What...carriers that spam a mess load of fighters ain't good enough. Klingons gotta have a MVAM also? I too want more ship options for my klingon toons, but why copy the fed ships? Klingons should have completly unique ships. It is a war between the Feds and Klingons and they should be developing ships to counter each other.
+1 Ensign Slot for the BoP and they're done with that.
I am not sure what dstahl's comment is really to mean - it is possible that Vice Admiral specifically means: "Ship with special ability". That's not strictly needed. I could live with something like the Vor'Cha Tier 5 Refit myself.
Well, actually I don't care that much about the Akira, I want a Tier 5 Nova. But even there, I don't need fancy special abilities with extra need for balancing and game design. Just give me a stock Tier 5 Science Vessel (or Escort, in the case of the Akira) and slap the visuals on it.
Please keep an open mind about all factors in the game, and not neccesarily the ship you would like to have at Tier 5. (In my opinion the Akira is pretty ugly)
Because I think its pretty obvious for everyone that the current system is very limited and has very little variation in the current selection of (every) ship tier (Aka all Vice admirals fly about the same ships). In my humble opinion they should scrape the whole Tier system or just make any ship available for any tier and just scale the bridge officer slots / consoles / Weapon slots, etcetera.
Even better, make all ships costumizable with all parts from all ships,(Interchanging partS) so we could finally make 'real' individual ships. (Without diverging too much from the original rules of Startrek ships)
(A little like how they made the character stuff so customizable.)
Memory Alpha lists both the Defiant class and the Akira class having been commissioned in the 2370s. The DS9 Technical manual has an armament of 10 phaser banks and two torpedo launchers listed for the Akira. And the thing about the Excelsior is just speculation.
Donīt get me wrong, Iīd like to see a T5 Akira. Just donīt make things up or present speculations as facts please.
The DS9 Technical manual is wrong. Watch First Contact, and you'll clearly see 5 launchers (4 in the rollbar, one just above the deflector).