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junior
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
I can't help it if the Klinks have to be different and I was trying hard not to confuse him... Rolling Eyes


The Roms are different too. As are the Hydrans.

Razz

Though in the cases of both of those races, it's due to the fact that there are multiple hulls for each ship classification instead of the usual one.

i.e. the Hydrans have three Command Cruisers (Lord Marshall, Lord Bishop, Lord Commander), and the Romulans have four (King Eagle, KRC, Novahawk, Superhawk).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
Garth - don't make me borrow Webmom's #8 Griswold and come up there and WHANG! you with it.

I can't help it if the Klinks have to be different and I was trying hard not to confuse him... Rolling Eyes


its to late for me on being confuse but i think i am geting this now . i have not even started doing the Klingon . but win i do i will come her first and thanks to all of you for the help
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klingons are actually pretty easy. The letter on the hull class gives you a general idea of the size of the ship, and the bigger the number on the hull class the larger the ship is. So a D7 is bigger than a D5. And a D6 is bigger than an F6 because a 'D' indicates a bigger hull than an 'F'. In almost all cases, an earlier letter in the alphabet indicates a larger hull, with the exception being that 'E' hulls are smaller than 'F' hulls.

There are two exceptions to all of the above. The first is the E3 and G2 (I think... I might be confusing the police ship hull class with the gunboat hull class) which both use the same basic hull with a different weapons loadout. But neither ship is in FedCom yet.

The second exception is the C8 and the C9. Both ships use essentially the same hull, with a few weapons systems removed from the C9.


Figuring out Hydrans and Romulans depends, more or less, on knowing the names of all of the ships that both fleets use. There are a few hints in some of the class names, but it mostly requires straight up name memorization.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scoutdad wrote:
I can't help it if the Klinks have to be different and I was trying hard not to confuse him... Rolling Eyes


Hey, if I wanted to confuse him, I'd've pointed out that the Gorn DD is actually a frigate. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... it could also be said that the Klingon F-5 is the galaxy's smallest destroyer rather than the frigate it is named. Nothing is ever "hard and fast".
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt_G wrote:
Scoutdad wrote:
I can't help it if the Klinks have to be different and I was trying hard not to confuse him... Rolling Eyes


Hey, if I wanted to confuse him, I'd've pointed out that the Gorn DD is actually a frigate. Twisted Evil


Or that the 'Heavy Destroyer' (HDD) is a light cruiser... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, don't get started on the Gorns and their "hide it from the Senate" names.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djdood wrote:
Oh, don't get started on the Gorns and their "hide it from the Senate" names.

Bubble, Bubble... it's no trouble...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ravenhull wrote:
Or that the 'Heavy Destroyer' (HDD) is a light cruiser... Wink


War Cruiser, actually.

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