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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
03-19-2010, 03:55 AM
Originally Posted by TrisJ View Post
Bear in mind both ships shields would need to be down for this to occur.
Well, typically, the ship sending the teams would drop their facing shield for a split second to initiate transport...

Easy answer is... ease of use game mechanics. Hit & Run action takes precise timing and planning. Besides, to be perfectly honest, in STO with the very limited internal systems mechanics, there's barely even a use for boarding parties. At least as I see it.

By the by, the shuttles wouldn't actually be able to make it through to the ship at all until there was a shield down, anyway. You know, if actual physics applied in MMO World... (this is canon from as early as ST V: TFF, a shuttle cannot approach a ship while its shields are up).