Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
...When Plasma HYT 3, Boarding Party3 and TS3 are spammable, one hit wonders for your ship and crew?

I mean, is somebody foiling these mechanics often enough to necessitate the Borg having to do what they do best faster and harder than ever before?
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
11-16-2011, 04:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kentaurus_Daystrom
...When Plasma HYT 3, Boarding Party3 and TS3 are spammable, one hit wonders for your ship and crew?

I mean, is somebody foiling these mechanics often enough to necessitate the Borg having to do what they do best faster and harder than ever before?
I take it you've not been dealing with them long. The THY3 should not be one-shotting you...


....Unless you have no shields.

I suggest you try Hazard Emitters.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 3
11-16-2011, 05:23 PM
Number one rule with fighting Borg is, don't even try to shield tank.
Hull tanking is the best way to deal with them.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 4
11-16-2011, 06:40 PM
I'm glad that the shield neutralizers are so tough. I do wish they could be changed to be more in line with the show and ultimately make the Borg an interesting enemy again.

Personally, instead of a beam, I'd have the Borg rapidly fire charged particle bursts at any and all enemies engaging them. These bursts would drain whatever shield is facing them. It would be countered with any basic shield heal or by turning your ship to expose a stronger shield. This would bring some more tactics into the mix as well as be truer to the source material. There are a lot of more interesting ideas but I won't bore anyone any further here.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
11-17-2011, 05:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Koppenflak
I take it you've not been dealing with them long. The THY3 should not be one-shotting you...


....Unless you have no shields.

I suggest you try Hazard Emitters.
Plasma HY III crit can 1 shot an escort easilly.

Especially when there are 3 of the deathballs coming at you and each one crits.........
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
11-17-2011, 05:48 AM
And the ironic part of all of this is that Borg Shield Stripping has been toned way down from what it used to be. The new STFs on Tribble were so bad that it felt like you didn't even have a shield slotted on your ship.

Gecko dialed back the shield neutralizer two builds ago. I don't get one-shotted nearly as often as I used to in my Defiant-R.
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
11-17-2011, 06:23 AM
fighting the borg in space is tough to start with.

things that help
armour consoles with plasma resist
attack pattern omega(escape tractors)
hazard emitters (to neutralise the borg shield neutralizer)..you have to be fast to active it as soon as you get hit
brace for impact(when a hy/spread torp is heading your way)

as mentioned before do not rely on your shields, so enginering team and other hull heals are very useful
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
11-17-2011, 06:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by boglejam View Post
Gecko dialed back the shield neutralizer two builds ago. I don't get one-shotted nearly as often as I used to in my Defiant-R.
Now it only happens when I either don't notice the plasma torpedo in time or when I notice it but get 5 seconds of "miss miss miss miss miss miss miss miss miss miss".

I think he overnerfed them a bit too much (I don't mean the torpedos).
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 9
11-17-2011, 07:04 AM
Now here's some crazy idea: shoot the High Yield Torp, fly away, tractor it, repulsor it. Bring a Tac Team (or 2 if an escort) for the Boarding Parties. Pray you are not the 1 that gets torp spreaded and don't always stay close to the other team members. And then there's always Brace for Impact, Polarize Hull, Hazard Emitters, Subspace Field Modulater, Aux2SIF and of course Defense (funniest thing in RAs when people are sitting still in front of the boss with 0 defense and get torp spreaded over and over).

Shield Neutralizers are only the icing on the cake and can be ignored most of the time.
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:48 PM.