I've been thinking about this alot recently and noticed that since the Odyssey and Vesta ships, STO's ship models are starting to out-look older STO ship models, in terms of detail.
The Vesta class is gorgeous in terms of detail and so is the Odyssey. As much as I love these ships (and have them both), I always fly my Galaxy class and think to my self "Gee...My Galaxy class would look sweet with a unique material made specificley for the Galaxy, like the Vesta".
My main point being, now we have better looking ship models, will the ship team update older models and give us some new materials to make our ships look on par with the new ones, or give us more customization with them. IE: change registry font colour, more decals etc.
Would be nice to know that our cannon ships though would get a nice one off makeover at some point. Even if its just some more ship material types. We need more ship customization. My galaxy class would look sweet with a proper tng hull making makeover.
Would also like a new material for my t2 connie too.
Q: (thmichael) Are you going to implement the Ambassador Class at some point? And would it be possible to implement the Old Constitution Class for higher ranks?
Dstahl: Yes. The Ambassador class is coming in 2013. CBS is still pretty adamant about the Old Connie not being an end game ship, but you never know what can happen as time rolls by.
To be honest I feel cheated finding out the USS Enterprise (TOS) constitution light cruiser didn't scale with character level and it was pretty damn useless once you reach level 10 and get your first free ship. The only thing it comes with in terms of equipment are blue phaser beam arrays that do scale with level and have the original series sound effects, but after about 2 minutes it becomes really annoying. I payed real money for Zen that I used to get the classic 1701 style ship because I like the look. Tried it out on my Vice Admiral once and it took forever to kill anything and I struggled to stay alive.