Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)
It's an interesting idea, but I think even more complicated than it has to be.
Simply make it so that you ship stats are determined by captain class, ship class, and rank and then make all BO slots universal in the cmdr, ltc, lt, lt, ens layout.
They could even through in the XO mechanic they've been talking about forever to add a little variety. You'd then have four variables that determine ship's "stats" with a lot of different skins flying around.
I also think they should make the special consoles class specific, but whatever.
I like the idea of all BO ship slots being universal. Let the player decide how he wants to run his ship. However, consoles would be dependent on a relative BO being present. You could not equip a Sci console unless you had a least one Sci BO on the bridge. (You could put a universal console there though.) Would make for some interesting builds...
Doc Lee - Fed Sci / Rocketeer - Fed Engr / Garlyk - KDF Tac
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