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Archived Post 02-03-2010 08:24 PM

Question regarding ship piloting skills
 
Someone had mentioned recently that the Heavy Escort and Tactical Escort skills had an impact on the performance of skills such as Attack Pattern Alpha. Is this true?

I know that maxing Tactical Escort gets you access to Attack Pattern Omega III; my question has to do with general strength improvements to Tactical officer skills. Thanks.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 08:40 PM

They're not linked. Your escort captaincy skills (Heavy Escort Captain, Fleet Escort Captain, et cetera) only improve the base stats of your ship. They have no effect on your abilities, such as attack patterns or bridge officer skills.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 08:42 PM

The attack pattern abilities are modified by Tactical Team Leader, Escort Captain, and Heavy Escort Captain.

Any weapon based tactical abilities are modified by the weapon skills.

Tactical Team is modified by Tactical Team Leader, Security, and Tactics.

Did I miss anything?

You can check what skills modify your abilities in game by selecting them in the power window.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Taeyan
The attack pattern abilities are modified by Tactical Team Leader, Escort Captain, and Heavy Escort Captain.

This is incorrect information. The starship captaincy skills ONLY improve your starship's base stats, which are: hull strength, speed and maneuverability. The abilities that will improve your attack pattern skills are the weapon/engine efficiency/maintenance abilities- which improve your ships weapon systems and engines abilities.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Telaura (Post 1906713)
This is incorrect information. The starship captaincy skills ONLY improve your starship's base stats, which are: hull strength, speed and maneuverability. The abilities that will improve your attack pattern skills are the weapon/engine efficiency/maintenance abilities- which improve your ships weapon systems and engines abilities.

I'm afraid you're the one with the incorrect information. If you open up the abilities menu (the little tricorder looking icon by your hot bar), it brings up full descriptions of all your abilities including what skills modify them. In the case of Attack Pattern Alpha, Beta etc. it is Tactical Team Leader, Escort Captain and Heavy Escort Captain IIRC.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Telaura (Post 1906713)
This is incorrect information. The starship captaincy skills ONLY improve your starship's base stats, which are: hull strength, speed and maneuverability. The abilities that will improve your attack pattern skills are the weapon/engine efficiency/maintenance abilities- which improve your ships weapon systems and engines abilities.

weapon/engine efficiency/maintenance abilities? That's rather vague... Can you be more specific?

Granted I got my information from elsewhere and don't have a promoted tactical BO with an attack pattern skill to check myself, but everything else I've checked has turned out to be correct despite looking weird in some places.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 08:58 PM

Press P and look at the details of your Attack Pattern Alpha. It says right on it that it's boosted by Tactical Team Leader.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Steel_Monsoon
In the case of Attack Pattern Alpha, Beta etc. it is Tactical Team Leader, Escort Captain and Heavy Escort Captain IIRC.

So it would seem. Which would make sense, because Attack Pattern Alpha III is a damage/turn buff, and not a weapon systems buff.


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Originally Posted by Taeyan
weapon/engine efficiency/maintenance abilities? That's rather vague... Can you be more specific?

These abilities are located in the Starship Engineering section of your skill stab. They are titled, "Starship Engine Maintenance," "Starship Shield Maintenance," et cetera.

Archived Post 02-03-2010 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Telaura (Post 1906799)
These abilities are located in the Starship Engineering section of your skill stab. They are titled, "Starship Engine Maintenance," "Starship Shield Maintenance," et cetera.

No, I meant more specific as in which skills specifically improve the Attack Pattern abilities. All abilities are modified by three skills, and only three. You vaguely pointed at 4 different skills without any specifying which ones are actually helpful.


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