Are Cruisers OK for Tac Captains?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
06-09-2011, 12:42 PM
I love being a Tac/Cruiser. I have tremendous amounts of power for both my weapons and my shields, plus I have a way bigger hull and more crew than I'd get on an escort. You lose out on a LOT of maneuverability but you get used to it and learn to compensate. I consistently deal the highest amounts of damage in fleet actions and can soak up one hell of a beating, ie: where escorts cannot go.
Any build can work as long as you have a clear idea of what you are trying to do with it. If you want to be a Sci/Escort, you can. But you have to look at what you gain and what you lose, and most importantly you have to be able to maximize those strengths and mitigate the weaknesses. A lot of escorts end up being glass cannons, but they can deal incredible amounts of damage. You just have to decide what works for you.