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  • widlast#3003 widlast Member Posts: 9 Arc User
    edited July 2018
    meimeitoo wrote: »
    Oh, what is that absolute blight in the game called again? You know, that grotesquely flat, 2mm high Fed ship, that looks like a distorted/deflated cartoon ship. I have a good mind calling CBS one day, and ask they instruct Cryptic to pull it from the game.

    When ever I see it I call it the moving target. Who in their right mind would design a ship that would put their bridge in the middle of a giant bullseye.

    I get that there is no need for aerodynamics in space but from a tactical perspective all that ship does is yell here I am shoot this nice giant flat target, about as bad as the side of a Borg cube.
  • mneme0mneme0 Member Posts: 498 Arc User
    Pretty is as pretty does. If it does what I want, it could look like Rosie O'Donnell and I wouldn't care.

    She fails worse in function, doesn't she?

    Anyway there are ships that I considered ugly as hell when I first saw them; the Scryer and the Nautilus came to mind. Eventually I did buy them--the Nautilus more for the lulz than the stats. I know very well some people don't care that much about the aesthetics and that everyone thinks different in that regard, although there might be widespread agreement about certain ships' vomitousness. The Miracle Worker ships by their descriptions were intended to be ugly... mission accomplished. :)

  • usskentuckyusskentucky Member Posts: 402 Arc User
    An inordinate number of the ships are shaped like phallises
  • kjwashingtonkjwashington Member Posts: 2,529 Arc User
    The chimera. Specifically the deflector on it. It makes the ship look like it's pregnant.
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  • r0m#7631 r0m Member Posts: 134 Arc User
    Its not that I find some ships ugly, but some are just not my style. Most Lukari designs are meh to me.

    That being said, need to cater to all tastes, therefore I understand there will be some models that I won't like.
  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 12,485 Arc User
    Put a bag over the Bridge.
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  • lianthelialianthelia Member Posts: 7,714 Arc User
    Like I've said in other posts, Universe class is easily the ugliest IMO.
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  • vetteguy904vetteguy904 Member Posts: 3,427 Arc User
    most of the delta ships are flat out ugly, but i do like the Batcruiser. put the Aegis set on it and it looks badazz
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  • vetteguy904vetteguy904 Member Posts: 3,427 Arc User
    An inordinate number of the ships are shaped like phallises

    the cat carrier.... I know a certain someone who snamed hers "Dolphin" after her sex toy
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,913 Arc User
    I get ships based on performance not looks

    I go the exact opposite.

    Since Cryptic loves to go back and nerf things, I abstain from just 'buying power.' I usually prefer a ship that is aesthetically pleasing to me but still has good performance potential.

    The only ship's that are really just too insanely ugly to ever fly are the awful Universe Class and the Romulan Miracle Worker and Pilot ships.

    I could probably stomach anything but the Universe Class.. I am seriously stunned anytime someone says that they like that abomination. Probably the worst ship design in Sci-Fi history.. just awful.
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  • artan42artan42 Member Posts: 10,450 Bug Hunter
    There's a reason the Crossfield and Universe classes are random chance drops and that's that they look so beautiful and sleek that everybody would be flying them if they were C-Store.

    You have to pay over the odds for beauty in this game pig-13.gif.​​
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  • spacecatz#6038 spacecatz Member Posts: 69 Arc User
    The only reason why they are locked behind paywalls is to lower the amount of people flying those fugly pos ships.
  • scotticus#9508 scotticus Member Posts: 14 Arc User
    Is it Lukari ships that trail a multi-coloured rainbow of streamers from the engines? Veto.

    To be fair, I never really liked the basic geography of fed ships; only the enty E genuinely looks 'good' To me. But then, I like the bad-TRIBBLE Scimitar so...I guess I'm in the minority.

    Some ships, to me look 'bad', but that ain't necessarily bad; the razreth dreadnaught has a severe, a-symetrical, jagged look, but it's supposed to be a scary, dark space-scorpion so it kind of fits.

    It's a valid discussion-point. What fed escort do I REALLY want? Well, The Defiant with quad phases. Is that an optimum build? Likely not but Did moat enjoy flying that ship around. Might keep a technically superior ship around too but...the feel and look is, for me, a valid consideration!
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,813 Arc User
    My top 5 most ugly ships
    5) Crossfield, looks hideous but she performs well
    4) Hirogen Heavy Escort, not bad performance for a T5U but it looks like something an Ork Mekboy put together
    3) Andromeda, It's too blocky and the deflector on the stardrive section just looks too big.
    2) Endeavor, Nothing pretty about it. Best off putting the Oddy skin on it
    1) A tie between all the Breen ships, they are just really ugly in general but they perform well all things considered.
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    • echattyechatty Member Posts: 5,725 Arc User
      Yeah, I agree the Breen ships aren't winning any beauty contests, but the ones I have perform very well and I do fly them from time to time for fun.
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    • jamieblanchardjamieblanchard Member Posts: 556 Arc User
      echatty wrote: »
      Yeah, I agree the Breen ships aren't winning any beauty contests, but the ones I have perform very well and I do fly them from time to time for fun.

      I have to agree there, re: Breen. I've seen some soup sandwich ships out there, but the Breen crafts take the prize. Not a fan of the one Ferengi ship, either, as I can never tell which end is front or back on that thing. I will, however, give it points for performance. Nimble and packs a punch!
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    • echattyechatty Member Posts: 5,725 Arc User
      echatty wrote: »
      Yeah, I agree the Breen ships aren't winning any beauty contests, but the ones I have perform very well and I do fly them from time to time for fun.

      I have to agree there, re: Breen. I've seen some soup sandwich ships out there, but the Breen crafts take the prize. Not a fan of the one Ferengi ship, either, as I can never tell which end is front or back on that thing. I will, however, give it points for performance. Nimble and packs a punch!

      I love the Nandi. It is quite maneuverable and deadly. As for front/back, the front is the one with the pair of curved-in thingys and what looks like a bug thorax is the backend.
      Now a LTS and loving it.

      Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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    • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,913 Arc User
      artan42 wrote: »
      There's a reason the Crossfield and Universe classes are random chance drops and that's that they look so beautiful and sleek that everybody would be flying them if they were C-Store.

      You have to pay over the odds for beauty in this game pig-13.gif.​​

      The Universe is in a lock box for the same reason cigarettes are $7 a pack.. it’s a tax on bad taste.
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    • kronin#4685 kronin Member Posts: 325 Arc User
      As mentioned, the Enterprise-J, the Dewan ships, and many of the KDF ships. I'm sorry, but they just look terrible, and I wouldn't want to fly them, even if they were free event ships. I actually have the opposite problem with pretty much every Romulan ship in the game. Well, I guess if I took a good look at all of them, I could probably find some ugly ones, but here's my point. I hate it that they all have singularity cores, and cannot tank like a warp core cruiser. If they made a Romulan cruiser with a warp core that looks like a genuine Romulan ship, like the D'deridex or Dehlan (sp), I would be so happy that someone would have to scrape me off the ceiling. When I buy a ship, my first concern is how it looks. My second concern is how it plays. I only play cruisers (with warp cores). I don't need the best ship in the game. In fact, I don't want to support the concept of buying the latest and greatest ship that basically nerfs everything else. So, yeah, I only buy ships that look cool, fit my playstyle and have at least usable stats. Unless, of course, I am specifically shopping for admiralty cards.
    • tmassxtmassx Member Posts: 814 Arc User
      I would choose from the newer ships lethean and dewan pilot escorts, lethean looks like something what fell out of Star Wars vessel, dewan looks like ugly catfish, which has brush on the glass instead of tail. It's probably no coincidence that I can not see much these ships in space. Why not f.e. Orion Raider for KDF (bigger version of orion interceptor) and something like Reman Scythe for RR ?

      From the older ones ships I realy don't like designs of Klingon command ships, Sphere builder ships, Romulan ships from Ha' serie, Imperial class assault cruiser, and some more that I do not recall.
    • thunderfoot#5163 thunderfoot Member Posts: 4,354 Arc User
      There are no "ugly ships" in STO. Now, as to ugly players... XD
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    • echattyechatty Member Posts: 5,725 Arc User
      Oh, on that we agree, thunderfoot
      Now a LTS and loving it.

      Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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    • thunderfoot#5163 thunderfoot Member Posts: 4,354 Arc User
      I will definitely include myself in the "ugly player" category. IRL, I usually have to distract my coffee so I can sneak up on it before it runs off.
      Nope. It ain't Discovery. It ain't Picard. It's not SNW, either.
      It's your obsessive-compulsive belief that you are the only 'real' Star Trek fan around here.
    • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 10,910 Arc User
      I only use ships I like to lookbat and build them according to their character, not the other way around.

      But I really like the fat cow ships in the game. The fed MW, manticore and star cruiser are very nice designs xD
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    • jonsillsjonsills Member Posts: 9,827 Arc User
      protoneous wrote: »
      Runner up: Scimitard. The ship for those that would like to drive a Cadillac Escalade SUV in real life.
      I do drive a Cadillac Escalade IRL. (My wife insisted.) The Scimitar is still too ridiculous for me.
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    • echattyechatty Member Posts: 5,725 Arc User
      I will definitely include myself in the "ugly player" category. IRL, I usually have to distract my coffee so I can sneak up on it before it runs off.

      *Laughs* I'm no beauty queen myself. Still, my coffee is usually hemmed up in the coffeemaker so it can't run away. It's one of those cup-at-a-time brewers. No sneaking required.
      Now a LTS and loving it.

      Just because you spend money on this game, it does not entitle you to be a jerk if things don't go your way.

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    • oldravenman3025oldravenman3025 Member Posts: 1,892 Arc User
      mneme0 wrote: »
      Pretty is as pretty does. If it does what I want, it could look like Rosie O'Donnell and I wouldn't care.

      She fails worse in function, doesn't she?

      Anyway there are ships that I considered ugly as hell when I first saw them; the Scryer and the Nautilus came to mind. Eventually I did buy them--the Nautilus more for the lulz than the stats. I know very well some people don't care that much about the aesthetics and that everyone thinks different in that regard, although there might be widespread agreement about certain ships' vomitousness. The Miracle Worker ships by their descriptions were intended to be ugly... mission accomplished. :)


      Pretty much, yeah. :D
    • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 10,910 Arc User
      Honestly, MW ships not being able to separate (and the choice which half you control like the Advanced Escort) is inexcusable. I really hope one day that will be possible.
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      "No. Men do not roar. Women roar. Then they hurl heavy objects... and claw at you." -Worf, son of Mogh
      "A filthy, mangy beast, but in its bony breast beat the heart of a warrior" - "faithful" (...) "but ever-ready to follow the call of the wild." - Martok, about a Targ
      "That pig smelled horrid. A sweet-sour, extremely pungent odor. I showered and showered, and it took me a week to get rid of it!" - Robert Justman, appreciating Emmy-Lou
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