Thread: new doffs
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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 22
11-19-2012, 01:53 PM
Originally Posted by skurf View Post
Wow, chill out man. If you consider a 5 second viral matrix insta-death then I dunno what to say, because it's not. I don't really see a problem with this doff and the way Borticus described it it seems to me the original VM doff is still the better option for VM users.
Uh no, an entire team or majority of a team being viraled is an extremity of a situation. There will be no variety of abilities used by science captains in pvp either. Viral is god and a must on a build with this doff being available. You can interrupt cross heals indefinitely with a heavy spec into decompiler. Allow me to elaborate:

1) Two virals, global cool down 30 seconds.
targets A, B, C, are viraled because of new doff
2) Targets are viraled again because of old doff
3) Duration of viral is 20 seconds.
4) 10 seconds later, a new wave of virals come in.
5) Oh yeah your team mate also has double viral on his ship.
6) You're amazing if you lived passed this onslaught.

Originally Posted by skurf View Post
Anyone running a mine build will be running 2 mines. If you take trics as an example, running 2 mines gets you to the global 30 second cooldown which lines up with dispersal pattern cooldowns, so there's really no reason to run this doff if you're using tric mines + dpb. If you just want to put 1 tric mine on your ship and run these doffs, yeah, it'll give a small boost, but there are surely other doffs and other weapon layouts that would be better.
Whoever runs tric mines tends to rely on them heavily for a reason. Giving them 'more options' isn't exactly a solution to that problem. Why is it that tric torps (which require precision and concise timing skill) kill you as well? Where as trics don't kill their own/friendly targets? It's trash, and anyone that uses that stuff knows it's an easy way to score a kill on someone without even breaking a sweat.

While they worked on these doffs, they ignored the need to fix the problems with PvP. I'm not going to say "good job thanks for the new doffs" when they don't really don't improve pvp in this game.