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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
01-31-2010, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by travistrout View Post
He's not talking about n00b level skills. At later tiers things become a little muddled.

Consider the path to escort captain. Starship Command applies to all ships, so that's easy. Escort Captain applies to all escorts, so that's also easy. But what about Tactical and Heavy escort? Last time I checked there was nothing in the text to indicate that skills 1-2-3-4 in that line form a cumulative benefit. Rather, it suggests that only 1-2-4 are applied at tier 4, and 1-2-5 at tier 5.
The skill descriptions and the fact that weapons and abilities tend to be affected by three skills would suggest that this is correct.

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And if it is the case, then certainly there are whole boxes that are basically wasted once you pass that tier.
True, unless you intend to keep flying the relevant T3 or T4 ship once you hit T5.

On the other hand, if the upcoming respecs aren't too hard to get hold of, you could always train the skill then respec when you get promoted.