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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 660
# 19
11-01-2012, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by genhauk View Post
Regarding cruisers and DPS ... I've always been of the camp that cruisers should be able to (when built right) roll right into the middle of the fight (not hiding on the edges) and throw punches.

They should not have the DPS alpha strike that an escort has but get their overall DPS through being able to simply hang in that fight longer.

That's how I use to play the cruisers when the game first launched. Have to admit that I don't run cruisers all that much any more.
If escorts weren't perfectly capable of doing the same thing as you just described that would be the way to play a cruiser. But Escorts can do that. And they can do it better because they have better firepower and the maneuverability to keep their guns on their target.