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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,145
# 636
01-18-2013, 11:02 AM
I've always wondered why science ships should be the only ones to get built in Boff powers: perhaps cruisers would be made somewhat more potent with innate 'emergency/auxiliary power to...' abilities.

Perhaps an innate 'beam overload' (what's the point of having high level tac beam powers anyway? Escorts don't get much use out of them); or make overload an engineering power (overloading a weapon sounds like something an engineer might do, rather than a tactical officer).

I'd also just plain buff beams, if it were up to me. DHCs don't need to be that good compared to other weapons; escorts still have more tac consoles, and higher level tac powers, so they still have the advantage in DPS even if they use beams like everyone else. Plus there are no beam powers that can really match CRF.

Just some thoughts that popped into my head as I read through this most excellent thread.
Exploration suggestions thread - give it a read

BTW, you'd pronounce it 'Cap'n Manks'

I protest the removal of exploration clusters