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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
12-03-2011, 03:31 AM
Originally Posted by Mojo View Post
You know what's not fun? Not being able to fight back. Feeling like even trying is pointless (dare I say it, futile).

A typical experience of a RA is...

Fly in, Sheild Drained. Hazard Emitters. Immediately Shield Drained again.
Tractored (by 6 ships), Polarize Hull. Immediately Tractored as it wears off.

Approach Unimatrix. Oneshotted. Rspawn, oneshotted. Respawn, oneshotted. Repeat 26 more times.
The thing was doing over 400k damage per shot.
The Plasma Spread is oneshotting us, and there's no way to stop it, no way to avoid it. It's a guaranteed kill, as is the giant plasma ball, and it spams them endlessly (along with 20 probes, all of which are tractoring you and draining your shields constantly).

Even the old original Enterprise in TMP was able to withstand one of the big plasma balls without damage, and THAT was from V'Ger, which was vastly more powerful.

Either way, it's not much fun when you can't even get a chance to fight back. If you ask me, something needs to be adjusted.
I was in one yesterday with 3 BG Cruisers, a K'Tinga and an LTC BoP; It was a face roll, the Borg were cleared within a couple of minutes and the command ship in 2 minutes and you probably couldn't get a lower DPS group if you tried. The only thing that made a difference was they were all Klingon ships and every one of them focussed on the same shield facing leaving the command ship nothing more to do than die.

The Spread I noticed yesterday wasn't as powerful as it was (perhaps the fix came in) as I was losing shield facings but nothing more whereas the old Spread would have been losing shield facings and the hull underneath. It was ripping my interceptors to shreds though.