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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 41
10-25-2012, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by archoncryptic View Post

The 5% Placate here is a bug - that was there as a placeholder. The alternative to Shield Regeneration is actually a 2.5% chance for your energy weapons to proc Kinetic damage with 100% shield penetration.
So, you just gave my Regent using DMGx3, CritD Anti Proton beams the ability to do up to and over 60k damage to any ship in the game with beam overload3, through the shields as if they weren't even there.

And 120k+ with a tricobalt torpedo, mine, or even 40k+ with a photon/quantum. With an even higher increase in the rate of procs.

Or, the DC and DHCs used in escorts, with their extremely high rate of fire. Getting a critical on one of those is bad enough, getting it as a kinetic with 100% shield penetration...

That...does not sound like a very good idea.

You might as well paint a bullseye on your hull if you're in PVP and just drop the shields.

The entire point of shields, is to protect. If you can bypass that completely and destroy your enemy in literally a single shot, you just killed any semblance of balance.

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Last edited by daiouvegeta2; 10-25-2012 at 08:37 AM.
Commander
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 471
# 42
10-25-2012, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by archoncryptic View Post
I have updated this power to make it work with Torpedoes and Mines. It will have a 5% proc rate with Torpedoes and Mines.
Any chance of increasing that for the mines with extra-long cooldowns?

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Originally Posted by archoncryptic View Post
Respecs will not be available when the system launches, but we've discussed them and I'm certainly hoping to see them further down the line.
Thats a no then. Seeing as you guys have been saying this exact thing about the retrait option for the last 3 years im going to take this as a firm NO.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 633
# 43
10-25-2012, 11:06 AM
Quote:
So, you just gave my Regent using DMGx3, CritD Anti Proton beams the ability to do up to and over 60k damage to any ship in the game with beam overload3, through the shields as if they weren't even there.

And 120k+ with a tricobalt torpedo, mine, or even 40k+ with a photon/quantum. With an even higher increase in the rate of procs.

Or, the DC and DHCs used in escorts, with their extremely high rate of fire. Getting a critical on one of those is bad enough, getting it as a kinetic with 100% shield penetration...

That...does not sound like a very good idea.

You might as well paint a bullseye on your hull if you're in PVP and just drop the shields.

The entire point of shields, is to protect. If you can bypass that completely and destroy your enemy in literally a single shot, you just killed any semblance of balance.
I'm pretty sure it works like Dem or plsma torp procs. I.e. it does a small amount of damage based of the base weapon damage to the hull.

that said within reason i hope they make the proc scale in magnitude with effects like BO or THY or it's going to give CRF/CSV/FAW serious advantages over them. It's allready an issue with the balance of weapons with the [borg] proc.

Also can we make sure iot scales with weapon RoF, as you've allready noticed this is a big issue with the current [borg] procs.

Also, since your anwsering question. Any clarification on weather Target Subsystems will work with Kenetic Cutting Beam?
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 41
# 44
11-30-2012, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by archoncryptic View Post
Respecs will not be available when the system launches, but we've discussed them and I'm certainly hoping to see them further down the line.
Lack of respec is fatal. A wrong click can mess up your day, like no other in ST. With the current items, services, etc. bound to the character and not to the account, I can not even quickly make a new character to correct any error in my choices of reputation abilities.

Please, make a priority.
GIVE US THE FLEET HEAVY ESCORT (without CARRIER)!
TYPHOON! Enough said...
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