Let me start off by saying, I think both Science and Engineers need more or better space abilities but this thread is about my idea for an Engineer ability.
I would like to see an ability (name TBD) that would instantly +1000 threat generation with a SMALL defensive buff for 30 seconds with a 2 or 3 min cooldown. This would be very effective giving cruiser captains the chance to draw fire away from escorts and science ships. I'm aware of the threat generation skill, while this is good to have if you plan on tanking, it is not enough to keep an enemy or enemy fleet's attention. DPS seems to be the ruling factor on where the NPC's focus their attention, this new ability I'm proposing used in conjunction with the threat generation skill would help overcome that.
I'd appreciate any feedback anyone has about this and if anyone has any other ideas for Engineer or Science skills.