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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 5
05-11-2013, 07:13 PM
If a KDF player wants anything along the lines of what the Feds have when it comes to science ships, they generally have to fly BoPs to do it. Problem is, BoPs have shields that are a full .4 or .5 shield mod below what the Fed science ships have. Trying to shield-tank in a BoP is nothing like trying to shield-tank in a science ship, it's a hell of a lot harder. BoPs essentially make for a 'poor man's science ship'. They can do the job, but not quite as well as a true science ship.

All the other KDF 'science ships' are clunky, slow space whales. That alone makes it harder for them to use certain science abilities, the ones that require you to be pointing at someone to use.