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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 9
11-07-2012, 12:31 PM
Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot View Post
according to geko the DHCs rely only on aux and not weapons, making 1 of the 4 subsystems worthless to the vesta, and is 1 less thing it will have to invest in, so you can min max everything else harder.
Weapons power won't be totally worthless, it'll still boost the rear turrets. So really, this will mean that Sci Ships can treat Weapons power the way the other types treat Aux: kind of nice to have but not crucial to performance (the exceptions being heal cruisers that rely on HE, TSS, and A2S rather than ET and Extend Shields). So the Vesta with Aux cannons will have Shields and Aux as the crucial levels, while other classes have Weapons and Shields. Until now Sci Ships have needed Weapons, Shields, and Aux, so this change brings more balance to the game. That said, I like my Polarons for their power draining so I may not even use the Aux cannons, since they only come in Phaser and don't have a [Borg] proc.

Having read all your posts about the Vesta, I think I've finally figured out what it is that you're really after. You want Sci Ships to stay as the pathetic, weak things incapable of accomplishing anything that they've been, so that your experience with Cruisers and Escorts will continue to be the be all and end all of the game. That, or you just hate those of us who are still toughing it out with Sci Ships. Like it or not, this is a badly needed buff for the ship type. The real question is whether it goes far enough.