its a good idea but i dont like it. would have to move it into engy. you just created a new engy skill and destroyed a tact skill. epts would be nice with a 5 sec shield distro, the way tt works.
take the shield distro off of tt, make tt have a 5 sec clear but boost the dps . then tt is a true tact skill. right now tt just does not seem like a tact skill other then the clear part of it.
But thats the point isnt it ? To make a new ensign level engineering skill, because there is lack of them. At the same time, removing distro from TT and creating opportunity cost for ships with limited engineering stations -> escorts.
Keep in mind that because we NEED shield distro in TT, it pretty much makes using Sci/Eng team a very dangerous endeavor.
Even more, that gimps ships with limited tac stations more and on the other hand, gives ships with limited engineering stations a free defence skill without making them to think much about their engineering boffs.
Giving shield distro to EptS does solve nothing, because everyone tries to have it at 100% uptime anyway.
I have had a great idea tonight (I think I had sweet dreams). What if we let EPS transfer to affect the speed and magnitute of manual shield distro as well ? This would:
Make points in Starship Electro-Plasma Systems worth it
Would boost the effect from engineers EPS power
Would make EPS console more useful
Would offer room for removing auto distribution from TT
It is just my great idea!
Also there could be a toogle to reinforce certain shield facing for auto distribution, similar like it was in Starfleet Command.
Interesting suggestion Dalnar. I'm eagerly tracking the thread. Very nice.
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