Our 1 count them 1 science ship we have gets nurfed cause you DEV's couldnt get the turn rate right so you give us more turn and now less hull how is it that an escort has more hull than a crusier? NO Answer huh.
Just wanted to point out that it's normal for escorts to have more hull than science ships. Sci uses shields to tank.
Honestly I don't think it's the ship diversity hurting the KDF as much as the persistent lack of PvE content combined with the death of PvP in general. If more players were PvPing, playing KDF wouldn't suck nearly as much because you could just ignore the PvE portion of the game.
I leveled my first KDF toon before any new ships were added, and the second when the only new KDF ship was the freaking lionfish. The thing is that at that time FvK queues popped nearly instantly at every level (for klinks anyway, on the Fed side it was a lot slower) so it was pretty fast and easy to level through PvP. But now between FvF and the general death of PvP, it's very rare for queues to pop at anything other than maximum level, which makes the KDF extremely boring to play.
If you want to fix KDF gameplay, the first step IMO would be to repair PvP in general. There needs to be a ban on any new PvE gear which screws up PvP (such as the har'peng, scorpions, tractor mines, etc.). There should be no rewards for losing a PvP match, to keep the AFKers out (if you aren't AFK you'll likely win at least a quarter of your matches). After that the rate that you gain experience and marks/emblems in PvP ought to be increased so it is at least equal to spending the same amount of time in PvE, with no upward limit. Then sets of PvP gear ought to be added to match the currently available PvE sets.
Tweaking broken powers would help too, but the fact is that currently there isn't much incentive to PvP instead of PvEing, and there is no incentive at all to actually participate in a match once you enter it. PvP is a waste of time compared to PvE, and I think that keeps a lot of players out of PvP.
There is really nothing that could be done to help the KDF as long as PvP in general is slowly sputtering out.
i too feel that there is more Fed ships, special powers and such making the newer fed ships better than the original ones.
Yet, the KDF has gotten little to even out the playing field. The new additions are good and it is good to know there will be more 'content' coming in season 4. HOWEVER, it pales when half your end game is PvP and your ships dont have the edge and uniqueness or competitiveness they once had due to new ships debuting for the Blue team.
When is the ship revamp going to happen?
When are more KDF ships going to launch?
When are there going to be unique BO layouts to compete with the Blue Force?
When is the BoP going to re-adjusted?
Are there going to multiple BO layouts to choose from?
Inquiring minds....really DO wanna know.
All these thing shall be revealed in time, but I from the chatter on the forum, it might not be the Klingons that enjoy these things you mentioned, but the Feds. I have heard endless debates about the demand for the Fed BOP, a Jupiter Dreadnought Carrier and Universal BO slots with Battle Cloak. The last time I looked there was even talk about the 600 day rewards being non-factional ships like the Romulan Scimitar???