Battery abilities in general are balanced around either being consumable, or having long cooldown timers. If you can negate both of those simultaneously, as would be the case with a RMC + CD reduction, it'd throw out the need to ever even consider using another type of battery.
I have given this statement some thought. I'd like to respectfully proffer these alternate viewpoints:
1) The CD on the RMC is high enough as it is. Potentially reducing it to 1:30 for the small subset of the population that actually has one wouldn't be a game changer.
2) The whole POINT of the RMC is that it isn't consumable, but we pay a price for it; a long CD. That said, it was put in the game for a reason as an incentive to buy-in to the game early. So, we DID pay for it in real-wrold terms as well.
3) Your points assume this all takes place in a vacuum..but it doesn't. - we would still have to sacrifice a valuable space doff slot for us to get it to work.
I'll investigate this further, but at first glance, it sounds like it's working as intended.
I appreciate that. Why not offer it something similar to the Exocomp? Like have it only reduce a little but of time?
Or have it offer only a chance percentage it will work, based on rarity? You could also apply this to the EPM. Just think of the creative builds that could be applied with that in mind...it would be kinda neat and force some people to consider that console as well...
A small request to add to that: While you are add it Bort, mind looking into possibly fixing the RMC's lack of repairing a disabled weapon's system? It hasn't done that for months. It'd just be nice again if it actually did fix all systems like it says it is supposed to.
it wont fix disabled subsystems ..at least we got doffs that disable multiple subsytems lol
Last edited by captainedna; 10-02-2013 at 04:12 PM.
Months? Try years. It has *never* repaired the weapon subsystem even though it's supposed to. It's been brought up many times over the years and largely ignored, presumably because it's so old and unobtainable now. It's a big shame really!
I used to be annoyed about it, but given the buff to EPtW during LoR making it a viable option it's not so important in most of my builds (glass cannons) but I can see it still being irritating for any other build type!
Really? I didn't know that. I could've sworn, at least for a time, it did.
Well, guess that Tholian NPCs have exasperated that issue in these past months then.