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I know this isn't a major concern, but its on my list of things I would like to see.

I suggest that the Grappler Console that you get when you purchase the NX Class Light Escort be given the added ability to either "Polarize Hull" similar to a Boff power, or/also just give a Kinetic Resistance buff like "Monotanium Alloy".

This would enable this console to be more useful at later ranks.
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# 2
02-07-2012, 08:42 PM
why would you bother to have it at later ranks? wouldnt you rather have something else to fill that spot that would be more helpful? plus, it didnt do much in the series other then, well, latch onto things. why add something to it that wasnt there to begin with?
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# 3
02-08-2012, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Rivyn13
why would you bother to have it at later ranks? wouldnt you rather have something else to fill that spot that would be more helpful? plus, it didnt do much in the series other then, well, latch onto things. why add something to it that wasnt there to begin with?
Currently I would not use this console at the upper ranks, but if it came with the same Kinetic Resist that a Mono Alloy had then I would use it since it would not only give me the Kinetic Resist that I am looking for but the added ability of the Grappler.
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# 4
02-08-2012, 11:18 AM
Makes no sense. Why would a grappler give any kind of resists? Its a giant claw being shot out of the ship.

It would make a ton more sense to have the grappler have:

- Extend duration of Grappler to 10 seconds.
- Increased range over tractor beam: 8km range
- Remove any slow-effect on the grappler. A cable is NOT going to slow a starship.
- Make the ship firing the grappler gain a 'tow' ability. That is, the grappler when fired will KEEP the ships within the range of the grappler. So, rather than slow, it keeps both ships in range.
- Retract effect. The grappler will bring the ships closer together at a rate of 1km per 2 seconds.


With those changes the grappler console would be a unique form of 'tractor' device. It keeps both ships inside 8km and it will slowly bring them closer together. If the target ship is a fast moving escort then it will end up towing the ship that fired the grappler at its own high speed... if its a slow ship it grapples then the slow ship ends up being sped up by the ship firing/towing the vessel.

Nifty/fun trick with this: Grapple someone...and with 4 seconds to go slam the afterburner and toss the other ship like a slingshot. *evil grin*
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# 5
02-08-2012, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CmdrSkyfaller
Makes no sense. Why would a grappler give any kind of resists? Its a giant claw being shot out of the ship.

It would make a ton more sense to have the grappler have:

- Extend duration of Grappler to 10 seconds.
- Increased range over tractor beam: 8km range
- Remove any slow-effect on the grappler. A cable is NOT going to slow a starship.
- Make the ship firing the grappler gain a 'tow' ability. That is, the grappler when fired will KEEP the ships within the range of the grappler. So, rather than slow, it keeps both ships in range.
- Retract effect. The grappler will bring the ships closer together at a rate of 1km per 2 seconds.


With those changes the grappler console would be a unique form of 'tractor' device. It keeps both ships inside 8km and it will slowly bring them closer together. If the target ship is a fast moving escort then it will end up towing the ship that fired the grappler at its own high speed... if its a slow ship it grapples then the slow ship ends up being sped up by the ship firing/towing the vessel.

Nifty/fun trick with this: Grapple someone...and with 4 seconds to go slam the afterburner and toss the other ship like a slingshot. *evil grin*
I like your ideas. The reason I picked the "resist" and the "polarize" was because I thought it would go good with the "Nx" concept sense Captain Archer would always have to "polarize" the hull plating and didn't have shields ...yet. I also thought it would be easy to just assign old powers to another old console. But if they have time to add you new items to this old console then im okay with that too.

Also the KDF version of this could be called "Harpoon" and now I will be quite.
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# 6
02-08-2012, 02:13 PM
I think a better mechanic would be to have it yank the opposing ship with it and do some damage to them and let them break free if they tug too hard.

I have always wondered what is up with Tractor Beams in STO... They NEVER worked like this in the show. Tractor Beams held people and drew them in/along with the ship not just held them in place.
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