Cruiser Balance... BranFlakes, can you get us a comment?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-02-2012, 05:57 PM
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the console setup, that has caused a lot of the debate, is the result of the devs not being aware of how imbalanced the types of consoles are. they really though those 2 console setups were balanced against each other, they wouldn't have released them in their current form if that wasn't the case. now, thanks to the flag ships, the console imbalance is finally a topic getting the attention it needs.
flooding the game with the PTW consoles and the borg console didn't help ether, that's whats kept this topic brushed under the carpet. the science consoles on non science ships were used as dump locations for those PTW consoles, nothing was lost by not slotting actual science consoles there. all those universal consoles should be made devices in my opinion, the console slots should be for consoles only.
if there was a + to weapon accuracy science console, that would finally be something a healer/support cruiser would find more valuable then a tactical console. each of the cruiser's shots aren't going to do that much damage anyway, but if they were hitting those speedy escorts more often that could mean much more damage in the long run.
the stats of these ships need to be thrown out, they are to out of line with the station setups of current ships. the odyssey and bortas should both have the exact stats the excelsior has, only the odyssey's LTC station should be science. nothing would be unbalanced, it would just be the filling of open niches within the current ship station structure.
what the heck is a PTW console?