Chalk up another positive move by SalamiInferno.
The feedback over the new T6 variant raised concerns over early miscommunication on the upgradable nature of the JH Attack Ships (aka the Bug). This has been a sore spot with many ship collectors, and ship brokers (yes they exist) for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the perception that this was simply a cash grab by Cryptic.
Earlier today SalamiInferno not only clarified the the upgrade issue in a timely post on Reddit, but he also confirmed that YES the new ship will also allow for the purchase of T6-Variant frigate pets for the Jem’Hadar Dreadnaught Carrier.
First from Reddit:
I wanted to take a moment to respond to the concerns over the blog text from last year that mentioned that the T5 Jem’Hadar Attack Ship would be upgradable to T6 capability. That blog was originally written and released before the introduction of the concept of T5-U ships, so while we meant it could get upgraded to T5-U we couldn’t outright mention this new type of ship at that time. When we released the chart that explained which ships would receive the free upgrade to T5-U, the Jem’Hadar Attack Ship was listed among their ranks. We will be correcting the incorrect text from the original blog, and I would like to personally apologize for the misinformation.
I hope I’ve helped to clear things up, and I will continue to work towards improving our communication with everyone in the community.
Stephen Ricossa Executive Producer
and from the forums:
There have been some questions yesterday about unlocking the frigate pets for the Jem Hadar Carrier. I apologize for the delay in our response, it was a rather busy day yesterday. Yes, the new Jem Hadar Strike Ship will give players access to the Jem Hadar Attack Ship frigates for use on their Jem Hadar Carrier.
The blogs should be updated today to reflect this information.
This goes a long way to help smooth out ruffled feathers.