Star Trek Online previews the new Tier 6 flagships

    
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Star Trek Online previews the new Tier 6 flagships
The Odyssey-class cruiser, the Scimitar-class warbird, and the Bortasqu’-class battlecruiser serve as the flagships for each of their respective factions in Star Trek Online. So it’s kind of silly that the versions of these ships in the game are still tier 5 while the game as a whole is up to flying around tier 6 ships. What can you do about it? Well, you could fly something else… or you could pick up the upcoming tier 6 versions of the same ships from the game’s cash shop.

As is standard, each of the tier 6 ships provides a new starship trait when mastered and comes with a specialized console. Players can purchase the ships individually, as part of factional bundles, or in one megabundle filled with all nine ships. If you really want to fly the best possible versions of these ships, or if you never bought them before but want to now, you’ll soon have your chance.

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JayBezzOfficial
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JayBezzOfficial

Can I fly the USS Lockbox?

melissaheather
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melissaheather

RicharddeLeonIII *I* don’t want to be Captain.  I can’t be the only one who would have preferred to be a civilian class in the game.  ST has a universe of traders, merchants, scoundrels, flim-flam artists.   Shoehorning me into being an academy officer is pretty much the NGE for Star Trek.

Sleepery
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Sleepery

Continually churning out progressively more impressive looking ships must be a nightmare for the designers. The game is at it’s most iconic at captain level, the ships all look amazing. As opposed to the solid-gold bling thing in the title pic. It’s only short of having hookers on each arm.

LootCritter1
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LootCritter1

DanielReasor melissaheather Clearly not the game I’ve been playing, and that’s a shame ’cause you’re missing out ;)

KiwiRed
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KiwiRed

So I’ll be able to buy a T6 flagship to replace the same class of T5 flagship? I’m tired of getting my pocket picked…

DanielReasor
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DanielReasor

melissaheather 
I would never play a Trek MMO where the ship can’t fly because someone in the guild can’t log in for a while, and there’s no one to fill his role unless we have bench warmers.  If I want to deal with a scheduling nightmare and cat herding to access the gameplay that the title is built around, I have every Everquest clone ever to choose from, including WoW and SWTOR.  STO’s appeal to me in not just that I’m the Captain, but that the endgame content is designed for pickup groups of five.

DanielReasor
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DanielReasor

The new models and skins look terrific, but I’ll definitely be waiting to see the stats before I get too excited.

RicharddeLeonIII
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RicharddeLeonIII

I dont see that style of play as being very successful or fun for a lot of people. Everyone wants to be the captain. The money they need to make such a system work would not be covered by enough customers. Lord knows i wont pay money to that guy in deck 12 trying to keep an engine running looking at some console for any length of time.

melissaheather
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melissaheather

Every time I ponder STO I am kind of sad about what might have been.   I guess fans imagine things that devs need millions to create, but I am hoping for the day when we get a new, truly next-gen Star Trek game.   One where you don’t have to be an officer in starfleet, but can be a civilian, a game where you have 1st-person explorable ship interiors, a game where the four or five major races are given their own content and storylines rather than just two.
But most of all, one where you can crew and travel together on a ship.  Where learning how to operate different consoles and roles in the bridge scenario (the essence of Star Trek is the bridge) is a mini-game in itself.  Where NPCs can fill in the empty group roles (like they do already), but a trinity-esque kind of arrangement holds sway:  Captain inspires (buffs), helmsman steers, tactical does DPS/Tanks, engineering heals ship, the doctor heals crew, communications officer jams/debuffs, and science officer can buff, DOT, etc., it isn’t so far out and not that hard to do. 

Of the 3 major IPs out there in the West (LOTR, ST, SW) only Lord of the Rings really got a game worthy of the realm itself.  Star Wars games are a dime a dozen, although a few have been really good.  Star Trek games have been interesting over the years, but STO fell short of the features that would have made it a real multi-player game that you could enjoy with your friends.

Durenas
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Durenas

it all depends on what the bridge officer seating is like.