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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 894
# 8
10-19-2013, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by doffingcomrade View Post
All of those things are true, and tell you absolutely nothing about how the class functions as a captain, since you do none of those things in space!

And since Space is what most people regard as the game, it stands to reason that many may wind up rather dissatisfied, particularly with how Engineers handle in space.
Problem is, in spaaaaace, the only difference between any of the captain classes is all of 4.5 powers, and as of recently access to one trait...

The reason I say 4.5 is the "admiral level" captain power is a "themed fleet" power, which, much like the class team BOff powers, are "identical" in how they work, what differs is what they affect...

I could build 3 captains. All Fed. Tac, Sci, Engie. Spec identically. Stick in a Vesta with the same loadout. Other than the "nifty tricks / panic button", they'll fly nearly identically...

Tac would have a touch more DPS from their APA/FoMM/GDF/Tac Fleet. Sci has a touch of DPS (Photonic fleet), SNB to stuff the one-two buffs most PvE targets lay out, and the sci field PBAoE / Sci team damage reducers. Engie has all of what, power boosters (so periodic near max energy across the board) and the "oh crud" heal...

For PvE, none of this is a problem. For PvP, especially "high end", see how many teams would love you as an engineer...

Ground, on the other hand, is where the differences lie, because not only are your captain powers themed, so are the kits you can wear and therefore the powers you can bear. To illustrate, I could stick an engie in a mirror patrol escort and have a very close tac-officer space clone, but I could never put the fabrication kit with it's turrets on a tac captain...
50: S'Leth/Eurthyr/S. Dareau/Ardrian/Krudge/Annlova Not: Jadja
Still at it. CBS "restrictions" fell by wayside with freebie Breen. Time to re-examine ENT and ToS at tier 5, repurpose the Connie into Sci and rebuild an Akira escort into the "NX". 6 "eras", spread evenly over all the classes...