Balancing Plasma Fires vs Hazard Emitters
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Join Date: Jun 2012
02-13-2013, 12:26 PM
Originally Posted by
Virusdancer already covered this.
Pretty sure they are called lolarons from when they used to be terrible (before they got improved, and then subsequently toned down post over-improvement to their, I believe, current state).
With all of the phased polarons and phased tets running around in pvp, I can tell you that I have never once noticed a polaron proc or being affected severely by it.
I have, on the other hand, very clear memories of complete subsystem shut downs from Phaser procs, especially when they hit my Weapons, Engines or worst of all Shields. I'm sure healers are none too thrilled when their Aux gets hit.
When I was complaining in the siphon drone thread months ago, saying that leech still needed nerfing, we determined that my problem was that my fleet mate was using leech and polarons. The person who replied still called them lolarons for how over powered they were. If anything it went from being a big joke to being ridiculous.
If you aren't specced into Power Insulators (I am now), combining polarons with leech is quite devastating. In 1 on 1s with my fleetmate, my engines and aux would get completely shut down in every exchange we had (with the exception of a lucky 2-shot kill I got on him right after I decloaked). My shields power level would be drained enough that it offered little resistance to incoming fire.
Even with Power Insulators, enough stacked drains could do a significant drain on a ship.