As part of my development on perception, I wanted to discuss the ship's deck plans. Because Perception is mean to serve the role-play community, the design and your feedback matters to me. For our first part of the discussion I wanted to spend some time on Deck 1 and 2.
PLEASE VIEW THE FULL VIEW BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONSDECK 1
Deck 1 is obviously the brain of the ship. With the bridge, main conference room, and other features - it serves as the heart of the ship. The colored areas are the areas I'd like to spend some time discussing.
Forward of the bridge is the sensor and view screen maintenance access. These are extensions of some of the maintenance access highlighted on Deck 2 (discussion below). Things I am looking at putting in here will be diagnostic consoles as well as a few equipment lockers. Pretty straightforward but anything else you and your crew would like to see?
Aft of this is the main bridge. Operations and Helm are forward. The XO and Counselor (or other person) Flank the CO. Behind the CO is tactical including the ship's Weapons Officer, Flight Operations (for the ship's fighters), and auxiliary tactical roles. To the port side, aft is the Science section and opposite of it the engineering section. The right side (starboard) room is the COs ready room. The left side (port) room is the ship's bridge officer lounge for short breaks from duty during long shift cycles.
Aft of the main bridge is turbo lift access, the port and starboard promenade with sweeping views from the ship (fitting for diplomatic talks) and the main conference room at the center. It will include 2 multi-species bathrooms, various seating for aides, and a few casual seating areas for talks. Aft of this will be - currently in the plan - an Admiral's office which will feature a private conference area and day bed as well as a aide station. Deck 2
Deck 2 is Senior Officer country with some equipment necessities. The forward section features the dorsal sensor monitoring stations and the main maintenance sections which are extensions of the Deck 1 maintenance area. Aft of these rooms are two maintenance airlocks for EVAs to any dorsal features that need attention. Further aft are the port and starboard officer lounge. These rooms are open to all officers and family provide panoramic view of the space above the ship. I'm considering turning the port side into an Admiral's suite. However that would be very large. Other options include a recreation space for the senior officers.
Aft of these are the senior officer's quarters. There are two configuration, one for LCDRs and the other for CDRs. In the absence of sufficient senior officers, these can be used as diplomatic staterooms, etc. Aft of these rooms are the two main suites for the XO and ship's Senior Medical Officer. They flank the large, expansive COs stateroom. The Captain's stateroom is featured close to the bridge in favor of quick access. As a note. The Senior Medical Officer and Chief Engineer will have quarters options that are closer to their operational spaces (The Medical Bay - Perception features a full medical center - and Main Engineering).
Forward of the Captain's stateroom is the Deck 1/2 Atmospheric monitoring and equipment station. These will include variable atmosphere processing units for different species that will occupy private spaces. Forward of that are turbo lifts as well as the Upper turbo lift maintenance bay. Forward of this space is the Main Computer Data Trunk with the main computer diagnostic station (upper). Flanking these spaces are private labs for senior officers and their research pursuits. Deck 2 really is meant to be a private place for Senior Officers and the rest of the ship's Officer contingency.
-The Darker Corridor spaces are Jeffries tubes and usually occupy spaces that can't accommodate full height corridors.
-The corridors on either side of the extreme flanks of Deck 1 and Deck 2 are Phaser Maintenance areas.
-Transporters will start on Deck 3.
So what do you think? What features do you like? What features need more explanation? What do you want to see more of or less of in the future? What questions do you have. As always I look forward to your feedback!