The new features we've seen for cruisers and raiders this year (well, the raider/BOP mechanic is technically coming in 2014) makes we wish there was "something" new for raptors/escorts.
Granted, these ships are already pretty great, but if raiders and cruisers get special features I don't see why Raptors and escorts can't have "something."
I'm not sure what we should have, but I was thinking about something along the lines of the special BOff abilities we saw in Sphere of Influence ... maybe something like a one-button combo of two special attack patterns plus cannon rapid fire that deals massive damage.
Give it a long cool down so you can't just spam it in PVP and rip an entire team of players to shreds, but make it cool enough (powerful enough) that players say "THAT is why you want a Raptor or an escort."
In the immortal words of Captain Sisko: "It may not be what you believe, but that doesn't make it wrong."
Superior cannon efficiency. Beams are king, escorts use are suppose to use cannons. Something more to offset cannon drain would be excellent.
there already is something like that; it's called 'riding the ass of a cruiser with weapon systems efficiency active'...and coincidentally, hugging the cruiser like that makes it far easier for the escort to be healed if it starts taking heavy fire
Originally Posted by pwecaptainsmirk
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Hush now, you will be back kicking Neelix and killing those nasty Vaadwaur soon enough... hush child.
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