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Hello


Edit; with that I mean the shield distribution mechanic. Wonder why it doesn't allow us to edit the thread title.



Lets talk about the shield distribution mechanic. Does anyone else feel it could be improved by making it a toggle instead of a 5 second ability?

As a tank, it gets very annoying having to press my left or right shield every 5 seconds. A toggle would be a huge quality of life improvement.

Last edited by guilli88; 04-20-2013 at 01:22 PM.
Ensign
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
# 2
04-20-2013, 01:46 PM
Use tactical team. It auto distributes your shields. Emergency Power to Shields only heals all shields equally and adds extra power to the Shields subsystem.
Captain
Join Date: Jan 2013
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# 3
04-20-2013, 01:55 PM
every non-targettable ability should be a toggle
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 4
04-20-2013, 02:00 PM
Most players, bind general shield distribution to a key so that they are continuously balancing the shields.

I would strongly recommend you do this, as well as using tactical team. It will help you to live a lot longer in combat, particularly PvP.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
04-20-2013, 03:07 PM
I would just bind the emergency powers that I need with the spacebar
example : /bind space "GenSendMessage HUD_Root FirePhasers $$ +trayexec 0 0 $$ +trayexec 0 1"

This would fire off the emergency power if you have both copy's into the first and second slots

I really wish they would make the emergency powers to x be a real emergency power

Lets say if you use it when your above 50% hull it would be normal X% but if you were below 50% hull it would double the X% kind of like how the new go down fighting is.
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# 6
04-20-2013, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by guilli88 View Post
Hello


Edit; with that I mean the shield distribution mechanic. Wonder why it doesn't allow us to edit the thread title.



Lets talk about the shield distribution mechanic. Does anyone else feel it could be improved by making it a toggle instead of a 5 second ability?

As a tank, it gets very annoying having to press my left or right shield every 5 seconds. A toggle would be a huge quality of life improvement.
YES! I get extremely annoyed by the stupid 5 second thing. I really do not want to have to hold down my shield distribute button all day when TT is in cooldown to save my butt. Why can't I just give the order and have my crew keep it up until I say otherwise?

I mean TT would not even be that useful anymore if shields distributed on a toggle. As things are now if you are in the heat of battle and do not have TT running you are dead and there is little you can do about it.
Ensign
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 18
# 7
04-21-2013, 07:25 AM
I'd say it somewhat defeats the point of it being an emergency power if it can be always-on.

Now eng/tac/sci teams, those make sense on a toggle, likewise with shield facings
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 118
# 8
04-21-2013, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by maximumname View Post
I'd say it somewhat defeats the point of it being an emergency power if it can be always-on.
Nothing a small change to the name couldn't fix. Just remove the "emergency" part.
Captain
Join Date: Sep 2012
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# 9
04-21-2013, 07:59 AM
if there was a deuterium/antimatter reserve this would work since emergency power is technically a battery reserve of some sort

this was ideas for fixing needless micro in shield
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Originally Posted by skollulfr View Post
shouldnt require micro in the first place.
easier if it was a constant transfer rate inherent to all ships as is with a rate derived from shield systems + electro plasma system + shield power setting / X =

then tac team could get a 10% 15% & 20% boost to that rate
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Originally Posted by haravikk View Post
This sounds like it would be perfect; I'd do it something like:
  • Shield distribution has its own shield transfer magnitude that is basically power transfer scaled by shield power setting.
  • Shield Distribution DOFFs provide a flat shield distribution magnitude bonus.
  • Tactical Team provides a larger flat bonus to magnitude for a limited time only.
  • Magnitude is converted to a transfer rate using a diminishing returns scale, so it can't get higher than say 30%.
  • The transfer rate is the amount of hit-points per second that can be transferred out of your other shield facings to bolster the one that you're diverting power into. So with the full 30% you're restoring up to 90% of the chosen shield, but will quickly weaken your other shield facings in the process.

This way there would be a bunch of ways of gaining improved shield distribution, without even having to use tactical team at all. Cruisers with engineers should find it fairly easy to do as they can just throw an EPS Flow Regulator onto their ship and maybe take a couple of shield distribution DOFFs, giving them constant transfer rate. Meanwhile escorts can favour tactical teams to improve their transfer to forward shields when they most need it, without having to stock up for constant distribution.
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Captain
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# 10
04-21-2013, 08:02 AM
rename it to Standby Power or something... who cares... its the power that Scotty was able to pull out of the air when Kirk needed more.

And you know, Kirk didnt keep barking "emergency power to the shields! Now to the weapons! Back to the shields!"

Just turn them on, have power recharge to other systems be reduced to compensate, and there you go
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