my very first reaction is that i like the look of this. it will be a bit of a pain relearning what stuff does but it looks pretty good from what ive seen so far.
i dont know if its just lag but the reaction time was a bit slow. so when i added something that would increase my power levels. it took about 10 seconds for them t change. on holodeck it took about 1-2 sconds.
might just be everybody changing at once but at first glance it looked like it was not working.
If there's one thing I don't understand... it's why the "Starship Engine Performance" and "Starship Shield Performance" are Tier 4 while their Weapon and Auxiliary Power analogs are Tier 5. The end result is the same - more power points to distribute - so I don't think that the argument that weapon and auxiliary power have a larger role in DPS hold much water.
One improvement I could see as worthwhile is putting these powers all on the same tier.
I must say, my initial reaction to this change is a positive one. I can now experiment with a wide varitey of weapon types without penalty. I've never tried antiproton weapons for instance because I did not want to resepc for it only to find that I did not like it.
Kudos on the much needed changes. So far I like what I see.
Right off the bat, it seems like specing for tank is much more cost effective than specing for dps. Also, I thought this was going to seperate space and ground, did I misunderstand? I found that I still have to spend all my points in space and leave ground alone.I'm not talking specific skills now, I know ground changes are still-to-come, I'm talking about still having to specialize in either space or ground otherwise you're underpowered in both.
These are just first impressions. I'd really like a few respecs to play around with this a bit. Some of my initial concerns may just be due to this being a new system.
Even if this particular iteration isn't perfect, the idea behind it is fantastic. This is literally one of the three things I was griping about my first week into the game, it it looks like you guys are going to fix that sucker up nice. I love it!
It will be fun to see this change take shape over the coming weeks!