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Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 379
03-29-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by travelingmaster View Post
If you devote more boff ability slots to outgoing healing abilities, that's less slots you have available to boost your own attack abilities. That's what I was thinking of when I said that, anyhow.

For example, you might have to sacrifice an EptW skill to make room for an ES or ET skill to support teammates. That's a reduction in firepower in exchange for healing.

That's also why I said they're more suited for self-healing. . .because that way, they're ensuring they stay in the fight long enough to use their firepower effectively.

As for 'crying foul' over Federation advantages. . .my personal perspective on it is this: I'm fine with each faction having their own strengths and weaknesses. I prefer it that way, it makes the factions different in more ways. However, I do not know if Cryptic follows that same logic (and, from what I've seen, they probably don't), and I also keep seeing Federation players demand KDF exclusives. My thinking is this: If the Federation want battlecruisers, they should simultaneously be pushing to give the KDF a dedicated and effective science ship line. If they want something cool that's KDF, they need to be willing to give up something of theirs that's cool. This hasn't been the case, as the Federation has gotten a few concepts from the KDF without any exchange at all (again, the most prominent example would be the carriers).

As for the Federation cruisers being 'less flexible'. . .I don't really care, ultimately. Most of the folks loudly complaining about that are the ones trying to fly them as something they're not meant to be. They're supposed to be support healers and whatnot. If they're 'less performing' than battlecruisers or carriers, then so be it. The KDF has the advantage in those particular classes, it should stay that way until the Federation is willing to give up a few of its advantages to the KDF (such as the stronger escorts and the science ship line).
I don't want battlecruisers and could care less about have DHC on cruisers. There are players out there who want cruisers to do as much damage as battlecruisers can, but I'm not one of them.

You're still crying foul over perceived advantages anyhow. It's not an entirely invalid point but it is tiresome. The issue does not have anything to do about giving advantages to one faction over the other, but rather that Cryptic has spent less time and resources on developing Klingon content. Ideally, they should develop said content in roughly equal parallel to Federation content or release Klingon content with equal frequency, but have neglected to do so. This is one reason why the parity between KDF Raptors and SF Escorts is so very much apparent.

The same problem can be seen with Federation cruisers, to some extent, but is rather more worrisome (to me) in that they are being displaced by other vessels in their own faction.