Type 7 - Using all of its Hardpoints

The type seven currently has 4 small hardpoints, most of which don't see much use as it is a relatively vulnerable (if surprisingly maneuverable) trade vessel. The recent changes have given it a much stronger role than previous to the point where I bought one and have fitted it for exploration.

However, one of the things that bothers me is that the placement of the bottom hardpoint is off-center, seen in this link here. http://www.elite-dangerous-blog.co.uk/image.axd?picture=/codex/type7-bottom.png

Complimenting this issue, there is a fifth hardpoint that has no function and isn't currently integrated in the game. The panel sits there doing nothing. While the Type 7 has received a lot of well deserved love, I feel that this panel should not sit unused and the fifth hardpoint that obviously was meant to be there should be implemented.


I don't see any reasons to NOT implement it. It would hurt literally no one to have it put in, it won't upset any metas, and it's not enough firepower to even remotely affect anybody else. It would not hurt to have for flavor however, and for the sake of detail which is one of Elite's strongest points. The Type 7, for all intents and purposes, should have access to this fifth panel.

If for whatever reason people do not want it, then at least make it appear symmetrical and remove the unused panel and shift the usuable hardpoint into the middle. It just looks bad at the end of the day. That being said, I imagine that changing the model might be harder than merely implementing another hardpoint which is why it is my primary suggestion. Either way, this change would literally not have any negative effects nor upset any balance, etc etc and would only be a boon for the ship.
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