Suggestion: new BOFF abilities and adjustments.
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Join Date: Jun 2012
08-28-2012, 05:48 AM
Originally Posted by
(my personal opinions of the suggestions)
1. Isolate Gravity Well.
Not sure about that, the idea is your deflector is key in 'casting' the ability, and from a canon point of view mixing particles from when generating either rift could cause some horrible consequences (though tachyon/energy drain i can see why they should be on separate c/downs)
Don't care. This is a game, not "let's recreate x player's extremely subjective views of a vague canon" and being unable to use Gravity Well for 15s after Tachyon Beam/Energy Siphon is a limitation that shouldn't be there.
2. Tractor Beam.
Have to say for pve i kinda like the idea, pvp might cause a bit of an upset though.
I did consider the effects on PvP. Tbh, given the limited range of Tractor Beams and the existence of counters (APO, PH), it shouldn't be much of an issue.
1. Eng: Emergency Threat Mitigation
Cant imagine how they could implement an ability that genreates threat, (canon wise)
The very concept of Threat Control makes little sense in a TV show/reality, but it's pivotal to any MMO, hence why we have a Threat mechanic (it's hidden, but it's there) and a Threat Control Skill.
2. Tac: Attack Pattern Xi
This could cause a hellofalotof bother in pvp.. Polaron pattern Xi = energy shortages for all..
I'll let you in on a little secret: those procs? Quite weak overall and this would change little to that fact; max 6.25% procrate would still leave your Polarons to average -1.5625 Power to all systems.
On pets, yes, it would be a major issue, because the spam does give a lot of proc chances, but pets shouldn't have access to this.
"Resolves the "useless third Tac Ensign" conundrum (but still keeps it a relatively weak slot), brings some variety to Tac BOFFs."
That slot can be used for a torp HY, or a beam subsystem target, not idea, but the third slot is not useless.
Yes, it is. Opportunity cost: that HY is actually lowering your performance compared to an empty slot.
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