*We need full impulse (burst) during combat so we may get away from 6 bird of prey come back and fight another day.
the impulse button is not there during combat so it makes it impossible to get distance between your ship and an enemy ship. to raise shield strength and hull structural integrity. not having this limits maneuverability also.
*Full reverse is way to slow, we need to be able control reverse speed
Just change power setting to max engine power and activate evasive. You really don't need the battery or emergency power to engines. Jam an enemy while your fleeing to reduce damage your taking as well as reinforce your rear shielding. Honestly though if your being attacked by 6 bops running away isn't going to save you. They'll just run you down. The only chance you have is if you get flagged as out of combat and can activate full impulse combined with the best blue engines you can get.
I run down a lot of feds cuz they use those efficient impulse engines mk iv, while im using impulse engine mk vi becuase we dont get fancy fed items.
"Cap'n! Three more incoming on top of the three we're already fighting!"
"Balance Power to Engines, Weapons and Shields! Emergency Power to Engines and activate Engine Batteries! Helm, Evasive Maneuvers! Reinforce Rear Shields! All bearing Weapons, target the nearest one and Fire at Will!"
Lots of options already in the game. I wouldn't want Full Impulse completely draining my weapon and shield power if I'm running away.
Just change power setting to max engine power and activate evasive. You really don't need the battery or emergency power to engines..
Though I find that using a engine battery in addition to max engine power and evasive really does help in a 'run with tail in-between legs) situation... particularly when a Klingon Battleship and escorts group is using your ship for target practice...
I will just point out that even in real space you can dive. Even in space there is a quasi up and down simply because the galaxy is a disk, but that's beside the point.
"Diving" only relates directionally to YOU. While space may not have a down, you do. It's what happens when your length angles your bow is below your stern, relative to your previous position.
You can call that a dive but really is just a change of direction because as soon as you change your direction the down also changes since its always relative to your position rather then to an external source. To dive in space would be to just keep rotating your nose below your belly.