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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 768
# 17
05-12-2013, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by snoggymack22 View Post
Right. Which in practical terms means it's not going to happen.

I feel tinkering with the crew mechanic would be an even trickier thing to do.

I'm all for coming up with ideas to help cruisers be more integral to the gameplay experience. But I think crew is just something that should remain the way it is. Since launch it's never quite panned out the way it was supposed to. And the game has evolved so far beyond it, mechanically. And the development team is a lot of fresh faces not familiar with these old, klunky mechanics.

Also, I maintain that what a player wants out of the concept of crew is represented in BOFFs and DOFFs quite effectively as is.
Eventually I believe they will do the overhaul of the BOFF skill system as it's severely limiting parts of the game (I don't believe they will touch it this year though). I completely agree that messing with the crew system is a waste of time and an generally bad idea. Personally I'd completely dump the crew mechanic and just use it as flavor text.