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I know the first tier applies to all science/escort/cruiser as it stats in the tooltip, but later I see deep space etc..does pumping skill points into that affect all science vessels for example or just that tier? Will I eventually get into a t5 vessel and find my previous points I dumped in for past tier vessels worthless?
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# 2
02-03-2010, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Nanvel
I know the first tier applies to all science/escort/cruiser as it stats in the tooltip, but later I see deep space etc..does pumping skill points into that affect all science vessels for example or just that tier? Will I eventually get into a t5 vessel and find my previous points I dumped in for past tier vessels worthless?
In a word, yes.

There is some evidence to suggest that points into the T3 and T4 escort skills can increase the stats for something or rather for tactical captains (I don't know if that is confirmed or not), but for everyone else, it currently only effects that specific tier ship.

The first tier affects all ships.
The second affects all ships of that type, including later tiers.
After that, they are specific to that tier.
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# 3
02-03-2010, 09:33 PM
Ok so in a nutshell, every tier below my t5 skill will affect my t5 ship? But not always true in reverse (Like a Nova with t5 skill)
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# 4
02-03-2010, 09:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nanvel
Ok so in a nutshell, every tier below my t5 skill will affect my t5 ship? But not always true in reverse (Like a Nova with t5 skill)
Sorry, I wasn't super clear. T3, T4, and T5 all apply to that tier ship class ONLY. T2 applies to all (e.g.) science vessels. T1 applies to all vessels.
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# 5
02-03-2010, 09:35 PM
no wrong.

the tier 1 skill (Starship Command) is generic and applies to all ships.
the tier 2 skill (ie. Cruiser Captain) is umbrella and applies to all ships of that category (ie Cruisers)
the tier 3-5 skills apply ONLY to those specific ships (Heavy Cruiser only applies to Heavy Cruisers, etc.)

so if you are flying a Heavy Cruiser (tier 3) then your ship is affected by Heavy Cruiser, Cruiser Captain, and Starship Command

if you are flying a Star Cruiser (tier 5) then your ship is affected by Star Cruiser, Cruiser Captain, and Starship Command.

If you are flying a Defiant (tier 4) then your ship is affected by Tactical Escort, Escort Captain, and Starship Command.

Some of the Escort skills apply to Maneuver-system skills (IE: Attack Pattern Omega).
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# 6
02-03-2010, 09:36 PM
Alright thank you, a little dissapointed however...it will mean when I eventually reach admiral I will have wasted points.
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# 7
02-03-2010, 09:38 PM
If you rank them up to 4 you'll get most of the benefit for minimal cost.

*shrug*
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# 8
02-03-2010, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Nanvel
Alright thank you, a little dissapointed however...it will mean when I eventually reach admiral I will have wasted points.
You could, theoretically, not invest in the T3 and T4 ship skills.

You could, also, hope that they come out with respecs by then, and be willing to shell out a little dough, as I'm guessing it will be a C-Store item.
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# 9
02-03-2010, 09:39 PM
Starship command will boost all ships
The Lt. commander column ship skills will boost a specific type of ship be it all Cruisers, all Escorts or all Science Vessels
The Commander, Captain, and Admiral ship skill will only boost that skill.

Now Commander and Captain Escort ship skills can give you abilities of attack pattern beta and omega and supposedly boost those skill associated with them though i can't verifiy that as 100% accurate.

So putting points in heavy cruiser does nothing for a star cruiser but putting points in cruiser boost both heavy cruiser and star cruiser. The max you need to fly a tier 5 ship to 100% bonus is starship command, the Lt Commander skill of your ship type, and the tier 5 ship skill all other skills are useless other then maybe the 2 escort ones.
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# 10
02-04-2010, 04:16 AM
will there be an option to reset your skill build after you admiral rank
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