Great Multiverse: Ships of the Line is a Blizzard Entertainment "Starship MOBA" game, initially inspired by the Defense of the Ancients custom map for Warcraft III. The game uses the same engine as Great Multiverse: Armada III - Young's Revenge and features named starships from Filo, Viau, Pol, Duyi'zu, Golmar and countless other universes.
Great Multiverse: Ships of the Line is a team-based competitive game in which each player controls a individual starship with unique abilities, and works with his or her team to invade and destroy the enemy team's base.
Ships of the Line has a number of features which set it apart from other DOTA-style and Star Trek Armada games:
- Experience is shared between all players on a team, so there is no benefit to last-hitting.
- There are purchasable items, although Starships can be customized by researching technology as they level up or from neutral Ferengi traders.
- All skills are unlocked at the beginning of a match, save for ultimate abilities, which are learned at level 10.
- Games are intended to last for about 20 minutes each, and each map has unique objectives.
- Important dynamics are implented such as nebulae
Ships that are currently playable in the Ships of the Line include:
- Firmus Piett (Accuser)
- James T. Kirk (USS Enterprise-A)
- William Adama (Galactica)
- Jack O'Neill (BC-304)
- Tyber Zann (Merciless)
- Jean-Luc Picard (USS Enterprise-E)
- Gorkon (IKS Kronos One)
- Kyle Katarn (Moldy Crow)
- Anubis (Anubis' Mothership)
- Hikaru Sulu (USS Excelsior)
- CC-2224 (Recursor)
- Queen Azshara (Azshara)
- Sylvanas Windrunner (Undercity)
- Talon Karrde (Wild Karrde)
- Uwlla Iillor (Black Asp)
- Benjamin Sisko (USS Defiant)
- Thrawn (Grey Wolf)
- Nero (Narada)
- Natasi Daala (Gorgon)
- Josephine Montilyet (Peaceful Love)
- Gial Ackbar (Home One)
- Aeryn Sun (Moya)
- Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka (Big Waagh!)
- Han Solo and Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon)
- Donatra (IRW Valdore)
- Wilhelm Strasse (Bismarck IV)
- Grievous (Malevolence)
- Borg Queen (Borg Diamond)
- Khan Noonien Singh (USS Reliant)
- Raymus Antilles (Sundered Heart)
- Mara Jade (Jade's Fire)
- Amita (Golden Path)
- General Grievous (Invisible Hand)
- Ru'afo (Terror)
- Ra (Ha'tak Nu)
- Kathryn Janeway (USS Voyager)
- Sera (Ou'hjik) (Rogue Squadron)
- Uther the Lightbringer (AJN Lordaeron)
- Matt Horner (Hyperion)
- Demetrius Zaarin (Stalwart)
- Darth Vader (Executor)
Other characters Ships was considering include 13X, Borg Queen's Ship, Jade's Fire, Tantive IV, Invisible Hand, Malevolence (ship), USS Voyager, IKS Dakrohn, USS Enterprise-D, Wraith Hiveship, Terror, Scimitar, Intrepid, Orlais, Decimator, Grad, Invincible, Niles Ferrier's Gunboat, King Min, Mo'sk, IRW Khorka, Scarred Reign, Jorhan Stahl's Ship, CSN Avenger, Normandy, Valerian's Star Destroyer.