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Posted: Jan 10th 2010 8:05PM (Unverified) said

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No Colbert class?

Posted: Jan 10th 2010 8:34PM (Unverified) said

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I'm sure it was suggested but was too meta to allow it. I'm not sure if these new ships will be canon.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2010 8:33PM DevilSei said

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Darn, they didn't choose my name!

And here I thought "Sakura" was such a perfect name that all three ship classes could be called it!

Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:11PM ultimateq said

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Oh well. I should know by now that I never have any chance of winning anything.

*Sits in a corner* T_T

Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:14PM (Unverified) said

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From this there's a new internet slang definition for the word Dervish now.

QQ

Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:20PM vicryixiv said

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A few jerks on the STO forums using the word like scorned children does not make it "internet slang"

I'm doing my part by calling people out who are using the word that way. It's silly and petty.

STO isnt the first game to use the word and it wont be the last. This is no different than the people in WoW who try to get their way by arguing the specifics of developer posts in the hopes that if they can be proven right about one thing, the devs will cave in and do whatever they want.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:18PM LaughingTarget said

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Dervish is horrible. Though, mine weren't any better:

Emirate
Legio
Tesla

Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:21PM vicryixiv said

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You think Dervish is horrible but suggested Emirate? o.O
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Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:33PM LaughingTarget said

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Emirate goes with the theme set by Tier 4. Dervish is translated as someone who lives in extreme poverty and also a term given to a wise man. That does not fit one ounce with an escort ship, which are neither poverty stricken ships nor are they considered to house captains that are fonts of wisdom. If using the wise man approach, it COULD be appropriate for an exploration cruiser, but that's a stretch.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:56PM Wensbane said

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Akira, Miranda, Sequoia, Wambundu...

Yeah... I'd say Dervish is fine.

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Posted: Jan 11th 2010 6:54AM jealouspirate said

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@ LaughingTarget

Actually, you're mistaken about the definition of Dervish in this context. Over time Dervish has taken on other meanings. Colloquially, "Dervish" now refers to a small tornado or whirlwind.

So, the Dervish class- a small, maneuverable and deadly ship. It fits perfectly.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2010 9:44AM LaughingTarget said

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In what part of the world is a tornado called a dervish?
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Posted: Jan 11th 2010 10:26AM LaughingTarget said

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Just looked it up. Nearly every devastating tornado, what you're calling a dervish, happens in the American Midwest. The term dervish is not used in that region (I lived in Tornado Alley for 12 years, never once heard them called dervishes). Such tornadoes are unknown in the rest of the world. The dervish is a wimpy sand twister that ruffles trash around, hardly a great name for a powerful warship.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2010 10:59AM jealouspirate said

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@ LaughingTarget

I specifically said small tornado or whirlwind, not the large ones seen in the US.

Also, if you simply look up Dervish in the dictionary one of the definitions is

"One that possesses abundant, often frenzied energy" http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dervish

You don't have to like the name... but it many ways it fits the profile of the ship.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:29PM Lionhearted said

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I liked the names I picked better. Archer for the cruiser class.... both because it was shaped like an arrowhead and because of the Archer family; Cyclops Class for the escort, because it was large and intimidating (for an escort)... and its deflector dish looked like the eye of a Cylcops. Lastly, for the science class, I thought it should be called Avian... because it looked something like a bird (beak & that thing on the bottom reminded me of a birds legs dangling in the air)... and it was a deep space vessel. The best names have names with synergy... lots of reasons why that name makes sense.

Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:53PM Rayko said

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I thought of the name Cyclops for the Escort as well; I didn't use it because 1 - I knew several people would submit it and 2 - the contest was to name the class not a specific model.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2010 9:34PM Eamil said

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For the record, the contest page says that the people who submitted identical entries to the winning name but didn't get theirs in first get the in-game title, not everyone who participated.

Posted: Jan 10th 2010 10:26PM (Unverified) said

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'Destiny' seems an odd choice, given its the name of the ship in SGU. Not that SGU was being particularly original in their naming either. But it is a basically an Ancient science/exploration vessel.

Posted: Jan 10th 2010 11:11PM davidarmstrong488 said

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I picked:

Ticonderoga - frontier, old American fort, exploration, while blue yonder, etc.

Hoplite - all the Escort ships are named after ancient Greek monsters, and the Hoplite was THE Greek soldier

Janeway - just an honest homage to a great captain of a great science vessel :)

Posted: Jan 10th 2010 11:24PM Serious Table said

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Emissary for a Cruiser? I mean, come on. From Galaxy to Sovereign to Emissary? Where's my "Overlord" class? *laughs*

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