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Star Trek Online

New Constellation Class!

By LaughingTrendy
Thu 28 Aug 2014 09:41:09 AM PDT

"The first vessel that I ever served on as captain was called the Stargazer. It was an overworked, underpowered vessel that was always on the verge of flying apart at the seams. In every measurable sense, my Enterprise is far superior. But there are times when I would give almost anything to command the Stargazer again."
- Jean Luc Picard, 2369


 

It was Picard's first command, and arguable his first love. So how could Star Trek Online be complete without her. We are very proud to bring you the Heavy Cruiser Refit – Constellation class. This C-store ship is available for 1000 ZEN.

The recent Refit of Starfleet's Heavy Cruiser extends the life of one of the oldest ships in the fleet. This workhorse of the Federation has been used for the past 125 years for everything from deep space exploration, transport, blockade and patrol missions. It is one of the few Starfleet designs to have more than two nacelles.

The Heavy Cruiser Refit is available to all Starfleet of Rank Commander or greater. This is a Tier 3 ship.

The Heavy Cruiser Refit comes equipped with a Warp Burst Capacitor console. This unique piece of equipment allows you to execute a short-duration high-warp burst that confuses enemy sensors into thinking there are two versions of your vessel for a short period of time. This quick burst of coherent warp travel facilitates a Federation tactic known colloquially as the "The Picard Maneuver." The Picard Maneuver grants you a few moments of untargetable status, and moves your ship a good distance forward along your current trajectory in an instant. It also offers you a noticeable tactical advantage. You will be granted a short duration ambush damage bonus immediately after the warp burst.

The Warp Burst Capacitor console can be equipped on any starship, and can be put into any of their console slots. You may only equip one of these consoles.

 

The Heavy Cruiser Refit configuration includes the Constellation, Cheyenne, Stargazer, and Dakota class costumes. Purchasing the Heavy Cruiser Refit unlocks the Constellation costume for all Heavy Cruiser ship variants.

“It's like the first time you fall in love. You don't ever love a woman quite like that again."

- Montgomery Scott

  • Faction: Starfleet
  • Required Rank: Commander
  • Hull Strength: 26,000
  • Shield Modifier: 1
  • Crew: 500
  • Weapons:  3 Fore, 3 Aft
  • Device Slots: 4
  • Bridge Officer Stations:  1 Ensign Universal, 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering,  1 Ensign Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science
  • Console Modifications: 1 Tactical, 3 Engineering, 2 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 8 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.15
  • +5 Power to all Subsystems
  • Warp Burst Capacitor console
  • Cruiser Communications Array
    • Command - Strategic Maneuvering
    • Command - Shield Frequency Modulation
    • Command - Weapon System Efficiency
    • Command - Attract Fire
       

Fleet Heavy Cruiser Retrofit – Cheyenne Class

The Tier 5 Fleet Heavy Cruiser Retrofit (available to Starfleet Vice Admirals for Fleet 4 Modules with a Tier 1 Fleet Shipyard) is already available in-game. We gave this ship a small update. This ships Ensign Tactical Bridge Officer Seat has been upgraded to an Ensign Universal Bridge Officer Seat.
 This ship will not automatically come with the Constellation costume, but you can unlock it for this ship if you purchase the T3 Heavy Cruiser Refit.

Here is an overview of the Tier 5 Fleet Heavy Cruiser Retrofit stats:

  • Faction: Starfleet
  • Required Rank: Vice Admiral
  • Hull Strength: 39,600
  • Shield Modifier: 1.1
  • Crew: 500
  • Weapons:  4 Fore, 4 Aft
  • Device Slots: 4
  • Bridge Officer Stations:  1 Ensign Universal, 1 Lieutenant Tactical, 1 Lieutenant Commander Engineering,  1 Commander Engineering, 1 Lieutenant Science
  • Console Modifications: 3 Tactical, 4 Engineering, 3 Science
  • Base Turn Rate: 8 degrees per second
  • Impulse Modifier: 0.15
  • +5 Power to all Subsystems
  • Cruiser Communications Array
    • Command - Strategic Maneuvering
    • Command - Shield Frequency Modulation
    • Command - Weapon System Efficiency
    • Command - Attract Fire


The Tier 5 Heavy Cruiser Retrofit (available to Starfleet Vice Admirals for Fleet Credits with a Tier 1 Fleet Shipyard) remains unchanged. It too can unlock access to the Constellation costume with the purchase of the Tier 3 Heavy Cruiser Refit.

 

 

Please note, all of this is subject to change based on tuning and feedback.


LLAP

Al “Captain Geko Rivera
Lead Designer
Star Trek Online

 

 

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