New ship ideas?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
06-03-2011, 11:42 AM
The specialized, high damage, low survivability ship is the Defiant-R. Perhaps the reason why hybrid ships are more popular in PvP is that they are more powerful. This would also be the reason why people prefer the Lt. Cmdr slot in a different area than their ship's primary, like the MVAM Prometheus compared to the original.
I don't see how this would be solved by simply introducing more ships which would have the same BO layout as the Defiant-R, Galaxy-R, and Intrepid-R. Unless you're actually considering removing ALL BOs from an Escort but Tactical. And I honestly don't think that would work.
Now, a Science Ship that emphasises Crowd Control over healing abilities, that might be interesting, but I don't know how it would be done. Maybe an innate ability that boosts the duration of mezzes but reduces shield heals, but that would be a pretty brute force solution. Plus, mezzes are pretty strong already, you'd probably have to lose damage to make them any stronger.