1. the "Efficient" background ability says that it gives you +5 efficiency to all four energy types. What I don't know is what that means and what effect it has on game. It isn't +5 to maximum power levels (no such bonus is present)... so what is it?
2. when dealing with engineering armor consoles that give +3.8% kinetic and +3.8% energy resistance, does this apply to shields as well as hull, or just hull? I would imagine just hull, but that would make them of very questionable merit IMO since in my experience your shields are not down for the majority of time that you're taking damage (or had better not be, for your sake )