Balance for the three professions
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Join Date: Jun 2012
11-27-2012, 12:06 PM
Maybe the key is to scale the effectiveness of captain skills according to class. At the moment, the only difference between characters of different class ranking in the same skill is that one
be able to train a Boff in something as a result. Make it so you get a % boost in same-class skills.
There's no reason my Tac captain should be getting the same result from Eng and Sci skills as their appropriate classes do. This would make TacScorts more fragile, while giving engineers more ability to tank and scientists more devastating sci powers. It also might help engineers tank in an escort and tacs DPS in a cruiser. Not as well as if they used their favored ship type, but could still lead to some variety.
Ships already grant power boosts that should (theoretically) favor their associated class. Maybe this needs to be more pronounced, but that's all I would do with ships.
I overall agree with the need to do something though. I fly a tac captain in escorts. As it stands, I have no reason to use my Eng alt or start a Sci. I
be blowing up in STF and FA unless my Eng and Sci teammates help me.