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Old 2012-06-26, 11:24 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Re: "We need a hacker!" - Give LA class the Rek

Originally Posted by Ratstomper View Post
Why would a hyper mobile class like LA wait around to be escorted? Besides that, I think infiltrators are the ones with the hacking certs.
While I agree on the surface that infiltrators make a better canidate for for being a hacker, the problem is that they can be invisible, they're snipers, and they're saboturs already.

From a Backstory / Lore perspective that is a completely different school of training than "computer hacker". You'd expect a guy who's a comuter geek to be small and light, but not "the killer elite" that infiltrators are. The LA falls into that stereotype perfectly.

And from a gameplay POV it works great as well: LAs need additonal skills to make them a more valuable class. Also, yes they are quick jet-packers which gives them parity to the reason why you want an infiltrator to be the hackers: they can sneak in. LAs can take multiple routes to the CPs - routes not easily accessible by other classes. Also, they may not need to be escorted per se, but they do need to be guarded while hacking.

If you stop the knee-jerk "infiltrators should be hackers" reaction, you might find LAs make good sense as hackers.

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