Will plasma weapons be getting a buff?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
10-30-2012, 12:57 PM
Plasma DID receive a buff at the beginning of S6. It nearly doubled the potency of the Plasma DoT. It's a viable threat to PCs and NPCs now. Before plasma burn was a joke. Now I can kill entire groups of frigates with the plasma damage from Eject Warp Plasma alone.
Plasma weapons being "useless" is largely perpetuated by the PvP crowd as in PvP against the end-level gear they typically use it is far less useful. Against NPCs it's just as viable as any other weapon type and actually tends to be cheaper to max out until you have ground out enough EDCs or Rare Salvage drops to outfit your ship with [Borg] gear of some other damage type given just how cheaply plasma tends to sell on the exchange as compared to other damage types.
What we need is not a buff to plasma weaponry but a "debuff" to other weapons types in the form of new sets that provide comparable performance to the MACO/Omega/KHG sets while giving resistance to other, non-plasma, damage types.