My proposal is that we swap the detonation and overcharge locations, making overcharging a turret our toolbelt function. This would allow turret engineers to profit from the ingenuity stat, making their turrets more effective by allowing them to overcharge more often in a fight, as well as allow them to benefit for the tools traits that trigger on toolbelt use.
However, I would also suggest that the toolbelt skill being placement of the turret when undeployed be done away with as well. The weapon kits all have an ancillary ability OF THE KIT ITSELF that can be used when the kit is not deployed for its toolbelt function. The grenade kit allows you to throw a grenade barrage, the flamethrower kit allows you to endow yourself with incendiary ammo, etc. I propose that, when the turret is undeployed, its overcharge becomes available to the engineer in a reduced form as the toolbelt skill.
Taking the rocket and net turrets as examples, if you're using these turrets then you're obviously carrying around the ammo to load them with. When the turret is undeployed allow us to throw an un-electrified net as a medium-range single target entangle for the net turret's toolbelt, and hurl a primed rocket as a ground target ability to either burn or knockdown our enemies as the rocket turret's toolbelt.
The healing turret's toolbelt skill would be rather easy to assume as well. Overcharge it while it's stored on your back for an AOE pulse of either modest healing or a small heal and condition removal.
The flame and rifle turrets are more problematic, but while I have difficulty figuring out how you would use the rifle turret's functions with it undeployed, allow us to vent the flame turret just as we do to overcharge, performing a PBAOE blind while, perhaps, also stealthing the user for a couple of seconds due to being at the center of the smoke cloud.
Anyway, those are my thoughts as to how the most glaring issue of the turrets engineer should be fixed. I hope it was an enjoyable read, and that it wasn't embarrassing for a first post. I bid you all a wonderful day, and hopefully I'll enjoy the same.
Edited by Auricelia, 04 May 2012 - 04:14 PM.