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Archived Post 01-27-2012 06:26 PM

Career Choice
I made a tactical officer for my first captain and while I am still leveling I don't think I've used any of my tactical only abilities for space combat yet. Are career abilities important later on or can you choose any class with any ship and perform all the roles just fine?

Archived Post 01-27-2012 07:52 PM

As you progress you will gain more abilities that are specific to your chosen carreer. So as a Tactical officer, you'll only gain Tactical abilities. You can however fly any type of ship. You're not restricted to Escorts, but you can pick a Cruiser or Science Vessel if you want. These will give you more Engineering and Science bridge officer stations, which allows you to use more of those abiilities.

If you find that you can beat space combat easily without having to use any special abilities, you may want to consider increasing the difficulty level. This makes things harder to beat (obviously), but also increases the amount of skill points and loot you get from things you defeat.

Archived Post 01-28-2012 08:06 AM

The first few missions have weakened ships compared to others. Frigate groups only have two ships instead of three, and larger ships do less damage and have less health.

You'll find as you progress enemies will get substantially stronger - you'll need every trick at your disposal to handle a Romulan Warbird the first time you meet one.

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