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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 111
# 43
03-22-2013, 03:47 PM
Originally Posted by akurie666 View Post
I never Q for an STF with out a tank. I have a tank of my own. You should do as I do. Now, lets forget this thread.
W-e-e-ell... I guess I got a little side-tracked talking about party-roles. I guess I'm not very good at this. The mystery-one-shot this tread was started to talk about and the highly-problematic nature of borg insta-death Tropedo spreads both defy tanking pretty definitively.
Besides, I'm not in a fleet, so I have to play with pick-up-groups, which tend to be me and three to four escorts, because it seems that the only way around the borg torp-spread-of-doom (at least, as it exists right now) is to just focus as much DPS as possible on the ship that has it and shrug when you die.
It's a problem, but it's one which needs to be fixed carefully so that it doesn't just throw in yet another stealth-buff behind escorts, as DjDamac was concerned about.

So I think this is a conversation worth having. I guess I just side-track easy. Sorry 'bout that. :P

Originally Posted by yargomesh View Post
Honestly the only suggestion I had an issue with was 'scaling the damage down' bit. The first suggestion of debuffing is only an issue because the Borg tend to ignore anything that isn't an insane Power Drain build. It works fairly well on non-borg enemies, or the assimilated Borg ships in Cure Space.
Yeah, the reduction of the spread's damage was my least favorite of the three fixes I threw out there. I only mentioned it because it would probably be the easiest fix to implement, and therefore the one that I think Cryptic/PWE is most likely to pursue.
The fact that science abilities that aren't related to fixing things don't work is... unfortunate. If it could be made to work enough to be helpful from time to time, it might make science vessels a little more entertaining to play, maybe.
I dunnow. I'm getting side-tracked again.

Originally Posted by yargomesh View Post
The Tell attacks are already there and the 'tell' for a Torpedo Barrage of Doom is usually 'I just activated Torpedo Spread/High Yield' which tends to get buried in the other myriad of buffs/debuffs on your current target. In my mind that's not a 'I'm telling you I'm going to One Shot you' it's a 'Oh snap, those torpedos are going to do a lot of damage. Brace for Impact!'
I suppose the main issue with that is the debuffs/buffs display is quite limited.
Yeah, I guess you're right there. I tend to lose track of the torp spread buff myself when I run my science officer, and get murdered while staring straight at the bloody icon with my cursor hovering over the Subnucleonic beam.
... it's a little embarrassing... :P