I have mixed feelings about this. I can see those Yellowstones being extremely annoying (much like the Danubes were when they first came out); but I have been thinking that there needs to be more ways of getting around Omega (which this could, if what I'm reading is correct), so part of me kinda likes this. Mind you, it's a very small part.
What about the people who don't have Omega?
The first we heard of getting new PvP maps "soon" was in August of 2010. We're consistently told something will be coming with the "next" update. Absolutely nothing has come to PvP since launch.
I think it's finally time Cryptic stopped stringing us along, don't you?
Have you seen these in person? Are these actually how they work?
Even so... that's OP.
2 EWP every 45 seconds is ridiculous. That's giving players 2 free LtC Eng abilities on top of the free LtC Sci ability in the form of Tractor Beam 3.
And as far as the whole wing being on CD... just pop out a new wing, and the CD is reset. Yayyy.
It's just going to clutter up the battlefield more, cause ridiculous amounts of frustration, replace player skill to the point where they're going to be more of a crutch, and cause horrendous lag. Remember how STO can't even render a lot of torps/GW/EWP as it already is?
Respawning a wing doesn't reset the wing's abilities.
And yes I hope you turn your brain on when you see EWP on a map. It's like mines, you can avoid that and nullify the skill.
I noticed Elite Scorpion Fighters on the OP's picture... Are those the same we get from Romulan T5 Reputation? They seem so, anyway.
They are indeed the Elite Scorpions from the Romulan T5 reputation, undoubtedly included for comparison with the new "new' Elite ships. I don't believe they're purchasable through the Fleet vendor, though.
If you support Science Bridge Officer powers not being affected by Tactical Captain powers then you need to stop drinking the Kool-Aid.
If you think Tactical Captains in Escorts rule PvP you should call your local Poison Control Center immediately.