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distantworlds 11-13-2012 07:49 PM

Crazy Borg Shield Penetration?
 
It appears that the Borg now have rather absurdly high shield penetration in STFs. Without ever losing a facing in my shields, my battlecruiser ended up with 10% hull left at one point. What is going on? Is this a bug? Is this intended? It feels really wierd to see your hull falling apart while shields aren't even below 50%.

supergaminggeek 11-13-2012 08:21 PM

Borpedo.
The goo ball of death.

bareel 11-13-2012 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by distantworlds (Post 6554121)
It appears that the Borg now have rather absurdly high shield penetration in STFs. Without ever losing a facing in my shields, my battlecruiser ended up with 10% hull left at one point. What is going on? Is this a bug? Is this intended? It feels really wierd to see your hull falling apart while shields aren't even below 50%.

Hazard Emitter those plasma dots away. On the plus side it does make cruisers *slightly* more useful as they tend to be the best at hull tanking.

xantris 11-13-2012 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by bareel (Post 6555151)
Hazard Emitter those plasma dots away. On the plus side it does make cruisers *slightly* more useful as they tend to be the best at hull tanking.

You don't have enough Hazard emitters tbh. I just spent 90% of a Cure Elite under 20% hull because I just couldn't keep the plasma dots off enough to gain hull back. Everything else seems to bleed through more too, it definitely makes it feel like you might as well not have shields.

Not that I really mind, I enjoyed that it was challenging, but... with the new STFs giving you basically no reason to run more than 1 or 2 a day, this is just going to funnel people into running nothing but ISE.

disposeableh3r0 11-13-2012 10:00 PM

Borg penetration....giggity. I haven't seen this one yet, altho i do run a borg set so the proc may be keeping it at bay.

duaths1 11-13-2012 11:17 PM

invisible torpedo.

i seem to be able to see the torps aimed at the team, but not these aimed at myself..

Got my Kar'fi from 100 to boom in 0.5 seconds. I have seen no torpedo at all, yet log stated it clearly.. They should look into it.

Into the Hive is hilarious!

distantworlds 11-13-2012 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by xantris (Post 6556621)
You don't have enough Hazard emitters tbh. I just spent 90% of a Cure Elite under 20% hull because I just couldn't keep the plasma dots off enough to gain hull back. Everything else seems to bleed through more too, it definitely makes it feel like you might as well not have shields.

Not that I really mind, I enjoyed that it was challenging, but... with the new STFs giving you basically no reason to run more than 1 or 2 a day, this is just going to funnel people into running nothing but ISE.

I'm not so sure it's the plasma dot. It's possible, but I do run hazard emitters as much as I can.

I wouldn't mind higher difficulty in the form of more incoming damage, but this is a really poor way to do it. Options for hull defense are much more limited than for shields. There is no skill involved, it's all just waiting on cooldowns. There are more abilities that affect shielding, in addition to facing and balance.

megacharge07 11-14-2012 12:51 AM

Yep, Borg shield bleedthrough/penetration is just stupid now, and with no dilithium or console drops in any STF's any more, it's quite obvious the Developers do NOT want us playing STF anymore....

http://www.change.org/petitions/perf...rops-for-stf-s

shaeply 11-14-2012 03:05 AM

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Originally Posted by megacharge07 (Post 6559741)
Yep, Borg shield bleedthrough/penetration is just stupid now, and with no dilithium or console drops in any STF's any more, it's quite obvious the Developers do NOT want us playing STF anymore....

actually it is great. finally i must do something in stf and not only stay at one place with finger in my nose.

megacharge07 11-14-2012 03:07 AM

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Originally Posted by shaeply (Post 6561951)
actually it is great. finally i must do something in stf and not only stay at one place with finger in my nose.

really, u actually played like that? so youre the reason they made the borg do retarded damage now.

http://www.change.org/petitions/perf...rops-for-stf-s


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