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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 8
11-04-2012, 06:02 AM
Originally Posted by maelwy5 View Post
This is actually the way it works now (tested 31 August 2012)

Previously, a 2% sliver of shields automatically reduced any incoming Kinetic damage to 25% before that damage got deducted - first from shields, then from hull. It didn't matter if/when the shields dropped, the damage inflicted remained at 25%. This made builds with Tac Team perform ridiculously well against Torps.

Currently, a 2% sliver of shields reduces incoming kinetic damage to 25% - this value gets deducted from your shields - then if the shields drop the leftover damage gets multiplied back up again before getting deducted from your hull. This change made torp builds much more viable, and also increased the frequency of "one shot" kills from Borg Heavy Torpedos in STFs.

Unfortunately it was a stealthfix, so precisely when it occurred is difficult to pinpoint. I personally tested and observed both behaviours.
Thank you! I had thought the torps vs shield+hull was acting funny but lacked the time/ability to properly test it.