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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
05-09-2012, 05:40 PM
I have noticed the extra drain, also (rarely) when not firing at anything (just after battle finishes)!

That being said, my 8 beam still tears up! Combat parses for standard STFs show me still doing significant DPS, only beaten by well geared/played escorts.

I compensate for extra drain by running max weps, EPtW3 and cycling that with EPtS1, using 3x Damage Control Engineers, gives me close to 90% uptime on both abilities. For Sci abilities/heals I just reroute power to aux (2x EPS Flow Regulators) or pop a battery.

If power drops exceedingly low (bugged?), I click off and stop firing for a second, then resume.

This has been happening since the April 12th patch btw, not sure if it's a bug or intentional though.

Edit:
Sci Captain/Sci Oddy/DPS Build/PVE only.
There is something off, but the Oddy is far from impaired.