From what I've seen, the new Sao Paulo defiant has 3 Engineering Consoles, and no cloak.
Why not give the Defiant-R a Cloak Console and the new Sao Paulo a Quad cannon console? I really dont get it.
I really like the new ship design and I was planning on buying it from the Cstore, but first of all, even it has Quad cannons instead of Cloak, they come with Dmg x3 modifiers? C'mon. I thought this Quad cannon feature could be used with your current weaponary?
I got all Acc x3 build which is superior to the Dmg x3 modifiers, especially in PvP. I'm really disappointed with this.
Is it even possible to buy this new Sao Paulo class and use the skin on the normal Defiant-R?
Them's the breaks, though I don't know why you'd have thought an item called Quad Phaser Cannons would be anything but something you equip to a Weapon slot.
Why wouldn't they be? Every other new +1 power we are getting is in the form of a console. The Rhode Island et al gain a console slot and a console to slot into it, effectively losing nothing at all, but the defiant loses a weapon slot to gain it's +1 power...
By that logic, the Koro't'ingas new power should probably take a deflector slot...