hhhmn it will likely make all other cruisers obsolete just like the MVAM did to escorts and fit nicely alongside the intrepid and mvam to give the already underpowered federation an edge against those overpowered Klingon and their BOP's and carriers that are just so overpowered .....
oh btw thamupp you win the internets, i award you 10 points for persistence
What does everyone here think for PvP balance. Is a cmdr engi and ltc sci.. fed cruiser going too far... what about a universal slot ala the Nebula.
I think if it ends up with something similer to a reverse engi / sci slot to the carrier it would have to have some trade offs.... and what trade offs could they make that wouldn't upset our pve playing frineds. I mean if it turns worse then a star cruiser they will be annoyed... if it has less hull they will complain how the ship of the line wouldn't not have less hull bla bla.... so what is the trade for a sweet boff layout ?
Or does it get a standard layout and make something else obsolete.
It would give plenty of flexibility for all 3 professions and give a potential cruiser setup (other than Excel) where cannons are more viable (normally youd have to run CRF, and would have no room for an AP)
It could also mirror the SC, and it could have the heaviest Eng BO setup.