeering).

That leaves the question what will Escort ships, BoPs, Raptors, Carriers, Destroyers, Warbirds and Hybrid ships get?

Raptors and Escorts will likely get the same thing. Destroyers are a more difficult question, they are a mix of cruiser and escort, so I'm not sure.

Carriers already get two hangars,but if carrier captains get nothing they'll feel left out.

Hybrid Ships like Escort Carriers, Flight Deck Cruisers, The Vesta, the above mentioned Destroyers.

I'd give carriers a control tower (bonus to attack patterns) the Vesta Special Probes, the FDCs Flight Decks (buffs pets), Warbirds I an Intelligence centre, Escort Carriers an extra tact slot, and Destroyers I'm not sure.

Anyone else have suggestions?
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# 2
08-30-2013, 07:28 AM
What's your source on this?

I've heard things like this discussed months and months ago by the devs, but that was mostly the dev just shooting the breeze. The idea was ultimately canned, as far as I know.
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# 3
08-30-2013, 07:37 AM
^ What he said. Source?

This ain't my first rodeo and I've learned over the years to take offhand Dev comments with a grain of salt and rumors of offhand Dev comments with even less.
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# 4
08-30-2013, 07:52 AM
The Wiki. According to the wiki it will be for season 8. Now it might not happen, but for now I'm going with it.
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# 5
08-30-2013, 07:53 AM
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^ What he said. Source?

This ain't my first rodeo and I've learned over the years to take offhand Dev comments with a grain of salt and rumors of offhand Dev comments with even less.
In fact, the long time members of STO will be able to distinctly dismiss pretty much anything that wasn't said in a Dev-Blog.

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The Wiki. According to the wiki it will be for season 8. Now it might not happen, but for now I'm going with it.
The Wiki is made by people like you and me... not devs... and in recent times, it gets more things wrong than right.
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# 6
08-30-2013, 07:55 AM
The source, going through the wiki, is an offhand comment on Priority One from before LoR launched. The dyson pillar seems fairly reasonable since it was a sourced from a post-STLV comment on Priority One, but the extra deflectors and such was speculative when it was made, and hasn't been mentioned at all in the more recent season 8 teases.

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# 7
08-30-2013, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by omegaphallic View Post
So okay in season 8 ships will get an extra feature to make them more different from each other, like Science ships getting a second deflector, Cruisers getting a extra hull slot (I don't remember having a hull slot, might mean enigeering).

That leaves the question what will Escort ships, BoPs, Raptors, Carriers, Destroyers, Warbirds and Hybrid ships get?

Raptors and Escorts will likely get the same thing. Destroyers are a more difficult question, they are a mix of cruiser and escort, so I'm not sure.

Carriers already get two hangars,but if carrier captains get nothing they'll feel left out.

Hybrid Ships like Escort Carriers, Flight Deck Cruisers, The Vesta, the above mentioned Destroyers.

I'd give carriers a control tower (bonus to attack patterns) the Vesta Special Probes, the FDCs Flight Decks (buffs pets), Warbirds I an Intelligence centre, Escort Carriers an extra tact slot, and Destroyers I'm not sure.

Anyone else have suggestions?
When PIGS fly.

Cryptic knows the BIG bucks is in the ships, that is why there is a tight control over the whole design aspect of the ships. Then there is a possibility of licensing issues, rights, CBS contractual agreements etc...

Last thing we need is for players imitating the Battlestar Galactica, or semi-creating another iconic ship from a different series.

I remember Cryptic cracking down on players over on Champions Online for designing popular superheroes.

Though the idea would be fun, but think of this first, how can they make a huge profit off the idea, god forbid they start selling ship parts pack on the CStore.
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# 8
08-30-2013, 08:09 AM
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When PIGS fly.

Cryptic knows the BIG bucks is in the ships, that is why there is a tight control over the whole design aspect of the ships. Then there is a possibility of licensing issues, rights, CBS contractual agreements etc...

Last thing we need is for players imitating the Battlestar Galactica, or semi-creating another iconic ship from a different series.

I remember Cryptic cracking down on players over on Champions Online for designing popular superheroes.

Though the idea would be fun, but think of this first, how can they make a huge profit off the idea, god forbid they start selling ship parts pack on the CStore.
I don't think you read the OP.
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# 9
08-30-2013, 08:15 AM
Oh, I feel sure they'll do something, someday.

The Warp cores set a strong example of additional customization they could do without necessarily breaking things too much.

Another offhand comment I wouldn't mind seeing take on reality is a hangar slot on the Galaxy variants, possibly other cruisers. I think I'd rather see that than an armor slot, actually.

But to be clear, I'm not expecting much in the way of making the ship classes more distinct than they are now. I'm expecting to see additional options for customization, some of which may be restricted to certain ships or classes of ships.

I don't believe every cruiser and battlecruiser should get a hangar slot, for example. I think some of the slower, older cruisers could use them. I don't think escorts ought to have them, in general.
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# 10
08-30-2013, 08:26 AM
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Another offhand comment I wouldn't mind seeing take on reality is a hangar slot on the Galaxy variants, possibly other cruisers. I think I'd rather see that than an armor slot, actually.
It seems bizarre that the Odyssey doesn't have a hangar, honestly. It's certainly got the room for it...
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