there are so many other immersion killing things in this game, and anit-canon things that its ridiculous. but seriously dude, its a game. there has to be a line between canon and game. if everything was pure canon, we wouldnt be running around killing borg no problem, we wouldnt be able to laugh at how crappy polaron weapons are (if i recall in the series they were supposed to be pretty damn good, and yeah, they dont perform like that), we wouldnt have captains running around on ESD looking like homer simpson, yoda, or any other non-trek character or even running around in different uniforms. canon was relaxed because its a GAME and to make it the experience they need for the game to even be playable, canon has to be flexed and in some points broken.