Universal Slots for Federation Cruisers
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Join Date: Jun 2012
03-25-2013, 07:13 AM
Originally Posted by
The moment you started calling people fanboys you lost the argument. It is a well known fact that people only resort to that kind of name calling when they're losing an argument and/or are trolling and of course nobody likes trolls. And you are very obviously a troll.
His point still stands however. Whenever a thread is started, calling for a buff to Cruisers and/or Science, the "Escort fanboys" as he called it, come out in droves arguing against a buff to any other ship but their own. And why? Well, because they don't want to feel "replaced" as the go-to dps ship(s) in the game.
I believe i've argued again and again (a few times in this thread), that Cruisers are supposedly the "jack of all trades" in Star Trek, with the Escorts or Science vessels being more specialized. Officially, Trek doesn't use such designations (Cruiser, Escort, Frigate, Destroyer etc) unless they are in a state of war. On the FED side, ships are primarily designed for multi-purpose exploration, with the ability to defend themselves if attacked.
Not once, have I viewed any of the "so called" Cruisers in the Star Trek shows/movies, as "flying bricks", which is what they represent in the STO status quo. I'd like to honestly ask the "Escort Captains", what buffs they could conceivably see as appropriate for Cruisers, without necessarily stepping on their turf as "DPS Kings".