So far there aren't any other missions in which use of small craft is mandatory, but they can also be used for just about anything where you don't have to fight enemies that are too powerful for a shuttle to face. In good hands, the fighters or Delta Flyer are about as strong as the Tier 1 ship.
So far there aren't any other missions in which use of small craft is mandatory, but they can also be used for just about anything where you don't have to fight enemies that are too powerful for a shuttle to face. .
Which is the grand majority of the content in the game..lol
Not only for missions where you donīt have to fight, with the right equipement, strategy and teamed with other guys in shuttlecrafts, you can take even on the most powerfull enemies. Its longer, you die more often, but its also much more of a challenge..
Our fleet just finished the Cure in shuttlecrafts this Sunday. 4 delta flyers, one runabout, so they can be used for nearly anything.. =)
But seriously, there are other parts of the game where shuttle/runabout use is inferred... like boarding parties, or new bridge officer assignments, etc.
And let us not forget the shuttle-type pets.
Shuttle use is also depicted in other missions. You use one to pick up the Vulcan ambassador for the P'Jem mission. I believe there is also a KDF mission where you steal a shuttle to penetrate a Federation facility (haven't played it yet, but I'm looking forward to it).
Really, it's just added Star Trek flavor for the game, and that's a good thing. I'm sure we'll see more shuttle missions in the future now that the shuttle tech has been added.