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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 775
# 3
01-26-2013, 02:34 PM
Originally Posted by thratch1 View Post
There's a bit of a history here.

C-Store Ships used to only have 8 Console slots, with their abilities just inherent to the ship. A change rolled around that turned those abilities into Universal Consoles, and at the same time they gave ships a 9th Console Slot to put the consoles in, so in effect there was no change unless you wanted to swap out your special console for something else.

Honestly, I would prefer that they turned at least some of the Universal Consoles into Devices -- the Cloaking Device, Subspace Jump, Magnetic Grappler, Point Defense, etc. -- and just gave all ships 4 Device Slots. There's definitely an argument to be made that some combinations of console powers may be over-the-top, but it just sounds like a lot more fun to me, and gives you a little more room to really customize your ship.
Yep, one of the more popular suggestions for improvements.

The other line of thought of course follows the OP's suggestion and adds special console slots to all ships that can only slot the universal/special consoles. I'd suggest 3 of these slots at Tier 5 so the 3 console sets could be slotted on the ships if this approach was taken.

Unfortunately, Cryptic to date hasn't given any indication they are considering any improvements in this area. Which is somewhat odd as they keep putting out new special ability consoles. Making it easier to use all of this stuff would probably improve sales for them.