Season 6 Dev Blog #16
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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
07-24-2012, 01:45 PM
Yes and No. The Excalibur is not a Connie. But it is a skin for the same exact ship the Connie is. I'm guessing from a coding perspective, they could unflag the Connie as a usable skin for a Fleet Cruiser Retrofit. To me, this is fair and reasonable.
But again, it probably has to do with Cryptic not wanting to anger players by shipping a Fleet Cruiser Retrofit without a Connie skin. More people want a T5 Connie than a T5 Excalibur/Vesper/Exeter. And they're all the same skins for the same exact ship.
Yes, the Connie skin probably has a great deal to do with it. And it's because players would riot even more than they already have been since game launch for a T5 Connie. A Fleet Cruiser Retrofit without a Connie skin is a slap in the face to the people who have clamored and begged for a T5 Connie.