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# 45
10-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Originally Posted by matteo716maikai View Post
also, when its a % of the power drained, how excatly is this done? is it a constantly refreshing number or just the inital power level when the drain is started? how do using extra power abilities effect it?
Every tick, it recalculates at the moment the drain is applied. This is how the "shallow bell curve" I originally mentioned comes to pass. Low % of a high value at first, then mid-mid, then high-low. And the lower your current power level, the less it can drain.

And using an "Emergency Power to X" ability will both hurt and help if you're under attack by Siphon Drones. It will increase your power, but the Drones' next attack tick will calculate its drain % off of your current (temporarily increased) power level.
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