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  • lostcause212lostcause212 Member Posts: 160 Arc User
    spiritborn wrote: »
    ltminns wrote: »
    How would alien species know what Earth symbology would be for a Medical Ship? Even we don't have a unified symbology.
    Because we told them? You're not gonna send a hospital ship into the Final Frontier, that's what the Explorer ships like the Galaxy-class are for. As for the local powers all UFP has to say is "this symbol means the ship in question is non-combatant, shooting it is a war crime" and for Starfleet to respect the symbol (aka not use medical ships as combat ships), we know from DS9 that there are rules and customs of war that seem somewhat universally accepted by the "Alpha Quadrant Powers".

    Didn't help the Pasteur.
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  • shadowkoshshadowkosh Member Posts: 1,632 Arc User
    spiritborn wrote: »
    ltminns wrote: »
    How would alien species know what Earth symbology would be for a Medical Ship? Even we don't have a unified symbology.
    Because we told them? You're not gonna send a hospital ship into the Final Frontier, that's what the Explorer ships like the Galaxy-class are for. As for the local powers all UFP has to say is "this symbol means the ship in question is non-combatant, shooting it is a war crime" and for Starfleet to respect the symbol (aka not use medical ships as combat ships), we know from DS9 that there are rules and customs of war that seem somewhat universally accepted by the "Alpha Quadrant Powers".

    Didn't help the Pasteur.

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  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 4,279 Arc User
    duasyn wrote: »
    I want a troop transport that can hold an extra 500 doffs. :D

    There is already a canon troop carrier in the game, the wartime role of the Galaxy class is as a self-escorting troop carrier that can carry 6000 fully equipped troops for an assault or evacuate 15,000 in a pinch.

    That wartime/peacetime differentiation can be applied to enough other ship classes that it is likely the hospital ships like the
    Pasteur have dual roles as well, perhaps as biological sciences ships in peacetime or when not responding to disasters so it makes sense that they would be represented by standard science ships in the game. For that matter phasers are as much a tool as they are a weapon, and even torpedo buses can be fitted with instruments for use as probes.
  • irishhawkdrakeirishhawkdrake Member Posts: 38 Arc User
    Galaxy is ugly and boring.
  • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,813 Arc User
    Borg see hospital ship, they think "More drones".
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      "The meaning of victory is not to merely defeat your enemy but to destroy him, to completely eradicate him from living memory, to leave no remnant of his endeavours, to crush utterly his achievement and remove from all record his every trace of existence. From that defeat no enemy can ever recover. That is the meaning of victory."
      -Lord Commander Solar Macharius
    • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 55,643 Community Moderator
      Borg see hospital ship, they think "More drones".

      To be fair... Borg don't respect ANYTHING. Even negotiated deals. The second your usefulness has ended, they turn around and stab you in the back, trying to assimilate you. Voyager revealed that.
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      I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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    • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,813 Arc User
      edited April 2020
      rattler2 wrote: »
      Borg see hospital ship, they think "More drones".

      To be fair... Borg don't respect ANYTHING. Even negotiated deals. The second your usefulness has ended, they turn around and stab you in the back, trying to assimilate you. Voyager revealed that.

      Indeed, the Collective acts in their own interest.
      Concerning the Olympic class, a T6 version is long overdue and a quality upgrade on the digital model is needed.
      It's not aged well at all.
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        "The meaning of victory is not to merely defeat your enemy but to destroy him, to completely eradicate him from living memory, to leave no remnant of his endeavours, to crush utterly his achievement and remove from all record his every trace of existence. From that defeat no enemy can ever recover. That is the meaning of victory."
        -Lord Commander Solar Macharius
      • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 3,598 Arc User
        rattler2 wrote: »
        Borg see hospital ship, they think "More drones".

        To be fair... Borg don't respect ANYTHING. Even negotiated deals. The second your usefulness has ended, they turn around and stab you in the back, trying to assimilate you. Voyager revealed that.

        Indeed, the Collective acts in their own interest.
        Concerning the Olympic class, a T6 version is long overdue and a quality upgrade on the digital model is needed.
        It's not aged well at all.

        You mean the in-game model? Since the Olympic class seen in TNG was a physical model (not much CGI in the mid 1990s) and you're not gonna see much changes to that at most you'll get an in-game model closer to that seen on screen.
      • chastity1337chastity1337 Member Posts: 1,576 Arc User
        Now would be a great time for a T6 Goldfish Bowl!

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        rattler2 wrote: »
        IIRC it does have a T6 varient, a temporal vessel yeah?

        No. You're thinking the T2 Daedelus, which is a TOS era ship.
        People are referring to this ship.
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        Which the in game version has a slightly different design.
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      • theraven2378theraven2378 Member Posts: 5,813 Arc User
        spiritborn wrote: »
        rattler2 wrote: »
        Borg see hospital ship, they think "More drones".

        To be fair... Borg don't respect ANYTHING. Even negotiated deals. The second your usefulness has ended, they turn around and stab you in the back, trying to assimilate you. Voyager revealed that.

        Indeed, the Collective acts in their own interest.
        Concerning the Olympic class, a T6 version is long overdue and a quality upgrade on the digital model is needed.
        It's not aged well at all.

        You mean the in-game model? Since the Olympic class seen in TNG was a physical model (not much CGI in the mid 1990s) and you're not gonna see much changes to that at most you'll get an in-game model closer to that seen on screen.

        I refer to the ship models in STO as digital models as a general term.
        The Olympic in STO needs a update, it has not aged well.
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          "The meaning of victory is not to merely defeat your enemy but to destroy him, to completely eradicate him from living memory, to leave no remnant of his endeavours, to crush utterly his achievement and remove from all record his every trace of existence. From that defeat no enemy can ever recover. That is the meaning of victory."
          -Lord Commander Solar Macharius
        • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 3,598 Arc User
          spiritborn wrote: »
          rattler2 wrote: »
          Borg see hospital ship, they think "More drones".

          To be fair... Borg don't respect ANYTHING. Even negotiated deals. The second your usefulness has ended, they turn around and stab you in the back, trying to assimilate you. Voyager revealed that.

          Indeed, the Collective acts in their own interest.
          Concerning the Olympic class, a T6 version is long overdue and a quality upgrade on the digital model is needed.
          It's not aged well at all.

          You mean the in-game model? Since the Olympic class seen in TNG was a physical model (not much CGI in the mid 1990s) and you're not gonna see much changes to that at most you'll get an in-game model closer to that seen on screen.

          I refer to the ship models in STO as digital models as a general term.
          The Olympic in STO needs a update, it has not aged well.

          True enough, just wanted be sure you meant the in-game models and didn't think the one from TNG was a CGI model (TNG did use CGI just not for ships IIRC).

          But then there's a boat load of early STO models in deperate need of updating.
        • ajgurewitzajgurewitz Member Posts: 10 Arc User
          How about having a hospital ship skin for ships? Like all white with a red cross symbol, or red crescent, or a caduceus.
        • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 55,643 Community Moderator
          spiritborn wrote: »
          But then there's a boat load of early STO models in deperate need of updating.

          Luna being one of them.
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          I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
          The nut who actually ground out a Delta Pack, Temporal Pack, and Gamma Pack
          The resident forum voice of reason (I HAZ FORUM REP! YAY!)
        • astroroblaastrorobla Member Posts: 144 Arc User
          Let's not forget the hospital ship USS Hiawatha from Disco S2. We only saw it as wreckage but there is an Eaglemoss version of it already!
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          I bet Cryptic could make a pretty sweet update to the design as well...
          Now a top-rated spotlight mission!
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        • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 3,598 Arc User
          ajgurewitz wrote: »
          How about having a hospital ship skin for ships? Like all white with a red cross symbol, or red crescent, or a caduceus.

          Red Cross and Red Crescent are no go due being copyrighted (to the International Red Cross).
        • legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 36,959 Arc User
          and as i already pointed out on the first page, the caduceus isn't a symbol of medicine​​
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        • angrytargangrytarg Member Posts: 10,828 Arc User
          edited April 2020
          rattler2 wrote: »
          To be fair... Borg don't respect ANYTHING. Even negotiated deals. The second your usefulness has ended, they turn around and stab you in the back, trying to assimilate you. Voyager revealed that.

          Once again it's time for me to ramble about how the Borg race design got rewritten and twisted into something completely different, BUT: The fact that someone did negotiate with Borg is nonsensical to begin with: Original Borg had no agenda, they were like a force of nature. It'd be like trying to negotiate with an avalanche. What made them scary, in my opinion, was that the Borg didn't have a "reason" in our understanding behind it. Later they just made them default villians with default villian-y traits like being treacherous, power hungry and what not.​​
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        • jkwrangler2010jkwrangler2010 Member Posts: 253 Arc User
        • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 3,598 Arc User
          wouldn't that be a kitchen ship (the scientist's name was spelled Curie), besides if it didn't appear on-screen it's highly unlikely it'll ever appear in STO (now ships that did appear on-screen but were only detailed in other sources can appear but ones that are stricly EU are highly unlikely and fan designs are utterly impossible)

        • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 55,643 Community Moderator
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          I can't take it anymore! Could everyone just chill out for two seconds before something CRAZY happens again?!
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        • jkwrangler2010jkwrangler2010 Member Posts: 253 Arc User
          wouldn't that be a kitchen ship (the scientist's name was spelled Curie), besides if it didn't appear on-screen it's highly unlikely it'll ever appear in STO (now ships that did appear on-screen but were only detailed in other sources can appear but ones that are stricly EU are highly unlikely and fan designs are utterly impossible)

          This particular Curry-class was named after Dan Curry, the visual effects supervisor on DS9. It was briefly seen in the episode "A Time to Stand." Although, it was more visible then the Cheyenne-Class or New Orleans-Class ships that are in-game and seen the TNG episode "The Best of Both Worlds II."

          The video link in my post goes over the history of the class.
        • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 8,348 Arc User
          edited April 2020
          The Pasteur was (excluding Discovery) the only ship in canon that was ever identified with a medical role, though. Not *quite* explicitly so - I don't think it was ever stated that it was a hospital ship - but it *did* have a captain with an M.D.

          And as mentioned, the ship-type already exists in game, just not as a T6. It would just need a bit of an update.
        • spiritbornspiritborn Member Posts: 3,598 Arc User
          westmetals wrote: »
          The Pasteur was (excluding Discovery) the only ship in canon that was ever identified with a medical role, though. Not *quite* explicitly so - I don't think it was ever stated that it was a hospital ship - but it *did* have a captain with an M.D.

          It also have Caduceus decals instead of the starfleet Delta ones and as stated before Caduceus is often mistaken for a symbol of medicine.
        • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 12,481 Arc User
          'But to be logical is not to be right', and 'nothing' on God's earth could ever 'make it' right!'
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        • tmassxtmassx Member Posts: 811 Arc User
          yeah, funnily enough, the starfleet medical emblem makes the exact same mistake most other media sources using a caduceus or any variant of it makes - namely, the caduceus is NOT a symbol of medicine or healing - the proper symbol is supposed to be the rod of asclepius​​

          hehe You right, Starfleet medical corps use winged symbol of Hermes, god of merchants. They are probably run by private individuals who collect money for transport to the hospital, as in our time.
        • oclosoclos Member Posts: 35 Arc User
          edited April 2020
          I never mentioned red crosses, I wrote "red medical insignia". and as for function, the ship designers tend to be quite clever. Im certain a mechanic of some sort would apply to these ships that would work fine. Just give me a big white rectangular shaped ship (like the Jem'Hadar carrier) with red marking and a cool medical themed console or innate ship ability like aggressive ship buffs or large enemy disabling/pacification. I'm sure the staff will think of something

          Shuttles do(nearly) nothing, excluding the occasional mission like the Vault. I'm sure there could be a mission that is Phage involved, or Hobus incident evacuation re-enactment("The ship that tried"), Borg rescue, save from Iconian attack, or something like it that could have a preq. of Hope, Pasteur, or Hospital ship.
          Adm. Necheyev didn't own ANY Starfleet ships. Starfleet did. Also she didn't make one bolt, connect a single wire, gelpack or device, or otherwise helped on making them. I find it presumptuous she claimed it was HER ships. In fact saying as much would probably warranty a reprimand from any of her superiors in Federation and possibly not participating in said actions as other superior personnel do, would in our days(2409 onwards) result in herself facing the same fate as what she has threatened, in that same penal colony.
        • trennantrennan Member Posts: 2,839 Arc User
          edited April 2020
          astrorobla wrote: »
          Let's not forget the hospital ship USS Hiawatha from Disco S2. We only saw it as wreckage but there is an Eaglemoss version of it already!
          ssduk020_4.jpg

          I bet Cryptic could make a pretty sweet update to the design as well...

          You beat me to it. I just ran across this one, and this one is actually a possibility since

          https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Hiawatha

          Also a better image I ran across as well.
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        • ltminnsltminns Member Posts: 12,481 Arc User
          Of course, a Mirror Terran Hospital Ship would be able to fit many more 'patients' as Agony Booths are vertical and not horizontal like hospital beds. ;)
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          l really don't know what l'm about to say, except l have a feeling about it.
          That l must repeat the words that come without my knowledge.'
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        • alyxvixen#3895 alyxvixen Member Posts: 126 Arc User
          And now we have a vanity shield for any and all Hospital ships. Thanks Arc/Cryptic.
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