A question for the crew:
Ships and Multitools come in four classes - C, B, A, and S. Assuming two items are identical in specification and model, the price will vary according to class, with C being the cheapest, and S being the most expensive.
When NMS first launched, there were notable differences in performance, depending on class. Low class ships had shorter range, lesser firepower, and inferior shields. Higher class items had better performance.
It seems to me now that this difference has gone - or in some cases actually reversed. My class C multitool has considerably better performance than my class S model. I had the opportunity to swap my class B freighter for a class S model with the same number of slots. It would have cost me an eye watering amount of money - and I couldn’t see any difference in the performance figures.
With the exception of frigates, which certainly do improve as their class gets better, does item class actually mean anything any more? Are we just paying extra for bragging rights?