Consoles that are essential useless
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Join Date: Jun 2012
03-27-2013, 08:59 PM
I know that many people say crew consoles are useless, but I have been able to test the very rare purple ones (XII ones which are now really cheap in the market) and found them useful for a science "bubble" ship. That is shield tanking.
Using covariant shields, the 10% bleedthrough can be nasty for your ship. But if you manage to keep your shields up most of the times, with a full crew, the hull regeneration can be a blessing while your hull healing powers are on cooldown.
Additionally, because science depend on thier powers alot when there is not much DPS through weapons, a strong crew can lessen borg crew damage, boarding parties and torpedoe crew damage so that all your boff powers do not get disabled.
Perhaps I favour these consoles because of my more defensive playstyle.