What is the real deal with "Techie" and "Starship Engineering Training"?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-11-2010, 05:18 PM
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Starship Operations modifies most of the science skills, although not all of them. At the same time, it's the only tier 1 skill in the Starship Operations category. Starship Engineering Training seems to modify very few in comparison, at least officially, although I suppose that's because so many of the engineering skills draw from Starship Warp Core Training instead.
But after this discussion I'm beginning to believe Starship Engineering Training modifies several BO skills that aren't displaying correctly. Namely - Aceton Field, Extend Shields, Reverse Shield Polarity, Boarding Party (?), Auxilary to Dampeners, and Auxilary to Battery.
As was pointed out earlier, we know that it at least affects Eject Warp Plasma, Directed Energy Modulation, Auxilary Power to Structural, Rotate Shield Frequency, and it modifies the strength of your cloaking field.
Extend Shields is modified by Starship Warp Core Training, the tooltip for that one is working. I think Boarding Party and Reverse Shield Polarity are going to be very difficult to check; we may have to wait for Cryptic to fix the tooltips, or for easy 1v1 PvP (such as Fed vs. Fed duels). If I can ever find officers with Auxiliary to Dampeners/Battery, the tooltips for those may be working, but they might be rare/non-existent at the moment.
Aceton field might be easier (though still annoying) to check, depending on how it is modified. If it's something the tooltip gives a numerical value to, like the duration or the damage debuff, then all we need is someone with a T3+ Cruiser and no points in Starship Engineering; check with engineering team (which increases Engineering Training and Warp Core Training) to see if the tooltip is updated, and if it is, start allocating skill points to Starship Engineering and see if it increases. Preferably, the whole process should be done with screenshots in order to confirm for everyone else. On the other hand, if it's the "minor damage" effect that's improved, we're in the same boat as with RSP and BP.