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# 1 FAW changes
03-20-2011, 05:39 PM
So, according to people that are testing on Tribble FAW is now hitting two targets, but instead of dividing DPS between them is giving full damage to both. This is obviously going to turn the game into "eight beam array DPS cruiser online", let's nip this in the bud people.
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# 2
03-20-2011, 05:42 PM
Why?

Are you saying Cannon Scatter Volley should be nipped in the bud too?
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# 3
03-20-2011, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Florence
Why?

Are you saying Cannon Scatter Volley should be nipped in the bud too?
CSV has a very narrow cone and is easy to dodge. If Jorfs report is correct I would imagine we will see the return (or continuation) of the 8 beam circle and jerk cruiser. lol
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# 4
03-20-2011, 07:29 PM
CSV does frak all dmg when compared to CRF which uses the same skill level power.

So you lose single target damage if you use CSV when compared to standard CRF.

With this change to BFAW you wont loose any single target damage and instead get the same dps as standard beam broadsiding on another random target. So essentially your damage output is doubled.

On top of that you get the +% damage bonus also that comes with FAW

so if you where to run BFAW3 you would get +140% DPS output, compared to CSV 3 which is a pathetic + 25%

wow really balanced, combined with the changes to reduce spam. BFAW is going to be the NEW OP

this is looking like another epic fail by cryptic again.

Edit , oh yea and CSV is a higher slot power so it should be far better than BFAW. Looking at the upcoming BFAW changes this is not the case. Its still not even worth a higher slot compared to BFAW as it currently operates atm and now BFAW is getting another buff.
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# 5
03-20-2011, 07:44 PM
Also the Faw 3 user will be able to use beta 3... lol. Ya this change + the reduction of spam is going to be sad. I am already seeing teams of 8 beam broadsiding cruisers circling up as I am trying to close the leave map dialog. lol
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# 6
03-20-2011, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Husanak View Post
Also the Faw 3 user will be able to use beta 3... lol. Ya this change + the reduction of spam is going to be sad. I am already seeing teams of 8 beam broadsiding cruisers circling up as I am trying to close the leave map dialog. lol

Correction sort of, 5 man team excelsiors with 8-beams or there abouts. If this makes it to live you could also see the escorts becoming beam boats again especially since they can run all the high level tac buffs.
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# 7
03-20-2011, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Data
Correction sort of, 5 man team excelsiors with 8-beams or there abouts. If this makes it to live you could also see the escorts becoming beam boats again especially since they can run all the high level tac buffs.
Indeed... It this change comes in I would perfer to see FAW pushed up one tier as it should be. FAW 3 should be a commander skill.

Cannons and Turrets have wider arcs and can use CSV... but honestly the dmg is week and the cost is high (commander).

The only real damage you can do with CSV is with Dual cannons and these have the 45 degree arc that limit the max of 3 targets in most cases... they are also easy to escape as 45 degrees is very easy to duck out of.

The new Faw with single beams will have much better dmg potential then the higher arc cannon weapons... with no down side really. You can still blast away at your main target and get a ton of bonus dmg. Multiple this over 4 or 5 ships and, you have the most boring game I could possibly imagine. 5 cruisers 8 auto fire clicks each... 4 follow settings and I guess you have more time to watch tv.
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# 8
03-20-2011, 08:52 PM
not to mention 8 beams firing at once does substantially more damage than 8 turrets
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# 9
03-20-2011, 08:53 PM
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not to mention 8 beams firing at once does substantially more damage than 8 turrets
True, cruisers wouldn't have huge spikes with this build because none of them would run BOv.
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# 10
03-20-2011, 09:28 PM
FAW3 is dead, long live FAW3. Working as intended? Ho ho ho ...
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