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# 11
09-26-2011, 12:15 PM
I tried the whole Eng in an MVAM thing... couldn't ever get it to deal damage like I wanted, so I went back to a cruiser. I really think engineers get gimped in PvP. I've seen tac officers successfully pilot all 3 ship types, I've seen Sci officers really clean up in escorts... but the engineers are pretty much stuck to cruisers b/c all our abilities focus on survival. That's why I started leveling a Tac toon... and once I get it to VA I probably won't play my Eng so much.
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# 12
09-26-2011, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Dassem_Ultor
don't listen to the nay-sayers! engi-escort is great!
I played a Tac+Escort to VA and PvP'd alot with him in the past.
Right now I'm leveling an Eng+Escort.
I am liking the Eng+Escort experience a **whole** LOT more.

My first impression is that Tac+Cruiser and Eng+Escort might be better combos than Tac+Escort and Eng+Cruiser.

In the former the Captain's skills play to the ship's weaknesses, in the latter while their skills do play to the ship's strengths, it leaves the ship's weaknesses fairly unguarded.
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# 13
09-26-2011, 12:42 PM
There is at least 1 eng/raptor I know of that does a very good job.

I don't agree that eng's are confined to cruisers, they work very well in sci ships too.

I would however always recommend that "new" players go the classic route first and do eng/cruiser, tac/escort and sci/sci, just until they get a feel for the game.
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# 14
09-26-2011, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dvsaris View Post
I tried the whole Eng in an MVAM thing... couldn't ever get it to deal damage like I wanted, so I went back to a cruiser. I really think engineers get gimped in PvP. I've seen tac officers successfully pilot all 3 ship types, I've seen Sci officers really clean up in escorts... but the engineers are pretty much stuck to cruisers b/c all our abilities focus on survival. That's why I started leveling a Tac toon... and once I get it to VA I probably won't play my Eng so much.
Engineer (Engineering Captain) powers are mostly self-focused, and then mostly healing focused.
I think they work best for Cruisers, Science Vessels and Carriers, if you focus each on healing support. Your self-heals are for the gaps in your defense rotation that are created by healing others.

For PuGging, an Engineering Escort might be interesting, but for the real job of the Escort - Spike damage - you are better off as a Tac with all hs damage buffs, or as a Scientist simply because you get Subnucleonic Beam.
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