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Not when you get boarded by NPC's - I'd guess that is a different version. I just got it to goof around with it. I know from reading its suppose to basically send some of your guys over there (I don't know if they can get thru shields, I assumed they could), and your BP's muck things up effectively. No fixed action taken, they try to do whatever. In short it randomizes stuff like killing some crew, lowering power levels, and rarely disabling systems.

Course... thats all theory - cause from what I have read, and little I have seen, there really is zero feedback on what your BPs are doing. I'm sure they suck compared to just blowing someone up (unless you get a lucky roll on what they do), but I'd still like to use them for the coolness factor! I'd just like to know do they suck sooooo badly that they effectively do nothing, or are they even slightly worth it.
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# 2
02-05-2010, 06:31 AM
Basically, its supposed to be a damage over time effect... I used it during beta, but have no hard numbers.
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# 3
02-05-2010, 07:43 AM
Ok, I didn't think it did damage, I thought it was suppose to do a debuff. I'll still give it a shot more in game, but its rough when you don't even get an indication if they made it onboard!
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# 4
02-05-2010, 07:51 AM
well, on several occasions i disabled every system on my opponent using an away team... its really useful against hose damn d'Deridex and scimitars.... i send over a boarding party right before they hit me with Viral MAtrix, their systems get taken offline as well its like a "hahaha." moment
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# 5
02-05-2010, 07:56 AM
Yea I used boarding party during beta as well. Effects I have seen and can attest to:

1) Decreaed rate of hull integrity regeneration

2) Loss of all shields for 10-15 seconds

3) Loss of all weapons for 10-15 seconds

4) Very very rare--- warp core breach (ok this is what i am calling it when my BP beams back and 5 secnods later the ship explodes for 18k damage and I didn't fire a weapon at it)

They have thier uses and I will have 1 BOF that has this ability.
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# 6
02-05-2010, 08:36 AM
5) loss of all power engins (forced all stop) for 10-15 seconds
basicly they disable subsystems, kill crew, and generally stur **** up
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