Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the FED at war with both the Roms and the Klings at this time???
After the first Khitomer Accord, my understanding is that the Federation and Klingon Empire were.....not allies, but not enemies anymore either, trying to move on to a better relationship. The Romulans were (according to TNG anyways) going through a period of isolationism. The Cardassians were still a minor local power. The Federation had no clue about the Borg or the Dominion. Compared to the all-but-open-war of the TOS period or the serial escalations of the TNG-DS9 period. Sounds to me like a period of comparative peace.
Yes, and a lot of tier 5 cruisers are behemoths compared to the ambassador.
Other then the Boff slots, this is almost exactly the same ship at the Assault Cruiser. Hull, shield, turn, weapons, devices, console wise, it's pretty much the same as every other free T5 ship in the game.
I would have settled for more free Q photos instead....another useless ship...what is free? what the heck....for those who loved the Ambassador...what were you thinking? Another ship (cruiser Dreadnought) that looks like upside down vacuum cleaner...