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Archived Post 11-07-2010 03:55 PM

Photonic Fleet
 
Hey guys n girls, i was just wondering what the general opinion about the science power Photonic Fleet is. I rather roleplay a lot while im playing, and photonic fleet feel like ... your flying in a fleet of ships ... but they r totaly fake :S and dissapear its like "intercourse" withou the "climax" excuse the lingo :P

Archived Post 11-07-2010 03:59 PM

I find it to be very handy. You make a bunch of fake ships to distract your attackers. From a role-playing perspective you're simply confusing your foes sensors to make it seem like they're being attacked by multiple ships. It's saved my life more then once. :)

Archived Post 11-07-2010 04:01 PM

Yep, it's come in quite handy for my little undertanked sci retrofit as well. A little extra dps, too?

Archived Post 11-07-2010 04:03 PM

If I'm to understand correctly, Photonic Fleet is actually a result of combining the holographic emitters that now line almost every corrider of starships now, and the sensor arrays of the ship. In essence, turning the exterior of the ship into one big holo-emitter. It's not that you're confusing enemy ships; they're still taking damage when the photonic ships fire on them. They're very "real" holograms, but with the safety's off. And a phaser beam is still nothing but particles of light and heat, so rather easy for even a "fake" phaser to be very deadly, lol.

Archived Post 11-07-2010 05:43 PM

I like Cosmic_One's explanation. I have to admit, I've always found the idea of sentient holograms kinda stupid. (Red Dwarf'sd Rimmer is the only one I can take with a grain of salt) Why bother building ships when you can just send a fleet of holograms?

Archived Post 11-07-2010 06:13 PM

Like most hologram stuff in ST, it's quite silly when you think about it (phasers I can almost understand, but how do holographic torpedoes work?) but its a useful skill. They do decent enough damage, especially if you're lucky enough to summon multiple escorts.

Archived Post 11-07-2010 06:27 PM

they work very well, and if you wanna RP them, they work best with more aux power, so you can play with the power drain.

Archived Post 11-07-2010 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by CedricO
I rather roleplay a lot while im playing, and photonic fleet feel like ... your flying in a fleet of ships ... but they r totaly fake :S and dissapear its like "intercourse" withou the "climax" excuse the lingo :P

Hah, that's my problem with this ability as well. :P

Matter of taste, obviously. Some people really love it, but I rarely use it as it just "feels wrong".

Archived Post 11-07-2010 09:34 PM

I kinda wish they were more like Sensor ghosts. Such was the one Worf made of the Romulan warbird while on the Hathaway in the TNG episode "Peal Performance"

The Enterprise thought it was real, but it didn't do any real damage.

So it would be more of an aggro-reducing tool than a DPS tool. In PVP they'd just be a "clutter the screen up and annoy people" tool though.

So I guess its one of those things you have to "accept" because this is a game and not a simulation.

Archived Post 11-08-2010 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Valias
Hah, that's my problem with this ability as well. :P

Matter of taste, obviously. Some people really love it, but I rarely use it as it just "feels wrong".

agree totaly :P


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