Seriously, for the love of crap! Add customization! The ship sub-types are all there! Simply let us pick which nacelles we want, D7, K'Tinga, Koro'T'inga, or K'Tinga Retrofit. Let us pick the hull, out to and including the wings and arms that go down to the nacelles (even making it all 1 selection would be fine!). Let us pick the neck. Let us pick the command pod or bridge or whatever you want to call it! It's simple enough! You don't even have to add the payload pod like on the Vorcha, though using the Vorcha as a template of what you should give us as far as customization options would be GREAT.
I really like the classic look, but I like spicing things up a bit, and mix-matching parts here and there. I really don't like the extra bump armor plates because they don't map with the paint schemes (leo, saggitarius, etc) and almost always come out super dark green no matter what.
And above all: MAKE THE FREAKING COLOR SELECTION BOXES ACTUALLY CHANGE THE COLOR YOU'RE PUTTING ON THE SHIP!!!!! They currently have NO effect.
The only color choice you get is changing the hull type.
I paid a crapton for 4 fleet modules (way overpriced) to simply fly a ship I love from the ST universe. I can't even customize it. It's a real fly in the soup.
EDIT: P.S. Yes this is in the SF section, because apparently devs don't venture to the KDF sub forums.
I agree with the OP. The customization of the K'tinga retro pisses me off too. I'd argu about the sucky hull point tradeoff compared to the Vorcha retro but considering Cryptic can't even fix the galaxy why bother.
This is the wrong sub forum but you have my complete support!
The Somraw, K'tinga, D'Kyr, D7, Kumari, Xindi carrier, Xindi escort, and the T'Varo are all older than the Constitution Refit and yet they are tier 5. The Constellation is made up primarily of Connie refit parts and it is tier 5, there is no logical reason whatsoever for the no tier 5/6 connie rule.