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# 11
09-04-2013, 05:51 AM
Yes and no. I tire of the obscure speciality alien vessels but would welcome Fleet level vessels for those considered alien races in the factions.
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# 12
09-04-2013, 05:54 AM
Not tired of them, but I do prefer my Starfleet ships.

I tend to have a 'system' in place whereby I have a Starfleet character (tac) in place who DOES use 'alien' ships and one (a sci) who doesn't.

Therefore, with my tac character I primarily alternate between my JHAS and my Elachi Escort. My Starfleet sci officer tends to stick to either the Fleet Rhode Island or Vesta.
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# 13
09-04-2013, 05:57 AM
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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.
You know exactly what I mean.

CBS have (we're led to believe) approved the use of Elachi, Temporal, Tholian, Breen, Dominion, Cardassian and Ferengi Ships for use within current factions, but they're completely against the idea that a couple of Cardassians, Jem Hadar, Tholian or Breen might have decided to join the Federation or Klingon Empire (or Romulan Republic)? Please.

Those guys are hypocrites, that's the simple truth of it. The mere fact they wont allow a Fleet Exeter when we're already flying around in Fleet (Ent-era) Romulan Birds of Prey says it all.
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# 14
09-04-2013, 05:59 AM
I'm really annoyed that the best the devs can come up with as a new ship are ALL designed by someone else.
- Vesta: Fan made design
- Scimitar: Nemesis
- Kumari: Enterprise
- D'kyr: Enterprise
- New Romulan veteran ship (forget the name): Fan made design
- Odyssey: Fan made.
We could continue...

Why can't they put a minimal effort into the game and come up with their own design? Or maybe it's because all the ships they designed fro STO are horrendous. I don't know...
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# 15
09-04-2013, 06:02 AM
Recently, indeed, I have started flying my C-Store Ody again: just for the sake of feeling Federation again. Or 'Kirking' in my Fleet Excelsior.

The alien ships are more exotic, and usually more powerful. But yeah, sometimes I also simply want to make the Federation thingy work, as all these alien ships, while fun, never really spell the core of Star Trek to me.
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# 16
09-04-2013, 06:08 AM
Yeah I'm getting pretty tired of all the alien ships. I used to get excited about them, especially when the Tholian box came out. But with Timeships from 500 years in the future and everything else since my general response is "meh". I would much rather see some canon designs, not just ships but weapons too. Where are our TNG phaser rifles and the ones from first contact or Voyager? Would be awesome to see more things from the shows we love in the store, hell would actually give me something to buy!
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# 17
09-04-2013, 06:10 AM
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CBS doesn't own the IP rights to that ship so Cryptic can't get permission to use it.
This is why I said 'something which goes in the direction' and not 'make 100% accurate version of the USS Vengeance'. We already have two Narada wannabe ships although Cryptic doesn't have permission for the original one, so why not a Federation prototype warship (and of course different versions for Romulans and KDF)?
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# 18
09-04-2013, 06:21 AM
I don't like alien ships and never was much of a fan. I don't fly alien ships. If I'm to be a member of Starfleet, the Klingon Defense Force or the Republic Fleet, I'll use the ships that belong to my faction.

That's why I don't care about lockbox ships even a bit. I was only remotely interested in the Temporal ones, since at least they are faction specific.

I hope noone feels insulted as it's just my honest opinion, but the whole alien ship thing is silly to me. I would rather have them make faction specific "uber" ships in lockboxes than these alien ones. But that's just me. I'm fairly certain that I'll never buy an alien ship for as long as STO is plugged in.
I love my classic and faction specific designs.
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# 19
09-04-2013, 06:23 AM
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Yeah I'm getting pretty tired of all the alien ships. I used to get excited about them, especially when the Tholian box came out. But with Timeships from 500 years in the future and everything else since my general response is "meh". I would much rather see some canon designs, not just ships but weapons too. Where are our TNG phaser rifles and the ones from first contact or Voyager? Would be awesome to see more things from the shows we love in the store, hell would actually give me something to buy!
Yes that's a nice idea, actual Fed or Klink items in the Lobi store, updated Tricorders that you could use to determine an enemy's weaknesses, or override controls, with a close up view allowing you to operate the controls in more detail. Perhaps with the crafting revamp we could actually construct and re-engineer starfleet rifles, or update their power cells, these typ of activities we could do in a revamped science lab on our show accurate ship interiors.

Definitely seeing more traditional ships flying around in Kerrat recently, hardly ever see a Monbosh, JHEC and Bug ships still seem popular as do the Recluse for tanking, but most Feds are in Fed ships and most Klinks in Klink ships, with the Rommys in Mogai or T'varos. Considering the number of alien ships sold I would have expected to see many more than I do if people were not tiring of them. Interesting.

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# 20
09-04-2013, 06:38 AM
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Those guys are hypocrites, that's the simple truth of it. The mere fact they wont allow a Fleet Exeter when we're already flying around in Fleet (Ent-era) Romulan Birds of Prey says it all.
Agreed 110%.
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