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# 11
02-13-2013, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by dalnar83 View Post
Keep in mind that because we NEED shield distro in TT, it pretty much makes using Sci/Eng team a very dangerous endeavor.

No it makes it a team endeavor that punishes kirk-play.

A good team should have a compliment of TT/ET/ST and should be using them on each other, there is a reason they are castable on your allies.

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# 12
02-13-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by thissler View Post
I dunno. Why not just address the issue of why we even need automatic distro in the first place? And if its decided that we DO need it and we AREN'T going to address it and we're all happy with it, why not just make shields distro automatically? Really. If we refuse to face this monkey down, why fight it? Why insist on using Boff slots for something deemed required. That's foolish.

"Hey Captain I notice you've put us on Red Alert so I've automatically cut us out of our high defense impulse mode so we're much easier to hit now. It does give us more power to play with. Maybe if you're VERY nice I'll adjust our shields to comepensate for the incoming fire."

So fix the underlying issue. And if its a refusal to address that, make it inherent and not cost slots that are precious to non tac ships. Ships that already get thier asses handed to them as it is.

LOL ur magic shield powerz don work wit out TT LOL! Just doesn't seem rational.
I actually agree with you here. But I would prefer pure manual distro system. problem is, the amount of dps makes it somewhat futile to manage manually, because the manual distro is too slow, hence my first idea.

The other idea is based on slow cruisers and their sorry state, where they need to use TT, which in turns pretty much screws their already limited tac slots. They are punished for their turn rate and cannot change facings, and on top of that there is not enough ensign level skills. So its one bird with two stones.

Also Thistler, if everyone would have auto distro always up, we can pretty much remove the shield facings and make a single shield pool.

Last edited by dalnar83; 02-13-2013 at 11:28 AM.
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# 13
02-13-2013, 11:28 AM
I think shields should automatically have a toggle for either automatic equal redistribution or automatic priority distribution (as per TT). That ends the silly situation of escorts having 'better' shields than cruisers.

Also, remove the shared cooldown on team skills (they have nothing to do with each other other than the word 'team').
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# 14
02-13-2013, 06:53 PM
Moving power from engines to weapons is simply moving power from different sides of the ship. EPS dictates the rate at which power is transfers from the parts of the ship. Shield emitters are placed on each side of the ship, so moving power from one side to the next should be linked to EPS too. I was talking to my fleet about this exact idea a few months back.

How does an ensign move power from quadrants of the ship quicker? He had to go through four years of starfleet academy training and I bet all they do is spam spacebar too.
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# 15
02-14-2013, 09:20 AM
tactical ens powers are few and far between. In a ship with 3 tac boffs and TT is not really relevant anymore you can only have so many copies of HYT, TS
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# 16
02-14-2013, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by naevius View Post
I think shields should automatically have a toggle for either automatic equal redistribution or automatic priority distribution (as per TT). That ends the silly situation of escorts having 'better' shields than cruisers.

Also, remove the shared cooldown on team skills (they have nothing to do with each other other than the word 'team').
With most of the gaming Kb and mice it was easy to set up a macro for this until they nerfed the "manual" feature, it is faster to hit the disto button once and then wait then hit it again then to have a "macro" that spams it every 2-3 seconds.
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