I just did the normal version of this for the first time tonight. It's broken there too. I was killed, respawned, and as soon as I engaged impulse engines, I was hit by a lance and killed again. From the respawn point. However, I have to disagree with the suggestion to lower the damage of the plasma torps. They are killable, they just are something else to worry about. I killed three before they hit me, so it's doable.
I once ran with 2 other 10K dps BFAW ships. Very trivialized that 2nd last stage in the fight where we parked right on top of the Queen and just broadsided everything, taking care to blast HYTs as they emerged.
After that, the queen just melted under 2 Thalaron pulses and one tac buffed Lance of my own.
No such luck on ground yet. I'm stuck on phase 2 when there's elite tac dudes when the Queen joins the party just as my buffs are all on cooldown. :/
Yeah I am having trouble with the Hive as well every time we get near to distory The V'ger Ship two everyone gets blown up then it goes 100% its imposable to beat this never happen before can you guys fix it
I am writing this as a formal complaint about an STF called "Hive Onslaught (Elite)", Me and many other players believe that the overall STF needs a complete overhaul in how it spans out though out the mission.
The first part of the mission is fine, it's just the part where we have to fight the lance weapons is when things go from fun to absolute brokenness in an instant.
This part does not work at all for these reasons:
-the lance weapons fire these slow moving plasma blots which can do 100000 damage insta-killing anything it hits.
-The cannons fire regardless of whenever you manage to get within 5km of the guns in time before they fully charge.
And if we somehow manage to get pass that part, the Hive Queen does way too much damage for her own good.
If this STF is to work there are going to have to be some changes;
-Get rid of the slow plasma bolt of death altogether OR re-do it so that it doesn't do 100000 damage but instead make it 8000 damage with and ability to put all powers on cooldown for 15seconds.
-fix the Lance weapons so that they have a reasonably small firing arc and ether cancels it's charge up if there are no players in their arc or to pick a different target if the is one.
-Lower the Hive Queen's damage output and crit' chance enough so that she can be a challenge but not able to take out everyone with ease.
I hope you'll read this and fix the STF as soon as possible.
With hopeful confidence, MarcThe000001
P.S: I wrote this complain in the forums so that people who have had the same problem can also address this too.
Well might few ways to over come first deploy fighter keep own starship far away let the ways keep coming. Simple put just keep the waves coming entile destroy. They can not hit the ship out range. As for cloak though one time fire while cloak advance enough sadly it able pick cloak ship fire distance while cloak might still provide protect need.
Although some PvE heroes refuse to accept that there is anything wrong with it at all, I PuG'ed it again last night..... and was reminded of why I hadn't bothered with it for months.
We warped in, myself - using my Fleet Rhode Island, a Scimitar, an Avenger and a Fleet DSSV.
First stage went okay - the Scimitar player bailed after dying four times, leaving four of us to deal with the tac cubes, but we soldiered on and completed that section.
Then the unimatrix ships appeared. All seemed okay at first but, as discussed in another thread on the same subject, it does seem that the mission bugs out if you don't kill one of the unimatrix ships within a set timeframe. Anyway - we got ship one down to 48% (bearing in mind only four of us, and I was playing sci and trying to crowd control the probes and spheres) and the lance starts charging. I duck underneath the uni-ship, hoping that the 'under the guns' buff would actually work. My mistake - I get one-shotted.
Respawn and fly back, and attempt to resume my crowd-control role. The Avenger, making sure to stay close to the Queen's ship, gets DOUBLE lanced.
I attempt an attack on the uni ship - a tad pointless since my Rhode Island is great at crowd control but not huge on DPS. I make sure to remain close to the queen's ship and manage to deal a little damage before taking another one-shot lance.
Fly back in and quickly realise that the other two had been taken out again - painful wait for team-mates to respawn ensues, and have the delight of having to watch the uni ship's health returning. I decide to resume crowd control, but sadly quickly realise that I am on my own - the other two having been taken out again, though I didn't actually see what happened that time.
At this point we all agree that we should do what SO MANY others do in HOSE - bail on it and leave it well alone until the next time we forget what a pile of crap it is.
Seems like a bit of sad joke to me - the mission that so many try to play yet so frequent seems to end with players bailing out of sheer frustration.
All I ever get from that retarded mission is the lances and trash constantly tractoring, shield draining, lancing, beam arraying, and torpedoing me to death (and not the high yield torpedo either). I have been lanced before making it to the queen position as well while cloaked. And even sitting with the queen simply causes massive trash mobs at a constant rate and constant spam fire from the two weapon platforms to the point of no return. It is definitely not for a weak pug that doesn't have good dps and CC!
If you have come to the forums to complain about the AFK penalty, than it is WAI.
Whats you problem? Getting 1 hitted at 15km+ range isnt fun to you ?
Thats you own fault. Now you know how the borgs feel. Lossing their queen 50 times a day getting attacked just because they come for a visit. All those poor little npc drones and its guys like you that keep killing them even if they are just chilling maybe timetravel a bit harmless stuff like that. Be ashamed all you bad bad borg hunters. The lance is just there to let thr player feel what all the npcs feel being killed without any fighting chance . All they get from you guys is a hard space bar spam. Shame on you.