In fact the ship in game act as a cruiser with a sci flavor(really good to play solo no matter your type of captain)i guess they put as i sci ship because we already have a lot of cruisers to all tiers,about the weapons is cleary a away to let the ship in pair with the actual rank,the refit version is more closest to the real thing as the refit excelsior is more close to the canon than the adv heavy cruiser we have access earlier in game(great ship and the trasnwarp is a must).
Before state that you think about what you want from your ship.
You want play pvp only?pve?support a team? tank one enemy?tank multiple enemies ? dps?provide sustained fire ?
People start to complain abut every single ship in game trying to compare a Galaxy cruiser to a Sov,an Intrepid to a Luna etc etc.
Im dont want be blunt and use your post as an example(not personal and i dont want to offend you in any manner) but lets do some effort to build some real feedback to improve the game,because the devs more or less use our toughts about everthing to set the game.
Keep that in mind.
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