Why Escorts, Tacs, and DHCs work so well
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Join Date: Jul 2012
12-13-2012, 03:09 PM
Originally Posted by
I'll think I'll do some of that there "calling like I see 'em" too.
You do realize that ALL classes of pilots and ships use the "Tac Math" to do damage right? There isn't a special math for tacsorts that somehow works differently for everyone else. My Free Ody and my Regent are both very good tac cruisers and have lots of tac powers... surprisingly my boff's tac powers boost my engi cruiser's damage just as they do my tacscort's.....imagine that!
Now... I think its a real tragedy that you have all your characters in escorts. I myself am an escort pilot yet my Engi and Sci alts are in a cruiser and sci vessel respectively. My KDF tac is even known to fly a carrier now and then! They all work differently and are all fun to fly. Its a real shame you are so "focused" on what you have convinced yourself is the ONLY WAY TO PLAY that you have blinded yourself to anything else being acceptable or equally good.
As someone that also did the high end hardcore raiding thing for a good long while I can immediately see the benefits of STO's non trinity and greatly enjoy utilizing each ship's potential. You should try to do the same, all escorts all the time gets really boring really fast.
At least TRY a KDF battlecruiser, they really sound like what you're really after.
Ok I guess I was a bit misleading by all escort, I do fly two battle cruisers, a raptor, and a carrier at times as well. But really all the battlecruisers are to me are big escorts. And the carrier only gets flown in STFs.
And no they don't all use 'tac math' because they cannot all effect all the multipliers to gain the synergy effect where one ability becomes stronger from another ability with few exceptions like sensor scan. Unless of course they are using a bunch of tac boff abilities but that is my overall point. If you don't get it after reading eatsmart's excellent description I don't really know how else to explain it.
I don't care if other players bring acceptable and I do love equally good hence the BCs/raptor/carrier, I just wish more of the ships were in fact equally good. And by good I mean efficient and effective. I am one of the rare few that does care how long it takes me to kill the breen when I run the daily. I do care if I can shave a minute off an STF run for the group, or more often carry all the skittleboats to victory.
But I give up, cryptic has done some major re-balancing with season 7 indirectly with the gear, perks, and doffs added. I strongly disagree with that approach but I'll get over it. There are now enough escorts and escort like ships that I have enough variety and the cruisers/sci vessels that aren't closer to escort in design can rot in drydock. Shame too because healer/support is my preferred role to play in games, enchanter will always be my favorite and priest was pretty fun too back in the day.