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turbommx1 07-27-2012 07:45 AM

What exactly do Sensor Doffs do?
 
Greetings all.

This one ive been scratching my head over for a while. What exactly do sensor Doffs have an effect on within the game? The description reads...

Debuff target's offensive damage when Sensor Scan is used.

Severely degrade target's damage capability by 75 for xx sec


75 WHAT exactly?

75?, 75 points? 75 dps?

A fleet mate and myself went into a private pvp and were hitting each other with sensor scans with the doff equiped and could not find what the doff actualy did. But we know it was activating since we could see the debuff icon. Im just wanting to know what it does so i can find out if im just wasting the doff slot or not.

lordfuzun 07-27-2012 03:18 PM

In general Cryptic's Debuff formula is

base / ( 1 + (debuffTotal / 100) )

So for the Sensor Doff


base / ( 1 + (75/100) = base /1.75

Reduces their damage by almost 50% (43.9%). Not too shabby.

toiva 08-19-2012 12:09 AM

Ah, if that's the case, I might actually use it. Have also been "scratching my head" over it for a while. Also didn't really want to test it because of the price of sensor doffs.

baudl 08-19-2012 02:52 AM

it doesn't work, atleast not in PVP. tested it too with a friend, twice, but nothing there...same numbers with or without debuff.


PS: also the description (not the detailed one if you look at info) is kind of confusing. "reduced bridge officer abilitys recharge time"... when in fact it does this only at the use of a certain ability.

toiva 08-19-2012 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baudl (Post 5350311)
it doesn't work, atleast not in PVP. tested it too with a friend, twice, but nothing there...same numbers with or without debuff.


PS: also the description (not the detailed one if you look at info) is kind of confusing. "reduced bridge officer abilitys recharge time"... when in fact it does this only at the use of a certain ability.

"reduced bridge..." appears on technicians, not my sensor doffs.

And I guess I'll have to test it, then. A 40% damage reduction is too nice not to work (as in: worthy bug-reporting).

decker03 08-19-2012 09:43 AM

Sensor DOFFs aren't working. There is no difference in enemy damage output with or without a "doffed" Sensor Scan. As far as I can tell (and I tested it since release of the DOFF system every couple months) they never worked and probably won't in the near future.

toiva 08-19-2012 02:47 PM

That's probably a stupid question, but have you reported them not working?

decker03 08-20-2012 12:28 AM

Not this time, but shortly after the introduction of the DOFF system and I think about 2 months later again. This could have been an interesting and useful addition to Sensor Scan, but looks like it's not worth Cryptic's time.

Oh and the 2 or 3 people I tested it with and me can't be the only people that noticed this, so there must be more reports.

toiva 08-20-2012 11:17 AM

Started a new thread, feel free to add specifics, if you have any.

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...01#post5367201

ursusmorologus 05-07-2013 06:50 PM

Anybody know if this was ever fixed?


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