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Join Date: Dec 2007
12-12-2011, 12:26 AM
You can have two of the same skills on your bridge officers. Very often having two of a power is actually a good thing. They share a cooldown, but not their full cooldown. For example, when you use Emergency Power to Shields, any other copies of EPTS you have go on a 30 second cooldown while the one you used goes on a 60 second cooldown.
Bridge officers you don't have slotted don't have any impact in battle. Traits, what few of them matter in space combat, only kick in when they're assigned to a station. However, your extra slots are still useful. You don't need to use the same four boffs for away teams as you use on your ship, you can use a separate four or half and half. Many ships' bridge setups don't make for particularly great away teams.