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# 11
02-01-2012, 05:34 PM
Are you sure its 125? Because in my testing it seemed like it was more 135 as the power level max.

Sample testing example: normal levels 114/90 ----> using EPTW1 cause it to raise to the 135 unseeable cap, creating my lowest drain to be 85.
normal levels 104/80 -----> using EPTW1 cause it to raise to the 125 seeable cap, creates my lowest drain at 75.

So it seems like from testing that the 135 cap is still there.
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# 12
02-01-2012, 06:00 PM
Oh heavans, not the 125 "hrad cap" vs 135 "soft cap" debate again.

In any event, the latest on this here
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# 13
02-01-2012, 06:18 PM
I'm not touching this debate with a ten foot pole.

Still, Dragon's design is sound. It shares many ties to common beam boat builds, but has a core mechanic that many of them lack.
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# 14
02-02-2012, 03:21 PM
i would suggest lowering what your weapon energy is set to and only using 2x EPtW 1, there is no benefit from energy elevated past ~135. i tried 2x EPtW3 and 2xEPtW 1 back to back, with my energy level at about 136 when using EPtW1. there was no difference when i tried EPtW3, it drained to the same levels.

if there was a real past 125 energy pool, i would be running 2 EPtW 3 all day long
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# 15
02-02-2012, 04:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hakaishin
Still, Dragon's design is sound. It shares many ties to common beam boat builds, but has a core mechanic that many of them lack.
For those of us just getting into build/theorycrafting - what is that mechanic?

EDIT: I see. Thanks for the explanation.
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# 16
02-02-2012, 04:16 PM
@don'tdrunkimshoot

I noticed that has I was doing number crunching, and i agree with you. Anyone one following my build, I highly suggest following what don'tdrunk has suggested.

@HF_Mudd

The mechanic is the ability to chain between two copies of EPTW1 and two copies of EPTS3. This allows you to always maintain 125 to both weapons and shields.
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# 17
02-02-2012, 04:48 PM
These are some amazing builds but dear lord, how long would it take to get all the Mark XII components.
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# 18
02-02-2012, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrys View Post
These are some amazing builds but dear lord, how long would it take to get all the Mark XII components.
Depends.

In 12th, it is common for us to complete elite STFs in about 6 minutes (liesurely... could probably be faster if I could stop dozing off).

One of the reasons PvE bores me to pathetic tears.

So for us... not long.
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# 19
02-02-2012, 11:31 PM
One reason you may be seeing the large DPS increase from EPtW is the 5 second energy damage bonus it gives combined with fire at will. I think, but i'm not positive, that the entire duration of FaW gains the damage bonus which is considerable at higher ranks.
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# 20
02-04-2012, 03:01 AM
can you update the The Dragon Odyssey please? the bridge layout is incorrect. there is 1 ensign sci, 1 lt sci, 1 commander eng, 1 lt tac, and 1 unvi lt comd slot.
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