true but ground you can suppliment with bridge officers you skills play a much smaller role since your only doing 1/5 of the damage output maybe 1/4 with abilites and human logic, still alot less than your skills impact on space combat
Not sure about that either. On average at 39 I was doing ~50 damage per shot, while my BO's with same Mk weapons did about half. Granted, I guess when there are 4 of them they do twice my damage. But still, that means I was doing about 50%.
Not to mention I always outfit myself with two exploit weapons usually sniper rifles, and all of my BO's have expose weapons so when they expose people, I one shot them.
But yeah I see your point. I was a science officer and I had a "healer" npc, and she always healed... I usually would switch my kit to a more DPS/CC oriented one to be more effective :p