Although I feel for those including the feds. How do you guys feel?
why do you expect cryptic have done a 180 and invested something even approaching equal effort spent on t6 kdf ships?
the most likely scenario is feds will have a dozen choices, roms will have their most popular op ships available, and the kdf will have one cruiser to choose, and all our lockbox/lobi ships will be obsolete.
What could possibly give you the notion there will be anything resembling "balance"?
Something some dev said?
Devs say alot of things and that's usually quite different from what they do.
I think that it's a reasonable conclusion that since they've been negligent to balance things now, they were saving all balance when they raised the bar.
It seems that a lot of people are mistaking "power creep" for "imbalance". Balance is more important in an MMO than keeping everything at a constant power level throughout a game's life. If things are more balanced at 60 than they are at 50, I don't see a problem with it.
It will never be close to balanced, they will never in a million years allocate the same amount of development time for it, as others have said there will be plenty of new fed ships, quite a few RR ones and one Klingon one.
Its also likely that what few C store ships we have will be useless.
Also the Feds will likely get battlecloaking and uni BO slots proper since its the only thing we have left to be stolen.