I just got my first T3 ship (Tac) and with all my credits gone the time it will take to get another ship into my fleet is long.
I feel very limited not being able to use my T2 ships, as we all know the situation requires one to change from ship to ship depending on your team and enemy team composition.
I know I'm in the next tier bracket with my fleet, but that shouldn't mean that i can't add lower level tiers to it. Of course I shouldn't be able to add higher tier ships in a lower level tier fleet, but the other way around won't affect balance right?
At the moment we're all pretty low rank and there isn't enough players to make a 100% veteran game happen, nevertheless i as the player should be able to add a T1-2 Artillery, destroyer and whatever so that my playstyle won't be limited to the single T3 ship that qualifies for veteran games. The T1-2 ship will obviously be inferior to other T3's but atleast i won't be stuck using a tac when my team already has 3, or won't be stuck with a sniper when the team desperately needs a beefy Dreadnought.
This will be the case for the Legendary bracket aswell. You grind and grind saving just enough to buy a brand new better version of your ship and boom, you can only bring that thing to the party.