So what will happen is RA Joesph E. Simeon convinces Stanley H. Steamer (tough on Borg, gentle on Vulcans) to try STO.
Stan's like "sweet jeesh and golly this game is fun, but I cannot do what your doing, I am stuck in the Sirius Block and cannot help you save DS9 from (insert enemy here). What do I do?!?"
Joe's like "aww shucks, we can Squad! that way, you can help me and benefit too!"
Joe: "Yeah, and you will be rewarded with about the same skill points as mobs your level!"
Stan: "That sure is a mazin'!"
Joe: "Yup, but I gotta take out the garbage, afk."
So would it be something like this? It would be an AMAZING tool for recruitment via word of mouth for those folks who want to come back to play with friends, but not level for a month or more to get there.
Someone tell me if I have the jist, or if my dialogue was incorrect.
It's around 20K in space IIRC, several light years in sector space...ground combat is a little trickier for outdoor missions, especially if you end up with different spawn points for some reason. Generally speaking if you're within range to fight as a group, you're within squad support range.
yeah. especially for out ground missions, you want to be able to have the option to flank and what not.
The radius of effect is significantly larger than weapons range and there's a time delay if you go out of range before the effect drops (on CO it's a minute - didn't check here). There shouldn't be any issues as long as you're engaging the same group of enemies.