Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by daedalus5, Sep 3, 2011.

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  1. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Do we have stats yet?

    AFAIK the going theory is still that the Ambassador will be a science mirror of the tactical Excelsior while the Galaxy is a pure engineering cruiser.

    It is possible that Cryptic will release a better version with better hull/turnrate/shields/speed/universal stations/consoles and different flavors for tactical/science/operations, but then it would break away from it's niche.
    The Odyssey is supposed to be the versatile cruiser (as the Vesta is the science flagship and the escort flagship spot is still vacant) in game while more exotic configurations go to lockbox ships.
    I'd rather see another T3 fleet version of the Ambassador than a C-Store version.

    Cruiser line:

    Pure Cruiser - Galaxy Class
    Weak flavor tactical cruiser - Sovereign (Galaxy Dreadnaught)
    Weak flavor science cruiser - Starcruiser
    Strong flavor tactical cruiser - Excelsior
    Strong flavor science cruiser - Ambassador
    Versatile tactical cruiser - Regent
    Versatile science cruiser - ...
    Versatile cruiser - Odyssey

    It will be interesting to see which ship will fill the sister role to the Regent with a universal LC station and a science flavor in console slots.

    Come to think of it, they might actually release a 25th century refit of the Ambassador to fit the versatile science cruiser role.
     
  2. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    The Ambassador class is here?! Woohoo! Great day to play STO! I just won a Wells time ship, too! Seriously, I bought a key just for fun, unlocked one of my boxes and *bam*. A guy offered me 38 million right off the bat, but I wanted it for myself, and so the U.S.S. Sagan is now part of my rolling stock. :D
     
  3. Noname Given

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    The SotG Dev article says Thursday 1/31/13. <--- That's when the mission voiced with Denise Crosby as part of the cast, will be added to the game, and any Fed character that completes it between that date and 2/14/13 will get a free Ambassador Class ship (KDF characters get the new Cryptic designed Battlecruiser they posted about recently.)
     
  4. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ah, thank you. Let's hope, Cryptic sorts out the launcher client problem or many players will be pissed to miss this Chance.

    Edit: Mine seems to work again already. ;)
     
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  5. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    They reported that the problem is fixed earlier today. So there shouldn't be any further launcher issues.
     
  6. ProwlAlpha

    ProwlAlpha Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In order to get the Ambassador, I so hope there isn' ten days of grinding.
     
  7. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    To get the Ambassador? I'd do it.
     
  8. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Is the Ambassador going to be VADM only, or can lower-ranking toons get this ship too?
     
  9. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There is a new devblog, that explains this a bit.
    You get 2 versions of the ship for doing one FE mission.
    One will be T3 and once will be Admiral level.
    If you are below Admiral you get a box that can only be opened once leveled up.

    Same goes for the new Klingon cruiser.
     
  10. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    According to the latest dev blog, we'll get 2 Ambassador ships, a tier 3 Ambassador and a tier 5 Ambassador Retrofit.
     
  11. TheRoyalFamily

    TheRoyalFamily Commodore Commodore

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    Looks like we get both a T3 and a T5 ship. In addition, from the dev blog it looks like the T3 version is a permanent mission - it only says the T5 version is anniversary-only.

    Too bad the klink ship is a new design. I was really looking forward to getting a giant BoP.

    EDIT: Were we all stalking the STO website waiting for the dev blog?
     
  12. Patrick O'Brien

    Patrick O'Brien Captain Captain

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    Yes we all were:guffaw:
     
  13. Rocketeer

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    I'll take a look. The launcher on both my desktop and laptop were non-functional the last time I checked.

    Thanks.
     
  14. Rocketeer

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    Yep, I'd like to have the BoP also.

    If you like models, I saw this post by T'Bonz
    http://www.trektoday.com/content/2013/01/bird-of-prey-ship-released/
     
  15. T J

    T J Commodore Commodore

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    Finally! I can have my Ambassador!

    Then... around the corner... A new playable faction perhaps?

    http://sto.perfectworld.com/sto_may2013

    March Beneath the Raptor's Wings.

    I maybe getting that warbird I've been wanting too! A great year for Star Trek Online indeed. :cool:
     
  16. Ruaidhri

    Ruaidhri Commodore Commodore

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    The Romulans have always been my favorite aliens in Trek. I'd be all over the chance to fly a Warbird.
     
  17. Romulan_spy

    Romulan_spy Commodore Commodore

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    If the Romulans get added as a playable faction, that might just push me to play Star Trek Online. Yes!
     
  18. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I could recreate my Romulan Ambassador S'otori and play her as an ally and a villain depending on situation! :devil:
     
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  20. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It was never going to be a science ship. it is a cruiser. But the LC science station will give it much needed support capabilities.
    I am surprised how tactical oriented it still is though. 2 low level tac stations plus 3 tac consoles to boost damage.

    I would have preferred if they went full support and switched tac and sci consoles and made the ensign station universal.

    The C-Store version will probably come with a universal ensign and a 4,3,3 console setup + special ability console.

    The turn rate is a joke compared to the Klingon cruiser.
    Does it turn as well as the Excelsior with a base turn of 7?
     
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