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brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,214 Arc User
In this topic I want to see what you guys think of as the ultimate STO ship, (any class, any faction.) A little explanation of what you like about it is helpful, but optional. If your favorite isn't an STO ship, let us know where we can see it.

My choice: Hegh'ta (T5 Klingon Bird Of Prey)

I learned about STO while playing World Of Tanks. It had just gone Free To Play, and I was shocked at how I had never heard of the game. Having fond memories of playing the Romulan Empire in a summer-long Star Fleet Battles game, I came to STO to play a Romulan. Only, I couldn't. There were no Romulan Player Characters back then. So I made a Fed Sci guy and leveled him up, and when he hit level 20 I made a Klingon Tac and leveled him up.

I hated playing the Klingon because I had chosen BoP as his ship of choice. Those things are warp-core-breaches with a big 'kill me' sign taped to their backs. Also the fact that I didn't know how to BoP was a factor. But I made it to T5 and got my first look at the Hegh'ta, and I fell in love. It was that ship that made me want to learn to BoP, and slowly I did. I found a mentor, and then another, and next thing you know I had a cannon-build that could melt Borg Diamonds.

The Hegh'ta is a beautiful ship, even in the drab black-and-brown color scheme I picked, and when I finally earned enough salvage to get the Honor Guard shield... wow!

I have a Romulan or three now, and a couple of pretty nice ships in Romulan Green, but the one ship that really does it for me is the Hegh'ta. It is literally the most beautiful ship in STO.

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    artan42artan42 Member Posts: 10,450 Bug Hunter
    Typhoon.

    One day they will be a playable version. One day...​​
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    Norway and Yeager dammit... I still want my Typhoon and Jupiter though.
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    markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    edited February 2019
    I love space whales. It's really hard to choose just one though. :p But I don't limit myself to space whales. The Thrai warbird is one I like a lot more than the rest.
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    mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,963 Arc User
    Ther are too many ships that I like to really nail it down, but for the purposes of this thread, I chose the original Star Cruiser that was in the game since launch, if only for nostalgic reasons. The Tier 5 Science Cruiser, nowadays hopelessly outdated both in mechanics and in graphic fidelity, it was the original STO Space Whale. It really came into its own only when the C-Store Costume was added (back before F2P, nowadays you get it with the Fleet Version.)

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    I also appreciate the original Jupiter NPC ship as well. The model was clearly outdated, and a lot of details didn't work quite right, but I really loved the "verticality" of the design. Other "modern" designs seem to focus on eliminating the engineering section and making the transition from saucer to rear smoother, but this seemed to go the opposite direction, focusing on the engineering section and merging the saucer into it. Only the Fed Miracle Worker Cruisers come close to reusing that design concept.

    From the more modern designs - I was always a fan of the Defiant class, and it feels like the Sao Paulo is the best modernized version of it. I still prefer to make a kitbash between the two, however.
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    evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,950 Arc User
    My favorite has been the Excalibur since day 1.
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    brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,214 Arc User
    Ther are too many ships that I like to really nail it down, but for the purposes of this thread, I chose the original Star Cruiser that was in the game since launch, if only for nostalgic reasons. The Tier 5 Science Cruiser, nowadays hopelessly outdated both in mechanics and in graphic fidelity, it was the original STO Space Whale. It really came into its own only when the C-Store Costume was added (back before F2P, nowadays you get it with the Fleet Version.)

    Honorable Mentions:
    I also appreciate the original Jupiter NPC ship as well. The model was clearly outdated, and a lot of details didn't work quite right, but I really loved the "verticality" of the design. Other "modern" designs seem to focus on eliminating the engineering section and making the transition from saucer to rear smoother, but this seemed to go the opposite direction, focusing on the engineering section and merging the saucer into it. Only the Fed Miracle Worker Cruisers come close to reusing that design concept.

    From the more modern designs - I was always a fan of the Defiant class, and it feels like the Sao Paulo is the best modernized version of it. I still prefer to make a kitbash between the two, however.

    I have to agree with the Old Jupiter. It was an Ugly Dog Beauty. I always thought of them as portable starbases. While they could have used a reskin, I'd have loved to see some relics remain in game, not only as a demonstration of the various periods of Trek history, but as a history of the design aesthetic evolution of STO.
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    rattler2rattler2 Member, Star Trek Online Moderator Posts: 58,156 Community Moderator
    For a long time I've been a fan of the Assault Cruiser line. I've added the Walker and Temporal Connie to that because they both fit my playstyle and can have my Assault Cruiser builds on them no problem.

    Romulan side... Kinda partial to the Mogai line. Can't really get the D'Derpidex to work outside of story missions right now.

    KDF side I liked flying the Mirror Qin Raptor. I've got the Qa'tel Flight Deck Raptor, Fleet Vor'ral, and Sarco.
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    markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    if you think D'Deridex is awkward try the Kara and MW ships. :p
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    jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 10,397 Arc User
    edited February 2019
    I like the functionality of the Nandi, with mail and Exchange access right there off the bridge. The model's kind of ugly to my eyes, though.

    For both aesthetics and practicality, I prefer the T6 Paladin temporal battlecruiser with the Ranger skin. My DSC toon, McCoin, leveled to Admiral with a leveling Walker, the Tereshkova (a pretty ship in her own right), then jumped up to his T6 Shaun Christopher. (He's currently flying a T6 Vulcan scout, USS S'harien - haven't used her much yet, we'll see how that works out.)
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    brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,214 Arc User
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    Mogai line of ships.

    +1 here. Love the Mogai line. I guess I was already about as good at BoPping when I first got the T3, so she was slow by comparison, but the ship is a beast and still nimble enough to mount a cannon build if you want one. I never got the T5+ versions of the Mogai, so I don't know much about them, but for appearance I prefer the stock T3.
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    kurumimorishitakurumimorishita Member Posts: 1,410 Arc User
    It's super hard for me to decide just for one - esp. because I have different favs for different categories like 'design', 'handling' etc. etc. and my favs can even often change on top of that, too... so, I'm sorry... I can't decide just for one... which is probably the main reason why I have so many chars in STO. *>_<*
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    majorcharvenakmajorcharvenak Member Posts: 229 Arc User
    My favorite ship(s) in STO are the ones I currently fly on my main - namely, my Fleet Laeosa, my kit-bashed Deihu, and my Flambard. Reasons vary from effective space magic, to survivability, to sheer bad-backsidery.
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    theboxisredtheboxisred Member Posts: 459 Arc User
    I find that I keep going back to the Mercury Class Pilot Escort. Much Spin and Boom. Explodium launchers provide all the giggles when coupled with outrunning a torpedo spread.
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    markhawkmanmarkhawkman Member Posts: 35,231 Arc User
    It's super hard for me to decide just for one - esp. because I have different favs for different categories like 'design', 'handling' etc. etc. and my favs can even often change on top of that, too... so, I'm sorry... I can't decide just for one... which is probably the main reason why I have so many chars in STO. *>_<*
    Let's see my characters are currently flying:
    Plesh Tral, Sarcophagus, Jem'hadar Warship, Rom MMSV, Vorgon Ytijara, Orion FDBC, Cardassian Science vessel, Chel Boalg, Discovery, Fek S'torr, Chel Boalg, Nandi, Thrai, XSV, Temporal Escort, Rezreth, Suliban Silik FDC, and Temporal Escort.

    This is just a list of their currently active ships. :D
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    lordgyorlordgyor Member Posts: 2,820 Arc User
    My favourites are Jupiter Class, The Corsair Class, the Dacoit Class, the Blackguard Class, the Ghemor Class, Demar Class, the Universe Class (and other faction related classes), Oydssey Class, Bajoran Interceptor, and of course the Defiant, Galaxy Class, and Intrepid Class ships.
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    mirrorchaosmirrorchaos Member Posts: 9,844 Arc User
    edited February 2019
    Miranda and Excelsior. They always have, was and will be into the future.
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    xungnguyenxungnguyen Member Posts: 233 Arc User
    Paradox Temporal Dreadnought, T6 Vestas (I've a kitbash named the Laconia class), Jupiter Carrier, Eternal MMSV, Damar Science Dreadnought, KT Intel Dreadnought and Quas Flight Deck Cruiser. Those ships are my favorites since I love to use them for RP purposes.
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    smokebaileysmokebailey Member Posts: 4,667 Arc User
    T6 TOS Connie
    T6 Miranda
    T6 NX
    Meshweaver
    Sphere Builder Escort
    Daedalus
    Universe
    Risan Luxury
    KDF Advanced Light Cruiser
    T'Liss
    Science Miracle
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    brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,214 Arc User
    I like the list-posts, but I'm not really getting a sense of why some ships are favored. Even if you can't articulate your preferences well, at least try! Part of this is curiosity, and part of it is to help me when creating ship ideas for my fiction. If I know key elements of what makes a cool ship, I should be able to produce cool ships, or at least, that's the idea.

    While I am seeing a lot of variety I haven't seen a lot of support for certain vessels such as the DSSV or Scyer. I'l have to look into what makes them less than popular. One day.
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    brian334brian334 Member Posts: 2,214 Arc User
    Thanks, reyan. For you the history and nostalgia it evokes are key elements, if I ready your post correctly.
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