I would get rid of the spare point you have in several different skills in your tree for one thing. Those points can be placed elsewhere I think.
Take all the points out of Starship Projectile Weapons. As a cruiser you will want the points to focus more on energy type, and even if you are using projectiles, it isn't a "need to have" skill.
By doing those two things, you actually free yourself up a lot of skill space to work on ground, and maybe do some other things!
Why do you need starship stealth?
Why do you need starship attack patterns when I can't see either of your tactical officers using these, AND you're an engineer, so you can't use those abilities yourself anyway.
With all those points you can free up and work on ground, you wont be limiting yourself as much.
Im a close freind to john and have been playing STO since the beginning with john, we have pretty much the same setup so i wont be posting my setup as john has done his, however i would also appreciate any advice on the load out john has put up in the forums.
Hi thanks for the advice and im sure that when we can purchase fleet equipment we will make those necessary changes to consoles and so on, the respec is something we can look at and will do once again many thanks for the advice.
Thats some great advice i will work on respecing my skills tonight and as and when we can start buying some bits we can get some better ones
Again thank you very much look forward to trying these out.
Those are all great suggestions above. Rethinking the skill tree can make a big difference. The one thing I'd add is if you are looking to maximize damage output, you might want to rethink using phasers. Their proc is considered more or less useless in PvE. Fleet anti-proton and Romulan plasma are probably considered the best for damage output. It's a big investment though and if you're happy with the phasers they are solid too, especially in PvP.
if you have the fleet marks and the dilithium for it try to invest in some fleet core and/or console. The console are the best in the game and will give you nice boost even over the Mk XI
Well i have tweaked stuff about on my skills i will get it updated so you can take a look but seems to be doing alot more damage and tanking well also turns alot better now aswell which is always gd
Cheers for you help look forward to flying with you all