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Defiant Remodel

We are pleased to announce that concurrent with the launch of the Valiant Class Tactical Escort (T6), we will be releasing an update to Star Trek Online’s Defiant-class model as well.

Take a look at our new Defiant here!

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    daveynydaveyny Member Posts: 8,227 Arc User
    edited November 2015
    Well, it's certainly... colorful.
    Several folks around here will be very happy that you fixed the skin on this one TacoFang.
    They were just recently bemoaning the fact that parts of its skin looked "sloppy".
    Though I personally didn't think it was that big a deal.
    Thank You for Your time and effort on all the recent reskins.
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    sevenofnine13141sevenofnine13141 Member Posts: 4,273 Arc User
    To: Star Trek Online Development Team
    From: Admiral Raneson
    Thank you for updating the Defiant-Class Tactical Escort. It is very well done, and I am impressed. I hope to see even more excellent remodels in future as we close in on 2411.

    Sincerely,
    Admiral Raneson
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    saurializardsaurializard Member Posts: 4,401 Arc User
    edited November 2015
    The Defiant is a “tough little ship” that helped win the Dominion War in the 2370s and Tactical Escorts have proved just as vital to the Iconian War of 2410.
    *chuckles*
    In the one cutscene we actually see Tactical Escorts other than the Defiant during the Iconian War, 4 of them get easily one-shot by M'Tara's flagship.

    Still, good to see another remodel of an iconic ship. It'd be nice to see the difference in the blog, though, for those who don't have a tacscort.
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    cmdrscarletcmdrscarlet Member Posts: 5,137 Arc User
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    djmarr1964djmarr1964 Member Posts: 232 Arc User
    I want, I want, I want that ship now prety please getting bored of playing a tac and only having 1 good ship which is my phantom
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    dalolorndalolorn Member Posts: 3,655 Arc User
    Beeeeautiful. I look forward to seeing this. :smile:

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    mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,963 Arc User
    I think this is actually the 2nd remodel. I wonder if the artists are slowly upgrading poly counts and texture resolution because the hardware players use is getting better, or if they are getting more time to get it right?
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    sevenofnine13141sevenofnine13141 Member Posts: 4,273 Arc User
    f2pdrakron wrote: »
    The nose looks wrong.

    The nose is actually canonically accurate. I looked at some USS Defiant photos, and they had the same nose on the HD version.
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    rybaksixrybaksix Member Posts: 193 Arc User
    edited November 2015
    f2pdrakron wrote: »
    The nose looks wrong.

    The nose is actually canonically accurate. I looked at some USS Defiant photos, and they had the same nose on the HD version.

    It is wrong.

    Studio model:
    http://imgur.com/YE4M5io
    http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/scans/drex/defiant-ventral.jpg

    Some CGI models:
    http://imgur.com/a/zT3AF

    Quote from thomasmarrone from reddit:

    "I was following that thread and made a few small adjustments to the "warhead" to bring the chin up and recess the deflector more, but those changes were made after the announcement screenshots were taken.
    I used photos of the studio model almost exclusively for reference, as there is a lot of disagreement between the various schematics, drawings and CG incarnations and they are all inaccurate to the original physical miniature in one way or another. Which is to say that I went out of my way to ignore any image from the show that used the CG models.
    To your other point, the warhead on the new model does have rounded edges in appropriate places as much as the polygon budget allowed."
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    sevenofnine13141sevenofnine13141 Member Posts: 4,273 Arc User
    edited November 2015
    rybaksix wrote: »
    f2pdrakron wrote: »
    The nose looks wrong.

    The nose is actually canonically accurate. I looked at some USS Defiant photos, and they had the same nose on the HD version.

    It is wrong.

    Studio model:
    http://imgur.com/YE4M5io
    http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/scans/drex/defiant-ventral.jpg

    Some CGI models:
    http://imgur.com/a/zT3AF

    Uh, I think they were using the High Definition version...
    Anyways, the new Defiant Remodel is beautiful. <3:)<3
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    danielhunter1991danielhunter1991 Member Posts: 91 Arc User
    You guys rare really doing well with updating all the old ships, and your working your way through quite quickly as well I might add. Nice one.
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    jonathanlonehawkjonathanlonehawk Member Posts: 674 Arc User
    edited November 2015
    daveyny wrote: »
    Well, it's certainly... colorful.
    Several folks around here will be very happy that you fixed the skin on this one TacoFang.
    They were just recently bemoaning the fact that parts of its skin looked "sloppy".
    Though I personally didn't think it was that big a deal.
    Thank You for Your time and effort on all the recent reskins.
    B)
    @tacofangs did not do this remodel. @crypticttc (Thomas Marrone) did. And with this ship My feds (Sci - Pathfinder, Eng - Andromeda/Yamato, Tac - Defiant), will once again be flying hero ships! Thanks. And it looks fantastic! They all do.
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    captz1ppcaptz1pp Member Posts: 931 Arc User
    You should do the Connie refit next, give it the original phaser hardpoints as well.
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    phoeniz1994phoeniz1994 Member Posts: 102 Arc User
    Where's my Sovereign Remodel and t6?
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    robertdamonrobertdamon Member Posts: 61 Arc User
    So ... about that Excelsior remodel ...
    Nice work on the new Defiant model. But yes indeed. This. ^^^^^
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    toivatoiva Member Posts: 3,276 Arc User
    Heh, you made the Defiant look good. Almost good enough to tempt me into using it... But no, I've got the Hestia.

    Fear not, though, I'll get the Bundle for the KDF and ROM ships.
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    giliongilion Member Posts: 686 Arc User
    That looks really awesome. Now if only the Quad Cannons were a console/device that just changed the appearance of all your Dual Cannons to fire 4 shots instead of a weapon that has the visuals ruined the moment you add more weapons :/
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    jonathanlonehawkjonathanlonehawk Member Posts: 674 Arc User
    gilion wrote: »
    That looks really awesome. Now if only the Quad Cannons were a console/device that just changed the appearance of all your Dual Cannons to fire 4 shots instead of a weapon that has the visuals ruined the moment you add more weapons :/
    If you want the visuals to be the same, use Dual Cannons instead of Dual Heavy Cannons.
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    nominative99nominative99 Member Posts: 15 Arc User
    Hmm, those screenshots don't cut it for me... I think an HD Excelsior Remodel would look better in the place of the Defiant in those pictures.
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    giliongilion Member Posts: 686 Arc User
    gilion wrote: »
    That looks really awesome. Now if only the Quad Cannons were a console/device that just changed the appearance of all your Dual Cannons to fire 4 shots instead of a weapon that has the visuals ruined the moment you add more weapons :/
    If you want the visuals to be the same, use Dual Cannons instead of Dual Heavy Cannons.

    Wont that just fire Dual Cannon shots between the Quad Cannon shots? It still wont look exactly right. It'll also ruin the sound effects.
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    ph4ze2ph4ze2 Member Posts: 16 Arc User
    gilion wrote: »
    That looks really awesome. Now if only the Quad Cannons were a console/device that just changed the appearance of all your Dual Cannons to fire 4 shots instead of a weapon that has the visuals ruined the moment you add more weapons :/
    If you want the visuals to be the same, use Dual Cannons instead of Dual Heavy Cannons.

    Try the voth AP's sometime...
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    eradicator84eradicator84 Member Posts: 1,116 Arc User
    I look forward to the BoP remodel next.

    lol who am I kidding... :/
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    ph4ze2ph4ze2 Member Posts: 16 Arc User
    rybaksix wrote: »
    f2pdrakron wrote: »
    The nose looks wrong.

    The nose is actually canonically accurate. I looked at some USS Defiant photos, and they had the same nose on the HD version.

    It is wrong.

    What exactly is wrong about it? The nose moves up and down on the old playmates toy version I have :) Seems there were a lot of inconsistencies... http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/defiant/defiant-inaccurate.jpg
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    amayakitsuneamayakitsune Member Posts: 977 Arc User
    Ok, tom to remodel the last hero ship now! Remodel the Sovy please.
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    bltrrnbltrrn Member Posts: 1,322 Arc User
    Awesome; though I would have expected the Valiant to have loaded Quantums, instead of Photons.
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    farmallmfarmallm Member Posts: 4,630 Arc User
    This is good news. My Fed Tac, who I hadn't played in a while uses this ship. Along with the pulse phasers (Quad Cannons). I always loved using that ship when I was on that character. I will make good use of the new graphics.
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    happyhappyj0yj0yhappyhappyj0yj0y Member Posts: 699 Arc User
    Will the B'rel model be getting an update as well? It needs one way, way WAY worse than the Defiant. It's pretty much the ship that needs it the most, so if you're doing a pack with both and chose to update the Defiant and ignore the Bird... well, ugh.
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    sch3ff3lsch3ff3l Member Posts: 118 Bug Hunter
    canonical defiant? will it have dual quantum torpedoe launcher ? (*.*) plz say yes (*.*)
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    medalionemissarymedalionemissary Member Posts: 612 Arc User
    Thank you thank you thank you... more Defiant, is good Defiant
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