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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Can you guys tone that down a little?

The gorn fire red beams (I'm guessing some sort of heat beam?) that cause a huge smoke cloud and red-hot boulders to imminate from my ship. Its a cool effect, but considering it takes over a large chunk of screen real estate and completely obscures my ship in a ball of rock spewing smoke, I'm wondering if maybe it couldn't be dialed back a tad?

Thanks.
Lt. Commander
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# 2
09-30-2011, 08:56 PM
I agree, it can get very difficult to keep track of weapon arc's and shield facings when you can't see your ship.
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# 3
09-30-2011, 09:06 PM
It's called the Mining Laser... and apparently the Borg use the same thing, except instead of red hot boulders, it's white sparklies for the Cutting Beam...

And yes... my screen turns into a giant gray cloud when 3 gorn ships hit me at once with those infernal devices... a toning down would definitely be appreciated.
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# 4
09-30-2011, 09:29 PM
Agreed, it really lags me out a lot when they use the beams.
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# 5
09-30-2011, 09:49 PM
Agreed. One frigate firing that beam completely obscures my ship. I don't like it very much. The effect just doesn't look right. I could understand if they were firing them at asteroids, but my ship isn't made out of a raw asteroid.
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# 6
10-01-2011, 04:37 AM
It is the only thing in the entire game that causes my fps to drop. Especially when 3 are having at you at once.
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# 7
10-01-2011, 04:47 AM
Yea i would suggest dropping the sprites created by about 50%.
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# 8
10-01-2011, 05:57 AM
Yes, this weapon of theirs doesn't do anything either. I haven't noticed any notable damage from it other then covering up my ship making the game feel less fun.

Crank up the damage,
remove the boulder geometry (ships aren't made of rocks) &
scale down the smoke generated to about 50%.
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# 9
10-01-2011, 06:50 AM
for me it's less the graphics strain and more the idea that my ship is apparently actually just an asteroid that was carved and painted to look like a ship.
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# 10
10-01-2011, 08:16 AM
Wow...8 replies, all agreeing, in an STO forum.

Isn't that one of the signs of the coming apocolypse?

The end in nigh.

And yeah...don't understand the rocks myself. I can live with the rocks, but I hate how the smoke obscures my view completely so I can't get the firing arcs lined out right,
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