I'm normally a Cryptic defender, but the decision to only give these ships 9 console slots is really poor. And, no, the innate regen mode should not be counted as a 10th console. Other 10 console ships (Science Odyssey) also have an 'innate' ability.
Instead of making these ships solid contenders to the lockbox and fleet ships, Cryptic took the cheap route and gimmicked them up. My guess is that the only way there will be a 10 console version of this ship will be via the fleet store, giving Cryptic (in their calculation) yet another chance to dip into my wallet.
In summary, nice artwork, but stupid management decisions screwed up what could have been a nice (and needed) gesture on the part of Cryptic.
The Innate mode is not a 10th Console. If you read it again, you'll notice the Regen mode (which is the innate; read default) gets disabled if you have the console equipped and switch to tactical mode.
So, it's got 9 Consoles, 8 if you want extra accuracy and a FAW Phaser Lance (I dunno if its that powerful, but those beams sure look high powered).
very cool, they have the odyssey station setup, only with a tactical commander. only 9 consoles AND a special console you need to slot to get its mods is unfortunate, and below the current fleet ship baseline
battle cloak will be interesting on the kdf version, i think all cloaks should be battle cloaks, so i support this. but that .83 shield mod is terrible, both ships are below the level of fleet ships in regard to shield mods as well.
Also remember the 'regenerative mode' is NOT an ability, it currently appears to be just the default bonus to subsystem power that all ships get. Normally ships get +15, although a some (typically cruisers) get +20. Apparently these ships get +5 subsystem power and +30 to a single skill which is far less than +30 to a skill, which is roughly equivalent to a Mk 12 purple console, but +10 to subsystem power is at 2.5 Mk 12 purple subsystem consoles (as each is currently only +4 power).
So yes if there are no mistakes in the blog these ships are currently underpowered compared to other endgame ships such as the lockbox ships and the fleet ships.