Can we have the old T5 ship drop table back
? I miss theTal Shiar Llaihr Adapted Destroyer
, the Undine Nicor Bio Warship
, and the Elachi S'golth
I ask because the T5 infinity ship drops feel anywhere from worthless to infuriating. It seems like winning the lottery to get a paperweight. They're the second rarest
drop, but their EC value is worse than about 60% of the drop table. It makes them feel like a punch in the gut. Literally, of the ~15 I've gotten over time I've been able to give ONE away that someone would use as something other than an admiralty card. I'm also part of the -STO- armadas so I don't think it's an opportunity issue giving them away.
I feel like the old drop table would notably help that situation. The ships I listed, as well as others on the old drop table are good enough or unique enough at T5 that I would actually fly them on some characters, especially for the aesthetic. Basically, a visually unique T5 that's S-tier like those ships is something with a longer lifespan. It gives players time to grind for a better ship and it would seem like it wouldn't hurt the bottom line because, long-term, basically all those players will move up to a T6 ship.
A change like that feels better for everyone. It feels better for people opening the lockboxes because they're getting more value and choice out of it. It feels better for the people who are buying them as admiralty cards because now there are more T5 ships. It feels better for new players because it makes it easier for more experienced players like me to give them a cool ship with a slightly higher ceiling.
I had a few alternative thoughts that might also remedy the situation. One was to add a fleet module shard in the box and a special projects R&D slot to craft them into a fleet module. Another was to remove them from the drop table altogether like the phoenix rewards. On the opposite side, adding in all the old t5 stuff to that box would add more options in a way that could help things. Another would be giving a lobi chunk as an option. (Edit: while I'm thinking about it, t5 lobi ships are crazy over priced compared to t6s) Has anyone else had thoughts on this topic?