Tier 5 Akira
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Join Date: Dec 2007
10-07-2011, 08:30 AM
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By STO standards (while Akira is a sexy ship), it is dated and substandard in technology to the Defiant or other escorts already existing. Defiant stands as T4 base, so it makes sense that with some modifications, a T5 can be produced.
Akira is T3. To suddenly jump that to T5 would be a bit absurd.
The game does make those jumps with the T3 Excelsior and Nebula, though. I think the issue, more then anything, is just that Cryptic has been caught up in FTP conversion for the last 8 months. And because of that a decision was made that the game needed more lower Tier ships (a decision I agree with) and that has put other T5 ship designs on the back burner. I assume a T5 Akira will get here at some point, but not until after FTP and after all the lower Tier ships are implemented.