Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 181
10-17-2012, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bobtheyak View Post
I was referring to elite. People actually play on normal difficulty?
I do. The thought of being yelled at for being a 'stupid pug n00b' or whatever for not getting everything precisely right every time at the Elite levels has sufficiently discouraged me from engaging at such. A few other things about Elite levels don't really inspire my confidence either.

Truth be told I'm pretty happy with the MACO Mk XI gear - so far as I can tell it's only slightly inferior to the Mk XII stuff, so I'm not missing out on much other than stress.

That said, while I do spend a good amount of time in-game I seem to complete game stuff a lot slower than must. What do you folks DO to make things go so fast? Is it actually fun rushing through everything like that?
Captain
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# 182
10-17-2012, 03:28 PM
Or they might be after the time-restricted optional objectives...
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# 183
10-17-2012, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tobar26th View Post
Calm down, this isn't fraud, you've not 'bought' anything with real money, this is a power set adjustment - it's not exactly fraud if I trained a Boff in Tactical Team and then they changed the power's effects is it?
YES!

ANY bait and switch practices are considered FRAUD.

If you achieve something in game that item should remain untouchable by the devs for the life of the game.

Of course that would be considered FAIR business practices, something I've yet to see this company demonstrate.
If your post is anything like, "I have a sandwich so you can't be starving" it's time to rethink posting.
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# 184
10-17-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by p2wsucks View Post
Do to player build specs/traits your numbers may very, but here's what my tac has using the kdf vet ship at 109/100 engine power and rcs console:

MKXII Omega: 55.42 flight speed 36.3 turn

Aegis Engines: 54.40 flight speed 35.2 turn

Reman MKXI: 37.71 flight speed 34.1 turn

KHG MKXII: 36.03 flight speed 37.4 turn

I never bothered to get borg engines for this toon or I'd have done that, but they're in the same engine class as the Reman, Aegis and Omega are Hyper-Impulse Engines, and KHG is Combat engine class.

Hyper Impulse are much better for top speed.
Thanks for showing me engines and numbers rather than just blowing me off. That is a significantly higher flight speed. However Is that engine spec or just pure combat/buffs stuff? My engine power usually floats at 52/25 in Offensive or Defensive power settings.

I am still not sure i want to go non fleet spec at this point but at least you give me a reason to look at Omega XII's. My largest concern is at this point is it worth trying to grind that set out? Or should i just look at STF's as a fun thing and go pure fleet from now on.
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# 185
10-17-2012, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by thlaylierah View Post
YES!

ANY bait and switch practices are considered FRAUD.

If you achieve something in game that item should remain untouchable by the devs for the life of the game.

Of course that would be considered FAIR business practices, something I've yet to see this company demonstrate.
Uh so much drama for gear in a game. Season 7 is a major patch. Stuff will change, we'll get new sets and we'll get the ability to cumulate two sets without buying the second one from the lobi store. This is a huge improvement. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, I'm just sayng that some players are insanely conservative, and that some others do like changes in their games. Change isn't always bad.
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# 186
10-17-2012, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by diogene0 View Post
Uh so much drama for gear in a game. Season 7 is a major patch. Stuff will change, we'll get new sets and we'll get the ability to cumulate two sets without buying the second one from the lobi store. This is a huge improvement. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, I'm just sayng that some players are insanely conservative, and that some others do like changes in their games. Change isn't always bad.
I'm guessing we will have to STF grind for currency to buy the new components of these nerfed sets?

What if we don't like STFs?

If they are going to do this they need to credit everyone with the Borg set these two new weapons.
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# 187
10-17-2012, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by outlaw51825 View Post
Thanks for showing me engines and numbers rather than just blowing me off. That is a significantly higher flight speed. However Is that engine spec or just pure combat/buffs stuff? My engine power usually floats at 52/25 in Offensive or Defensive power settings.

I am still not sure i want to go non fleet spec at this point but at least you give me a reason to look at Omega XII's. My largest concern is at this point is it worth trying to grind that set out? Or should i just look at STF's as a fun thing and go pure fleet from now on.
If you're running and or chasing if nothing else move to a max engine power preset before using evasives. I'd recommend using an Engine batt if your not on cooldown. This is strong enough to break free from most tractor beams and gravity wells as well.

There are 3 Engine classes, go for hyper impulse, not impulse, not combat impulse if you're in an escort. You'll notice how close the Aegis Engines are, it's b/c they're from the same engine class as Omegas. Also, those are MKXII Omegas, the MK X or MK XI are closer to if not slower than the Aegis Engines which have a 5% defense boost.

Look into using Aux2Batt w/Tech doffs, I don't have a link but there are a variety of builds which will allow you to have greatly reduced Boff cooldowns as well as power boosts from your aux.

Note: Don't trust the UI for unfit Engine specs. You need to fit them in system space to see their actual values.
Captain
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# 188
10-17-2012, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bareel View Post
Eh the borg shield is not as bad as people make it out to be IMHO.
...
Think about that for a minute. 1,000 shield regeneration every six seconds per facing.
Its not about it being bad, its about how you could put the MACO shield and not lose a damn thing from the Borg set, the reason why some people are "up in arms" is because Borg set 4 was the Assimilated Tractor Beam, lets compare.

Borg Shield:

+5 Shield Power
6,038 Maximum Shield Capacity (10% Bleedthrough)
314 Shield Regeneration every 6 seconds
Reduces Plasma Damage to Shields by 15%

MACO Shield Mk XII:

7,775.9 Maximum Shield Capacity (5% Absorption, 5% Bleedthrough)
199.4 Shield Regeneration every 6 seconds
Reduces All Energy Damage to Shields by 10%
When receiving All Energy Damage, applies Power Conduit Link - 2 All Power Settings for 15 sec
Reduces Plasma Damage to Shields by 20%

Sure the MACO have half less bleedthrough but it have Absortion, also reduces 10% energy damage and even if the regeneration is about 1/3 smaller its still there, the only big loss is the lacking +5 to Shields s it just that ability have +2 to all Power.

Now couple that with the Borg set 3 power.

When receiving All Damage, 10% chance of applying Multi-Regenerative Shield Array when any shield facing falls below 20%
Approximately 315 Shield Regeneration applied once to each facing
Approximately 1485 Shield Regeneration over 10 sec to each facing
Cleanses all Hazard Debuffs, such as the Borg Shield Drain, and continues to cleanse every 0.5 seconds for 15 seconds.

You see the issue was the Tractor Beam was something easily traded off by the MACO Shield, you lost little by putting up the MACO Shield on it and that is why everyone run it,. the Borg Set as a set lost nothing since the set 4 power was combined with the set 3 power, the Assimilated Tractor Beam is not gone ... what IS gone is being able to tradeoff the Tractor Beam by having another set element.

In fact nothing stops from running the Borg Set along with the Omega Borg set since they dont overlap (the Omega Borg set is console, weapon, launcher) so who loses?

The Shield Tanking Escorts.

The Borg set was simply too good to exploit because of the lackluster Assimilated Tractor Beam and the MACO and Omega Sets dont really offer the same set powers as the Borg set did, it was best of two worlds.
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# 189
10-17-2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by red01999 View Post
I do. The thought of being yelled at for being a 'stupid pug n00b' or whatever for not getting everything precisely right every time at the Elite levels has sufficiently discouraged me from engaging at such. A few other things about Elite levels don't really inspire my confidence either.

Truth be told I'm pretty happy with the MACO Mk XI gear - so far as I can tell it's only slightly inferior to the Mk XII stuff, so I'm not missing out on much other than stress.

That said, while I do spend a good amount of time in-game I seem to complete game stuff a lot slower than must. What do you folks DO to make things go so fast? Is it actually fun rushing through everything like that?
The vast majority of PvE in this game is just a DPS race.

I'd just put people who are abusive on ignore and play at the difficulty I'd like. If they can't bother to be constructive in a civil manner it's on them, you shouldn't change what you want to do.
Captain
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# 190
10-17-2012, 04:31 PM
Whine whine whine. We no longer have to deal with zombie cruisers and invulnerable escorts so I'd say well done Cryptic!

No one is stopping you from running a mix of omega and maco sets. Its not as regen-y or impenetrable as 3borg+maco shield... which is the point! :/

Science nerf? Seriously? Aren't you guys specced into torpedo boats and shield stripping? Smack a R62 into your eng slot and boost a BEAM weapon. And for those who have tetryons, and R62 console, eat your heart out, you little gimmick in an ENG slot just boosted all your weapons!

I'm more interested in what the hell is a kinetic cutting beam? And lol plasma torpedo. That's 2 sets that boost those.

I'm eager to go test this in game!
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