Two ways in which the Borg have undeniably been buffed
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Join Date: Aug 2012
02-24-2013, 01:25 PM
This thread again? Really?
Allow me to explain something to you guys. These ESTF Borg are end-game enemies. They are supposed to be very powerful. Now let's take a look at your average escort/science ship (both are considered squishy hull-wise): as stated many times by bareel, you can tank virtually ANYTHING using those ships due to how defenses and resists go.
Now if end-game enemies can be tanked by the non-tanks something is wrong. So... input the massive damage spike abilities. As an escort you can tank high damage over longer periods of time with ease. But a spike hit? Only a cruiser can take that (as it should be). And look at it this way: if the Borg never hit you with those massive damage spikes you would never die... which would mean these end-game enemies are uselessly pitiful.
To sum it up: the one shots are in there to balance out the fact that players can tank the sustained normal Borg damage with EASE. Add in the one shots, and you actually die. You can survive if you're a cruiser, but then you need to heal your ass up asap. But you actually die. End-game enemies being able to kill you... what a novel concept...
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.