Ah, good to find out that we can at least put mark 10 items in the older ship slots, that helps some without making the later ships not worth upgrading into.
I dunno why I had the notion that I could not put mark 10 for example in a heavy cruiser, good to know. I might have tried it in beta and it didnt work then and got it in my head, I cant remember how I got the idea that it wouldnt work. I shoulda just given it a try I guess.
It will be less efective, but I wanna have fun seeing what an older ship can get away with.
the problem is, your defiant with admiral weaponry will ALWAYS be outgunned by the T5 ships, because of lower spots for officers, powers and weapons =/
not signfcigently so though,
using the defiant as an example. compared to a T5 fleet escort you're going to have 1 less reasr weapon (proably a turret)
and the defiant ISmore manuverable then the tier 5s (signfcigently so from my experiance) so I could definatly see folks sticking with their defiance at admiral it's not quite the "total upgrade" going from galaxy to soverign is