I had the same reaction when i first saw it but i had to remember how cryptic took the same criticism about all the new ship skins and stuff in c-store instead of real content. The thing is the new loading screen is part of the art department. All the coding problems in the game have nothing to do with the art department. So rather than have a whole department on payroll doing nothing they have them working on side projects while the other teams are working on the nuts and bolts of the game, wether its new content or fixing the spider web of bugs in the game.
So I only have 5 Engine Batteries.
And there's no other way for Fed's to purchase Engine Batteries.
And unlike every other RPG, you can't split stacks in STO.
So... I have only 1 stack, I can't split it, and I can't buy any more.
Cause yeah, I died trying to hit the Engine Batt a 2nd time in PvP.
Hmm... wonder if I can buy some with my Kling, then mail them to my Defiant?
You certainly could mail them to yourself, also know that there are plenty of batteries in the exchange, and you can split stacks, try holding down control before you click and drag on a stack. It will ask how many you want to move.