Spamming a button is not skill it is about spamming, if the game allows you to bind multiple things to one key it really isn't that different biggest difference is I do not have to worry about breaking my keyboard.
For you escorts you can make a G-1X keyboards distribute shield strength to any facing if you want. On my G-15 I have a key that just distributes power to the front one also. If there is one thing that this game sucks at is binding multiple BO powers to one key, you usually have to spam the key 2-5 times to get a long alpha strike bind to fire off right.
My observations have shown 'auto-fire' is more efficient at spamming beams than mashing the fire button constantly, thus I conclude that allowing an auto-balance shield mechanism would allow better efficiency compared to mashing the button or combining it with another combination.
Having the system redistribute your shield with less than ~10ms pause between compared to mashing a button that gives you 20ms is still a 10ms improvement and thus changing game play in general.
This does not seem to work anymore. Was using it for months, now my fleet and myself are finding it is useless.
Is there a new command for GenSendMessage that seems to be the problem?!
That's odd. I just copied and pasted it directly and it worked fine. I did have a problem before where certain binds (particularly the way point setter) stopped working. The only way I could get them going again was to reset those binds to default (in the UI) and set them up again. Seems like this goes out of it's way to break things with no rhyme or reason sometimes, lol.
On a side note, I hope by now most people aren't using "HUD_Root FireAll" unless they are only using one type of weapon (i.e. beams, OR turrets, OR cannons, but not all).
I don't agree with this because I don't balance my shields that often... I'm an escort, I'm constantly redirecting to my forward shield. So, having it auto-balance wouldn't benefit and my even detriment me.
Just my thought.
Auto balance assumes you want all your shields even. But as was mentioned, that's not always the case. If you want to boost one part of your shields so that when you face them on that side you have more buffer (while maneuvering for a better shot, you'll take dmg to your right shields while boosting your fore shields so that when you turn to bear you have your strongest shields facing them).
I use balance if I'm taking dmg from all directions, otherwise I don't use it (could just be my bad play style though lol).
I haven't read the TOS/TOU or EULA but I assume that this MMO also takes the stance that any automation that makes the game easier to play to the extent that the player doesn't have to perform actions (in this case taking out the player's skill to re-balance their own shields as a part of strategy) would be a violation of their TOS/TOU
so what would that command line be in the chat box if I just wanted to fire all beams?
Thanks if anybody can help
Basically just replace the "All" with "Phasers". Even though it says Phasers, it basically means any energy weapon of any type (i.e. Cannons, turrets, beams that are Phaser, Disruptor, Antiproton, etc).