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02-13-2013, 07:57 AM
Originally Posted by benoliverwillock View Post
So the obvious theory on this is that, as you know, the Shield Emitter Amplifier and Field Generator are the two most widely used science consoles, as they are effective for use with all builds.
The idea, I think, behind the Romulan Science consoles is to give pure science players who might use things like Flow Capacitors and Graviton Generators a boost compared to the already overused and powerful Shield Emitter Amplifier and Field Generator consoles

I have no doubt that in seasons to come Cryptic will add more species to the fleet system, and those species will have a similar embassy system with special console rewards - with them most likely being boosted versions of less used Engineering and Tactical consoles. The overall intent, I think, is to make running different, more varied builds more viable and make the metagame more interesting.

TLDR; The Embassy Consoles are to give pure science players more of a reason to specialise in builds built around science abilities, without losing viability in today's meta.

P.S. as an escort captain myself, I can tell you that most of us do use the science slots for Field Generators; I personally use one and a Romulan Inertial Dampener with the [-Th] [Pla] procs
my take was, that they did not include those, because those are obviously the most used, and best sci consoles out there, and now they just made some competition to them