Thread: Borg Set Change
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 49
10-17-2012, 05:39 AM
If this is truly an "escort nerf", then I'd like to welcome escort pilots to where many people believe the science players have been... nerfed because of the "unintended effects" of power combinations after multiple repeated whines from the "escort" crowd...

Before: "Wah, gravity well with all sorts of Tac boosts from an MVAE = one hit kill". Bye Bye GW damage.
Before: "Wah, CPB strips way too much of my MACO XII shield when ran with Tac boosts." Bye Bye CPB damage.
Now: "Wah, we can't kill an escort without 5 escorts doing a perfectly coordinated Alpha Strike on all four shields at once." Bye Bye Borg shield proc reinforcing MACO/KHG XII shields.

On that (semi-sarcastic) note, remember that the whole purpose of these various sets is to actually have players make choices, instead of encouraging "cookie cutter" builds, such as the nigh-universally recommended 3 Piece Borg / MACO/KHG MK XII shield, or 2 piece Borg / 2 piece Omega/JH/Breen builds for weapon proc & hull regen.

Granted, regenerative shields are "lame" in the high-burst world of PvP, and massive damage world of late-game PvE. However, I'm wondering if a (logically postulated) Mk XII Borg Regenerative shield will hold up against a cruiser's "pressure DPS"?

Especially in light of the fact that, if escorts do become somewhat more squishy because of this change, the need to actively resist the heal-cruiser's pressure DPS may "return". Then you really start up the PvP chess match (I'm the anti-pressure escort, let me deal with the heal-boat, while the anti-burst escort deals with the other escorts that are trying to wipe me off the map).
Well, with the upgrade announcement leaving NX and Connie fans in the dust again, can we restart / revisit the T5 Connie and NX threads - since they will no longer be "truly" endgame ships... (after we get the T5 versions, it'll be time to see them added to the T5U upgrade charts too...