The fleet ship module reduction is currently only applicable if the previously purchased zen store ship is a vice admiral/lieutenant general vessel. In those instances, you will only need one fleet ship module, as opposed to the standard four.
There is no discount of any kind for other vessels. So even if you have purchased the Rhode Island Refit from the zen store, no discount will be offered towards the retrofit or fleet retrofit.
To obtain the discount on any fleet ship, you need to have purchased (read: not used the free vet token) the Tier 5 retrofit/refit version of that ship from the C-store.
Since there is no T5 C-store retrofit of the Nova, just a T2 Refit (Rhode Island), you cannot get a discount on the Fleet Nova. There is however a Retrofit Nova which is available for 200,000 fleet credits and does not cost any modules.
Can't believe I am saying this, as the Rhode Island variant of the Nova class is my drop-dead favorite ship and I use my one frequently.
But as much as it pains me to say so, you'd probably be better off spending your money on a Vesta class - the three-pack if you are able to afford it.
I adore the Nova, it's a fantastic, nimble, little minx of a ship. Sadly, doesn't do anything that the Vesta can't do better (though the Rhode Island is, in my opinion, a better looking ship!) and that's without taking the Vesta consoles into consideration.
Originally Posted by iconians
Instead of asking the question "Why are players doing this?"
The question being asked is, "How do we stop players from doing this?"