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philipag 04-04-2013 12:38 PM

Photonic Shockwave now officially worthless
 
"The Cooldown on Photonic Shockwave Torpedo can no longer be reduced using Photonic Studies duty officer abilities."

This was the last reason worth equipping shockwaves, barely. Another console to the trash heap!

p2wsucks 04-04-2013 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by philipag (Post 9039341)
"The Cooldown on Photonic Shockwave Torpedo can no longer be reduced using Photonic Studies duty officer abilities."

This was the last reason worth equipping shockwaves, barely. Another console to the trash heap!

Are you talking about the console or the Boff ability? The boff ability still has its uses or did you miss the thread complaining about PSW?

The console should have its timer reduced now.

philipag 04-04-2013 12:47 PM

Both. It was barely passable as a BO ability combined with the console and 3 photonic doffs.

Waste of space now.

devorasx 04-04-2013 01:08 PM

Misguided topic. Photonic shockwave torpedo is now working as intended as a torpedo, not a shockwave.

dontdrunkimshoot 04-04-2013 01:31 PM

pretty sure ES breaking and stunning someone getting alpha'ed is pretty damn useful

sollvax 04-04-2013 01:40 PM

Shockwave knocks the blazes out of Tholian fighters
keep it for that at least

virusdancer 04-04-2013 01:45 PM

Personally, like I said in the other thread on it, I would have been happier if they had just put in a GCD on the Nadeon console so that it couldn't be reduced below a certain amount.

gradstudent1 04-04-2013 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by philipag (Post 9039341)
"The Cooldown on Photonic Shockwave Torpedo can no longer be reduced using Photonic Studies duty officer abilities."

This was the last reason worth equipping shockwaves, barely. Another console to the trash heap!

I don't know what I'd do without my shockwave, to be honest. I still find it immensely helpful.

rifter1969 04-04-2013 02:13 PM

I too find shockwave useful.

Especially when surrounded by fighters and drones.

commandereliza 04-04-2013 02:42 PM

I just used Photonic Shockwave to great effect in Ker'rat. As it stood, the console paired with duty officers was incredibly powerful. You need to learn how and when to use it for it to be effective. It's not something you hit when it comes off of cooldown. If you've "learned" when and how to use and it still doesn't feel powerful, you're still not using it right.


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