I think the timer is absolutely a stupid Ideal, all the way around. I see too many people, inexperienced and even experienced get insta-killed, or get one shotted, or take out the entire team with one shot. on KA, Than 90% quits and your stuck with a one hour cool down, that you had no choice to do because there is no one one or two ships are going to put a dent in her shields.
Its also just a stupid ideal, did I say that yet? until they fix most of the combat, fix the glitches with the inviso-torpedos this is just getting on the ******** side now..
The timer doesn't just penalize the person doing the "Leeroy Jenkins" maneuver. It also penalizes his teammates, who might be relying on that escort's firepower to take down the gate before the optional runs out, but oops! That cube is close enough to the spawn point that you have to go through the Gamma Quadrant to get to the objective without aggroing. Oh well, out for 90 seconds. Time for a bio break. Sorry guys.
You can't be more careful with INVISIBLE projectiles...
My statement was in reference to ground STFs should have been a little more descriptive on my statement. "Post your worst STF experiance ." Ever since this new Death Penalty Timer was put in place I have not and will not do the space STFs. They were boring as ell before the DPT change and know they are boring and completely unappealing due to the DPT.