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Seriously, I've been messing with it and it sucks. You get like 1/3rd the health for 2-3x the regeneration. Sadly the regeneration is still too slow to affect any real battles. It DOES help with the shields downtime. I don't have to wait very long at all to regen my shields to full. However again, the health of these shields is just TOO LOW.

Also I've noticed that the rarer the REGEN shield you get, the worse the health! I can have over 6000 health with one shield with poor regen, or 2400 health with great regen, or that rare double regen with 1700 health and very great regen.
It's just not worth it. You sacrafice too much shielding. You'll fall like nothing. The regen isn't fast enough to make it worth it since your shields will fall 10x faster then any significant regen could happen.
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# 2
02-05-2010, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by USS Parallax
Seriously, I've been messing with it and it sucks. You get like 1/3rd the health for 2-3x the regeneration. Sadly the regeneration is still too slow to affect any real battles. It DOES help with the shields downtime. I don't have to wait very long at all to regen my shields to full. However again, the health of these shields is just TOO LOW.

Also I've noticed that the rarer the REGEN shield you get, the worse the health! I can have over 6000 health with one shield with poor regen, or 2400 health with great regen, or that rare double regen with 1700 health and very great regen.
It's just not worth it. You sacrafice too much shielding. You'll fall like nothing. The regen isn't fast enough to make it worth it since your shields will fall 10x faster then any significant regen could happen.
Swap your high tank with high regen shield arrays after combat.
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# 3
02-05-2010, 02:57 PM
I take issue with having to do that.
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# 4
02-05-2010, 02:58 PM
You want a rare regen shield with [CAP]x2. that should even out the problem a little
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# 5
02-05-2010, 03:02 PM
i too think Cap > regen

Dont want to swap either , pain inda butt
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# 6
02-05-2010, 03:07 PM
I disagree, I prefer high regen shields and have been using them almost exclusively thus far. You just have to balance your shields more often to take advantage of their superior regen.
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# 7
02-05-2010, 03:15 PM
i wonder how much it depends on the ship you fly and your tactics in combat.

I prefer high regen shields. I fly escorts, and my tactics generally involve swooping in hard and fast, killing as many mobs as i can before flying off, looping around, and coming back for another pass.

With low cap shields, major alpha strikes can be a problem. But that's why i have a multitude of protective abilities. But since headstart, i've died only once, and that was in a group action where i wasn't paying attention. I'm now a captain, and my survivability is extremely high in PvE.

Perhaps it's different in PvP. I can't speak to that.
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# 8
02-05-2010, 03:22 PM
I have found that resilient or basic shields work best for me. Enough HP to absorb a major strike, but enough regeneration to let me recover in protracted engagements.

In longer fights, I start to feel the lack of regen that is on covariant shields. I would agree that regenerating sheilds tend to collapse too fast for my tastes.
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