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  • rattler2rattler2 Member Posts: 54,602 Community Moderator
    psiameese wrote: »
    Logged in today to peek. Not live just yet. Assuming after tomorrows cross-platform updates scheduled on Wednesday.

    There has been no blog about a T6 Nova yet so... don't know when its coming. We usually have a week's worth of buffer from announcement to release. I wouldn't be surprised if something makes an appearance in this week's livestream.
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  • ambassadorkael#6946 ambassadorkael Member, Administrator Posts: 2,396 Community Manager
    rattler2 wrote: »
    psiameese wrote: »
    Logged in today to peek. Not live just yet. Assuming after tomorrows cross-platform updates scheduled on Wednesday.

    There has been no blog about a T6 Nova yet so... don't know when its coming. We usually have a week's worth of buffer from announcement to release. I wouldn't be surprised if something makes an appearance in this week's livestream.

    Not this week. ;)

    Also, I don't love the saucer shape on the Nova, but damn have the screenshots in this thread convinced me it is a pretty, pretty ship.
  • hyperionx09hyperionx09 Member Posts: 1,696 Arc User
    If I had to guess, the T6 will probably look very similar to the 2410~ Pathfinder; just re-proportioned to closely match the Rhode Island. Fan designs are pretty much a no-go due to legal issues, so it's more likely to be based off an existing design theme already in-game while also matching the way the Nova was loosely based on the Intrepid.

    And now that we finally get the HD Nova/RH updates, I wonder when we'll also see ones for the old Emissary, Trident, and Patrol Escort classes, as those are almost as old, if not older.
  • westmetalswestmetals Member Posts: 7,164 Arc User
    edited October 13
    leemwatson wrote: »
    reyan01 wrote: »
    westmetals wrote: »
    I'm just trying to figure out what kind of BOFF / console layout the possible T6 would have. I keep coming back to something very similar to the original Intrepid, only with Miracle Worker spec in place of Intel.

    (i.e. not a "full spec" ship, but with some access)

    Or... considering it's Harry's ship... if they want to do something revolutionary.... it would have an Ens Engineer slot that will take ANY spec.

    I've made a few assumptions regarding what they might do if they ever produced a T6 Nova over the years.

    To be clear, these are nothing but assumptions/guesses and so far as I am aware, despite the model remaster, there is no T6 Nova yet - however in my mind, if one does appear:
    - It would have a 'homebaked' skin (pretty much a given)
    - The Cryptic design skin will very probably be the 'Equinox Class' since they always name the new design for a canon ship after the most prominent member of that ship to appear in a series
    - The console that it comes with will likely somehow involve/use artificial Nucleogenic energy
    - The trait will probably involve/utilise artificial Nucleogenic energy
    - It may well have Pilot BOFF seating (the size and agility of the ship would lend itself well to this)

    Less certain assumptions:
    - It could be a Scout ship (suggested many times since Scout ships became a thing in STO) based on what we know of the USS Rhode Island. And there are very few Scout ships in STO at the present time.
    - It could have the Pilot maneuver mechanic
    - It could be a Miracle Worker ship (with the damage that the USS Equinox took in mind)

    Considering it was a 'short-ranged' science vessel, I think a Scout class-Intel layout would be most appropriate. I can see it being Raider class with Pilot layout also due to it's ability to fly through atmosphere better than the Intrepid. They are spoilt for choice. Miracle worker just doesn't suit it, and would make it more powerful than the C-Store Intrepid, which in canon, it is not.

    My thought was Miracle Worker (or something else) but limited to Lt level so it does not get the special abilities. Just like the Pathfinder Intrepid, which is limited to Lt Intel and doesn't have the special Intel abilities.
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  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 3,730 Arc User
    edited October 13
    Since the ingame ship covers two radically different subclasses role-wise, making it some kind of light destroyer-scout with the change mechanics might be a good way to do it.

    Whatever they do, it looks great with the revamp.
  • kellmg96#5851 kellmg96 Member Posts: 757 Arc User
    Bout bloody time
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  • zedbrightlander1zedbrightlander1 Member Posts: 14,489 Arc User
    I love the shiney, bright white ships like color of the good old Connies.
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  • joshmauljoshmaul Member Posts: 436 Arc User
    psiameese wrote: »
    I speculate the first favorite is the Intrepid-class?

    Mine is the Luna, but to each their own.
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  • legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 36,753 Arc User
    Updated model coming with today's patch, so everyone who flies the ship (besides Reyan) will be able to get rid of that horrible 1990s-era model in just a little over half a day (accounting for the extended maintenance).​​
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  • kurtronkurtron Member Posts: 139 Arc User
    Well, that only took too many years.
    But wow does it ever look amazing!
  • colonelmarikcolonelmarik Member Posts: 1,894 Arc User
    Well... it looks very nice. I wondered if it would also mean the Mirror Tier 5 version I have would have access to the new look... but then I realized it doesn't matter because I won't be able to play soon.
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  • captaincelestialcaptaincelestial Member Posts: 1,868 Arc User
    If there's a blog about the revamp (and possible T6 Nova), I hope there's mention of Captain Reyan.

    Maybe as the first captain (doing the shake-down/maiden cruise) of the class namesake, or as the one who convinced Starfleet to proceed with the project. :smiley:
  • captainkoltarcaptainkoltar Member Posts: 755 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    However, whilst I'd certainly love to see a T6 version, I can honestly say (and have been saying this for years) that I was always more hopeful that the model would receive attention; I got my wish and for me, a T6 version would just be the icing on an already delicious cake.

    Whereas I'm the opposite. Until a T6 version is released, I'm not going to be adding it to my roster.

    However, I agree with others who say a T6 is now likely to happen quite soon.

    And yep, the new model looks excellent.

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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,662 Arc User
    I can't wait for a T6 Nova so I can watch half the players TRIBBLE about it! :D

    That will just make it like every other ship that's been released.. ever.

    No ship appeals to everyone.. it's never happened and never will.
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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 15,234 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    However, whilst I'd certainly love to see a T6 version, I can honestly say (and have been saying this for years) that I was always more hopeful that the model would receive attention; I got my wish and for me, a T6 version would just be the icing on an already delicious cake.

    Whereas I'm the opposite. Until a T6 version is released, I'm not going to be adding it to my roster.

    However, I agree with others who say a T6 is now likely to happen quite soon.

    And yep, the new model looks excellent.

    K

    Yeah - I guess that is the difference really. I never took mine off my roster. And always maintained that the only thing that would change that would be a T6 version.
  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,662 Arc User
    edited October 13
    reyan01 wrote: »
    Well, whilst this opinion is completely subjective, I personally think it's the best looking vessel in the game.

    Tough call, this ship has some REALLY nice looking ships..

    But yeah, it's a contender for sure. :smile:
    rattler2 wrote: »
    psiameese wrote: »
    Logged in today to peek. Not live just yet. Assuming after tomorrows cross-platform updates scheduled on Wednesday.

    There has been no blog about a T6 Nova yet so... don't know when its coming. We usually have a week's worth of buffer from announcement to release. I wouldn't be surprised if something makes an appearance in this week's livestream.

    Not this week. ;)

    Also, I don't love the saucer shape on the Nova, but damn have the screenshots in this thread convinced me it is a pretty, pretty ship.

    Yeah, those screen shots really do the ship justice.. but I love the look of the Nova to begin with.

    Needless to say, we'll be watching over the next few weeks for a certain.. announcement. :wink:

    My guess is Science focused Scout with Pilot spec.
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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 15,234 Arc User
    edited October 13
    reyan01 wrote: »
    Well, whilst this opinion is completely subjective, I personally think it's the best looking vessel in the game.

    Tough call, this ship has some REALLY nice looking ships..

    But yeah, it's a contender for sure. :smile:
    rattler2 wrote: »
    psiameese wrote: »
    Logged in today to peek. Not live just yet. Assuming after tomorrows cross-platform updates scheduled on Wednesday.

    There has been no blog about a T6 Nova yet so... don't know when its coming. We usually have a week's worth of buffer from announcement to release. I wouldn't be surprised if something makes an appearance in this week's livestream.

    Not this week. ;)

    Also, I don't love the saucer shape on the Nova, but damn have the screenshots in this thread convinced me it is a pretty, pretty ship.

    Yeah, those screen shots really do the ship justice.. but I love the look of the Nova to begin with.

    Needless to say, we'll be watching over the next few weeks for a certain.. announcement. :wink:

    My guess is Science focused Scout with Pilot spec.

    Well, as stated, I've waited a looong time to be able to actually take screenshots like that! And it was so good finally be able to do so!

    As for the comment about it being a Science-focused Scout with Pilot spec - yep, as said a few posts above, that's my hope for it too. But for now I'm just delighted that the model received attention.
  • redeyedravenredeyedraven Member Posts: 1,285 Arc User
    Also, I don't love the saucer shape on the Nova, but damn have the screenshots in this thread convinced me it is a pretty, pretty ship.

    Frankly, I can't imagine any other style of saucer on it. It's a little chubby for the small ship, but so is the engineering-hull. The shape itself fits perfectly.
  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 15,234 Arc User
    edited October 13
    Updated model coming with today's patch, so everyone who flies the ship (besides Reyan) will be able to get rid of that horrible 1990s-era model in just a little over half a day (accounting for the extended maintenance).​​
    :o

    I don't honestly expect to see many really. I mean, there might be a few more than usual due to player curiosity but I still expect to be the only one in the majority of the TFOs I play. The remastered model is absolutely superb, but the fact is the ship itself is still a T5 ship and I therefore strongly suspect the majority of players will share @captainkoltar 's thoughts on the mattter:
    Until a T6 version is released, I'm not going to be adding it to my roster.

  • evilmark444evilmark444 Member Posts: 6,478 Arc User
    If I had to guess, the T6 will probably look very similar to the 2410~ Pathfinder; just re-proportioned to closely match the Rhode Island.

    I would expect it to look more like the Archon considering the Nova and Rhode Island look like a tiny Sovereign.
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  • questeriusquesterius Member Posts: 7,672 Arc User
    edited October 13
    joshmaul wrote: »
    psiameese wrote: »
    I speculate the first favorite is the Intrepid-class?

    Mine is the Luna, but to each their own.

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  • jennycolvinjennycolvin Member Posts: 1,088 Arc User
    reyan01 wrote: »
    Well, whilst this opinion is completely subjective, I personally think it's the best looking vessel in the game.
    My absolute favourite one - looks wise - is the D'Deridex, though I'd never fly it for... reasons - but as @seaofsorrows said: it's a really strong contender! And boy, does she looks good!
    I have waited SO long to take screenshots like those! :D
    Enjoy it, my friend! And here's to hoping a T6 will come swiftly!
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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 15,234 Arc User
    Just ran ISA and for the first time in longer than I can remember I wasn't the only Nova class in the instance :D
  • vetteguy904vetteguy904 Member Posts: 3,267 Arc User
    you don't get it. there won't be a T6 Nova. Now they can just point and say WE JUST UPDATED IT! it goes to the bottom of the pile now! and people like me are stuck with a very pretty T2 ship, because I do not have access to the higher tier ones
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  • joshmauljoshmaul Member Posts: 436 Arc User
    edited October 13
    you don't get it. there won't be a T6 Nova. Now they can just point and say WE JUST UPDATED IT! it goes to the bottom of the pile now! and people like me are stuck with a very pretty T2 ship, because I do not have access to the higher tier ones

    My T5 retrofit (soon to be T5-X, if I can get my hands on a T5-U from the Exchange and use that X upgrade I had lying around) would like a word with you. That was the general solution for people who didn't have/couldn't get/couldn't afford/etc. a T6 version of certain ships (I ran around with a T5-X K't'inga before I got the legendary, because I could never get it out of the damn promo boxes).
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  • corinthalascorinthalas Member Posts: 1,407 Arc User
    edited October 13
    joshmaul wrote: »
    you don't get it. there won't be a T6 Nova. Now they can just point and say WE JUST UPDATED IT! it goes to the bottom of the pile now! and people like me are stuck with a very pretty T2 ship, because I do not have access to the higher tier ones

    My T5 retrofit (soon to be T5-X, if I can get my hands on a T5-U from the Exchange and use that X upgrade I had lying around) would like a word with you. That was the general solution for people who didn't have/couldn't get/couldn't afford/etc. a T6 version of certain ships (I ran around with a T5-X K't'inga before I got the legendary, because I could never get it out of the damn promo boxes).

    I've got one I'm unlikely to ever use (came with the Steamrunner bundle), given that I don't own any T5 ships I'd use it on. But even still, I would wait. Remasters like this are at least a positive sign of a possible upcoming T6 release, especially given that they've said there are plenty more ships in the pipeline to be announced. Maybe even a ship-of-the-line bundle (that will likely include a T5u token, too).
  • crm14916crm14916 Member Posts: 1,413 Arc User
    edited October 14
    Kael's post earlier in the thread suggests that a T6 blog wouldn't be released "this week" with a winky face to follow it...

    [quote="ambassadorkael#6946;c-13694829"][quote="rattler2;c-13694815"][quote="psiameese;c-13694810"]Logged in today to peek. Not live just yet. Assuming after tomorrows cross-platform updates scheduled on Wednesday. [/quote]

    There has been no blog about a T6 Nova yet so... don't know when its coming. We usually have a week's worth of buffer from announcement to release. I wouldn't be surprised if something makes an appearance in this week's livestream.[/quote]

    Not this week. ;)

    Also, I don't love the saucer shape on the Nova, but damn have the screenshots in this thread convinced me it is a pretty, pretty ship.[/quote]

    This suggests to me that a T6 blog is incoming... and honestly, it wouldn't surprise me at all if it's somehow connected to the Prodigy's Protostar... In last week's livestream, it was mentioned that most ships will only get a quality pass if it serves a purpose because of the amount of time required to serve such a quality pass. That being said, I wonder if there is a "purpose" for the remodel at this time...
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  • joshmauljoshmaul Member Posts: 436 Arc User
    crm14916 wrote: »
    That being said, I wonder if there is a "purpose" for the remodel at this time...

    Was there a purpose for all the other ones, other than "gee, this model sucks, we can do better"?
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  • crm14916crm14916 Member Posts: 1,413 Arc User
    I was under the impression that they were to clean up older models to either (1) get them ready for Legendary treatment, (2) get them ready for some updated content (like the recent Mirror Ships update), or (3) to include them as some sort of bundle...

    But I could be very wrong...
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  • hanover2hanover2 Member Posts: 1,051 Arc User
    Heh..Right after I trade in my Nova for a Hernandez..

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