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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4 Borg Tactics
07-07-2011, 03:25 AM
OMG! BORG! PANICCCCCC!!!! /FLEE

No. Don't flee. Retreat in an orderly manner.

Everyone on your away team has to have a [Frequency Remodulator]. This non-consumable device may be replicated in space. If you beam down to a Borg map without at least five of them, you're screwed. If you're a Rear Admiral or higher and you don't know who the enemy is before beaming down, have [Frequency Remodulator]s in your inventory and ready to equip on BOs.

Borg now have an adaptation mechanism; after a player shoots them about 4 times (it's random, so maybe sooner, maybe later), further shots will have no effect. AoE weapon attacks that hit multiple drones will count as multiple shots in this counter. Borg adaptation also affects turrets, so no Turret BOs. Borg drones walk slowly, so there is also no need for a Guardian BO.

Worst of all, Borg now have a full-blown assimilate power. You have to be in melee range to have this cast on you... so put down the Lirpa and DON'T STAND IN MELEE RANGE! If left unchecked, whatever character is afflicted by Assimilate will eventually become hostile to the player and the player's BOs. The only counter is on a very long cooldown: Nanite Health Monitor.

It is best to commission a second medic with the following powers just for Borg ground combat:
Anti-Borg Medic
Medical Tricorder 1, Medical Tricorder 2, Vascular Regenerator 2, Nanite Health Monitor 1.

Now, as for actually fighting Borg:
Since each shot is precious, you need a Sniper Rifle. You'll get about 4 shots off. Then run away (40 meters away) and use the [Frequency Remodulator] to dispel the not-so-obvious 60 minute Adaptation debuff from yourself. Then move back into firing range, and you'll get about 4 shots off...

And then what?

Then run away (40 meters away) and use the [Frequency Remodulator] to dispel the not-so-obvious 60 minute Adaptation debuff from yourself.

And then?

Then move back into firing range, and you'll get about 4 shots off.

And then?

Then run away (40 meters away) and use the [Frequency Remodulator] to dispel the not-so-obvious 60 minute Adaptation debuff from yourself.

And then?

...I hate you.