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magisterdusk 02-25-2013 03:42 PM

Hive Onslaught Instant Kill?
 
So I started playing again recently and I've been easing my way back into Omega missions. The question I have is do the Borg have an instant kill aside from the Plasma Bolt? The reason I ask is that I have, on occasion, died seemingly at random while on this mission. I'll be cruising along, shields usually in the blue, then suddenly I'm told I need to respawn. The really odd part is that it's never been while the game is laggy, which made me wonder if there's another thing that can do it. Is there an out of bounds area, perhaps? I'm curious, because it happened to me at least 5 times, making me wonder if it's a gameplay feature rather than a bug.

twam 02-25-2013 03:51 PM

As far as I'm aware, there's 3 possibilities for that:

1) Invisible high yield torpedoes. An issue that the devs just can't seem to get rid of completely, though it seems to be much, much better than it was.

2) Regular torpedo spread. These little borg torps aren't easily spotted, but hit for much more per torp than most of our torps could do.

3) Borg energy weapons - Sometimes these crit/hit for some insane amounts, out of the blue. I'm not sure if it's a cannon or a beam array, but gates in particular seem to one-shot my weaker-hulled vessels (read B'rel). I image some other capital borg units can do it.

smokeybacon90 02-25-2013 04:03 PM

In case you didn't realise, the Queen also has a 5km AoE instakill attack. Watch for her shield UI flashing, then hit evasive and get distant.

dareau 02-25-2013 05:15 PM

This the space one?

The Unimatrixes have a phaser lance that OHK's...

Queen has the aceton field of death...

Then there's the cubes with the high damage of doom, etc. etc.

jam3s1701 02-25-2013 05:49 PM

They have buffed the HELL outta the Borg recently Elites are almost a major headache to play now....

voporak 02-25-2013 06:04 PM

In addition to what twan said, I once exploded out of nowhere a few seconds after I destroyed a gate in KASE.

shadowfang240 02-25-2013 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by voporak (Post 8311061)
In addition to what twan said, I once exploded out of nowhere a few seconds after I destroyed a gate in KASE.

bit of an obvious question here, but...are you sure you didn't just get caught in the gate's explosion?

gwassalor 02-25-2013 11:30 PM

I too have encountered few instakills without no apparent reason. I guess it must be the invisible torps :-)

woodwhity 02-26-2013 01:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by voporak (Post 8311061)
In addition to what twan said, I once exploded out of nowhere a few seconds after I destroyed a gate in KASE.

Normal torpedo was already on its way.

khayuung 02-26-2013 01:19 AM

Oh yeah that funky torpedo. Many times when I drop to 30% hull from full shields and hull, I'd turn, hit all my speed buffs and run for it, yet after I reach 23km out and start to turn then...

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