Thread: First Officers
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 44
07-04-2011, 08:31 AM
Originally Posted by SteveHale View Post
The general consensus has been that PVP at lower tiers is pretty fun, largely because there are fewer abilities to chose from. Right now the powers bar doesn't really have enough space to accommodate much more as it is, lol. Unleashing additional Commander level skills might sound fun on the surface but it's going to be a bear to balance.

I actually kind of like an earlier idea of having a First Officer provide stat bonuses but it shouldn't be anything static. If you could determine from a list of options relating to your First Officer's career choice, like how we pick traits for our own Captains, that might be interesting. A Tactical First Officer might pick from a list to add raw damage or accuracy to a weapon type, greater resistance boost to tactical debuffs, passive resistance to boarding parties, altered recharge rate on weapons, or something like that.
Something along these lines? (What?! A guy can't have a shameless plug every once in awhile? :p There are cookies in the thread, so, it's all good. Note: It IS a really old thread, so, no necromantic antics!)

I would be more in favor of the passively provided bonus, as well... However, if an 'active' power is the way that they end up going, it really should be something unique, rather than a pre-existing BOff skill... (Imagining every Escort in the game with PSW makes me: )

-Big Red