Ok, that definitly sounds like we will have to pay for the new ships with consoles in C-Store or grind emblems
I would be very surprised if the new ships/skins are anything but in the C-store. Cryptics does this for the money, not for fun. Klingons are frothing at the mouth for new ships and no matter how many may complain about it, many more will spend the money for those new ships when they come.
It's just a game to us, but, it's how they feed their families....
I may not care for it, but that's the reality of it. Accept it. I have.
Yes, most consoles on both sides will eventually be acquireable by the opposite faction. The exact mechanics of this are still being worked out. Similarly, we are working on a mechanic to make it possible to acquire these consoles in game.
The current plan includes about fifteen or so KDF consoles and ships in this batch, although the timing of when these come out may be staggered, and everything about this is subject to change based on a lot of factors. This is, in fact, somewhat more than the number of Federation consoles and ships currently planned for this set.
The KDF consoles are in the process of being built and artified (what, that's not a word?) They are still undergoing a lot of iteration, and we may very well pull some, add some, modify some, shift some around depending on a lot of different factors.
Some of the ones currently in the pipeline for the KDF include:
Vandal Siphon Probe
Graviton Flux Wave
Vent Theta Radiation
Raiding Party Boarding Shuttles
All of this is subject to change, but all of the above are at some level of completion and testing internally. The above is definitely not the complete list, but we're still working on names for some of them (such as a sort of supertorpedo).
So the KDF not only get better ships, but more consoles as well? beautiful. how about balanced factions for a change?