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# 81
02-20-2013, 02:08 PM
Originally Posted by ussultimatum View Post
IIRC, when the most recent balance pass happened consoles (plas leech) and pets (sipohons) were set to not be resisted as strongly as BOFF powers.

It was explained that this was because they (and I'm paraphrasing) 'have an opportunity cost' slotting them.

I'm not sure why BOFF powers aren't considered to have an opportunity cost, it didn't make much sense to me then and it doesn't make much sense now.
I don't understand the 'opportunity cost' theory with siphon drones either? Yeah, I get that plas leech takes up a console slot but Siphon Drones don't, however. So there is no opportunity cost, in fact, for Siphon Drones because they are hanger pets which is a totally different animal than a console. It's hard for me to dismiss the effectiveness of drones compared to any of their counterparts mountable on the Vo'Quv anyway. I fail to see how it's an opportunity cost given such limited choices for what's actually decent that can be substituted on a Vo'Quv.

Last edited by rooster75; 02-20-2013 at 02:28 PM.