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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 38
02-25-2011, 11:59 PM
Some insights into several Starship Engineering skills that are often questioned:

Maintenance:
  • No passive bonus.
  • Contributes to Emergency Power to X BOff powers (corresponding to the specific skill).
  • Contributes to several, other Engineering-BOff powers.
  • Contributes to several, Engineering-Captain, specific abilities.

Efficiency:
  • Provides a passive bonus for the corresponding subsystem in an inverse relationship. The lower that your power slider (the 'adjustable' power level, the number on the right side of the # / # displayed on your power level indicator) is set, the greater the bonus power provided, depending on skillpoint investment. This bonus power scales proportionally lower as you increase your power slider, diminishing in value until your slider is set to 75 or higher, at which point, you will no longer receive any bonus power, regardless of your Efficiency skill.
  • Contributes to Emergency Power to X BOff powers (again, corresponding to the specific skill).
  • Contributes to several, other Engineering-BOff powers.
  • Contributes to several, Engineering-Captain, specific abilities.

Performance:
  • Provides a passive bonus for the corresponding subsystem on a direct, point-for-point basis. Purchasing a skill rank in one of these skills will provide a 1-point bonus to the selected subsystem, regardless of the power-slider setting.
  • Contributes to several, Engineering-BOff powers.
  • Contributes to several, Engineering-Captain, specific abilities.


Starship Hull Repair:
  • Provides a small, passive bonus to your ship's natural hull-regeneration rate (negligible, Alive Crew is much more important in affecting this rate).
  • Heavily contributes to effectiveness of Engineering Team (BOff power).
  • Heavily contributes to effectiveness of Miracle Worker (Engineer-Captain Ability).

Subsystem Repair:
  • Does not have any measurable effect in-game... Do not waste your skillpoints on this skill...

If you would like to see more information for what skills affect which powers, I highly recommend checking out this page.

-Big Red