But both the ships should be obtainable in game in my opinion same as the retrofits. I would like to think the delay is an indication that they are considering this, as the latest release on the C Store demonstrates.
Well, let's be fair to Cryptic. They're pretty good at giving us approximate release windows for new stuff. Most MMO companies don't even do that much.
That said, we're coming up to the end of July, but the release calendar on the main page hasn't been updated for August. Still, I'll wait 'til the end of the month before freakin' out. Chances are they will give us C-store release estimates on the Calendar by the time August hits.
Because a blank release Calendar would look really bad, and I'm sure they know that.
(I want the Excelsior myself, BTW. I'm refusing to level my RA5 to VA1 until the Excelsior hits.)