I remember back in December it seemed like every fed escort was invincible. You wouldn't see any shield buffs popping off or anything like that. None of that healthy greenish glow. Now they are back to being like M+M's. Colorful and crunchy on the outside, full of yummy goodness on the inside!
I like the red ones best.
HUH!!! Only recently have fed escorts been invincible with the borked MACO shields. Was there a bug I missed out abu...I mean using in december.
I'll second that STO's not-gear-dependent space PvP is one of the best things about it, and is why I came back to it. It's the one area where Cryptic couldn't pull the usual WoW-clone me-too that all MMO developers seem to be required to do these days (did someone mention Rift earlier?). They were forced into being creative enough to make a decent PvP.
Especially in lower-level tiers. I always played T2 before I left the game, and now I'm about to get back into T3. Fewer BOFF magic spells and no raid/STF gear = more fun.