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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,459
# 24
11-28-2012, 09:30 PM
In realistic terms, crew size has nothing to do with survivability. This is because there are several mechanics that reduce your crew by a percentage, but your crew only recovers at a fixed rate regardless of crew size. You can lose hundreds of people to a torpedo even if your shields are up, and they only walk it off at a rate of 1 per second (10 per second if not in red alert). Which means that a high-crew ship like the Vo'quv has to wait realtime minutes for its crew to fully recover after leaving combat.

If you have a big ship and see more than half your crew alive after thirty seconds in combat, then you are clearly a wizard.