Is it possibile to disable opponent ship with 100% shields for 15 sec?!?! how the hell is possibile?? how the hell is possibile to have any contromisure working ??
More i play this game and more i ask myself.. is it possibile that nobody of devs have seen how many unbalanced ability and problem have this game??
Like for hotbars that is enough for anything..
Have u tryed this game at RA5?? possibile that u haven't noticed that at Tact RA5 u have 31 skill+device (base, without including shields etc...) ability, and have only 30 slots?? are u serious?
And i'm aware about why no more patch fixing them is coming out...
Is it possibile to have Big Dig today after more than a week from its update again bugged???
Is it possibile to have DS9 under siege, at today again bugged??
I think the argument the OP is making is that how can something effect a ship if the ship has full shields, i.e. for viral matrix to be able to effect a target ship shouldnt' it actually have to come into contact with the ship...
At the moment its possible to lay so much crowd control on a ship that it is completely unable to do anything about it.
Subnucleonic Beam (which is a science player leveled ability iirc), then chain (easier to do with klingon ships with universal BO slots) hit them with viral matrix. You do it is this way so that the target can not use science team.
Its effect is that a full strength star cruiser can be completely owned without risk or options for defence within 3-5 seconds using three powers.
Viral matrix (chained using multiple science officers in klingon ships)
Rapid fire cannons
This combo works best in klingon ships but is not limited to them, and being as there is NO defence against this it is something that requires balancing.
Alot of things in pvp combat are broken, but its to be expected in teh first few months of retail in time they will be addressed.
Viral Matrix can be countered by Science Team during the effect since a couple patches ago. It has lost the bite but still a good hold power. (P.S. Science team also boosts your shield power so is handy to have at some level if your an escort wielding tactical type).
Hope this helps, and please calm down before posting as it makes reading easier and eyes bleed less. Thank you
So apparently the patch broke sci team or something. They are no longer a counter for VM. Sci team -was- working before the patch. But since, everytime I've used it while under VM, nothing happens (other than using up my sci team and getting nothing in return).
Hooray! Yet another thing broken!
Oh and about using it before VM hits you....that has never worked for me ever. If I pop it when I see the bolt coming, I get nailed anyway. Even before the patch it was like this.