They need to update the way that one receives their next tier ship. They need to do one of the following:
1. Increase the amount of Dilithium that Admiral Quinn gives you when you are promoted to the next rank.
2. Decrease the amount of Dilithium that is costs to get the next tier ship so that it matches the amount that Admiral Quinn gives you when you rank up.
3. Give us our ship plaques back so that we can buy the next tier ship with one ship plaque.
Preferably either the second or the third, as those of us currently testing and wanting our current rank tier ship would be required to gain 20K dilithium for the Commander tier ship which could take a minimum of 5 fives to acquire that much dilithium.
On another note, in regards to dilithium, what happened to the conversion of Badges of Exploration??? I have noticed that there are no rewards for this while doing the Exploration missions. What will happen to all of our current Marks of Exploration when F2P goes live? Do they just dematerialize? Will Cryptic be adding some dilithium as a reward for completing the exploration mission? At the current reward settings on Exploration mission there is absolutely no point in doing them. Give us a reason to want to do exploration missions.