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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
04-18-2012, 07:07 AM
Originally Posted by sonicshower
Your shields come down and Ablative Armor pops up. you have a second of vulnerability while this is happening so if you wait until your on your last few hull hit points you will be most likely destroyed if you are being focused on. An opponent who hits you with SNB can shut your ablative off as well as photonics shock wave. If you wait until your last breath to pop ablative you have a 50/50 chance of surviving. Pre plan and use it wisely. For instance if you got all your buffs up and you get SNB'd and you have no sci team or heals and you in fairly good shape for the time being then would be a good time to use your ablative and evasive out of danger (just an example)
Most of the time I have way over 50% hull when I decide to use Ablative armor. If a BOP decloaks behind me and starts wrecking my shields, I can tell I won't last too long, so I instinctively try to use my armor, so I can reposition my self better, but oh wait..
In that one second of vulnerability its very likely that with damage straight to my hull I'll be destroyed.
Which has happened more often than not.

The worse part is, not having shields too, generally gets alot of people to focus you, oh your shields are down! Then, after 15 seconds, my shields return, generally at a low rate so with all the focused fire I'm dead anyway.
^- Thats not so much the problem I'm having though, I shouldn't have to worry about being destroyed while using something to save me, whats the point? I might aswell not use that universal console, and use it with something that could help me survive longer with shields.