Thread: Ship Upgrades
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,675
# 5
12-31-2012, 10:45 AM
Yes, it pretty much would unless you already know the game. You're missing out on a lot of HP and Boff capabilities. The Heavy Cruiser (for example) has less hull than the Reconnaissance Science Vessel (the weakest Rear Admiral ship, hull-wise), and won't allow you to take advantage of your Commander-grade officer powers.

Also, you do NOT get discounts for fleet retrofits if you purchase a lower-tier version (the Commander Thunderchild does not give you a discount on the Fleet Akira, for example).