I am a returning player. I am very impressed by the new skins for the Constitution Refit, Miranda, and Excelsior. However, I noticed that the Constitution Refit never got more forward weapon consoles. It had two when I first started playing and it still has two. KDF ships like the K'Tinga have four forward weapon slots. In TOS and TMP, the K'Tinga was supposed to be the equivalent of the Constitution class. Like most KDF ships, it has more foward firing weapons and more hull capacity (24,000) vs the Constitution's 19,500.
I'd like to get more use out of the Constitution and the Miranda. Right now they just sit in my ship slots as inactive ships. However, on KDF, I can go up against tougher targets and still use the K'Tinga because it has as many forward firing weapons as my Galaxy-class, it has a cloaking device, and better turn radius. Some of my starting ships even have three forward weapon slots which is more than my Fed ships. I always felt like KDF had better ships and the game was unbalanced since it first launched. I'd like to see some improvements to the Feds to help balance the game.
I also noticed that KDF gets better shields. For example, I'm level 36 on Fed. One of my highest shields, which is a capacity shield, only has about 4300 shield strength and it's Type VII. I have a KDF shield that's REG, only Type V, and it has more shield strength (4600) than my higher level Fed shields. That's not just because all my Fed shields are Reg. Some of them are Cap. There's a huge disparity between KDF ships and their item tech vs Feds.
I already know someone reading my post is going to say, well you can just get another Fed ship. That's true, but I like flying the 23rd Century Federation Starships. I'm also a free to play player and it's going to be a while before I can afford anything nice. In fact, Perfect World lost my Ambassador-class that I earned in the Temporal Ambassador mission for the 3 Year Anniversary Event.
To summarize, please add more forward firing weapons to the Constitution Refit and ships of the like (Miranda). It currently has only two slots for forward weapons and I'd like it to have four. Also upgrade the hull to 24,000 to make it equivalent to the K'Tinga. I would like to be able to use the Constitution Refit in PVE and PVP instead of leaving it in mothball. I doubt I will ever have chance to get a T6 Constitution.
Thank you, and again, nice job on the new skins.