Have you dreamt of flying the unwieldy, ugly eyesore Enterprise-J in STO? Well, here’s your dream come true!
Now I don’t personally know anyone who is really jonesing to fly this ridiculously oversized, ugly thing, but I’m sure someone somewhere out there does. Never mind this thing is like the size of a Borg Cube, so how the hell are you supposed to maneuver it? I can see it c0lliding with everything around Spacedock.
Oh, did I mention I think it’s ugly? Yeah, it’s ugly.
On the other hand, the Romulan and Klingon counterparts have interesting, and much better looks. I’ve always leaned towards the biggest ship I can afford for my KDF main Gortusk, so the Klingon dreadnought kinda tickles my fancy.
That being said, these ships are only going to be available through limited time R&D gamble boxes — same deal as the JJ-verse ships last year. Which means they’re going to be uber-expensive on the exchange, and in all likelihood out of my price range.
Size-issues aside, the Enterprise-J as a flyable ship continues Cryptic’s trend of bringing future ships into the game universe. As in-game lore goes, this is absolutely ridiculous — I guess that’s throwing the Temporal Accords completely out the window (after defacing, shredding and burning the document) because THE HELL WITH TIMELINE PRESERVATION!! WE’RE GUNNA BRING BACK ALL SORTS OF TECHNOLOGY FROM THE FUTURE CUZ WHY NOT LOL. Never mind the implications of what this means to current scientific research, exploration and technological development — everything can stop because all that knowledge is now readily available from the future, neatly packaged up in temporal paradoxes. Compared to when I started playing STO, the game universe has pretty much had a complete collapse in its internal consistency.
So yeah, not a fan of the trend STO has been on. Also, did I mention the Enterprise-J is ugly?