Equipment Nostalgia - The times when there were no sets
View Single Post
Join Date: Dec 2007
08-23-2011, 12:53 PM
Originally Posted by
Do you sometimes miss the days when there were no item sets in PvP?
Where you had to choose between 4 base types of deflectors and their special modifiers?
Where you had to choose between 3 base types of impulse engines and their special modifiers?
Where you had to choose between 4 base types of shields and their special modifiers?
do. I think the Aegis and Borg set have considerably constrained or choices at endgame. You basically need one of the sets, because they give valuable bonuses.
On the positive side, they might be responsible for a kind of "balance" between ship types, as ships like Escorts or BoPs have now ways to boost their survivaiblity with Borg mods or the Aegis defense mods.
But I also feel that I can't do well without the sets. I'd be missing out these powers. So I can't pick a particular Deflector, as, i's not part of an item set.
I know some people still use the Mark X [CAP]x3 Covariants. Maybe they are really still competitiveand are worth losing some buffs. But I am not convinced.
Sometimes I wish that all those special items - sets, tractor beam mines, hargh'Pengs and the like would simply not available in PvP. There would be more choices, and a lot of sources for unbalanced items would also be removed.
How do you feel? All nonsense? At least the sets are item worth pondering about, unlike the regular gear? The special items give us more variety and ensure that the game doesn't get stale? some stuff was good, some stuff bad?
The implementation was poor and the detail of their abilities visually and in the logs excluded. These sets have been directly responsible for perception that a player is not on the up and up. I have been called a cheater in CnH with 1.3 million damage and 1.03 million in healing in a raptor all because the borg set procs and provides a TSS and HE effect. Or because the Borg set makes escorts very tanky. I understand the sets were to be max level replacement for some of the special items you got leveling up, IE MKIV Efficient engines the full borg set gives you the bonuses the EIE gave and then some extra icing.