Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 1 Borg Buff?
07-26-2012, 03:15 PM
Did the Borg get a buff with S6 or something? I used to be able to tank 2-4 elite spheres at a time (depending on what character and ship I was using) without even trying, plow through probes like they were paper mache, and face tac cubes only worrying about invisitorps. Now I'm having to one-on-one spheres less they overwhelm my shields, gravity well won't guaranteed stop probes, and cubes and gates I have to actually worry about their FAW shredding a shield facing in one shot. And thats not even mentioning the big plasma DoT buff; am I supposed to be carrying multiple HEs to go with my multiple TTs and EPTSes now? I'm running out of space on my ship to actually customize it.

Is this just a frustrated perception thing from too many bad STF runs, or did something get changed?

PS
For the people who will doubtlessly respond sooner or later with 'oh boo hoo, now you have an actual challenge,' I would point out that its a game, its supposed to be fun, and the fact that STFs were easy was the only thing making them tolerable after the 10th run, let alone the 200th.
Republic Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 199
# 2
07-29-2012, 07:45 AM
I've noticed the same thing, after a recent patch...I don't remember which one, the borg took my escort (mind you I know their not that tanky) and popped me ith an opening volly instead of that same volly taking my frontal arc and maybe 30% of my hull. not that any one else in stf's is throwing heals out to anyone (once in a great while).

It was either a shadow update (Cryptic is famous for these) or they broke something somewhere with their last few patches and we just have to adjust. But i'll tell ya, after playing on this level of elite for a week or more, regular elete mission (dailies and whatnot) are way too easy...so much so its almost not worth doing them anymore.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 14,317
# 3
07-29-2012, 07:47 AM
S6 had a few modifications to enemies. Hard to say. IIRC Plasma beams now have a DoT chance, that could have soemthing to do with it.
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 146
# 4
07-29-2012, 11:14 AM
I think they have. Used to be, with the tac cube in ISE, I could run into to a few of the heavy plasma torps it fires to make the fight go a bit faster.

Now, that just one shots me. Even with Brace, Aux Sif3 and the subspace frequency modulator active and some ridiculous amount of shield resistance.

However, I can also now straight up tank Donatra, torp spreads and everything. That used to be a death warrant.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,247
# 5
07-29-2012, 11:23 AM
Ok seriously... should a single ship be ABLE to tank/destroy 3-4 spheres... or a cube solo (i've done it myself)?

A single cube wiped out how many starships at Wolf 359? I know... I know... that was 400 years ago (or what ever the time frame is)... We've continued to make advancements.... but umm... so would have the Borg.

This is why I think that STF's (even Elite STF's) are just too dang easy... the Borg have no real teeth. Sure a plasma torp one shot, cutter beam of death, etc etc... but a single ship should not be able to go head to head with a cube... it doesn't make sense.
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Ensign
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
# 6
07-29-2012, 12:40 PM
I noted that the borg became stronger. I have happy with it. Ships are being added buffs and stronger weapons through the CStore all the time. And that in time makes enemies need an update as well.

So now you need to buy a stronger ship. Wanna easy play? Ready your bucks )
Commander
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 323
# 7
07-29-2012, 07:09 PM
They've become stronger, but only if you have your shields down.
Otherwise, you can tank them just as easily.

Just keep your shields up and you won't get one-shot by them.

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