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[PC] Strike Wing Escort Bundle!

ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 2,017 Community Manager
Captains on PC can get their hands on two brand new Strike Wing Escorts starting tomorrow!

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11299183
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  • gaevsmangaevsman Member Posts: 2,102 Arc User
    Love that ship!!
    The forces of darkness are upon us!
  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 6,968 Arc User
    gaevsman wrote: »
    Love that ship!!

    It doesn't tickle my fancy.
    This program, though reasonably normal at times, seems to have a strong affinity to classes belonging to the Cat 2.0 program. Questerius 2.7 will break down on occasion, resulting in garbage and nonsense messages whenever it occurs. Usually a hard reboot or pulling the plug solves the problem when that happens.
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,890 Arc User
    The ship design team keep producing some truly gorgeous ships! Stats notwithstanding, I’d have purchased the Earheart based on its aesthetics alone!
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,242 Arc User
    I definitely like the 25th Century skin for the Earhart-class ship.
  • coldnapalmcoldnapalm Member Posts: 7,715 Arc User
    Like the sech ship. But once again, no rom and dom ships...so no interest.
  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 10,085 Arc User
    OK, queue the inevitable posts about no Romulan (or Jem'Hadar) ships, slapping in the face, abandonment, etc. ;)
    'But to be logical is not to be right', and 'nothing' on God's earth could ever 'make it' right!
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  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 947 Arc User
    l actually like the look of the Federation ones, a rarity for DSC based stuff. Even the fleet version of the Sech based one somehow looks a bit less stupid than the ones from the show though I cannot quite put my finger on why.
  • lnbladelnblade Member Posts: 261 Arc User
    l actually like the look of the Federation ones, a rarity for DSC based stuff. Even the fleet version of the Sech based one somehow looks a bit less stupid than the ones from the show though I cannot quite put my finger on why.
    If I had to guess, it's because the fleet hull material does away with the glowing blue elements on the Sech and generally gives it a more Klingon coloration and appearance than other Klingon ships from DSC have.

    I must admit, the bundle for this one is tempting. But I just can't see myself ever using the Sech. Much like the other DSC Klingon ships, I find it extremely visually unappealing.
  • gaevsmangaevsman Member Posts: 2,102 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    The ship design team keep producing some truly gorgeous ships! Stats notwithstanding, I’d have purchased the Earheart based on its aesthetics alone!

    Yes, the interpretations for the DSC ships is amazing, this one i'll but as soon as is available
    The forces of darkness are upon us!
  • solidshark214solidshark214 Member Posts: 132 Arc User
    The ships are nice, if nothing particular stand-out in terms of stats. But seriously, guys, another release with no Romulan? There's been one--count 'em, one--Romulan ship in the last, what, two years? Just the Temporal Warbird a few months back. (No, I don't count the Dewan ships. Romulan Republic they may be, Romulan they are not. And even they're from close to two years ago.)

    I get that the corporate overlords over at CBS are mandating Disco content--which itself is getting really stale, but I get it, CBS demands, you deliver--but considering the Temporal Warships bundle had both Disco and Romulan, I really don't think that's an excuse.
  • foppotee#4552 foppotee Member Posts: 231 Arc User
    coldnapalm wrote: »
    Like the sech ship. But once again, no rom and dom ships...so no interest.

    I agree that is a shame about no Rom nor Dom representation. Why/How does Cryptic expect us to be interested in all of STO when it seems maybe Cryptic isn't even interested in all of STO?

    I really like this sleek Earhart design. The Sech design is respectable but it just never grabbed my attention & held it. But then with the fleet versions' look I prefer the Sech variant. I'm conflicted about the 2 ships being not already fleet-level but I always am lol.

    The starship trait for these 2 ships reads like it could be helpful with a nice extra punch. The cookie-cut basic ship stats, to me just meh, for both ships with the KDF getting the advantage of Battle Cloak with no counter-balancing in the stats.

    Not impressed with the ships' distribution of (tactical/science/engineering) console placements nor distributed (weapons/shields/engines/auxiliary) powers. I'm unfamiliar with the hangar pets so not sure if either or both are good & bad.
    For the console & experimental weapon it really depends upon the actual base stats if any good.

    I do think Cryptic deserves some kudos though for offering another appearance for the fleet Sech! I have noticed in these "only 2 faction ship" releases that often Cryptic neglects offering another look of the KDF fleet version whereas Fed usually has another.

    Is it an immediate buy? No. Is it tempting to purchase? Heck yeah. That Earhart design knocks it out of the park & the fleet Sech looks nasty in a good way. I think the stats are only almost good enough. Not a fan of that extra console slot for fleet versions going to science. Their release was a bit of a surprise too which imo is a positive. Did I mention how well that Earhart looks?
  • inferiorityinferiority Member Posts: 904 Arc User
    edited November 11
    A very nice 25th-centure skin on that ship with nacelles that look sleek and stylish.
    Not cartoon-ish like the Resolute or Archon.
    It's disappointing that there's no Romulan or Jem'Hadar ship again.
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  • rhenvar42rhenvar42 Member Posts: 81 Arc User
    Another hard pass for me.

    Still waiting for a ship that will be interesting to me.
  • kirwinhanselkirwinhansel Member Posts: 8 Arc User
    Still no proper FED science destroyer with a 5/3 weapon, 5 tac console slot, and 4 science console slot ship, or T6 luna class, I mean come on, the Titan's only referenced in Nemesis and it's Riker's first command. Geez. Not to mention no T6 original or The Motion Picture Constitution Class? Geez, Only the most iconic ship in Star Trek. You only make it available as a Tier 2 Exeter Class skin. My suggestion, get rid of the tier ships in the Zen Store lower than Tier 6 because they're all level scaling. Also, make the old consoles in the lower tier ship available in the Dilithium Reclaim store if you purchased the old lower tier version of the ship. Then make T6 versions of ships that aren't T6. Don't know why you haven't done that yet.
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  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 6,633 Arc User
    edited November 11
    Not to mention no T6 original or The Motion Picture Constitution Class?
    UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    https://sto.gamepedia.com/Constitution-class_Temporal_Light_Cruiser
    Came out several years ago.
    Then make T6 versions of ships that aren't T6. Don't know why you haven't done that yet.
    They have been making T6 versions of ships for years, they do it based on what would draw the most attention/whats the biggest demand.
  • avengerctc25avengerctc25 Member Posts: 25 Arc User
    edited November 11
    meh, more TRIBBLE ships re-skinned
  • bughunter357bughunter357 Member Posts: 573 Arc User
    edited November 11
    prolly would help to proof read stuff before it gets posted
    "Fleet Sech Strike Wing Escort [T6]
    Ship Details
    Tier: 6
    Faction: Federation or Federation-Aligned"

    just saying.
  • angarus1angarus1 Member Posts: 639 Arc User
    Ohh, I do like the look of these ships! Though I do wonder if the Earhart skin can be used on the Mirror Strike Wing Escort.
  • coldnapalmcoldnapalm Member Posts: 7,715 Arc User
    Like the sech ship. But once again, no rom and dom ships...so no interest. > @ltminns said:
    > OK, queue the inevitable posts about no Romulan (or Jem'Hadar) ships, slapping in the face, abandonment, etc. ;)

    We don't have to post that anymore...it's a given really now. Oh look, no warbird for almost 2 years...we get ONE and back to now warbirds reaching almost half a year again. We MAY get some love with Picard if they have a lot of Romulan ships...but I shutter at the future of players who likes the Dominion faction. Seriously, just let anyone use any ship and do away with factions if this is how they are gonna go about things.
  • johnholland#9624 johnholland Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    Wow, been waiting to spend my vast Zen fortune on something...and still waiting it seems..lame.

    And why can't you link your stories directly to the correct Forum post. Or does the guy who did that the same guy who used to do the Duty Officer system?
  • johnholland#9624 johnholland Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    Still no proper FED science destroyer with a 5/3 weapon, 5 tac console slot, and 4 science console slot ship, or T6 luna class, I mean come on, the Titan's only referenced in Nemesis and it's Riker's first command. Geez. Not to mention no T6 original or The Motion Picture Constitution Class? Geez, Only the most iconic ship in Star Trek. You only make it available as a Tier 2 Exeter Class skin. My suggestion, get rid of the tier ships in the Zen Store lower than Tier 6 because they're all level scaling. Also, make the old consoles in the lower tier ship available in the Dilithium Reclaim store if you purchased the old lower tier version of the ship. Then make T6 versions of ships that aren't T6. Don't know why you haven't done that yet.

    What do you want, common sense to prevail? Dreaming...
  • coldnapalmcoldnapalm Member Posts: 7,715 Arc User
    Still no proper FED science destroyer with a 5/3 weapon, 5 tac console slot, and 4 science console slot ship, or T6 luna class, I mean come on, the Titan's only referenced in Nemesis and it's Riker's first command. Geez. Not to mention no T6 original or The Motion Picture Constitution Class? Geez, Only the most iconic ship in Star Trek. You only make it available as a Tier 2 Exeter Class skin. My suggestion, get rid of the tier ships in the Zen Store lower than Tier 6 because they're all level scaling. Also, make the old consoles in the lower tier ship available in the Dilithium Reclaim store if you purchased the old lower tier version of the ship. Then make T6 versions of ships that aren't T6. Don't know why you haven't done that yet.

    What do you want, common sense to prevail? Dreaming...

    What? That post was pure drivel. A 5/3 science ship with 5 tact consoles is common sense since when?!? And we already have T6 TOS and TMP connies. Yes they are promo box prizes...but they are already in the game. If you want the zen store version...common sense has nothing to do with that request as that is basically telling the company to hey, can you sell me that top of the line item you sell for 300 dollar for 30? That is a perfectly reasonable request...right? No...no it is not.
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,890 Arc User
    edited November 12
    A pity there is no Vanity Shield Visuals segment attached to the blog - whilst I do appreciate that it is, very probably time consuming to add, it is a really useful feature when it is offerred in these 'new ship' blogs.

    Still, hopefully ZEfilms will do one of thier excellent Youtube Visual Reviews in due course.
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  • futilepurposefutilepurpose Member Posts: 16 Arc User
    Is it possible at least to get a romulan skin for the Sech Strike Wing Escort?
    Just a skin, not a new ship. Thanks! :-)
  • michaelsdstmichaelsdst Member Posts: 69 Arc User
    Not fan of the TRIBBLE designs, so this one's won't be on my shopping lists.
    I preferred the old designs: Venture, Thunderchild, etc.
    GIVE US THE TYPHOON! Enough said...
  • saber1973asaber1973a Member Posts: 1,137 Arc User
    Not the best ship out there, not even very good, but still - it may be just the thing to get for future T6 coupon (once it will loose the "new" status).
    The weapon and console could be something good - depends or actual performance.
  • dannon#6463 dannon Member Posts: 10 Arc User
    Hard pass.
  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,242 Arc User
    "Special Introductory Pricing Discount! From until November 12th at 8am PT, to November 18th at 10am PT, you can get these ships for 2400 ZEN each when purchased individually, or a bundle with both ships and a 50% off Tier 6 ship coupon for only 3000 ZEN! Thereafter, they will return to their normal pricing at 3000 ZEN when purchased individually, or 4000 ZEN for the Bundle."

    Well, it's 2400 (was 3000) ZEN for the individual ships (20% off), but it states 3,200 (was 4,000) ZEN for the two ship bundle (rather than 3,000 ZEN) in game.

    May need to edit the Special Introductory Pricing Discount! part of blog. :)
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,890 Arc User
    Hm - might just be me, but couldn't see the Elite class-C shuttles for this ship in the Fleet Starbase store.
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  • klingotklingot Member Posts: 14 Arc User
    I would like to know, when we are going to get a Discovery era ships bundle?
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