“I'm with Ellias on this. I've piloted a M-Class Mon Calamari Luxury Liner, and they're a sweet ride. Very roomy. ”
Hahaha. Roomy indeed. Sin went silent on the mic when I sent him the roommap for when it became time to implement the M-Class. He then proceeded to request we make it smaller. :)
The standard rules we've had for the creation of CP ships, is that the CP price is 10% of the RMP, which is based off the ships stats. However, in most cases we do some slight tweaking to make the ships more/less reasonable.
The Tartan, for whatever reason is one example of what happens when the prices aren't tweaked. Unfortunately, because they were not edited to be a different % of RMP, the CP cost was ludicrously high, meaning very few in comparison to over CP capitals were spawned.
As to the question/comment that CP ships of late have been worse, it's intentional. For a time, CP ships were actually far superior than those that were available through IC/faction means. The Bayo being a prime example of an amazing ship, too amazing. Most of the CP ships you see now/in the future, are ships we found that are purposely inferior to what we have. Essentially, this is why you'll never see a Venator on the CP list. :)