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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 10
03-09-2010, 11:13 AM
I don't know what to do about the Raptor. I also don't think that battle cloak is the answer.

What we should probably do is make it into a Science ship -- give it the science ship attacks (Target Subsystem abilities integrated into the ship), the science ship shield buff and rework the consoles to be basically like a science ship. BOP would continue its role as the cloaking DPS while the battle cruiser is the DPS/tank and then Raptor is the Science ship (in T5 the carrier is a science ship but the Raptor would still have a place as "the science ship that doesn't turn like a slug").

That would make sense and is probably the easiest thing to do.


Although I also think it's true that a lack of good Tactical BOFF abilities hurts the Raptor (and Federation Escorts too). Having two Tactical BOFF positions really isn't that useful, especially if one of them is an Ensign. Ensign tactical abilities are crap. High Yield Torp can be good but you don't really need two of them and there are no Ensign cannon abilities.

So, optionally, Cryptic could go back to the drawing board and give us some more tactical BOFF powers that don't totally suck and then maybe those extra Raptor seats would be worth something.