Lt. Commander
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Recently I've noticed that the Personal shield I use is a one hit wonder and is drained extremely quickly. Can this be improved to make the personal shield more effective in battle.
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# 2
12-29-2011, 11:06 PM
Might be helpful to tell us which shield, what mark it is, and if it is appropriate to your level or not.
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# 3
12-30-2011, 02:02 AM
Yea... A Mark IV shiled won't do you much good at VA... We need to know what you're using.

IF you're using a MK X, XI or XII shield at VA however, it's likely that your shield is either bugged or that your enemy is a bit rough.
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# 4
12-30-2011, 11:47 PM
Most shields do not last for more than a few shots against any serious fire. They nerfed the heck out of them. The best bet is to get some regen bonuses and learn to fire a bit, duck, heal the shield, then go back at it. Unfortunately STO's ground game is not good nor fluid enough to be the sort of thing making you try to use a relatively non-existent cover mechanic... : |
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# 5
12-31-2011, 01:09 AM
Shields became crap with the Season 4 release. Damage got scaled up, health/shields scaled down.

IMO the shields got scaled down TOO much...
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# 6
12-31-2011, 02:06 AM
In groups of players, befriend (or just be) an Engineer. They can all drop Cover-Shields, which are immensely helpful for this very reason. Stay near the shield and do what you need to, and when you take a hit or two and your shield pops, duck into cover for it to regenerate.

In an STF this is a great opportunity to use your remod as well, since even if you don't need it YET, you likely will soon.
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# 7
12-31-2011, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by kostamojen View Post
Shields became crap with the Season 4 release. Damage got scaled up, health/shields scaled down.

IMO the shields got scaled down TOO much...
Agreed 100%... Except enemy shields often seem to be very potent by contrast... : |
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# 8
12-31-2011, 05:24 PM
With the exception of the elite STF missions, I always thought ground combat was rather easy. Sure,m the shields go down quickly, but a few seconds later they are recharged fast. Well, the shields I equip do.

If the shields took more damage before health deteriorated, ground combat would be even more laughable. In that case, I wouldn't even deploy a secondary shield or even a healing station. Learn to use your NPCs' skills.

Even doing explore missions at elite level, the ground missions are rather easy to complete without much worry.

What class do you play? Train your engineering NPC on some shield healing and equip them with plenty of hyposprays and such,
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# 9
01-01-2012, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by SelarLover
With the exception of the elite STF missions, I always thought ground combat was rather easy. Sure,m the shields go down quickly, but a few seconds later they are recharged fast. Well, the shields I equip do.

If the shields took more damage before health deteriorated, ground combat would be even more laughable. In that case, I wouldn't even deploy a secondary shield or even a healing station. Learn to use your NPCs' skills.

Even doing explore missions at elite level, the ground missions are rather easy to complete without much worry.

What class do you play? Train your engineering NPC on some shield healing and equip them with plenty of hyposprays and such,
Speaking for myself: I have no trouble with ground combat. I usually kill every enemy within a few seconds of combat because they drop that fast. However, their shielding systems are simply superior to ours. Most of the time the Personal Shield is not much of a defense. I have played without one on and had it make very little difference. It does not survive long enough to be much aid.

The new DOFF shields are some of the best I have ever seen. They actually give benefits BESIDES absorbing 2 shots from enemies. So those at least are more acceptable.
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# 10
01-06-2012, 07:32 PM
Crap, better making more then...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shinkuu_Akagan
Speaking for myself: I have no trouble with ground combat. I usually kill every enemy within a few seconds of combat because they drop that fast. However, their shielding systems are simply superior to ours. Most of the time the Personal Shield is not much of a defense. I have played without one on and had it make very little difference. It does not survive long enough to be much aid.

The new DOFF shields are some of the best I have ever seen. They actually give benefits BESIDES absorbing 2 shots from enemies. So those at least are more acceptable.
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