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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 15
07-24-2009, 06:02 AM
This issue has been danced around a bit so I'd like a more firm answer. Will there be any reason other than personal preference to use small ships in end-game content and will there be incentive for a wide variety of ships in a fleet/task force/group for combat operations? For example, if I want to use the BoP will that be viable or will it hurt my group if I use it instead of the Negh'var in my hangar? I know you've said that tier and combat effectiveness isn't entirely dependent on size, but where is the line?

Also, someone brought this up after one of the recent dev chats. How much of a role will weapon arcs play in combat? Most of the emphasis seems to have been placed on shield positioning but maneuverability and weapon arcs can play just as large a role. There were a couple DS9 episodes where the Defiant used their maneuverability and tractor beam to avoid the weapons of the more powerful Vor'cha and Negh'var class ships.