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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
05-13-2011, 11:57 PM
Originally Posted by Patarival View Post
But in my opinion, having an NPC fit into my story is very important. And to be honest, I play STO since launch and I never realized that people target the healer first. Well, I suck at fighting and this might just be one of the reasons why.
On Elite you literally will not be able to win some fights without taking the medics out first. For one thing, they heal other enemies, but more importantly than that even if you take an enemy down they can resuscitate them. It's not possible to win without removing the medics from the equation so that enemies stay dead.

I understand the OP's frustration, and in a combat heavy mission I might find it extremely annoying if every single group had renamed NPCs. However, I don't think figuring out who the medic is that hard in itself. The problem would be if the NPCs all had identical uniforms and names so that you couldn't track any of the NPCs.

So I'll agree with the OP to the extent that we need to at least be able to distinguish between NPCs.