View Single Post
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,130
# 41
03-02-2013, 04:53 AM
Originally Posted by meurik View Post
I would go one step further, and say: Remove the Tractor Beam "power" entirely. Instead, make it standard for all ships. Tractor Beam is standard equipment on -most- starships and shuttles (with the notable exception, being the Enterprise-B).

A Tractor Beam has also been shown in the shows, to function either offensively (dragging an enemy into a hazard, or reducing the enemy weapons effectiveness), as well as supportively (dragging a friendly out of harms way). I would love to see a true "drag" power in STO, where players could support other players, by for example pulling their friends out of Warp Plasma clouds, or even a Gravity Well.

I never understood the strange idea of Cryptics Tractor beams, i have never seen a game where tractor beams where just made... wrong.

Is it just me or does Cryptic always seem to find a way to make Star Trek mechanics (tractors, or ship classification) somehow totally wrong?
"...'With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured...the first thought forbidden...the first freedom denied--chains us all irrevocably.' ... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged. I fear that today--"
- Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie