Riker: Geordi, are those pockets of Metreon Gas?
La Forge: Yes Commander. Highly volatile. Recommend we keep our distance.
Riker: Negative. I want to use the ramscoop to collect as much of it as we can.
La Forge: The purpose being?
Riker: The purpose being, I intend to shove it down the Son'a’s throat.
(Female Trill navigator swoons … the audience swoons … Riker is so dreamy …)
Daniels: Commander, if one of their weapons hits that gas…
Riker: It’s our only way out of here, Mr. Daniels.
La Forge: I wouldn’t be surprised if history remembers this as the Riker Maneuver.
Riker: If it works. Computer, activate manual steering column.
In 2375, the U.S.S. Enterprise-E, a Sovereign Class Assault Cruiser, engaged the Son'a in the Briar Patch. Commander William T. Riker was in command while Captain Jean Luc Picard was on the surface of the Ba'ku homeworld attempting to assist the population. Outnumbered, Riker demonstrated his unconventional thinking and defeated the Son'a by venting metreon gas between the Enterprise and the Son'a ships. The Son'a's own weapons ignited the gas, and the resulting explosion destroyed one Son'a ship and disabled the other. History remembers this as the Riker Maneuver.
The Sovereign has become the standard for which all Assault Cruisers are measured. Now this hallmark ship class gets an 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 prototype 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 class costumes, and comes complete with a manual steering column joystick (not really).
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The Assault Cruiser Refit: Regent Class is absolutely stunning, and we can’t wait for you to be able to fly it. It will be available in the C-Store as an account-wide unlock for 2,500 ZEN following server maintenance this Thursday, August 16th.
We'll see you in-game!
Al "CaptainGeko" Rivera
Star Trek Online