Will plasma weapons be getting a buff?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
10-30-2012, 09:43 AM
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Since the Borg mainly use plasma weapons it doesn't make sense to buff them more because it essentially debuffs the STF set advantages.
^ This - since the Borg use the same plasma type as what's available to us, any direct buff to plasma would buff the Borg's plasma weapons as well, which would mean even bigger crits from high yield plasma torps in Elite STFs! In order to give us a buff, and not the borg, Cryptic would need to make a "Borg Plasma" weapon type exclusive to them. IIRC a developer already mentioned that it would take too much effort to make something like that, so I doubt we'll ever see the base plasma weapons get a buff.
Honestly, until Cryptic starts making true "end game" item sets that aren't STF/Borg specific (Borticus has gone on record to say that the Breen, Jem'Hadar, and Aegis aren't meant to be "end game" sets) and give us more end game variety, plasma will never be a viable alternative. Perhaps the updated Reman and new Romulan sets are end game (you can get mark XII versions, so this is likely the case)? I haven't seen the exact stats to see if they're competitive or not, but we can hope!