Akira this, Akira that..
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Join Date: Dec 2007
06-14-2012, 02:42 PM
Most people will probably call it the T5 Akira, and I don't see it as a problem.
Armitage isn't a bad name, but it's just not as established as the Akira-class name, and "Heavy Escort Carrier" is verbose and clunky, so no one's going to use that.
Most importantly however, it has been put into the game because of the Akira's popularity. No one (or very few at least) said: "Hey, I'd love a T5 Escort with a hangar bay and Lt. C Engineering BOff station". But plenty said they wanted a T5 Akira, or complained that the Akira shouldn't be a T3.
It may be called the Armitage-class, but it is an effect an answer to calls for a T5 Akira. So that's what it'll be to a big chunk of the playerbase, imo.