Alrighty, my thoughts on our new toys. In no particular order…
Nice to see this actually keeps with the naming convention for a change!
Kraken looks like a miniaturised battleship, and that’s pretty awesome. I don’t think it needs quite so much junk stuck onto the sides, but overall I like what they’ve done with this ship. Makes me want to put on a bad Russian accent and declare I’m firing the Yamato cannon at people.
What? Are you making up words now? What’s a “Cyning” when it’s at home?
… old English word for king, or “of royal blood”. Huh. Well played.
When I saw the concept art I did not have this pegged as an Empire ship. To me, this is what Nyx should have been. It’s a nice design overall, and it fits with the Empire theme far better than the Mjolnir ever did, but I can’t help but feel this ship belongs in someone else’s roster. But that aside, I like it and I wouldn’t object to owning one.
I would have killed to be in the design brief that produced this ship.
“Hey guys! People liked our weird Mauler design, but some people felt it was too boxy. We need something like the Mauler, but more rounded and organic.”
You know, I can see a pattern forming here; I really like the design of the Ronin, but it just doesn’t feel like a Jericho ship. It’s too far from the template. Yes, I can see elements of the Razor and Mauler in there, and I do love the Razor to bits, but it doesn’t feel quite right alongside an Inquisitor to me. Still, it’s a minor gripe, and I look forward to seeing Satanic xxxx flying all over T5 in the near future.
Reminds me of the Wraith from Starcraft. That or someone just took the top half of a Firemoth light mech and added engines. Not a fan.
Someone with too much time and money on their hands decided that they wanted to fly a Lynx in Tier 5, and built this. And that’s kind of brilliant. I think this might be my favourite ship of the entire Secret Project list. It’s obviously a Federation ship, it’s got callbacks to the original Fed ship, but it looks modernised and up-gunned with bigger engines and more armour. It reminds me of when car manufacturers bring out their latest model that is inspired by the car that made them rich thirty or forty years ago. I want this ship, and I think it might well be the first Secret Project ship I get (sorry, Octopus!).