Pairadocks started a thread with this topic, however, I wanted to start one with a different title to ensure that Cryptic sees the actual problem.
It doesn't appear to be a bug, it has affected each pvp'er. Without the unlimited use of devices, (2 per match is not enough) pvp is just not fun, but frustrating. A good pvp'er will go through dozens of each per match.
Please restore the previous unlimited use of such devices.
If this is not a bug this is a big nerf for BoPs/escorts.After the RSP I am basically dead without an engine battery.
(battlecloaking successfully with brace for impact and aux to SIF II is like winning the lottery)
For my galaxy-r cruiser this is not a big problem but for my BoP this is a really deadly bug.
I hope its a bug because the 2 minute cool down on batteries was more than enough to prevent spamming before and this bug will have untold consequences on the already <edited> KLingon faction since some of us can't get our rewards any other way than pvp.
Catch 22 here...
Devs are either not aware of this bug...and it is a bug, as different people get affected different ways of this...and you gotta post to hope it can be fixed because Cryptic does not communicate.
Problem is now, all ground engineers I have met in matches the last day have swapped kits to spam WM knowing how hard it is to counter now.
As usual, post a bug, and the exploiters come out of the woodwork.
There has also something changed, before the patch when using an expendable it would leave the equipped stack alone and take one from the inventory.
So lets say I have 60 hypos, 20 equiped, 40 in inventory, using 2 would reduce the ones in inventory to 38, but leave the 20 equipped alone -- before the patch.
After the patch, first hypo is taken from inventory, i can see the stack number update there. Second hypo however doesn't update any stack numbers at all, its as if i didn't use one at all. As soon as i move the 20 stack from the equipment slot to inventory however it updates to 19, so the second hypo seems to have been taken from the equipment slot, but didn't update the stack number -- this behavior seems to be new since the patch and could be related to the bug.
it is not a per match thing, what ive noticed is that after the 2 uses if you unequip it then re-equip it you get another 2 uses out of it. it cant be anything other then a bug and i say this because it doesnt remove the items from you until you unequip it. give it a look see next time.