As a cruiser i was doing half the damage of escorts that where on my Rank. I was Lt. Cmdr fully equiped with MK2 items..some blue and some green. Mostly common. That was in OB. It's really hard for a cruiser to get to the top. Luck for me that a friend was in the same battle, piloting an escort and giving me some drops...in any other way i would have walked away with a bunch of batteries. I think this biggy needs some loot balancing.
Or we start by giving every player who participated in the fight some good loot
Its not easy I will give Cryptic that, but these are the things that needed fixed in beta and they said they "Have a plan for fleet action loot"
You have to give bonuses for healing.. bonuses for taking damage.. and then damage done. But it has to be very tightly balanced. They may be just waiting for peopel to get to the end game to finish up the new looting system? I do not know.
Thing about this is that its much worse then just the loot system. The aggro system is entirely based on Range/DPS as well. Running top dps, also means you run top damage taken. Which funny enough, only escort pilots will heal another escort pilot so you see escorts as the top dps, top heal, and the top damage taken. So yea, I don't have a problem with escorts also getting all the loot.