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Join Date: Sep 2012
03-23-2013, 12:54 PM
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If you think about uptime you'd realize that if escorts really had to turn and do strafing runs their spike and innate DPS would have to 4 or 5 times what it is now, maybe even more. That just leads to an arms race between cruisers and needing ever higher defenses to survive such attacks and NPCs needing higher damaging powers to get thru those defenses... it becomes a scaling nightmare.
Not really; escorts should be avoiding damage by having tanks drawing fire and being healed. Even so, an escort can still turn to bear a flank, distribute shields forward then turn back, which means their uptime isn't reduced that much. The point is that under heavy, sustained fire they shouldn't be able to just sit where they are cycling tactical team to keep their forward shields up.
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