I agree. There was such a variety of ships in the previous Elite games. It would be a crime not to put them in Elite Dangerous, even if they fill a niche tht others already fill. Its abit like cars really: there are so many types of cars that all do the same thing, so it just comes down to aesthetic preference. There should be that many ships so that we commanders can choose something we like the look of.I'm not saying Panther Clipper but... Panther Clipper?
True, the Crusader needs a buff. Its the most hated ship, along with the Asp Scout. But the Asp buff is half-legally approved by the devs(?).I was hoping that Alliance Crusader will be something different.....not a copy of Chieftain and Challenger but something more. If i was in charge the Crusader will be size of an Anaconda with very strong shield and hull ....a real tank with ONLY 4 medium hardpoints BUT it will have the options to deploy 2 fighters at the samme time....the only ship that can do this THE CRUSADER