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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 27
11-14-2012, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by borticuscryptic View Post
Plasma DOTs have always had 100% shield bleedthrough
Yes.

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Borg damage was not increased.
Borg abilities were not beefed up.
But here's where you are mistaken. I can tell you for a fact that I have never seen the kind of damage I saw yesterday, in hundreds of battles. Plasma DOT from their torpedoes is usually around 500-800ish. It stings but you can keep on trucking. Taking thousands of damage per tick, enough to kill the ship in seconds even with full shields unless your HE happens to be ready in the brief time you have to notice this, is a new phenomenon that I have only seen in season 7.

It may not have happened deliberately but there's something very wrong.

And this was on ISE, so your Hive hypothesis doesn't work. Not that it really makes any difference. When you have cruisers, a class of ship intended for maximum survivability, that can be destroyed in seconds regardless of its shields being up there is a conflict of goals and mechanics.