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I have noticed recently far less exotic ships in the game as there used to be. Sure when a new ship like the Scimitar is released they seem to be everywhere, I have one myself, in fact I have almost every ship in the game including two bug ships. However I find myself flying my beloved Galaxy-X or my Intrepid most of the time, and on the Klink side I stick with the amazing Bortasq and B'rel ships.

I wonder if others have noticed this trend and if so is this a signal for Cryptic to develop the traditional ships further rather than introducing the latest alien designs? We would all no doubt love to do more inside our ships, have them faithfully represent the ships we grew up with on the shows much as they have done in superb detail with the TOS Enterprise ship pack. How I would love that on my Galaxy, I would be prepared to pay for further development of the existing ships, with ship packs, shuttle bays, a Ten Forward type area, astrometrics, a realistic sick bay and so on.

What do you guys think?
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# 2
09-04-2013, 03:51 AM
I must gladly admit that I do s dearly love my Jemmy HEC. I got tired of the Starfleet "Flying Spoon" philosophy, so I intentionally looked for something that was different. And it paid off. The Jemmy HEC is a fantastic ship, and great in Elite STFs!

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# 3
09-04-2013, 04:05 AM
No, I'm not tired of alien ships.
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I am to RP to play alien ships, the only one I have played is the Andorian Escorts as they are a member of the Federation (that and the fact they are beautiful ships).

One thing I hate about Cryptic when they talk about all the "new" ships they have released, is that... Fleet Ships DO NOT count.

I would love some more faction specific cryptic designed ships, the last actual Federation designed ship, was the Vesta, nearly a year ago!

Com'on Cryptic, lockbax ships are good n all, but please start realising more faction specific designs, and on that note the ships I would like Cryptic to do is...

Temporal Cruiser
Vulcan "tri-ring" Battle Cruiser
Federation Hybrids: Fed-Vulcan Ship (Fed looking with the ring warp drive rather than Nacelles) Fed-Andorian Ship (Think Promeathus / Kumari Mash-Up).

Cheers
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# 5
09-04-2013, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by strorus View Post
Com'on Cryptic, lockbax ships are good n all, but please start realising more faction specific designs, and on that note the ships I would like Cryptic to do is...

Temporal Cruiser
Vulcan "tri-ring" Battle Cruiser
Federation Hybrids: Fed-Vulcan Ship (Fed looking with the ring warp drive rather than Nacelles) Fed-Andorian Ship (Think Promeathus / Kumari Mash-Up).

Cheers
What you'd like Cryptic to do and what CBS gives Cryptic permission to do are completely different things.
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# 6
09-04-2013, 04:33 AM
I would prefer Cryptic to release faction related prototype ships (something in the direction of the USS Vengeance for example, which was also essentially a prototype warship) in lockboxes instead of various non-factional alien ships.
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# 7
09-04-2013, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by lindaleff View Post
I must gladly admit that I do s dearly love my Jemmy HEC. I got tired of the Starfleet "Flying Spoon" philosophy, so I intentionally looked for something that was different. And it paid off. The Jemmy HEC is a fantastic ship, and great in Elite STFs!
I'm feeling the same way about my Elachi escort.


My only gripe about lockbox ships is that I have to wait until level 40 to use them. I'd be much happier if the lockbox ship improved as I leveled up so I can enjoy it the entire career of the character, rather than at the very end.
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# 8
09-04-2013, 04:39 AM
I would personally much rather see Federation players flying around in Federation ships (inc Andorian & Vulcan ships), Klingon players flying around in Klingon ships (inc Gorn, Orion & Nausciaan), and Romulans flying around in Romulan (and Reman) ships.

I get why Cryptic have allowed alien ships to feature as playable; it's an easy source of income for them, that and it allows players to fly some of their fan favourites (namely the Galor and Dominion vessels); though the hypocrisy here is that people can't play as their fan favorites (no Cardassian or Jem Hadar characters).

Alien ships should be flyable per missions. Infiltrating the Gamma Quadrant? Give players a Jem Hadar Destroyer. Jumping through time? Give players the Wells Class.
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# 9
09-04-2013, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by eisenw0lf View Post
I would prefer Cryptic to release faction related prototype ships (something in the direction of the USS Vengeance for example, which was also essentially a prototype warship) in lockboxes instead of various non-factional alien ships.
CBS doesn't own the IP rights to that ship so Cryptic can't get permission to use it.
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# 10
09-04-2013, 04:44 AM
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Originally Posted by flash525 View Post
though the hypocrisy here is that people can't play as their fan favorites (no Cardassian or Jem Hadar characters).
I have both a Cardassian and Jem'Hadar character. The Cardie is a member of the Fed, and the Jemmie has allied with the KDF.

Both races are easily made using the Alien template in the character creator.
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