The VM change
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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-21-2010, 12:10 PM
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• Viral Matrix has been updated:
Instead of a hold, Viral Matrix now takes three subsystems offline in a staggered duration.
The best case duration for a subsystem being offline is approx 7.2, 9.6, and 12 seconds for versions I, II,III respectively.
The subsystems affected are Weapons, Engines, and Auxiliary.
The order that the subsystems go offline is determined randomly upon each use.
Engineering Team will repair subsystems that are offline.
this is a quote from salami inferno.
I was able to test it out on tribble, but only on the dealing end, VMing some other npcs and players, and it is now annoying, but nothing to fear anymore. It can clearly give you the tactical advantage in a fight and the chance to finish an opponent or escape, but it won't make you a definitive kill if you get hit by it and can't remove it. Its annoying, not life-threatening.
The Aux and Weapons disabling you might be able to work around, but I feel like your Engines being gone can be killer. You won't be able to turn to cover your downed shield arcs, leaving your opponent free to pop torps all up in your hull.