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Archived Post 02-15-2010 07:47 PM

Creativity on a BO?
So.. bridge officers can't use kits. My question then, is if the "Creativity" trait gives you +x% damage and healing from kits, what is the point?

Are ground devices such as hypos and power cells affected by this trait? If not it seems like a waste of a trait slot.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Archived Post 02-15-2010 09:10 PM

If you mean you have a bridge officer with the creativity trait, I would expect it would apply to their ground powers. Kits and BO powers are the same thing, just differently implemented. For a captain, you get your powers through your kit, but BOs get the same powers through their 4 ground abilities.

There are benefits to doing it this way. As a captain, you could swap kits and try out different powers easier than you can change a BOs abilities. For team play, you could carry multiple kits and use the one that best suits the team you are currently in.

Archived Post 02-15-2010 09:35 PM

Hmm, that makes sense. I hope you are right, friend. At the very last they could change the wording when applied to BOs.

Thanks again.

Archived Post 02-15-2010 10:03 PM

I read somewhere that this was confirmed by a dev during beta.


Archived Post 02-15-2010 10:24 PM

Thanks Homeless, good to know!

Archived Post 02-15-2010 10:26 PM

My BOffs can paint or do poetry on their own time. I want the focused on the mission while I use them.

Archived Post 02-15-2010 11:21 PM


Originally Posted by ThomasGideon
My BOffs can paint or do poetry on their own time. I want the focused on the mission while I use them.

All I can see is Picard in his quarters playing his little picolo right now haha. Oh, and Data writing poems about his cat...

Archived Post 02-15-2010 11:37 PM

In looking further into these traits while re-working my Bridge Officers, I noticed another thing: Covert trait on engineering officers?

As far as I know Engineers don't have access to any stealth items/modules/kits, etc. So would this be a wasted trait for an Eng BO?

Another question would be... if I'm a human with +15% repair rate from leadership, if I add another Human to my crew, will those bonuses stack?

Also do you only get the space bonuses from seated crew members? i.e. BOs manning a console, or would those buffs apply from members of your crew that are not assigned to a bridge slot, just on the ship?

So many questions...

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