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As the title says, i've made a thread or two about how simply OP Feedback Pulse is. I really don't care what anyone has to say in support of it. I don't care about your need to keep your "iwin" against beams button.


I think if you are forced to use turrets or cannons because of this one ability. Either fix this bull, or give me a feedback for cannon type weapons so i can lol at the escorts as they insta kill themselves.

Science ships stacking FBP are for the 99% most part immune to beams. I don't even bother shooting science ships that stack this. I can't ....

When its so dammed powerfull that in one cycle of your beams you lose at least half of your hull, you cannot afford to shoot them again, period.

Go ahead talk about tykens rift and other stupid counters that are simply stupid to suggest.

Go ahead tell me i should fit turrets or cannons, why the hell have beams in the game then ?

Anyway there it is. If you're going to post in support of FBP tell me how you deal with a science ship stacking this using beams. I will flame you down happily.

The bottom line is this, a ship fitting two slots of Feedback Pulse make anyone using beams around them useless to kill them. It is retarded to have such an OP invulnerability.


Za'Rex
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# 2
02-25-2010, 04:57 PM
Feedback pulse has a lot of issues, including:

1) Damage bypasses shields
2) Damage exceeds damage recieved for zero power cost (even at tier 1 of power)
3) damage only applies to beams, so it handicaps cruisers and sci ships

Ignore the rabid defenders. There were people who defended MES even when you could buff and swap Bridge Officers and drop mines while cloaked using it, and capture points and be completely immune to revealment even at 0km distance by sci ships.

If anything, the rabid defenders get these things nerfed worse because it makes it obvious to the devs that they are actively exploiting it if they make the effort to defend an exploit. (carrier deployables?)
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# 3
02-25-2010, 05:18 PM
Let's see, I fought over 20 carriers and only 1 of them uses a different spec other than aux/fbp/rsp.
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# 4
02-25-2010, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by athx82
Let's see, I fought over 20 carriers and only 1 of them uses a different spec other than aux/fbp/rsp.
That's cause carriers are flying bricks with no turn speed. They need to up the turn on the fed cruisers/carrier.

That, and FBP is stupidly overpowered atm. It's laziness. Why shoot when you can have fighers/abilities that do it for ya. Meat knows what he's talkin bout, and he's right about the old MES too. Pretty decent analogy.
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# 5
02-25-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Otheym81 View Post
That's cause carriers are flying bricks with no turn speed. They need to up the turn on the fed cruisers/carrier.

That, and FBP is stupidly overpowered atm. It's laziness. Why shoot when you can have fighers/abilities that do it for ya. Meat knows what he's talkin bout, and he's right about the old MES too. Pretty decent analogy.
I'm just pointing out the lack of "variety" in which a carrier users chose considering there are alternatives but this is practically the only build they use. I've seen quite a bit of fed cruisers (both star and assault) have various builds unlike our counterpart from the Klingons.
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# 6
02-25-2010, 06:04 PM
FBP was so ill-conceived...its simple really, the farther you move away from natural laws the greater the odds the feature will be over-powered and exploitable.

The simple fact that it allowed more damage out than came in was so far skewed from elementary laws of nature that am 11 yr old should have saw it coming. In fact, its putting out more power than the ship could have produced from all its weapons and deflector combined.

Certain simple and elementray laws can not be ignored willy-nilly when building these BO skills. This isnt Harry Potter...its not just fantasy, ikts Sci-Fi...meaning you have to balance the science within the fantasy to make it work.

Yeah, some people will gripe and cry that its a game, realism isnt fun...thats because they dont know enough to realize that the reality of science can be wilder than fiction. you can create exciting new things utilizing natural laws as the basis.
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# 7
02-25-2010, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Zautin View Post
As the title says, i've made a thread or two about how simply OP Feedback Pulse is. I really don't care what anyone has to say in support of it. I don't care about your need to keep your "iwin" against beams button.
....
Then post in those other threads instead of trying to spam the forums with multiple threads on the exact same subject.
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# 8
02-25-2010, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Monthar
Then post in those other threads instead of trying to spam the forums with multiple threads on the exact same subject.
I can't be asked to find them, even searching my own name for 10 seconds to find them is meh. Besides new threads are fun, exciting, and different.

I thank those that are in support of this thread. Sadly I was looking to get my forum PVP on

Its still young yet maby ill get some FBP supporters yet, certianly a troll or two i'm sure.

Za'Rex
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# 9
02-25-2010, 08:03 PM
Not that I disagree with the sentiment of the thread, but if you've already posted several threads on that exact topic, perhaps you could be nice enough to consolidate.

Nobody is going to read or care about this stuff when all you do is spam threads on your personal pet peeves.
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# 10
02-25-2010, 08:06 PM
How about this for an alternative. Stop firing at that person, and tell people with cannons to take him out ?
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