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# 11
07-03-2011, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Dalnar
Well if it means each ship will get extra uni .cmd slot, than there is no reason to play anything else than escort or bop :p

Imagine extra sci cmd. slot for the MVAE....who needs science ships ?

If it would mean, we could change our current cmd. slot to something else...well then it would be somewhat interesting, except that BoPs would get the short stick.
I think Stahl means we'll have 1 extra ability via our XO. But just imagine what a hard hitting escort ship like the MVAM would do with 4 sci officer powers?

That and the BoP's uniqueness erodes further. If I were fed, I'd definately enjoy picking on BoPs with the uprated MVAM.
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# 12
07-03-2011, 11:12 PM
Yeah, but when I think now about it...I have no room for 4 extra icons on my GUI :p

But if its extra cmd. slot, I will enjoy it in my Galaxy-X for sure :p
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# 13
07-03-2011, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Dalnar
Yeah, but when I think now about it...I have no room for 4 extra icons on my GUI :p

But if its extra cmd. slot, I will enjoy it in my Galaxy-X for sure :p
an extra cmd. slot? Think of the lolz one can have

Sci vessels with 2 cmdr sci slots + ltcmdr slot? Cruisers with 1 engineer cmdr + 1 sci cmdr slot?

Mvam with cmdr tac + cmdr sci + lt cmdr sci?

All of this is perfect for PvE! Make it so, Cryptic!
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# 14
07-03-2011, 11:19 PM
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I think Stahl means we'll have 1 extra ability via our XO.
Heretic has the current rough details in a sticky up in discussion, but this is it. It's a universal slot in that you can put any class of boff there you want, but it's a department head slot, not a bridge station. From Heretic's post, you get one clickie power from your XO, and all his passives as if he were a department head, in addition to the corresponding department head, letting you double up in one area.
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# 15
07-03-2011, 11:22 PM
As long as the clicky power is cmd one I could use APO 3 on my Galaxy-X ! make it so !
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# 16
07-03-2011, 11:27 PM
If they fix space combat to be a tad more balanced... before the First officer thing drops.. it might not be that bad..

If it were tomorrow...for example..

Fed ships would truelly become OP.

Klingon Ships would get a very nice buff, but not be as nasty as the Fed ships..

The Kar'fi would actually be more fun to play with a Commander Engi

Meanwhile the Vor'quv would be a mystery.. More Sci powers possibly... Chaining Tier 5 Sci powers perhaps? Or double EptS 3 + Extend 3.

All in all it would be a disaster if they released this before fixing Space combat. After fixing it and rebalancing it it may be ok. At least where PVP is concerned..

PVE wise.. I say go for it.. :p
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# 17
07-03-2011, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Dalnar
As long as the clicky power is cmd one I could use APO 3 on my Galaxy-X ! make it so !
Supposed to be a separate power you can only access by making them a first officer. It sounds like they're making an entirely new set of them, but everything's buried behind the "sorta maybe kinda if perhaps long term" veil.

One thing's safe to say, the universal commander blather is entirely unfounded.

Quote:
As previously stated, First Officer abilities are currently planned to consist of a single new active power and three passive powers. They have nothing to do with bridge officer stations.
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...&postcount=384
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# 18
07-03-2011, 11:31 PM
Now if the First officer System ment that you'd just get 1 "Universal" POWER and not an actual slot, that might work just fine..

I don't see an issue with something that simple really. Though it could still get nuts with ships like the BoP or the Nebula. And with the State of the game concerning Scramble 3 I don't think I'd enjoy the PVP part..
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# 19
07-03-2011, 11:32 PM
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Supposed to be a separate power you can only access by making them a first officer. It sounds like they're making an entirely new set of them, but everything's buried behind the "sorta maybe kinda if perhaps long term" veil.
Ah gotcha, but we'll see. I see you're a fed player. I trust you have a much more favorable attitude towards cryptic. You'll find the klingon players a tad bit more pessimistic concerning our history with Cryptic development
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# 20
07-03-2011, 11:32 PM
I'm skeptical at best. And I guess we''l be heading back to "Cruisers Online" when the new Enterprise is released with full universal boff stations.
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