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# 11
02-03-2010, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Daevan
Maxing a skill only really seems useful for the extra shiny little skill it gives your BOs. Other than that, it seems to be too much of a cost for too little reward.
Oh WOW this is change my whole set up then. Thanks!
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# 12
02-03-2010, 10:56 AM
As i recall and correct me if im wrong, the points you put into a skill is percentage based and diminishing returns take effect above 6 or 7 points. Max is 18%

Points:

1. 5%
2. 8%
3. 11%
4. 13%
5. 15%
6. 16%
7. 17%
8. 17.5%
9. 18%


So in essence its better to have an individual skill at 5-6, as its the sweetspot and the best you can get out of a skill before it becomes costly. BUT certain skills provide a train skill to your BO`s and the only reason why one would max out a skill.
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# 13
02-03-2010, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Telaura View Post
Sometimes, the tooltip will say, "Learning all 9 ranks of this skill will allow you to learn: "RANDOM SKILL""

For instance, learning all 9 ranks of Heavy Escort Captain will allow you learn Attack Pattern Beta III.
Read it again. You don't learn it. You are actually able to teach it. To any Bridge Officer of that discipline. If I'm understanding correctly, with that, someone can trade you a (given your example) Tactical BOff, and you can teach that skill to that BOff and trade it back.
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# 14
02-03-2010, 11:39 AM
I know attack Pattern A is a skill my main (not BO) uses, are we sure all the lvl9 bonus skills actually are BO skills only? not one that goes with the main char?? just wonderin that part.
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# 15
02-03-2010, 11:44 AM
While on Spacedock 1 (Earth Spacedock), you can train another one of your officers in a skill that you are able tot each (by getting 9 points into certain skills). You don't use it yourself, it teaches one of your BOFs how to use it.
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# 16
02-03-2010, 11:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lance_Raytheon
I know attack Pattern A is a skill my main (not BO) uses, are we sure all the lvl9 bonus skills actually are BO skills only? not one that goes with the main char?? just wonderin that part.
All "Train X skill" is directed towards a BO. After getting 9 points you can train the skill, but you cant use it with your character.
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# 17
02-03-2010, 12:03 PM
For T1 and T2 skills, I'd say it isn't worth it to skill up higher than 7/9 because of diminishing returns, unless it affects something that you want to have as much as possible of (for example, I always max out Spaceship command because I want all the hull and turn radius I can get).

For T3 and higher skills, though, the diminishing returns isn't nearly as bad, and so maxing out a skill gives you a better benefit than it does at lower levels.
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# 18
02-03-2010, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaigen42 View Post
...I always max out Spaceship command because...
Don't say "spaceship." The other children will laugh at you.
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# 19
02-03-2010, 12:21 PM
From what I understand when it says you can train a BO the skill, you can only train up skills in your career path, as a tactical captain you can train BO tactical skills but not BO Science skills.
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# 20
02-03-2010, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Telaura View Post
Don't say "spaceship." The other children will laugh at you.
Starship and: Hahhahah!
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