Is it just me or is the new tactical team making the game more dull and boring? Shouldn't ships have to somewhat try to manoeuver to keep their weak shields facing away from their enemies? But now, pressing 1 button and you competely take manoeuvering out of the picture, and it lasts for 10 seconds?! So let's say an escort tries to punch through the shields of of a cruiser, cruiser pops tact team, and for 10 seconds nothin happens... Imagine if a ship was equipped with two tact teams...
Made a mediocre ability a must have ability, but I don't agree on nerfing it. However, does anyone find it weird that it so expensive to fully spec into science and engineering team, but no points are needed for tactical? Maybe requiring more skill points for a great skill would help balance things out?
Yea I would have rather of seen tac team be more of an offensive oriented ability rather then defensive. Furthermore the cruisers and science ships benefit the most without question. 15k shield facing quickly turns into 60k in shields stacked with resists you need to burn through plus contend with shields. Of course keep in mind we have plenty of short bus cruiser pilots still whining they are not tough enough.
It's simply a way to get around how manually balancing the shields is too slow.
I agree that there should be skills affecting how effective it is, though. Ever since it was changed, they altered the skills that improve it from 3 to 0. There doesn't seem to be any reason to put any points into tactical team leader for space combat anymore.
I think some cruisers need tactical team to an extent. A Galaxy class ship just has no hope of getting an escort off of a particular shield facing for example. But quadrupling the shield facing of a cruiser's a much bigger deal than that of an escort, and cruisers have lots of enginering powers to combine it with, the same for science ships and science powers. I think this is why TT seems OP on cruisers.
I've never really given the Galaxy R much of a chance, but I took it out for a joyride today, and had two copies of Emergency to Shields III running back to back, and along with tactical team and an occasional dose of science team and rotate shield frequency, I was having no trouble keeping my shields really high most of the time. If I'd had two copies of tactical team, (1&2) and the same for TSS so's not to share a cooldown with TT, that'd have been ridiculous. I wasn't exactly short of hull heals either.
The problem is nerfing it would hit escorts and Bops a lot harder than it would the rest. I think maybe limiting the ammount it transfers so that escorts don't see a diffrence, but cruisers and science ships do may be a solution, but I don't know how possible that is.
I wonder if there were a way to make a speed of the shield distribution directly proportional to the amount of Tac BOs (and the rank of said BOs?) on your ship. That way, Escorts won't feel too heavy to a nerf to TacTeam, whereas Cruisers and Scis can pack TacTeams that help, but aren't as good as they are on Escorts.
With all the tools available to just shut someones shields down completlely or any other system for that matter with abilities to drain power to systems and what not im surprised tac team is even considered a threat to you fine PvP'ers How bout we just hop out of our boats and throw rocks at each other. Cant think of anything more balanced than that. Of course some one will complain that my rock is bigger. However I cant throw it as far as yours so it is still balanced :p