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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 15
02-01-2010, 04:59 AM
The OP is right, unfortunately.

The guy who goes in and tanks stuff gets no thanks, he gets no loot - unless an escort player is merciful and groups with him.

THE ONLY WAY TO GET LOOT IN A CRUISER - this is how I did it in Beta:
Fly alone into enemy groups. Nobody should be around. Tank them and shoot them all down by your own.

If escorts show up, they will say thanks and blow up stuff while you are getting pummeled by the remaining ships.

Yeah, the system is seriously flawed and factors only DPS in. No idea how to fix that, it makes all classes except Escorts a bit superfluous, especially as there are no penalties for dying besides being out of combat for a while.