The Calander say's the window of release has already started. I know it goes onto the 27th, but has there been any official word on its exact release date, and that of the T5 version? If you havent been to ESD lately, there is a pot stiring about the ship. If there is documentation on it being delayed, by a Cryptic employee, please post the link. We got people swearing in zone about the ship not being here. I personally say, "release it and sort its bugs out later, and make this known." The X was a joke so how could the Excelsior be any worse? Right now it is in the spotllight of almost every player I've met. So any officially released info would be great.
Dstahl had a posting about it here and also here. Many people, myself included, also stated several times when it gets released. There are at least three threads in the cruiser section where it got mentioned. C-Store updates by the way are usually midweeks, either wednesday or thursday.
Nobody knows about the layout of the Excelsior. We requested informations for countless times, but so far Cryptic stays silent about this topic. I hope we might get an answer or more details about the Excelsiors layout before it is being released, so everybody can plan ahead in terms of weapons, consoles and BO powers.
Releasing and fixing later has been done enough in STO btw, this game would be much better if Cryptic would've taken more time spending fixing bugs, advanced quality assurance and testing stuff before releasing it to the public. Releasing a bugged ship will result in a countless wave of complains in this forums, something nobody is helped with.
I personally say, "release it and sort its bugs out later, and make this known."
Are you joking? Seriously! Because we've seen what happens when Cryptic pushes stuff out without sufficient testing. It comes out buggy, there's flaming pitchforks in the forum, Cryptic gets accused of being incompetent, and whatever bugs get introduced take Way Too Long to stamp out. It's a hard-learned lesson for a lot of real good reasons.
For all we know, the first time someone uses transwarp in an Excelsior, it will blow up DS9.