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# 150
02-12-2013, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by inktomi19 View Post
I kind of agree, though even ships that aren't focused on damage out to be able to contribute some.
Oh, that I agree with absolutely.


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Originally Posted by inktomi19 View Post
Escorts aren't the best healers or tanks, but if they use 4 or 5 ensign and LT sci and engineering powers on tanking and healing abilities they can do well enough to mostly protect themselves, even if they don't use any consoles to increase the effectiveness of those BOff powers, and run at minimum power to shields and aux. They can even spare some healing for team-mates if they aren't taking fire.

A cruiser or science ship which is not focused on DPS, still ought to be able to DPS as well as an escort can tank or heal -- it shouldn't be much, but it ought to make a noticeable difference occasionally.
I think that's all reasonable.


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Originally Posted by inktomi19 View Post
Cruisers
Sorry for cutting your quote off, I do think that cruisers are lacking right now but the things they suffer aren't necessarily just a damage issue (imo).

I think it's honestly a thread in it's own right and goes beyond just the current pressure damage issue.



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Originally Posted by inktomi19 View Post
I can kind of agree with you. But if a cruiser or science ship wants to focus on offense, they give up those things.
I think if they are willing to give up those things for more offense, then yeah that should possibly be an option.


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Originally Posted by tripwire690 View Post
Sux you and webdeath got into it. I was following both of your responses.
You know what, I agree.

Here's what I can do about it.

Web, send me a tell @USS_Ultimatum to squash this, or just chat in general. No reason for us to have a lingering grudge over some forum topic - we're all in this thread because we want to see PvP be improved.


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Originally Posted by tripwire690 View Post
Anyways I dont quite agree with your statement in red. In my opinion we wont know if that is true until they actually "fix" pressure damage or in general the way beams deal their damage.

The reason I say it is because in some circumstances, even DHC level pressure is actually dead when used on it own.

Without a coordinated strike and chained SNBs, probably some burst damage - even DHCs are having issues.


I don't think any fix to faw is going to change this, it might even make it worse as faw primes your enemies fleet shields vs. your escort's bursts.


I wanted to give a better response, but I lost track of time and have to head off.