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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 1 Canons get a pre-fix?
03-22-2010, 07:17 AM
I thought I read in the upcoming season 1 patch notes something about the canons getting a fix for the skill rapid fire 1, 2, and 3. Right now RF3 is working correctly as far as I can tell with dual heavy cannons. But, when I went and used RF1 I could not tell any difference at all in the speed, damage, or recharge rates. I used a stopwatch for several targets PvE that were the same type and level. RF3 I noticed a difference, but it wasnt what I was used to.

Also, did feds get a shield buff for PvP? I have been PvPing since I unlocked my klink and never before have I had trouble getting through shields of a fed ship, except the ones in the biggest ships for the Tier I was in. Seems like the skill Rapid Fire along with cannons got a scale back "nerf" from what I am used to. Reason I mention this is I was doing a bit of PvP when I came across an advanced escort "prometheus" and decided to go after him. Well I VMd him "he broke it imediately" and I attacked him with 120 power to weapons, and the following skills (Rapid Fire 3, AP Omega 1, the usual 4 attack buffs, and a couple other skills). I did not dent his shields at all the entire map, and I am using Mk X PvP gear, not the greens either. All purple and some blues I looted or bought.

Can someone explain to me how in about a week I can go from popping fed escorts fairly well to doing pathetic damage? I attacked everyone I could with the same result too, it wasnt just the advanced escort. It was like my weapons were only there for show, or another way to put it, it was like using Mk 1 guns in a Mk X fight. I did several PvP matches with very much the same results, so it was not just the defense vs weapon types either as I was switching out weapons during and after the matches. Is there a bug out there where BoPs dont do damage or something I am not aware of, because that is what it felt like.

Can someone please explain so I am not pulling whats left of my hair off? I am not calling for a nerf this or nerf that, or make me do more damage, I am after an explanation so I can adjust my ship. If that doesnt work I can do what feds always do and cry and whine till I get my way.