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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 10
10-29-2010, 05:29 AM
Originally Posted by iueras View Post
Not only that, but if you actually LOOK at the skill, it SPECIFICALLY SAYS that it boosts Photonic Shock Wave!

Directly from the in-game skill text for Photonic Theory:

"Starfleet Admiral

Photonic Theory
Holographic projection skill.

This skill improves starship photonic abilities.

Examples include:
Photonic Shock Wave

Photonic Fleet

Sciences Captains who learn all 9 ranks unlock the skill to train officers Photonic Shockwave III"

Photonic Shock Wave is even the first example the skill itself gives as an ability it improves. Can't get much clearer than that. If they want Deflector Dish to improve it fine, fix the text! Otherwise, fix the bug that has PSW assigned to Deflector Dish! One or the other, doesn't really matter to me.
I want to retract my previous statement and agree. Either the description is wrong or the wrong skill affects Photonic Shockwave.

I don't necessary say that the skill that boosts the BO ability must be the same that you use to train it, but it certainly makes the most sense if it did.
Also it seems to make the most sense from the way other skills are setup that a Lt.Cmdr skill requires a Tier 5 skill to be trained and improve it. That at least seems to be the general idea for skills.