Star Trek Online – Personal Starship – U.S.S. Heart’s Hope – Chimera Class Heavy Destroyer

28 05 2013

So, here we have yet another long overdue post. Planned as the first in a series of articles that till showcase the many core systems configurations my STO character Adm. John Ableman has acquired through his many assignments in Star Trek Online, here I present to you the Chimera Class Heavy Destroyer: U.S.S. Heart’s Hope, NCC – 93353, in her most basic set-up. This is my primary starship at the moment. I love both the design and the versatility of her capabilities. Her name derives from one of my favorite Orson Scott Card novels, but spelled differently.

The Chimera Heavy Destroyer is similar to an Escort, but has many qualities of Light Cruisers and Science Vessels. While in its innate Regenerative Mode, excess power is transferred to the Auxiliary System and you gain a bonus to Starship Shield Systems. It comes equipped with a prototype Dynamic Tactical System console (or DTS). This console allows you to transform your ship between Regenerative Mode and Tactical Mode. In Regenerative Mode, your Tachyon Inversion Beam is enabled, which can siphon shields from multiple targets. Activating Tactical Mode transfers power to your Weapon Systems, and increases your ships Starship Targeting Systems skill, granting an Accuracy bonus. In Tactical Mode, the DTS console enables a powerful multi-targeting Lotus, which is capable of piercing multiple targets. However, while in Tactical Mode, your Starship Shield Systems bonus, Auxiliary Power bonus and Tachyon Inversion Beam are disabled.

(The Chimera Heavy Destroyer’s design was based off one of the ‘Design the Next Enterprise’ entries, Jason “Vektor” Lee)

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  • Hull Strength: 34,500
  • Shield Modifier: 0.9
  • Crew: 750
  • Weapons: 4 Fore, 3 Aft
  • Device Slots: 3
  • Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Commander Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science, 1 Universal Ensign, 1 Universal Lieutenant Commander
  • Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 14 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.22
  • Can equip Cannons
  • Regenerative Mode (Innate): +5 Auxiliary Power, +30 Starship Shield Systems
  • Console – Universal – Dynamic Tactical System: Tactical Mode (Disables Regenerative Mode, +5 Weapon power, +30 Starship Targeting Systems), Tachyon Inversion Beam (Requires Regenerative Mode), Phaser Lotus (Requires Tactical Mode)
  • Advanced Quantum Slipstream Drive




Star Trek Online – Multi-Mission Surveillance Explorer – Vesta Class

7 02 2013

The most technologically advanced line of starships in the fleet, the Multi-Mission Surveillance Explorer: Vesta Class comes with a myriad of new technologies. Originally designed as a testbed ship for the experimental quantum slipstream drive, Vesta type ships have been successful in combats against the Borg.  One of the initial Vesta class ships, the U.S.S. Aventine, is commanded by Captain Ezri Dax.

By definition, this ship is extremely versatile. It features a bonus Science Console slot, a hangar bay, Sensor Analysis, Subsystem Targeting, and is the only Science Vessel that can equip cannons. It also features Universal Lieutenant Commander and Universal Ensign Bridge Officer Stations that can be operated by any Bridge Officer class.

The Vesta Class comes standard with a Mark XII Auxiliary Dual Heavy Phaser Cannon.  This cannon is designed to utilize Auxiliary Power instead of Weapon power.  The Vesta Class also comes equipped with a Sympathetic Fermion Transceiver universal console. The Sympathetic Fermion Transceiver creates a large Fermion Field around your ship. This field will continuously repair you and your allies hull and shields while also providing a buff to Starship Particle Generators.

The Sympathetic Fermion Transceiver may be equipped by any Multi-Mission Science Vessel in any console slot. It is part of the Experimental Systems Set. The other two pieces of this set, the Quantum Field Focus Controller and the Multidimensional Wave-Function Analysis Module, can be found on the other Multi-Mission Explorer starships. The two-piece set bonus grants you Chroniton Integrated Quantum Slip Steam.  The three-piece set bonus grants you a Quantum Focused Shield Bubble.

The Multi-Mission Surveillance Explorer comes with the Vesta Class ship Costume. Acquiring other Multi-Mission Science Vessels will unlock additional costume options for your ship.

Note: Unlocking the Multi-Mission Surveillance Explorer: Vesta Class unlocks this ship for every Federation Vice Admiral character on an account.

Rank Required:  Vice Admiral
Hull Strength:  27,900
Shield Modifier:  1.35
Crew:  750
Weapons:  3 Fore, 3 Aft
Device Slots:  3
Console Upgrades: 3 Tactical; 2 Engineering; 5 Science
Bridge Officer Stations:  1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Commander Science, 1 Ensign Universal, 1 Lieutenant Commander Universal
Base Turn Rate:  12 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier:  0.16
+15 Power to Auxiliary Systems
Universal Lieutenant Commander and Ensign Bridge Officer Stations
Bonus Science Console Slot
Sensor Analysis
Subsystem Targeting
Can Equip Cannons
Aux Phaser Dual Heavy Cannons Mk XII [Acc]x2 [Dmg]
1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of Danube Runabouts
Console – Universal – Sympathetic Fermion Transceiver

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Star Trek Online – Multi-Mission Strategic Explorer – Rademaker Class

15 11 2012

The most technologically advanced line of starships in the fleet, the Multi-Mission Strategic Explorer: Rademaker Class comes with a myriad of new technologies. Originally designed as a testbed ship for the experimental quantum slipstream drive, Vesta type ships have been successful in combats against the Borg. One of the initial Vesta class ships, the U.S.S. Aventine, is commanded by Captain Ezri Dax.

By definition, this ship is extremely versatile. It features a bonus Tactical Console slot, a hangar bay, Sensor Analysis, Subsystem Targeting, and is the only Science Vessel that
can equip cannons. It also features Universal Lieutenant Commander and Universal Ensign Bridge Officer Stations that can be operated by any Bridge Officer class.

The Rademaker Class comes standard with a Mark XII Auxiliary Dual Heavy Phaser Cannon. This cannon is designed to utilize Auxiliary Power instead of Weapon power. The Rademaker Class also comes equipped with a Multidimensional Wave-Function Analysis Module universal console. Multidimensional Wave-Function Analysis Module can create a Multidimensional Graviton Shield which protects you from the effects of Gravity Wells and other control effects. It can also repel close targets and reflect the damage of
weapons that deal kinetic damage such as torpedoes.

The Multidimensional Wave-Function Analysis Module may be equipped by any Multi-Mission Science Vessel in any console slot. It is part of the Experimental systems Set. The other two pieces of this set, the Sympathetic Fermion Transceiver and the Quantum Field Focus Controller, can be found on the other Multi-Mission Explorer starships. The two-piece set bonus grants you Chroniton Integrated Quantum Slip Steam. The three-piece set bonus grants you a Quantum Focused Shield Bubble.

The Multi-Mission Strategic Explorer comes with the Rademaker Class ship Costume. Acquiring other Multi-Mission Science Vessels will unlock additional costume options for your ship.

Note: Unlocking the Multi-Mission Strategic Explorer: Rademaker Class unlocks this ship for every Federation Vice Admiral character on an account.

Rank Required: Vice Admiral
Hull Strength: 27,900
Shield Modifier: 1.35
Crew: 750
Weapons: 3 Fore, 3 Aft
Device Slots: 3
Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Commander Science, 1 Ensign Universal, 1 Lieutenant Commander Universal
Base Turn Rate: 12 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier: 0.16+10 Power to Auxiliary Systems, +5 Power to Shield Systems
Bonus Engineering Console Slot
Sensor Analysis
Subsystem Targeting
Can Equip Cannons
Aux Phaser Dual Heavy Cannons Mk XII [Acc]x2 [Dmg]
1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of Danube Runabouts
Console – Universal – Multidimensional Wave-Function Analysis Module

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Master Systems Display – Centaur Class

4 10 2012

Since it’s been a while since I have regularly posted new content, I thought I would try to get started here today with this superbly detailed MSD of the Centaur Class, rendered by Aexander Richardson (http://lcarsgfx.wordpress.com/).





Star Trek Online – Assault Cruiser Refit – Regent Class

17 08 2012

The Sovereign class‘s first major engagement was the Battle of Sector 001 in 2373, when the U.S.S. Enterprise-E led the fight against a Borg invasion near earth. The Sovereign soon became the standard for which all Assault Cruisers were measured.  Now this hallmark ship class gets a upgrade and sets a new standard — the Assault Cruiser Refit: Regent Class.

The Regent Class comes equipped with a Metreon Gas Canisters Console Mod. Metreon Gas is highly unstable, but when properly stored it can be safely replicated and transported.  This Console Mod allows you to vent the gas from your Bussard Collectors and ignite it at will.  The resulting explosions can be extremely devastating. This Console Mod can be equipped in any console slot. It may only be equipped on Sovereign variants, including the Assault Cruiser and Assault Cruiser Refit.

The Assault Cruiser Refit: Regent Class also comes with a Wide Angle Quantum Torpedo Launcher. This torpedo launcher has been upgraded with a Wide Angle targeting system that allows the torpedo to lock onto targets that would normally be outside of standard firing arcs, providing a 180-degree targeting arc. This launcher can be equipped on any starship, but you may only equip one.

The Assault Cruiser Refit configuration includes the Regent, Sovereign, Noble and Majestic classes.

Minimum Rank: Vice Admiral
Hull Strength: 39,000
Shield Modifier: 1
Crew: 800
Weapons: 4 Fore, 4 Aft
Device Slots: 4
Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Tactical,  1 Lieutenant Engineering, 1 Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Universal
Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 4 Engineering, 2 Science
Base Turn Rate: 7 degrees per second
Impulse Modifier: 0.15
+10 Weapon Power
+5 Shield Power
+5 Auxiliary Power
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Star Trek Online – Special Starship – Heavy Escort Carrier – Armitage Class

17 06 2012

The original Akira Class Heavy Escort was envisioned as a light carrier and torpedo boat.  Although it could be equipped with several torpedo launchers, it never lived up to its full potential, and Starfleet never felt much of a need to engineer its starships as carriers. But a war on multiple fronts have inspired Starfleet engineers to re-envision old designs. Building upon the Akira’s latest prodigy, the Thunderchild, Starfleet has released the latest in a proud line: The Heavy Escort Carrier: Armitage Class.

The Heavy Escort Carrier lives up to pedigree, and finally fulfills its predecessors original role. The Heavy Escort Carrier comes with a single hangar bay with a wing of Peregrine Fighters. Other hanger ships can also be equipped if desired. It is also a powerful torpedo boat that is equipped with a Photon Torpedo Point Defense System. This Console Mod fires a massive photon torpedo barrage at multiple targets in all directions. The Photon Torpedo Point Defense System can only be equipped on the Heavy Escort Carrier. It may be placed in any console slot, but you may only equip one of these mods.

The Heavy Escort Carrier configuration includes the Armitage, Akira, Oslo, and Zephyr classes.

Hull Strength: 30,000

Shield Modifier: 0.9

Crew: 200

Weapons:  4 Fore, 3 Aft

Device Slots: 2 Bridge Officer Stations: 1 Ensign Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Commander Tactical,  1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science

Console Modifications: 4 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science

Base Turn Rate: 15 degrees per second

Impulse Modifier: 0.2 +15 Power to Weapons

Can Load Cannons

Photon Torpedo Point Defense System

1 Hangar Bay – with 1 wing of Peregrine Fighters

 




Enterprise Evolution Chart

30 03 2012

Suricata, check his blog out at suricatafx.com, recently released this updated Evolution Chart of the esteemed U.S.S. Enterprise. He has included the latest addiditon to the family, the Odyssey Class NCC-1701-F from Star Trek Online. Also in there is the Constitution Class from the JJVerse.





Oberth Class Starship – Color Views

1 03 2012

I found these on an old disk I had forgotten about. Some pretty decent fan-made CG renders of the old Oberth Class Science vessel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Federation Starship – Vesta Class

1 01 2012

Designed by Mark Rademaker, the Vesta Class starship, here the U.S.S. Aventine, appeared in one of the Ships of the Line Calendars a couple of years ago. We have here a side and top profile, as well as a the image that appeared in the calendar itself.





Star Trek Online – Personal Starships – U.S.S. Rembrandt

1 12 2011

Having progressed to Lieutenant Commander within Star Trek Online, and enjoying the newest additions that came out today, I thought I would take this opportunity to show off our current starship: the Federation Science Vessel U.S.S. Rembrandt, NCC-93276. Her design consists of a combination of components from the Aurora Class, the Quasar Class, and the Rhode Island Class starships. We also outfitted her with my Prototype Red Matter capacitor, Enhanced Plasma Manifold, and the new Photonic Dsiplacer Module.

 

 

 








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