Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
So I have run through the game with both a Tac Officer, and a Sci Officer. I have recently begun my Engineer. I felt I had a pretty good grasp on the game mechanics and how to manipulate and tweak them for maximum effectiveness...

WIth that being said...

What is the deal with the maximum power you can achieve 125? Or is there a way to bypass this cap? Allow me to elaborate.

My engineer has Emergency Power to Weapons 1. With my bonuses it gives a +16 to weapon power for 30 seconds. I usually run my ship on offensive power settings, so my base weapon power is 100. Plus I have Warp core theorist, weapon mainenance, efficient captain... ect. So with all my bonuses and consoles my base weapon stat is 113.
Pretty robust yeah?
Then I hit "Emergency Power to Weapons" and my power level readout says "125".
Umm...
Did I skip too many Math classes in High school?
Isn't that supposed to say "129"? Or have I truly gone looney tunes?

Also, explain to me what would be the point in having Emergency Power to Weapons 2... or 3?
Did I miss something?
Please help this poor lost soul find his way back to maximum @$$kickery.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
04-22-2010, 10:10 AM
Here's what I understand:

The "max" power is 125.

You CAN theoretically achieve higher than 125, but you won't get any added damage from having power levels higher than that. What it does do, however, is give you a higher power pool to draw from. So if you have 145 power (for example, I'm not sure if that's attainable), and fire off a Dual Cannon for -10 power, you will go down to 135 power, but you will dish out damage equivalent to a 125 power setting. Firing off more weapons will give you the damage bonus of 125 power, until your 'actual' level starts to dip below that.

The max displayed level is 125 though.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
04-22-2010, 11:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mvs5191 View Post
Here's what I understand:

The "max" power is 125.

You CAN theoretically achieve higher than 125, but you won't get any added damage from having power levels higher than that. What it does do, however, is give you a higher power pool to draw from. So if you have 145 power (for example, I'm not sure if that's attainable), and fire off a Dual Cannon for -10 power, you will go down to 135 power, but you will dish out damage equivalent to a 125 power setting. Firing off more weapons will give you the damage bonus of 125 power, until your 'actual' level starts to dip below that.

The max displayed level is 125 though.
As far as I know this is correct. At RA5 I run 90/60/25/25 normally b/c of all the bonuses I already run weapons at a hight level so I tend to just put a lil extra into shields.
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