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[PC] Updates to the Centaur Class

ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 1,896 Community Manager
We've made an update to the venerable Centaur class, and this new look will be free to anyone who owns the ship! Coming very soon on PC, and a little bit later on Xbox One and Playstation 4.

https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/11110673
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  • somtaawkharsomtaawkhar Member Posts: 5,894 Arc User
    Looks really nice
  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,364 Arc User
    That was unexpected. Thanks to Ian!
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  • tyler002tyler002 Member Posts: 1,473 Arc User
    Very nice looking, someone must have done it on their off-hours.

    Looking foward to it.
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,007 Arc User
    I've always liked the Centaur class on DS9. :)
    Thank you for the visual update :smiley:
  • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 8,880 Arc User
    Of course it was done off-hours, otherwise we would have had an Infomercial Mission introduced to tout a 2,000 Zen Pack in the C-Store. ;)
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  • snowwolf#0563 snowwolf Member Posts: 729 Arc User
    edited March 13
    Ohhhh! I LOVE it! Great work, thank you so much!
  • startrekronstartrekron Member Posts: 204 Arc User
    edited March 14
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  • tomilaktomilak Member Posts: 362 Arc User
    It looks really nice, except from an engineering point of view the torpedos are mounted to the bottom of the aft saucer section, the center of the saucer sticks down too far for the torpedos not to slice the side of the lower half of the saucer wide open as it fires :) *p.s. Just doing a little picking*
  • vegeta50024vegeta50024 Member Posts: 1,987 Arc User
    edited March 14
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,007 Arc User
    edited March 14
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    Oopsie :o
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  • pwemademedothispwemademedothis Member Posts: 72 Arc User
    edited March 14
    *Very* nice!!! :)
  • tvalavulcantvalavulcan Member Posts: 36 Arc User
    As someone who uses the existing Centaur skin, this is most welcome. Thank You.
  • tyler002tyler002 Member Posts: 1,473 Arc User
    edited March 14
    tomilak wrote: »
    It looks really nice, except from an engineering point of view the torpedos are mounted to the bottom of the aft saucer section, the center of the saucer sticks down too far for the torpedos not to slice the side of the lower half of the saucer wide open as it fires :) *p.s. Just doing a little picking*

    From what I see, it doesn't look much different to the canon Centaur Class.

    The crew of these ships are apparently quite lucky torpedoes have a guidance system and can change their path, considering the canon ship fires torpedoes downwards before they level out.
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  • tousseautousseau Member Posts: 1,443 Arc User
    tyler002 wrote: »
    tomilak wrote: »
    It looks really nice, except from an engineering point of view the torpedos are mounted to the bottom of the aft saucer section, the center of the saucer sticks down too far for the torpedos not to slice the side of the lower half of the saucer wide open as it fires :) *p.s. Just doing a little picking*

    From what I see, it doesn't look much different to the canon Centaur Class.

    The crew of these ships are apparently quite lucky torpedoes have a guidance system and can change their path, considering the canon ship fires torpedoes downwards before they level out.
    Agreed... The torps do appear to drop down when launched...


  • bridgernbridgern Member Posts: 690 Arc User
    I wish they would have used the actual studio model that was used for filiming for their refernce and not the Magazine version too many details got lost.

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  • rhazedurilerhazedurile Member Posts: 53 Arc User
    I seem to be having issues applying the new skin to my T6 Light Cruiser. I get an error that says, "Ship uses invalid parts"
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  • tousseautousseau Member Posts: 1,443 Arc User
    aye... customization seems to be broken with the Centaur...
  • psiameesepsiameese Member Posts: 1,371 Arc User
    Concur. The new costume template won't apply to the Advanced Light Cruiser. Be that by Template itself or applying parts individually. I will certainly enjoy it once the Ship Tailor is debugged.
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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,247 Arc User
    edited March 16
    Personally I think they should've made the Centaur its own ship.
  • robertdamonrobertdamon Member Posts: 47 Arc User
    Fantastic to see the Centaur get an update. I love the Excelsior-style aesthetics and used it as my first ship way back in season three (nice to be different to all the Mirandas out there). More recently the T6 Advanced Light Cruiser has become my favourite STO ship to run. The combo of full cruiser status with excellent maneouvrability is perfect for me (plus I love the sheer number of different looks you can give it ..all that's missing now is a '60s TOS Miranda option ;-) ). The revamped Miranda parts were awesome and I run them on my TOS toons, but having the Centaur redone too is a wonderful bonus - massive thanks to JamJamz and the ship team.

    Re the comments on accuracy of the model above. To be honest I found all the extra greeblies detracted from the design. Sure, they look more messy on the studio model compared to how they actually appeared in the episode due to the UV lighting pass and so on, but I think using the tidier magazine version (if that's what the team did) was a good call. Looks slicker in game, and the more prominent extra pods and add-ons below the saucer are there, so it's a good compromise IMHO.

    My main toon will be giving his Sojourner and Wells-class a rest and reverting to his venerable Centaur (updated with 25th century tech in my head-canon) again once the new skins have been fixed - pulse phasers already fitted and ready to go! Shame about the bugs on launch but these things happen, and it'll definitely be worth the wait.

    Thanks once again to the ship team, keeep up the good work, and please keep the late 23rd century love coming! :-)
  • smokebaileysmokebailey Member Posts: 3,323 Arc User
    Fantastic to see the Centaur get an update. I love the Excelsior-style aesthetics and used it as my first ship way back in season three (nice to be different to all the Mirandas out there). More recently the T6 Advanced Light Cruiser has become my favourite STO ship to run. The combo of full cruiser status with excellent maneouvrability is perfect for me (plus I love the sheer number of different looks you can give it ..all that's missing now is a '60s TOS Miranda option ;-) ). The revamped Miranda parts were awesome and I run them on my TOS toons, but having the Centaur redone too is a wonderful bonus - massive thanks to JamJamz and the ship team.

    Re the comments on accuracy of the model above. To be honest I found all the extra greeblies detracted from the design. Sure, they look more messy on the studio model compared to how they actually appeared in the episode due to the UV lighting pass and so on, but I think using the tidier magazine version (if that's what the team did) was a good call. Looks slicker in game, and the more prominent extra pods and add-ons below the saucer are there, so it's a good compromise IMHO.

    My main toon will be giving his Sojourner and Wells-class a rest and reverting to his venerable Centaur (updated with 25th century tech in my head-canon) again once the new skins have been fixed - pulse phasers already fitted and ready to go! Shame about the bugs on launch but these things happen, and it'll definitely be worth the wait.

    Thanks once again to the ship team, keeep up the good work, and please keep the late 23rd century love coming! :-)

    Wish we could use the Pioneer class as well for light cruisers
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  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,364 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Personally I think they should've made the Centaur its own ship.

    And lose the wonderful possibilities of kitbashing? Come on, do you even Space Barbie?
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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,247 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Personally I think they should've made the Centaur its own ship.

    And lose the wonderful possibilities of kitbashing? Come on, do you even Space Barbie?
    Who's to say that it wouldn't come with it's own extra parts? ;)

  • noven2000noven2000 Member Posts: 33 Arc User
    [quote="tyler002;c-13487745"]Very nice looking, someone must have done it on their off-hours.

    Looking foward to it.
    [/quote]

    Maybe they might get a chance to do the Vor’cha and Negh’var.
  • azrael605azrael605 Member Posts: 9,464 Arc User
    > @noven2000 said:
    > [quote="tyler002;c-13487745"]Very nice looking, someone must have done it on their off-hours.
    >
    > Looking foward to it.
    > [/quote]
    >
    > Maybe they might get a chance to do the Vor’cha and Negh’var.

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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,247 Arc User
    edited March 17
    The ships they are fixing the skins with appear to be TMP era ships, I think the Oberth should come next along with a T6 update. :)
  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,364 Arc User
    avoozuul wrote: »
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Personally I think they should've made the Centaur its own ship.

    And lose the wonderful possibilities of kitbashing? Come on, do you even Space Barbie?
    Who's to say that it wouldn't come with it's own extra parts? ;)
    All the other standalone ships, like the Jupiter or the lockbox ships.
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  • jakeng706jakeng706 Member Posts: 2 Arc User
    psiameese wrote: »
    Concur. The new costume template won't apply to the Advanced Light Cruiser. Be that by Template itself or applying parts individually. I will certainly enjoy it once the Ship Tailor is debugged.

    Just purchase 1 today and counter the same problem. hope they can fix it soon.
  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 2,247 Arc User
    edited March 18
    avoozuul wrote: »
    avoozuul wrote: »
    Personally I think they should've made the Centaur its own ship.

    And lose the wonderful possibilities of kitbashing? Come on, do you even Space Barbie?
    Who's to say that it wouldn't come with it's own extra parts? ;)
    All the other standalone ships, like the Jupiter or the lockbox ships.
    I'm not sure how lockbox ships affects c-store ships in this regard.

  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 12,429 Arc User
    edited March 18
    avoozuul wrote: »
    The ships they are fixing the skins with appear to be TMP era ships, I think the Oberth should come next along with a T6 update. :)

    Not necessarily.

    It's not a new thing where canon STO ships are concerned. It's actually a predictable pattern we've seen before:
    - ship receives quality pass (in this case, Excelsior class and Miranda class)
    - ship that uses 'parts' from the quality pass ships receives it's own quality pass (centaur class)
    - and in this case, new ship introduced that uses 'parts' from the quality pass ship (Georgiou)

    We saw the same thing with the Galaxy class. Once that ship received it's quality pass, the Nebula and Galaxy Dreadnought were not too far behind.

    Sadly, it seems the chances of us getting canon ships that would be 'start from scratch' on the quality pass front are rather a lot less.
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