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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 16
01-22-2013, 09:10 AM
The "stat flipping" is a stacking error that has been fixed internally. Basically, the buff refreshes every 1sec, but has a duration of 1.5sec to allow for server/client latency, but is currently (on Holodeck) set to allow the buff to stack. The result is that for half the duration, it's on you twice. We've removed the buff's ability to stack with itself, and so the bonus Defense will no longer fluctuate.

Having multiple FDOs equipped will still result in a stacking benefit.

I honestly like the idea of linking the Defense bonus directly to the number of active hangar pets you have in play, but without prototyping anything out I'm honestly not certain how to make it work. It may also introduce an imbalance between players that prefer to use Frigate-type pets (like Birds of Prey and such) which launch far fewer pets than a standard wing of fighters. I'll look into it, though.
Jeremy Randall
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