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# 1 Elite plasma torps
02-07-2012, 11:22 PM
Is it really necessary to have something that can crit for 165k come out of a cube??? Why not balance out the damage all around. To me this is just being lazy and not completely working stf's like they should be.

And can any of the staff complete cure on elite? Can you guys do it and get the bonus? Probably not.
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# 2
02-07-2012, 11:36 PM
you can shoot them, your team mates should be looking for those giant green orbs, I do. You wont be destroyed by the plasma torps when you team up with me. I ve completed the Cure on elite.
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# 3
02-08-2012, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Cmdr_Funke View Post
you can shoot them, your team mates should be looking for those giant green orbs, I do. You wont be destroyed by the plasma torps when you team up with me. I ve completed the Cure on elite.
The thing is, not everyone catches everything. I can complete teh Cure on Elite too, does this mean I never see or get one shotted by them? Nope. They're overpowered - a general rule is simple as saying 'Any shot that can kill a player in one hit is no fun'.
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# 4
02-08-2012, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Cmdr_Funke View Post
you can shoot them, your team mates should be looking for those giant green orbs, I do. You wont be destroyed by the plasma torps when you team up with me. I ve completed the Cure on elite.
We've all completed cure on elite, but that's not what this thread is about.


We aren't talking about the high yield plasma tarpedoes that are large and can be destroyed.


We're talking about your average untargetable plasma torpedo that elite cubes, tac cubes, and gates fire. That crits for over 165,000 damage.

Given that these torpedoes are small, and their luminosity is not only low, but is also the colour of 90% of the backgrounds in a given borg space mission, they really sneak up on you. Even if you see them coming, you're usually still screwed.

You can pop polarize, brace for impact, and subspace modulator all at the same time, but you can't escape the torpedo, and you *will* die when it hits you.



Testing has shown that I never have to worry about the borg torp spreads or high yields. Even on a crit, while they can certainly do catastrophic damage, it's survivable if you see it coming.


It's when an elite tac cube/gate fires a single plasma torpedo that you have to be worried, because they almost always crit and when they crit you're going to explode.
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# 5
02-08-2012, 12:16 AM
[/quote]And can any of the staff complete cure on elite? Can you guys do it and get the bonus? Probably not.[/quote]
I doubt Blizzard's staff are able to complete the hardmode raids they put into WoW, but players can, so what's the difference? As long as things aren't Mathematically Impossible, there's not much reason to complain.

And yeah, the torpedos hurt really really bad, but that's because they can be shot down. I used to complain about them myself until I picked up some beam arrays with bonus accuracy and stuck them on the back of my ship. Sideswiping the torpedoes with them, then switching back to my cannons when they're down has worked wonders to keep me (and my teammates) alive.
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# 6
02-08-2012, 06:17 AM
Equip Tactical Turret Consoles. They will auto-target high yield / destructible torpedoes. Its handy for just this sort of thing.


EDIT: I should be specific. I am not referring to the Weapon-Damage Boost Consoles, but the Point-Defense style ones.
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# 7
02-08-2012, 06:51 AM
It's the invisible ones that irk me.
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# 8
02-08-2012, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Brigadoom
It's the invisible ones that irk me.
This right here. You don't always see them. I died 5 times last night to invisible torps. Also... this is not wow...
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# 9
02-08-2012, 07:55 AM
Very true. I died earlier from an invisible attack. It was an amusing battle, though. The entire STF team was made up of MVAM Escorts.
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# 10
02-08-2012, 07:58 AM
I hang on the rear side corner of the cube to avoid the torps. I can't tank him if the cube is facing me.
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