I just thought I'd post this to show that now, with their improved Torpedo Firing arcs giving you no way to avoid getting hit with Torpedos (which I approve of, and hopefully brings new value to Tank Cruiser builds) - NPCs are still doing damage well beyond a Tankable threshold.
Here are some highlights from a recent ISE:
[Combat (Team)] Tactical Cube deals 149617 (207193) Kinetic Damage to [NAME] with Plasma Torpedo - Heavy III.
[Combat (Other)] Tactical Cube deals 342293 (203411) Kinetic Damage to [NAME] with Plasma Torpedo - Heavy III.
I'm all for a challenge, but 342k damage is beyond excessive.
This was the final Tactical Cube in ISE.
Damage of this level does the opposite to tank and healer builds, it makes them irrelevant as the damage is of such a magnitude as to one shot kill any player regardless of build.
There's nothing you can realistically do to survive a 340k+ torpedo.
i have to agree, while tanking is fun, i find that it's a bit difficult to do when they're tossing out that kind of damage. Especially since my main is a tac in an escort it becomes even more frustrating since you cant escape the one shots and too much dps draws more aggro than most tanks can hold.
Plasma fires also seem to take a **** ton longer to go out (Tact escort retro flyer here, no space for HE over Engineering team and Reverse shield Polarity).
I timed it, I took a single hit from a gate and lit up, got out of range and cleared the probes.
I was on fire for a full 63 seconds.
Something is wrong witht he timers on EVERYTHING in the game right now.
but hazard emitters is a science skill and should have no bearing on your engi team and rsp. also, ignoring it is like entering pvp without chainable tactical team. it's just a big no-no that severely gimps your survivability =(
I know of a Fleet star cruiser user who takes the tac cubes torp so it will boost the DPS done to the cube.
But thats a unbelievable tanky ship with and insane tanking skill speck on the pilot. It can take an elite Dontra thalaron blast point blank and then heal up to full in seconds. Moral of story is hull resists are hard to get up in the high numbers but on a engi cruiser with maco shields and skill cycling will do it and that crit high yeald might drop the ship to 3/4 health and a low shield facing, which is going to go right back to full in the next two skills. Thats what those torps are balanced against, your escort with a single epts1 and Brace on cooldown just dont get hit by that you wont live.
(Tact escort retro flyer here, no space for HE over Engineering team and Reverse shield Polarity).
Eng. Team?? Over HE... in an escort?? I think we may have found one of the problems. That said, the abundance of huge damage torps, invisible and visible is alarming. Even Spheres are throwing 30K invisitorps these days. And beyond that the Borg ARE doing more damage. More damage than the nerfed Borg Set would account for.
Last edited by skyranger1414; 11-17-2012 at 10:53 PM.