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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 27
01-30-2010, 04:30 PM
Originally Posted by nman729 View Post
so, could someone put it out plain and simple for me. what are the advantages and disadvantages of being a tac officer on a cruiser? basicly, i want a battle cruiser, so would this be logical? or just stupid?
right now... the only two disadvantage I can see ... is that you can't teach your bridge officers *yourself*. you'll have to get another engineering player to teach your BOs the right engineering abilities.

and.. each class gets their own abilities (here's a list).
Engineers get Rotate Shield Frequency at Lt 5, and Tacticals get Attack Pattern Alpha I... those abilities would change your playstyle a bit I'd imagine... in the instance of Attack Pattern Alpha... an Escort ship would get more of an effect from it, especially the buff to manoeuvring (it's %-based, a % of 6 is a smaller buff than the same % of 15)..

but you wouldn't be unable to use tactical abilities in a cruiser.