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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 21
10-23-2013, 04:51 AM
Originally Posted by daedalus304 View Post
Ok so here's the thing, for a long time STO has seemed useless in its class system.

many blamed it solely on the DPS oriented style and lack of other setups.

I think it's more because instead of following a traditional stance of DPS for DPS, Tanking for Tanking, and Heals for Heals, each class can use Bridge officers to do basically all of that.

I have freaking tanked as a Tactical in a cruiser because of the bridge officers that I have.

does anyone else see this?

does anyone else see the distinction between the classes just go away because of the bridge officers? it basically takes away the science officers job, the Engineers don't have enough threat as is so either way they can't tank properly.

Originally Posted by mirrorshatner View Post
If they wanted to have more emphasis on the profession/class chosen, one way to address it would be to add synergies.

So for example:

Science captain gets bonuses in a Science ship
Science Boffs get bonuses from a Science captain

Repeat synergy for other professions.
So that is why Starfleet put Kirk (tactical) into a cruiser, Sulu (tactical) into a cruiser, Picard (science) into a cruiser and Sisko (engineering) into an escort? Good to know. Sorry, worst idea ever.
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