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Captain's Blog Stardate 91963.34

Let's talk ships. First, if anyone has the Patrol Escort Refit please let me know if like it, or if you hate it so much that you want to crash it into a sun then cause the sun to go supernova just to make sure the ship is destroyed. Either way I'd like to know your opinions on it.

Which leads me to may next topic, I wonder if this is a new trend for Cryptic. Instead of coming out with brand new ships, maybe they will start to refit older ones and give them new skins. It's a good idea especially since some of the older ships look... well they look old.

Ever since the Odyssey was released Cryptic has been using a similar design for all of their Fed ships. That very clean, smooth, black on white look. It's actually a very good looking style for ships so I can't blame them for wanting to go back and creating these new skins for those old ships.

Here's a good question. Way back in the day Cryptic would create ship skins and sell just those skins. It wouldn't be a brand new ship, no consoles, just the parts. Do you think Cryptic should go back to that method for the tier 1 - 3 ships? We already have retrofit and fleet versions of those ships. Instead of creating refits, just give us new skins?

Let me know what you think!

Written by Attilio on May 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm


TacPaddy (Member) said...
May 12, 2014 at 04:45 am

Honestly, before we just get new Skins, I'd rather like one romulan Bridge Pack and a romulan Carrier w/ 2 Hangar Bays. :D

However, what Cryptic is currently doing is quite understandable from an economic point of view. We must not forget, that STO is F2P. Cryptic relies on all those Micro-Transactions to secure their income. So, coming up with refits of old Ships like the Patrol Escort, especially timed with Ship sales is simply gold for Cryptic.

Although I don't like fused Weapons, I have to admit that an Escort with 4 Front and 4 rear weapons is really tempting. Wouldn't I am romulan-centric, I'd might have bought it.

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187 (Guest) said...
May 12, 2014 at 08:19 am

I would rather they release constellation class or a new ship rather than revisit the patrol escort there are a few escorts already so what's the point?. and 2500zen is too expensive for that. Perhaps selling the console mod would be better?.

Personally i would like cryptic to sell console mods so that we can add them to our ships to make them uber cool. Like for instance the tail gun from the new escort and the quad cannons from the sao paulo class. Add a few extra console mods from other ship that you dont have to spend so much on ships you dont want just for the console.

We can do this if we buy the ships but if we could just buy the consoles? would that not be much better? May be we can upgrade our ships to add more console slots. i dont know but 2500 zen for a patrol escort just seems too much. even with 4 aft weapon slots...

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Xakthul (Member) said...
May 12, 2014 at 04:10 pm

I'd like them to release the rest of those cool currently NPC-only ships (the ones we see in missions, e.g. the Typhoon), even if they're just skins or refits (for example, give the Typhoon as an Assault refit, or even better, an Exploration Crusier one.)
Seriously, though, I think we should have two or three new ZEN ship sets with only one difference: Make the different specific models look different. Please?

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Arinu (Guest) said...
May 12, 2014 at 05:27 pm

I like what cryptic is doing. But they really need to revisit the functionality of some ships like the advanced multivector escort. Still stops movement and firing to separate

Also. To those it may concern, this websites galaxy map page needs fixed. Can't make it work at all or even load properly. Please fix it

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EthanBishop (Member) said...
May 12, 2014 at 08:15 pm

I'd like to see a redo of the Aquarius escort. Something you don't have to be in a fleet to enjoy. Would be nice for the Odyssey captains to be able to take command of their auxiliary craft when the situation called for it.

I do think that updated skins would be nice.

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sidhall (Member) said...
May 12, 2014 at 09:53 pm

I have purchased the Patrol escort refit and then upgraded it to the fleet patrol escort refit.
I just love the ship, it handles great, I'm impressed with the Nadion torpedo, the added Dual cannons to the aft and being able to change the skins to whatever ship you prefer. It handles great in pve and stf's but I have not tried any pvp's yet. I am an escort lover though, and my opinion is "it's a kick butt ship"!

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