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# 11
06-09-2013, 02:39 AM
Originally Posted by chuckingram View Post
NPC's are agile enough to be a challenge, and smart enough to rebalance their shields after taking damage on particular vector, something many people here don't seem to understand. Cannon equipped escorts need a snappy turnrate due to the nature of cannons. Cruisers DON'T need turnrate as much for mostly for the same reason.

Hint: Fly a well-equipped cruiser for a few days to the exclusion of all else. Hopefully doing so will highlight their benefits and teach one to appreciate them for what they are, and not hate them because they aren't escorts.
NO, that is backwards.
cannons have a narrow arc to offset higher in arc dps, otherwise all weapons might as well have the same arc.

when you let the magic stats boosted 'escorts' have a way of negating that arc while having no penalty elsewhere, you break the game.
Figure out and address the players path of least resistance to reward. this one thing is THE consistent factor undermining all your efforts. be that crafting, raids or starbase projects.