When I saw the awesome gear on the Ent-C, I did a doubletake.
I seriously think we're in yet a new timeline where the ship must have survived Narendra III. Because I pwned an entire Tholian fleet with a hundred year old ship (not design, the actual ship is 100 years behind the times compared to the Tholians) with the best of the best gear any player could want. Maybe the Tholians upgraded it?
Whatever the case, I can't wait to hear all about Admiral Yar and her ongoing feud with her estranged daughter Sela whom she conceived with a Romulan general who defected when he was captured at Narendra III, documented as the glorious day when the Enterprise C turned four Romulan Warbirds inside-out in 30 seconds flat. The Klingons were so impressed that Yar was the first non-Klingon to be presented with the medal of the Order of Kahless by K'mpec himself in 2345.
Because that's the only logical conclusion I can draw about what will happen after completing the anniversary mission.
Tried the Tier 5 version of the ship tonight just for fun. Built it the way I did my Fleet Excelsior, though this has an extra tact slot for officers I believe. This is essentially a suped up excelsior as far as I can tell. My crit has jumped exponentially (higher than Excel) and it tanks quicker than any cruiser I have ever flown (including Excelsior). Just my two cents but as far as I am concerned this is as close to the Connie at end game as we are ever going to get and admittedly, I am loving it so far!
"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa (2006)