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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 24
11-14-2011, 02:50 AM
Originally Posted by -GEN-Alaris
The Tier-5 Excelsior had its Transwarp Ability turned into a universal Console, yes? And yet... it receives no Console Slot. So... in effect, it loses a Console slot.

EVERY OTHER SHIP that had its Special Power turned into a Console received an extra Console Slot. Even some that DIDN'T have their special power turned into a Console got an extra slot.

What the hell!? Does Cryptic hate the Excelsior?



Old Topic.

It always had a non-combat special ability without losing any console slots compared to other Tier 5 ships.
But they wanted to make all special abilities into consoles. So they created the transwarp console, added a combat benefit, and put it in one of the existing Excelsior slots.

You're not getting a new slot because that would give you an extra slot above all the other Retrofits, plus a console that grants you a combat bonus.

I personally think it would have been better to make the transwarp ability a device instead of a console.