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# 27
01-10-2013, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by mixiplix777 View Post
this post is riddled with stupidity. do not follow that advice

all em power abilities bounce the same cooldown,

so taking 2 em weapons and 2 em shields means half of the abilities are wasted and never used. this is not efficient by any means. because as soon as you use 1 em to weapon or em to shields, the other 3 go into cooldown.
Speaking of "riddled with stupidity", Emergency Power to X abilities have a 45 second cooldown for themselves, a 15 second shared cooldown for other EPtX abilities, and 30 second uptime.

1 - Activate 1st EPtW:
1st EPtW - 45s Cooldown
2nd EPtW - 15s Shared Cooldown
1st EPtS - 15s Shared Cooldown
2nd EPtS - 15s Shared Cooldown

2a - After 15s, 1st EPtW still active:
1st EPtW - 30s Cooldown
2nd EPtW - Ready
1st EPtS - Ready
2nd EPtS - Ready

2b - Activate 1st EPtS:
1st EPtW - 30s Cooldown
2nd EPtW - 15s Shared Cooldown
1st EPtS - 45s Cooldown
2nd EPtS - 15s Shared Cooldown

3a - After 15s, 1st EPtW expires, 1st EPtS still active:
1st EPtW - 15s Cooldown
2nd EPtW - Ready
1st EPtS - 30s Cooldown
2nd EPtS - Ready

3b - Activate 2nd EPtW:
1st EPtW - 15s Shared Cooldown
2nd EPtW - 45s Cooldown
1st EPtS - 30s Cooldown
2nd EPtS - 15s Shared Cooldown

4a - After 15s, 1st EPtS expires, 2nd EPtW still active:
1st EPtW - Ready
2nd EPtW - 30s Cooldown
1st EPtS - 15s Cooldown
2nd EPtS - Ready

4b - Activate 2nd EPtS:
1st EPtW - 15s Shared Cooldown
2nd EPtW - 15s Shared Cooldown
1st EPtS - 15s Shared Cooldown
2nd EPtS - 45s Cooldown

5a - After 15s, 2nd EPtW expires, 2nd EPtS still active:
1st EPtW - Ready
2nd EPtW - Ready
1st EPtS - Ready
2nd EPtS - 30s Cooldown

5b - Go back to 1

If you carry 2 copies of EPtW and EPtS you will have both active 99.99% of the time after the first 15 seconds, subject only to your delay in activating the next EPtX in the cycle. It's something most cruisers do, if they know what they're doing.

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