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naz4 08-28-2012 02:47 AM

Limiting BFI DOFFs from 3 to 1
 
Based on my experience in game as a sci, eng and tac, the ship tanking in game has just gone over the top. When you see the scoreboard at the end of a match and see an escort post similar heal numbers to a cruiser or a sci, i can't help but feel that something is wrong.

Based on this i chunked logs after various games and found that the biggest contributor to this phenomenon is the BFI DOFF ability.

1 of 2 things needs to occur. Either limit the DOFF useage to 1 or drasticly scale the chance down for each DOFF.

Doing this will also reduce the chance of a match lasting hours on end as well.

dantrainor 08-28-2012 03:04 AM

Yeah, the BFI doff is ridiculous. I say let them stack to 3, but a further reduction in effectiveness per doff by about 50%

Worst part is, it already had a 25% adjustment shortly after making it into the game, and it still needs more work, lol

dontdrunkimshoot 08-28-2012 03:08 AM

it seems like the harder and more hit you are when you activate it, the more monstrous the heal is, like every hit you take has a chance to proc it separately.

so in pve, like in stfs, i can hardly get it to do anything. nerfing it would make it even worse in pve, and thats a line thats not getting crossed :rolleyes:

dantrainor 08-28-2012 03:12 AM

Fair point actually, how about an (significant?) increase in heal magnitude but a signifigant decrease in proc chance/frequency?

nayukan 08-28-2012 03:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dontdrunkimshoot (Post 5487751)
it seems like the harder and more hit you are when you activate it, the more monstrous the heal is, like every hit you take has a chance to proc it separately.

so in pve, like in stfs, i can hardly get it to do anything. nerfing it would make it even worse in pve, and thats a line thats not getting crossed :rolleyes:

Either I'm doing something wrong or I just have bad luck:
I'm using 2 purple BFI Doffs and the actual Proc happens rather rarely. I'd say one out of four times, one out of three at best. Actually I was thinking whether I should a) add a third Doff or b) ditch those completely and replace them with something else.

aquitaine985 08-28-2012 03:48 AM

Sorry, "BFI" ? I'm not in the know when it comes to Doffs, which is this?

dontdrunkimshoot 08-28-2012 03:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nayukan (Post 5487851)
Either I'm doing something wrong or I just have bad luck:
I'm using 2 purple BFI Doffs and the actual Proc happens rather rarely. I'd say one out of four times, one out of three at best. Actually I was thinking whether I should a) add a third Doff or b) ditch those completely and replace them with something else.

sounds like your describing the 2 green i am stuck with on 1 character. another that has 2 blue proc noticeably more, and harder. 2 purple would be great

naz4 08-28-2012 03:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aquitaine985 (Post 5488041)
Sorry, "BFI" ? I'm not in the know when it comes to Doffs, which is this?

Brace for impact (shield distribution) doffs

corsair114 08-28-2012 04:29 AM

Actually, I know it'd take some (ok, a lot of) work, but why not limit all DOffs to one of a given type equipped, allowing you to really customize a wide variety of your abilities?

./just a thought

aquitaine985 08-28-2012 04:34 AM

Ahh I see! Yes, i'm running two blues and a purple. It does need to be changed. The only reason it doesen't do as much for me as i'd secretly like is because my aux levels are always pretty low. But something does need to be changed as they're too powerful on the whole.


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