They weren't "out"--but you could see them on the occupation planet.
What does "Them" refer to? Do you mean that the hint was there but was taken out?
My guess is the Vasari Rebels. Some rebel ship has an ability that gives a hint. And I already checked the titan!! I used dev to level it to ten on the occ. planet, and it used like 4 abilities that didn't give any hints.
And when you say "ability", you mean ability as in a ship or structure ability?
And how obvious is this hint?