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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
02-23-2010, 03:44 AM
Originally Posted by tbarlow
I don't understand why I got this ability and not another does it have to do with my bridge officers or is it because I am Tactical Officer?
At X5 (so 5, 15, 25, and 35), you get a background specific ground power. At X8 (8, 18, 28, and 38), you get a background specific space power. APA is the one you get at 8 for tactical.

Also it says abilitys that help this is some thing like Heavy Escort thing what ever you call those skills that are under your char not your officers. I don't want to use Escort Class ships I want to use Cruisers, can I get a skill taht wll go better with my ship class or does that even effect what ship I can use and how effectivly I can use it?
No, you get APA and it runs off the escort skills. That's the downside.

The upside is that you'll most likely be able to afford the points for the escort captain skills if you want 'em and those two escort skills also benefit Attack Pattern Beta I, which is an excellent choice for an Lt tactical power, once you get high enough to be able to use that in a cruiser.

Or you can just not bother raising the skill and just use it at its base value.

Just a side effect of there being no tactical skill group. Engineering captain powers run off Starship Engineering skills (and possibly Engineering Team Leader). Science ones off Starship Operations (and possibly Science Team Leader). But there's nothing like those two categories for tactical. So tactical stuff runs off a few escort captain skills, as well as some tactical background only skills (for Tactical Team).

Originally Posted by Trigmigistus
If you are not a TAC Officer you can still get it as a BO skill for one of your bridge crew, but you won't be able to train it up to level 3.
No, you cannot. APA is only available to tactical background player characters. It is not a BOff power.

Bridge Officers can get Attack Pattern Omega, which is similar in a lot of ways, but that requires a Lt Commander or better console slot, which means escort only.