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    IGN beta hands-on

    Post by Coco on 5/1/2010, 9:22 pm

    You can read IGN's hands-on here.
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by Ezmac028 on 6/1/2010, 3:02 am

    Just started reading.

    IGN Article wrote: I took my time and crafted the single ugliest alien I could possibly muster in the editor, decked him out in a fluorescent uniform, and lovingly nicknamed him Chud. You can also name your ship, give your character a full name, and even write a biography. Chud C. Chudderson, for example, captains the U.S.S. Chudmeister. His biography simply reads, "woah, man".

    I fucking hate this guy already.
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by Ezmac028 on 6/1/2010, 3:13 am

    IGN Article wrote:you are going to be F-ing a lot of people… and objects

    Confirmed. The author was a complete jackass who had nothing overtly positive nor negative to say.

    Also, does this sentence make any sense to you guys? "Officer points aren't shared, though, so upgrading one means the others will miss out." If the points aren't shared than how does using them for one BOF deprive another BOF of them? Either they are shared and using them on one takes them from being used by another, or they aren't shared and the points are earned and spent individually per BOF. I'm confused.
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by Coco on 6/1/2010, 4:33 am

    Yeah it wasn't a very good review (and of a beta to boot) but thought it best to be aware of it seeing a lot of folks will be reading it.
    His meaning for BOff points is probably that you can't level them up as a group with one level bar like your character, but have to choose which BOff gets what amount of points... He just tried to spin it as negatively as possible (aren't + miss out). Rolling Eyes
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by Valoris on 6/1/2010, 4:49 am

    It confuse me... I was under the impression that Engineering was the "tank" aka defender roll and not the "i buff u and allies" roll
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by Ezmac028 on 6/1/2010, 6:42 pm

    Valoris wrote:It confuse me... I was under the impression that Engineering was the "tank" aka defender roll and not the "i buff u and allies" roll

    It's fair to say that in the realm of SPACE, Cruisers are tanks. But in ground combat, Engineers provide buffs, they don't have base stats that allow them to take more damage than say a tactical officer.

    Remember that you're essentially dealing with two games in one.
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by aljama1122 on 6/1/2010, 8:16 pm

    Ezmac028 wrote:Engineers provide buffs, they don't have base stats that allow them to take more damage than say a tactical officer.

    I thought I read that engineering gets an augmented buff to their personal shield systems so that even though their base attributes may not be overly high, they would be able to outlast a tactical officer since tactical gets a bonus to damage but not defense

    Tactical : DPS
    Engineering: Tanking
    Science : Heals and DOTs

    ofcourse i could have read wrong materials since the game isnt out yet
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by marscentral on 7/1/2010, 6:47 am

    I stopped reading that half way down, it felt like I was reading a review written by a twelve year old. The failed attempts at humour especially.

    To some extent, I think whether you're DPS, tanking or support depends on how you build your character. Though some paths have more tools for the job than others, tactical having tools for dps and survivability but few support skills. I don't know for sure though, I haven't played it yet.
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by Cyberdurc22 on 7/1/2010, 8:00 am

    Like Mars, I couldn't get through all of it...the writing was horrible.

    Either way I know I want to play this game as a Tactical officer, but I hope I have the ability to take some engineering and science skills along the way.

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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by SonofaRealKnightTemplar on 7/1/2010, 11:30 am

    lol ya Tactical saounds gd 2 me as well & damm i i h8 that guy already lmao Razz
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by marscentral on 7/1/2010, 12:54 pm

    I'm edging towards Science with an Escort ship. My XO is definitely Tactical.
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by ahicks1 on 7/1/2010, 2:45 pm

    This review didn't change my mind on going science/science but I was under the impression that Science officers would be healers on the ground and buffs in space. Still not real clear on what a 'kit' is.
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by Ezmac028 on 7/1/2010, 2:52 pm

    They are healers in ground combat if you focus on medical skills, but their strength is with enemy debuffs vs friendly buffs, both in space and on the ground. That's my understanding.

    I believe kits are similar to the gear and mission oriented equipment in Champions. Not entirely clear on that either.
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    Re: IGN beta hands-on

    Post by masoniccaptain on 7/1/2010, 4:56 pm

    *in Yoda's voice* "Review, this one, really sucks Bantha poo-doo it does.."

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