fighting the borg
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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-09-2010, 11:21 AM
Lesser Borg vessels seem to do a lot of damage on regards to shield directly Take 'em down quick is the best advice I can give on them.
Borg Cubes on the other hand are an entirely different kinda of fight. Shields? What shields? Should be your expectation hen fighting a Cube. All of Your shields will be depleted at some points and kept bottomed out for most of the time. The fortunately thing is that a Cube isn't nuke crazy with it's weapons. So you can actually survive a fight on no or minimal shields. As long as you pay attention.
And don't let the no shields thing intimidate you. It did me at first. When ALL of my shields went down, I fled from the first Cube I fought. It happended again, and a third time. Thereafter I avoided Cubes with my Science ship as I though Cubes were not soloable by them (me). But one time I had a "What the hell" moment when facing a Cube. I knew I was gonna lose in the end. But I wanted to see how long I could last. After a fast and furious battles I was faced with...an exploding Cube. *blink* I won? ... I won!
My advice is to make the most of you Shield buff abilities. Use them even if they seem non-effective.Even a teensy bit of Shield helps. And make sure you have some Hull healing abilities. Hazard Team, Aux to SIF, Eng Team, etc. You have enough BOs, you could even form a special anti-Borg crew to deal with them.. That's that I'm doing, (Stillil haven't nailed things down yet. :/ )