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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 14
01-04-2012, 08:31 PM
Originally Posted by Cuatela
I'm assuming you haven't been on tribble and tried it out? You should wait till tomorrow, spend your skill points, and see where your skills stand. If you still don't like it, then come back and yell at them all you want. :p
No, I haven't tried it on tribble. Need to upgrade the ol hard drive on my laptop. Running a 60GB SSD.

Originally Posted by hevach View Post
The trick is to dump ground points into lower tier stuff. If you do that, you end up losing a bit from space in tiers 1 and 2 relative to the current holodeck system, but in the current system you have to max all your tier 1 space skills to 9 to avoid ground entirely in tier 1, so your loss is mitigated by dropping filler and lowering less important skills to 6 - losing 7-9 isn't all that significant in most skills.

Tier 2, the loss from space is a bit more noticeable, but it's also something I was able to mitigate. The space side of the split tree isn't the same tree we have currently - there are changes, some skills moved, some new skills, and some rolled together or removed.

Tier 3 seemed pretty much a wash. Hit my ground cap, got everything I used to have in space, and even had a bit of leftover before tier 4.

If you use up your ground cap in lower tiers, you actually end up with MORE skill levels worth of points in tiers 4 and 5 than the current system, and even if you don't, you can put about 6 levels worth of points into ground tier 5 and still get the exact same tier 5 space spread you can do on live right now.

My net changes from Holodeck: Same damage, same healing, some loss in hull and shield health (still higher than S4, though), but a bit better defensive stats to offset that loss... and I also loose almost no power from my weapons, shields, and aux while at full impulse now. Ground, however, I made some substantial gains in many areas - I only had 6 in a low tier weapon damage skill before. Even if I never used it, I lost next to nothing to get it.
I will take you advice into account and try it out the new system.