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Please explain in what way the patterns have taken a nerf? (genuinely curious, the only pattern i have used is APB in a voquv, seemed fine to me
The DR debuff had been reduced. The character I checked on was a fresh copy from Holodeck, same skills, gear etc. but was getting -23 from APB1 rather than the near -30 on Holodeck. Sensor Scan was also down from -67 to -39 so it seems it affects all DR debuffs rather than just the attack patterns (the Omega damage buff appeared unchanged).
Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
I also havent noticed anything about subnucleonic beam being nerfed in the patchnotes (Might've overlooked though). On holodeck I'm sitting at a 200% decrease in recharge speed while on tribble its around 60%, thats not pretty if you ask me.
I'm not exactly happy about the sensor scan being nerfed as my sci ship is based around completely shutting down shields for a period of time and dealing as much damage as possible thanks to the sensor scan. Dropping it down from 60-65 to 30-35 will make things a lot harder.
I checked with the rest of the Systems Team on Friday regarding Sensor Scan, and none of us have modified the magnitude values associated with that ability's debuff. It appears as though other powers were affected, so we'll be spending some time tracking down what code has been altered to produce this effect.
For the time being, I believe it's safe to say that this was not an intended alteration.
Has anyone done thorough testing on the above powers to see if the change may be limited to display figures only, but behavior is unchanged?
Cryptic - Systems Design