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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 540
07-11-2011, 12:15 PM
Originally Posted by frak View Post
The question of different ship types (and therefore crew complement) affecting number of DOffs is an oft-asked question. Usually with the point that cruisers should receive more DOffs.

While it makes sense in a logical/immersion context, I'm curious what people envision would happen in a game balance sense.

In other words, if a cruiser were to receive a high capacity for DOffs, what would science vessels and escorts (and BoPs and carriers and so forth if those become "official" classifications) receive to balance this advantage?

It would also affect selection of science ship for science officers. It would be just another reason you'll have to pry my cold dead body out of my Nebula with a crowbar and explosives.

P.S. The reason being that the Nebula has a crew complement of 750 v.s. a few hundred at most for the other models.