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Lt. Commander
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 127
# 20
05-13-2013, 02:53 PM
Originally Posted by theodrim View Post
Hell, 3-6 points in warp core efficiency negates warbirds' power penalty, forget efficient captain and efficient BOffs for the moment. Everything else -- including the new and improved emergency power abilities -- is just sugar on top. Personally, I just don't see much of a point to the new item slot, save give players something else for which to grind ad infinitum.
My god this couldnt be more wrong.

Firstly, warp core efficiency works off what the power is SET TO, not what it actually is. Meaning that a Romulan ship running 90/100, 40/50, 15/25, 15/25 gets no more benefit than a Fed ship running at 100/100, 50/50, 25/25, 25/25.

Secondly, 6 points in warp core efficiency equates to about 3 power when set at 25.

Thirdly, Romulan captains cant get Efficient Captain.

Fourthly, there is currently no Romulan faction Boff that has the Efficient Trait.

There is a way to effectively negate the penalty to power levels for Romulan ships. However you can do the same thing on Fed or KDF ships and end up with much better power levels.