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# 31
11-16-2012, 10:59 AM
It sucks.
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Dalo Lorn
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# 32
11-16-2012, 12:07 PM
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New "OFFLINE" ship FX. Do not want...
+1

Yup .
STO will be out of Beta in another 2-4 years ???
... you know after another 3 story arc remasters, crafting revamp, skills revamp, PVP upgrade ...
*note : the 2-4 year guesstimate came out of comparing Cryptic's Dev speed and that of a snail . Sadly the snail won .
Captain
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# 33
11-16-2012, 12:40 PM
I haven't even seen it and it sounds terrible.
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o633/centersolace/189cux9khvl6ojpg_zpsca7ccff0.jpg

So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
Captain
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# 34
11-16-2012, 12:58 PM
It's pretty annoying when it shows up. Hopefully it can be made optional, or just straight removed. Sometimes I'm not even able to figure out what's 'Offline', as all my systems seem to be functioning normally, but I have a big flashing banner covering up a chunk of my ship.

This character is why I don't play my Romulan any more. Tovan Khev is NOT my BFF! Get him off my bridge!
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# 35
11-16-2012, 01:03 PM
I appreciate the sentiment of trying to make it a little clearer when a subsystem is down, aside from the power dropping to zero. This is a little distracting though, and doesn't help much to show exactly what's down. Using the ship status display makes a lot of sense, and is a nice nod to canon. Like in TWoK when they check the damage from Khan's attack. Flash the nacelles red to show engines offline, flash around wherever that ship's main weapons are for that, flash the shield facings to show shields offline. Aux is a little tricky since that doesn't really exist anywhere specific. Maybe flash the area around the bridge? Something like that anyway.
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# 36
11-16-2012, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bortjinx View Post
the Borg Queen's giant space dildo.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!I hadn't thought of it that way.But, yeah, if its blocking visuals while my ship is getting pulverized, and i can't see where the incomming fire direction is, it's really a lame visual effect.I haven't had this happen to me yet.But, I've seen it done to the borg, and others in STFs.
That redshirt, Totally got vaped!!!
Lieutenant
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# 37
11-16-2012, 02:06 PM
The message doesn't bother me that much, and I like that it's in english rather than hieroglyphics, but the problem is that I don't have any idea WHAT is offline. How/where can I see this?
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# 38
11-16-2012, 02:06 PM
I say keep it, but at least if something is off line...let something be offline.



Last edited by neoakiraii; 11-16-2012 at 02:55 PM.
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# 39
11-16-2012, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by nicha0 View Post
I really like the fx but I dislike that they are showing offline when systems aren't, and when your systems do go offline you are dead in the water with no sign.
^ THIS


i very much like that there is an indication now that SCI powers actually have an effect on the target (one of many reasons i hate SCI ships/SCI abilities), but if it shows when nothing is offline then it is rather counterproductive.
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# 40
11-17-2012, 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by diotw View Post
It's pretty annoying when it shows up. Hopefully it can be made optional, or just straight removed. Sometimes I'm not even able to figure out what's 'Offline', as all my systems seem to be functioning normally, but I have a big flashing banner covering up a chunk of my ship.
Quote:
Originally Posted by neoakiraii View Post
I say keep it, but at least if something is off line...let something be offline.
Quote:
Originally Posted by zerobang View Post
^ THIS


i very much like that there is an indication now that SCI powers actually have an effect on the target (one of many reasons i hate SCI ships/SCI abilities), but if it shows when nothing is offline then it is rather counterproductive.
The thing is, it's tied into the subsystem disables. But instead of being tied into the procs that outright shut it down, it's tied into the main system. And better yet, phaser procs have no such display - only the beam abilities.
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