I opened a ticket on this, and they told me this is working as intended, yet the tile for the skill in the skills interface is obviously wrong (both LT skills actually say rapid fire 1 even though one is not), and the extra lieutenant level skill prevents me from using the higher level skills because it takes up a slot on the tactical station.
How can this be working as intended? Has anyone else seen this happen?
I'm guessing nobody actually read my ticket and they just sent out a blanket response to tickets with similar wording.
I had an engineer BO that had a similiar problem. I had maxed out Reroute power to shields. a skill I used often. So I started builing up one of the other Reroute Power skills that was lower in the list.
Next time I'm in battle and go to reroute power to shields lvl 9. I get reroute power to auxiliary lvl 1. No way to pick which of the two I want to use or mount. in the assignment screen I get that the higher one in the list cannot be used.
I had to promote up a new BO engineer and replace a skill with reroute power to shield, then use experience to build that up to lvl 9.
Never again, I will only put 1 Ground and 1 Space skill at each level on BO
I could see it being an uber BO with additional powers IF and only if the extra power didn't override the higher ranking power... it would have to be additional power, not an inferior substitute for a greater one.
In this case it's giving me cannon scatter volley 1 (a tier 2 skill) in place of a higher tier's skill. Not a favorable trade.