I am not sure if this topic has been talked about before, but I was wondering why there is not any way of building a ship to suit the player. I would like to take different parts of different ships and create something different. Not just using current STO ships, but ships from different TV episodes. This could be a feature put into the game for the C-Store, Di lithium or Tier V Fleets, just wondering.
1. The ships are supposed to be visually distinctive, so that you can tell what you are facing just by looking.
2. It can be hard enough to get all the parts of a ship to fit together properly when they were custom designed to do so. The ability to take parts off of completely different ship designs and throw them together would be a nightmare to get right.
3. Money. If we could all build our perfect ships, why would we ever buy another one?
4. Unrestricted kitbashing can lead to some truly ugly ships; which wouldn't do the game's image any good if screen shots of some of the results got out.
Having said all that, I'd like to see it too; and Dan did mention something about maybe someday being able to build our own ships back in the January 'Ask Cryptic' article.