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Join Date: Nov 2012
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# 46
04-23-2013, 10:50 PM
Originally Posted by snoge00f View Post
The firing arcs of each of the following Abilities have been increased from 90-degrees to 135-degrees:
Subnucleonic Beam
Aceton Beam
Tachyon Beam
Tyken's Rift
Gravity Well
Viral Matrix
Breen Energy Dissipator Console
Graviton Pulse Console
The firing arcs of each of the following Abilities have been increased from 120-degrees to 135-degrees:
Isometric Charge Console
Magnetometric Overload Console
Known Issue: Hovering over these powers will not generate the correct Firing Arc overlay, but will instead show a 180-degree arc.
Welcome change for Tachyon Beam, it being the only channeled power on the list.

Nice change for Aceton Beam, but I still can't see cruisers or carriers wanting it over other LTC+ Eng powers. Pretty much every other ship already has the maneuverability to bring it on target when desired.

The firing arc change to Graviton Pulse Generator is cockamamie for a power that's already cockamamie.

Pretty much indifferent towards the other changes. It doesn't change the fact that Tyken's is fundamentally broken. It doesn't make Gravity Well pull even harder. It doesn't make the Energy Dissipator not functionally a heavy projectile (with all the counters and drawbacks implicit in it being such). It doesn't make VM any less weakened by Leadership BOffs or anymore savage with the reoccurring-VM DOff's. While a few powers have their difficulty in being applied relaxed, I don't think this is going to break the game.

Except for GPG, which is completely cockamamie, it seems more like a small QoL improvement for slower turning ships and nothing else.
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