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Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 366
# 105
10-02-2012, 04:32 AM
A) superior gear should not be so superior to give one player decisive advantage over other. One should still be competitive (with more skill, but still) with Mk X/Mk XI gear gained on missions or bought in exchange. STO fails here;

B) if an escorts pilot knows what he is doing, then he is invulnerable to the cruiser. It does not have enough firepower to blast through even most basic selfbuff like TT1 and EPtS1 with full broadside. And after escort get's on it's six then cruiser can use maks half of his firepower while still needing to deal with all/most of an escort. Most of what cruiser can do is to force escort to disengage with no ability to follow up and end the job.

Cruisers should not die to one escort, even two. But their inability to kill an escort even in 1v1 is making them rather silly choice unless you are healer at hart and want to support the group and do nothing else.