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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 214
# 8
11-14-2012, 06:59 PM
Originally Posted by hereticknight085 View Post
You'll have to forgive the rage. I am just tired of idiots like rodentmaster (yes kiddo, I just called you out) constantly complaining about NPC weapons that are either A) way more powerful than ours, or B) very difficult to defend against.

I thought your thread was another "Oh no, I don't faceroll the comps, must be broken" thread, and as such responded in kind.

In response to your actual post (now that I actually read it), the only real change to the comps was the removal on the limit of their torp arcs, and an improvement of their AI. As for getting one shotted, crits are crits. I heard an interesting theory from one of my fleetmates that the borg have an automatic 25% chance of crit on their torps and a 500% crit severity. Which would make sense since I get critted by torps too often for the usual 5 or 6% you see players running around with, and those crits average around 20-25k per crit, which is roughly 500% of the usual 5k damage a mk XII plasma torp can do to my hull.

But that instant death isn't instant death. It's not programmed to kill you immediately. It's just a boosted NPC weapon designed to make your life not such a cakewalk. You probably got unlucky and got an ubercrit (what I call them, happens about 5% of the time, the torp has a 1500% crit severity and hits for around 75k. Not fun even for an oddy). They are rare, and hurt like hell, but I have been noticing more of them since I started in S7.

And here's the really annoying part: it's not just the borg. I did some stuff in Tau Dewa (on elite of course, normal is too easy), and I was fighting some Hirogen, and their transphasics... well sufficed to say that two mk XII purple monotaniums weren't taking much off of those torps.
I totally forgive you.. Nice to be called Kiddo... I wish! Im 35...
I think it supposed to be hard.... there got to be a challange, otherwise its boring.
And I have had my share of experementing with consoles and doffs... to much if you ask me.. but hey "If you not succeed, dust your self off and try again".. I have had a lot of time to play.. major operation, bedrest . That means 10-15h a day since F2P.

To your Tau Dewa experience ... That was a challenge.. but it is fun to have some resistanse at last.. And I agree, it's not only the Borg. Think they have cranked up everything.

To the 1shot... I still think it's stupid... There is nothing you can do about it, doesn't matter how many runs you have done... what consoles you have.. doffs you have seated in your ship.. or tactics.. exept maybe go in shoot like hell and run to heal, then do it again, but that doesn't work with the current timers.