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# 1415
01-08-2013, 04:09 AM
Originally Posted by reyan01 View Post
Had a classic fail earlier.

ISE - entered with my all-time favorite ship, my Fleet Rhode Island. I won't go off on one of my long rants, but the transformers were popped early, and we had a fool, flying a Sovereign class with all the Borg-visual nonsense enabled who obviously had a sci BOFF in the uni slot, and seemed to love popping GW at every oportunity.

So when the time came to pop the generator, genius fires off his GW again - right at the generator. Suffice to say, the normal spheres that were hovering above the genny get pulled into the generator - needless to say, this caused targeting issues for some, and resulted in plasma spam for all.

I advise said fool to use GW for crowd control, and explain that it's usually better to fire it off at the approaching nanite spheres if you're going to use it at all.

Reply forthcoming? "GW causes kinetic damage and hurts the generator". I TRIED to explain that the kinetic damage it causes is not really significant in said context, and GW is far better utilised as a crowd-control measure. I proceeded to demonstrate by popping GWIII at the remaining nanite spheres, which bunched them together nicely - one blew and the resulting explosion severely damaged the others.

This was not, of course, sufficent to convince genuis who proceeded to do the exact same thing with the second generator. One of the other players present chastised him for it this time and I, again, tried to point out that his use of GW was far from useful.

"You don't know how to use GW" came the reply, despite my PROVING (earlier) that I was far more proficent with it than him. I actually pointed out that I was playing a Sci officer flying a pure sci ship, am very aware of Sci powers and their uses, and recommended that he either visit the forums or read up on them on the STO wiki. The reply? "The forum is for whiners and they don't know anything". I ignored the fool at this point - he clearly couldn't be taught and was either a troll, and idiot, or (probably) both.

So there you go - half the reason so many instances of ISE etc fail is because so many players fly in, thinking that they know SO much better than anyone else, and proceed to prove that they're actually WORSE than useless.
if your team had others with grav well, then he was right to use his grav well on the generator. it pulls in the spheres from above, which makes it easier to target them without moving, hence increasing group DPS. he was just far too good a player for you to notice