Guys, come on. Let it go.
I wanted T5 Constitutions as much as anyone (and still do), but they finally gave us an official answer and that answer is (regrettably) "no." We just have to live with it.
Well, I sure as heck will not be flying that Enterprise contest winner as a T6 or T5 ship that's for sure......
I was hoping for a T5 refit of an Excalibur with the 1701-A skin...maybe modified a bit to the current century but that's what I was hoping for....No TOS connie being refitted?..well, try another tier...but then again they shot that idea down...So, create a new ship that looks similar to it for T5 or the upcoming new levels coming out in season 5.
The answer was NO! There will be no retrofits of any lower tier vessels.
That cam from CBS and Wishstone. Sorry. WishStone Answered the Question then closed the thread.
Hope this can help.
What about making a larger vessel with the appearance of a T1 or T2 vessel?
If they were to use the look of the ship...or use that for inspiration, we could use that as a fair compromise between those that want a TOS /TOS Movie era Constitution, and those that say something that small should not be allowed in the game.
I say a design of a T1-T2 cruiser that is the size of...a T5 science ship, or about 1/2 the size of a T5 cruiser that draws inspiration from the T1-T2 ship and bill it as a VA/Fleet Admiral redesign of a lower ship would be something to do.... Imagine if you could having to go out and gather resources to craft portions of the ship, build it in the new starbases...it would give purpose to the SB and would allow something for people to do, as well would have the arguement solved. No T1-T2 cruisers retrofitted to T5 but one that looks similar to a T1-T2 ship (a bit larger, longer, new portions of nacelles, hull plating, impulse manifolds, new portions of deflector, but the same aesthetic appeal as the old ship) being crafted by a person or a whole fleet.... Now that would be something I think we could agree on...right??????
A T-5 Connie would have to be somewhere between an escort and a cruiser. It is really small when compared to other cruisers of the T-5 level. Maybe call it a frigate but either way it does not need to be in game at T-5. Yes cryptic broke a lot of rules with the "escorts" in this game most of which are not escorts except the defiant. A T-5 connie would have no place in game except as an RP piece and there is no way it could be balanced against T-5 ships adn Cryptic is not going to waste resources to squeeze a square peg into a round hole that has not been made yet.
As much as I'd love to have a "remastered" Movie Enterprise _/A to fly at the higher (endgame) ranks of this game.. I'll be really honest.. I'd be almost as happy to have an Ambassador Class, or even an "Engame level (T5, T6, Twhatever)" NX-01 Enterprise.