I was thinking about tier 6 and our tier 5 ships. When Cryptic is ready to increase level cap, are there going to be dreadnoughts which are impossible to kill, warships which instakill, and something terrible which will shut down your whole ship. I personally would like to continue to fly my Fleet Advanced Escort, and I think that there are more captains who think the same way.
My question is, what should these new versions for current retrofits be?
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Tier 6 ships are basically going to be the Battleship and Dreadnought tier. You won't see escorts, cruisers, destroyers, hybrids, science ships, or anything really small up there (supposedly). I highly doubt you will see any current ships having retrofits up at tier 6, except maybe the carriers and largest of cruisers.
So? Those large ships will probably be very expensive, and not be able to move around easily. They will make up for it with incredible durability and hellishly strong firepower. Smaller ships will still be valuable and useful for other duties and can probably get away from/out-maneuver the larger ships. Don't worry, your Escorts Online dominion is not threatened.
They will just be a massively different style of play
Besides the devs won't want to ruin their precious escort franchise
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I don't expect Tier 6 at all, because Cryptic has never actually used the term "Tier 6" when talking about new ships.
Tier 5 already covers Rear Admiral and Vice Admiral, it'll probably cover the new Admiral rank, too. We'll see new ships exclusive to this new Admiral rank (just like there are ships exclusive to Vice Admirals), but it won't be a new tier of ships.
Cryptic would not throw away its entire catalog of C-Store ships and the Fleet variants, as it would have to come up with a large number of ships right away to maintain sales.
I said it was likely. I don't actually know any of that for a fact. But it makes sense if you think about it. Imagine a large ship that is slow, and can't really turn that well. But if it gets you in it's killzone, you're toast. There has to be some compensation for that level of OMAGERD I CAN'T MOVE!!