Tonight after some B'Tran confrontations in space I have the left face and rear face of my shield GONE. Gone from the graphic on both the HUD & ring around the ship. It is really GONE, weapons are not diminished..... they hit me hard.
So I swapped it out w/spare shield I had and went on. ALL 4 shield faces good. After a couple of battles I lost my right faceing shield.
I had the same thing happen to me except it wasn't just one or two sides it was all of them. I took a shield from another ship and they were working again... Hasn't happened to my back-up shields yet(fingers crossed). Also the bugged shields would not work properly in any of my ships.