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# 41
03-04-2014, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by wrathofachilles View Post
Current single facing distribution is fast? Since when? I still find it incredibly lack luster, I know I certainly can't get by with it.

Manual distribution should have never been nerfed, tac team auto-distribution should have been meant specifically for escorts with thin shields and high maneuverability that would not be conducive to attempting manual distribution on the fly. Making manual distribution non-viable for other ships and forcing them to take tac team is ridiculous.
Right now my TT1 with EPtS and manual distibuting is on par with EPtS + TT2 with regards to speed of regen. I would sacrifice maybe 50% distributing since I would then go back to 2 TT or maybe keep one TT and go A2B.

As for single facings if I distibute to single facing why is it quicker, you are taking from 3 facings and pushing it to 1. For uber quick distro try manual all and to one facing.
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# 42
03-04-2014, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by wrathofachilles View Post
Many escorts say that because they don't bother at all with torps, they could slot a torp high yield or spread or two in their ensign slots. If they don't want to slot torps or do anything with those ensign slots, that's their business. If they prefer to go with a lesser shield distribution in favor of higher tactical offense, that's their business too. When I fly a cruiser, or a sci ship I often only take a sci team or eng team 1 because i'd rather slot a higher/better offensive power instead, same difference. The point is not to FORCE people to take a higher level tac team, but for their to be a point to doing so, and if current tac team one was nerfed by 2/3rd of it's current capabilities, I think it would do just that, be an incentive. Will people do it? maybe not, but I think some people underestimate what a 2/3rd's cut to current tac team 1 capability will translate to in game.

But, this also might encourage escorts to forgo tac team all together and carry a sci or eng team instead, or they might at least carry one tac team so they can use it if/when necessary... again, the point isn't to force anyone to do anything, it's to make eng and sci team more viable and to give some incentive to take higher levels of tac team. And if the response from so many seems to be "this won't change very much" well then good, at least it's not complaints, lol.
Most escorts can only slot 2 eng powers. ET is extremely week when you figure an escort will carry EPtS and probably EPtE or EPtW or A2B
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# 43
03-04-2014, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by wolverine595959 View Post
Right now my TT1 with EPtS and manual distibuting is on par with EPtS + TT2 with regards to speed of regen. I would sacrifice maybe 50% distributing since I would then go back to 2 TT or maybe keep one TT and go A2B.

As for single facings if I distibute to single facing why is it quicker, you are taking from 3 facings and pushing it to 1. For uber quick distro try manual all and to one facing.
9k+ worth of incoming damage is easily going to trump any manual disto your shields can handle, unless you make heavy use of TT and shield heals only than will you stand a chance of survival.
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# 44
03-05-2014, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by wolverine595959 View Post
Right now my TT1 with EPtS and manual distibuting is on par with EPtS + TT2 with regards to speed of regen. I would sacrifice maybe 50% distributing since I would then go back to 2 TT or maybe keep one TT and go A2B.

As for single facings if I distibute to single facing why is it quicker, you are taking from 3 facings and pushing it to 1. For uber quick distro try manual all and to one facing.
Erm... TT1 and TT2 have the same distribution speed/ability so I fail to see the difference in you saying your TT1+ EPtS and manual distribution is on par with TT2+ EPtS...

I have tried single facing distribution and I still find that it distributes far too slowly to even remotely counter incoming escort dual heavy cannons or the high damage output of elite borg enemies like gates or tac cubes when I am the one tanking them.
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# 45
03-05-2014, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by wolverine595959 View Post
Most escorts can only slot 2 eng powers. ET is extremely week when you figure an escort will carry EPtS and probably EPtE or EPtW or A2B
Like I said, the point isn't to force them to do it, so telling me that many probably won't take eng team instead doesn't say anything really. Personally, I might rather have more hull heal+decent auto shield distribution rather than taking another emergency power or other eng ability, and I might rather use eng team's heal with decent auto distribution in place of tac team unless I'm taking on boarding parties. That or I might want to use sci team instead for all those pesky subnukes. Like I said, the point isn't to force people into anything but to make the choice of -not tac team- an easier, and possibly even better decision in certain, more varied scenarios when we currently have, cause currently, tac team is the way to go 99.99999% of the time.
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# 46
03-06-2014, 11:26 PM
What they need do is make TSS have the automatic shield distribution that TT has, considering this is a slow shield heal over time with damage resistance, and with a name like transfer shield strength it fits.
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# 47
03-07-2014, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by shadowwraith77 View Post
As much as I try and manually distribute shield facings or evenly balance them, it is way to slow in response time as well as power diverting.

Now I use the arrow keys for single distributing and a single key for even balancing, but when being overwhelmed to a single shield facing neither is quick enough and that particular facing drops, yet with TT this doesn't happen at all.

Don't get me wrong if diverting shield strength from the others is slowed, or quickened based on your EPS skill than that I can understand, but if it is than TT simply defies this by distributing not only power but where it needs go 5-10X faster than doing it manually.

TT should not be able to re-divert power and shield facings any faster, than you could technically do so manually, as the only exception would be it can do it automatically.

Please make manual shield distribution much quicker and more responsive!!!
Your computer can execute a macro far faster than you can do it manually. Ergo, tactical team does the same thing because it is basiclly a macro power. No problem with it at all.
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# 48
03-07-2014, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by comtedeloach2 View Post
Your computer can execute a macro far faster than you can do it manually. Ergo, tactical team does the same thing because it is basiclly a macro power. No problem with it at all.
Sure there is when I can literally watch the manual distro activate 2-3X, before it even bothers to move any shield strength around to compensate.

It is by far much slower than TT!!!
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# 49
03-08-2014, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by comtedeloach2 View Post
Your computer can execute a macro far faster than you can do it manually. Ergo, tactical team does the same thing because it is basiclly a macro power. No problem with it at all.
Then Starfleet/KDF must be using old Cardassian computercores (like the one on DS9) for their ships, because this is what seems to be happening on your ship
a) when you activate TT:
Captain: "Ensign Redshirt, redistribute shield strength!"
Redshirt: "Yes captain!"
[Redshirt taps panels and instantly reroutes all shield strength to the facing that takes damage]
b) when you use the redistribution functions/powers:
Captain: "Computer, redistribute shield strength!"
Computer: "Warning, this procedure will reduce the strength of other shield facings"
Captain: "DO IT, COMPUTER!"
Computer: "Command override required"
Captain "..."
[Computer reroutes shield strength so slow, it is easily overwhelmed by the incoming weaponsfire]
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