I agree that the whole starship line could use some incentive to make them more tempting. Admittedly, I haven't crunched the numbers or anything, but it seems like when you're weighing the knowledge to unlock another mark worth of fleet ship vs starships, the fleet ships will always be better. I could be completely wrong on that. I suppose I need to go look at the knowledge costs and find a good comparison. Is the game balanced such that (assuming equal unlock cost) a full cap of mark X star ships is equal in damage dealing power and survivability to a full cap of the same mark of fleet ships? Roughly, of course, since we're talking about all kinds of different ships here. I'm not sure how to even make that comparison well. Ignoring the M/C costs, since those can always be recouped over time, but knowledge is fairly limited, it seems like fleet ships are always the best, most versatile option.