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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,173
# 24
12-16-2012, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by xantris View Post
No, I'm telling you that PvPer push the boundaries of ships abilities, if you think Cruisers are in some way weak because you are not flying them the way they are designed to be flown, that's your problem. If you want them to be something they are not, then feel free to continue and complain, but it hasn't changed in years and many more have come before you.

There are cruiser builds that work exceptionally well in a multitude of roles. They excel at total healing, they are fantastic tanks, and they can even do legitimate damage... But if you try and build them to do all 3 at once, or you pick the wrong platform or don't fully understand the game mechanics, you are going to be mediocre.
Generally I would agree with you, but I would say there is a "small" exception to this: The KDF Orion Pig Carrier. I'ts just a tanky cruiser with a hangar. It tanks like nobody's business and has 8 weapon slots. Add some advanced slavers and you have some good damage.