Crystalline Entity: Please Fix!
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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-10-2010, 09:07 AM
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My suggestion would be that the shards don't heal it up beyond 33%. Because that's the extremely frustrating thing about it. You believed you got close, and suddenly someone makes an error and you're back to square one.
Maybe it should start firing again (maybe triggered by the small fragments returning in some way?)
Good idea. Also with a big fleet and two friends, capable RAs as support, it was not possible to keep the CE < 33% for more than 5-10 sec. I was LC 8 at that time, did not complete the mission up to now. Small frags repeatedly healed it back to 50% or more. Because you cannot do much about the so-called "noobs" flying 1 km to CE and getting hit by large shards each time
It is always the same. You read my experience now from a frustrated science captain trying to kill the CE: I enter the CE mission, some guys "scream" in the chat that people should focus on CE and not frags, keep distance, not lay mines, use all (de)buffs they can a.s.o.
Sometimes they also tell some crap about "normal" shards being fired on would heal it. Or that torps would be bad. Or that people should try to split large frags!
Oh, and I saw people firing for 1:30 h at the CE and (of course) frags, with the CE always between 98% and 100%, but not less. I finally left then. But I am sure they continued for another x hours... Ridiculous. And sad that it can be so hard and time-wasting.
Last time I say the CE killed was when I was still Lt. (as "spectator" if you want) and before Common Ground. A guy called "Wookie" with a nice Galaxy class ship had an impressive technique. Just stood there face to face with the CE, fired buffs and debuffs I couldn't determine at that time, and in a way accumulated ALL fragments around his ship, without impact or ???. Somehow reminded of flies smashed and sticking to a windscreen... (He also received CE's beam patiently...)
Maybe s.o. can explain his special technique to me?
Wookie is like a legend to me now...