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If you were stranded in the Delta Quadrant, what in-game ship would you prefer to be in for your long voyage home?

I would pick the Atrox carrier. I have to admit that have a bias because that is what I fly in game, but there are also good reasons for it. Firstly, with three thousand crew, there would be plenty of company for the trip. The size of the ship would also help to avoid cabin fever. The ship's ample science abilities would assist to navigate the unknown expanses of the Delta Quadrant.

I can also see reasons for other ships to make fine choices. The Voth ships, for example, would probably be quite intimidating to many potentially hostile Delta Quadrant species, but I would also be concerned that the Voth might show up at any moment to reclaim their vessel.

What are your ideas?

PS: Yes, I have been streaming Voyager episodes while I play STO.

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01-08-2014, 08:46 AM
I will forever maintain that Voyager should have been a Defiant variant with souped-up engines and sensor suite for long-range recon missions.
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01-08-2014, 08:49 AM
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I will forever maintain that Voyager should have been a Defiant variant with souped-up engines and sensor suite for long-range recon missions.
That is a fine choice, especially for any combat that you might encounter. Does the Defiant have a holodeck?
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01-08-2014, 08:51 AM
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If you were stranded in the Delta Quadrant, what in-game ship would you prefer to be in for your long voyage home?

I would pick the Atrox carrier. I have to admit that have a bias because that is what I fly in game, but there are also good reasons for it. Firstly, with three thousand crew, there would be plenty of company for the trip. The size of the ship would also help to avoid cabin fever. The ship's ample science abilities would assist to navigate the unknown expanses of the Delta quadrant.

I can also see reasons for other ships to make fine choices. The Voth ships, for example, would probably be quite intimidating to many potentially hostile Delta Quadrant species, but I would also be concerned that the Voth might show up at any moment to reclaim their vessel.

What are your ideas?

PS: Yes, I have been streaming Voyager episodes while I play STO.
I'd pick the Galaxy or the Vesta. The Galaxy because of its status as a strong cruiser, as well as it's longevity and science facilities. The Vesta because of its great suite of technology, armament, speed, defence and the Quantum slipstream drive which would allow it to cut some time off the 70-year trip.
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01-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Odyssey. Would be tough and durable enough to handle any problems encountered but also extremely comfortable for the long ride home.
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01-08-2014, 08:54 AM
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That is a fine choice, especially for any combat that you might encounter. Does the Defiant have a holodeck?
No. The Defiant wasn't meant to go far from home. It was an 'escort' ship, meant to be assigned to short combat missions or to defend installations.

It has no luxuries. Crew had to double up and the sickbay had something like two bio-beds.

Not really ideal for a 70-year trip across the galaxy.
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01-08-2014, 08:56 AM
I would like to be stranded in the delta quadrant with one of those Schimitar warbirds (the one Picard' s clone, Shinzon had). It would be great for hiding from the Borg with its perfect cloaking device. And even if the Borg did find you they would have to go up against the ship's 30 or something disruptor banks and hundered or so torpedo bays plus a whole squadron of scorpion attack fighters. On top of that you get all those nice happy, cherry Reymens to keep you company on your long voyage back.
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01-08-2014, 08:57 AM
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No. The Defiant wasn't meant to go far from home. It was an 'escort' ship, meant to be assigned to short combat missions or to defend installations.

It has no luxuries. Crew had to double up and the sickbay had something like two bio-beds.

Not really ideal for a 70-year trip across the galaxy.
Very good points. The main positive of the Defiant class would be that it could make a meal out most potential opponents.

The small size and lack of amenities, however, knock the ship down my list quite a bit. I would also be concerned about energy supplies and long term durability.
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01-08-2014, 09:02 AM
The delta quadrant is the heart of Borg space and we already saw how well the Defiant held up fighting one cube, it got torn to shreds and was a burning piece of metal. The Defiant is not the ideal ship for the delta quadrant.
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01-08-2014, 09:03 AM
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The delta quadrant is the heart of Borg space and we already saw how well the Defiant held up fighting one cube, it got torn to shreds and was a burning piece of metal. The Defiant is not the ideal ship for the delta quadrant.
I think that if a Defiant class ship were stranded in the Delta Quadrant, avoiding the Borg at all costs would be the best strategy, then.
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