But one needs the support of "plenty" of healing crusiers as well. Escorts may have the fire power but the lack the tanking ability to do it alone. i
Curious what part of my message came across as trolling??
Probably the part where you said Escorts need plenty of healing from cruisers. I generally die under two circumstances... I accidentally get too close to a gate, or I accidentally stay too close a a warp core explosion.
An escort pilot is in no real danger as long as he's a decent player w/ a solid load out.
but any STF without at least 2 escorts is going to be a long and ugly road.
Wrong. If I had another four sci ships like mine as mates, I would have no problem, whatsoever. I can also see how 5 carriers or even a well built cruiser team can finish them with some minutes before optional. It's just that it is easier to make a decent escort build than others.