So Star Trek Online’s “Name That Ship” contest is over, and the final reaction is…total uproar over the incredibly lame names chosen.
One of the head scratchers is naming the new science ship after the ship from StarGate: Universe – which I would think would have some legal reprecussions. But the biggest disappointment for people has been the new name for the Escort – as a war ship type, it was expected that it would have a suitably awesome name with which to stride into combat with the evil Klingons.
Instead, we named it after a sect of ascetic monks, or a class of fantasy DnD-esque light warriors.
Neither inspires much confidence. Many people have been posting their suggestions on the board. So in return, here’s my three favorite that I think were better than Dervish was. First, so you can see why I think these names fit (I hope) – here’s the concept art for said warship:
I’d give credit on this but whoever posted it did so on a thread that got closed – Cryptic has come down hard on anyone whining about the names on the forums. I’d complain, but then, I endorse that sort of behavior. (-:
by FireAndIce. He’s a cool guy that I’ve chatted back and forth with a bit over on the forums. I really like his name, wish it had been one to win.
by…yours truly. I told my wife this afternoon, as I waited for the contest to finish, that having seen everyone else’s names, I would still submit mine again in a heartbeat. Even liking these other two, I still love mine. Guess I’ll have to save it for one of my old warbirds when I start playing.