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# 141
01-26-2012, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by BorticusCryptic
Yes, MACO shields are broked. I accidentally set their bonus to "reduce all incoming shield damage TO 10%" instead of "reduce all incoming shield damage BY 10%"
Lol. Thanks, I have a small hit-list of people I'm going after once they become killable again.
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# 142
01-26-2012, 10:47 AM
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It's fine, lol.
No, it is not fine.

It is in every way a worse ship to the existing Assault Cruiser.
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# 143
01-26-2012, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Owen.Montgomery View Post
No, it is not fine.

It is in every way a worse ship to the existing Assault Cruiser.
It's based on the Star Cruiser, so of course it'll be worse than the Assault Cruiser for DPS.

If you want a DPS Cruiser, we already have one. The Excelsior. We don't have a Sci-oriented Cruiser yet.
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# 144
01-26-2012, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by BorticusCryptic
I'm just gonna leave this here... http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...&postcount=155

Yes, I'm continuing to tweak and fix these items, as well as the Ground set changes that're currently in testing on Tribble. So keep your feedback coming!
Thank you.
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# 145
01-26-2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BorticusCryptic
I'm just gonna leave this here... http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...&postcount=155

Yes, I'm continuing to tweak and fix these items, as well as the Ground set changes that're currently in testing on Tribble. So keep your feedback coming!
Speaking of feedback I request that all the people who forget who do not know to bring components or regenerators in elite missions that the ferrengi be allowed to enter our stf's to make their profits
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# 146
01-26-2012, 01:22 PM
I trust everyone with MACO shields will be swapping them out until this problem is remedied, yes?



Bazinga!
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# 147
01-26-2012, 01:35 PM
Real men hull tank

BTW the odyssey is going to be a glorious healing cruiser...mmm lt commander univsersal...drool
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# 148
01-26-2012, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveHale View Post
I trust everyone with MACO shields will be swapping them out until this problem is remedied, yes?



Bazinga!
I can't guarantee other players won't use it.


Quote:
Originally Posted by BorticusCryptic
There's been some talk here, and on the PvP forums, about the MACO Shield being completely OP. I thought maybe folks were just finally recognizing the value of resilient shields, but then I looked at the actual mods again...

Yes, MACO shields are broked. I accidentally set their bonus to "reduce all incoming shield damage TO 10%" instead of "reduce all incoming shield damage BY 10%"

Also, they gained an erroneous CAP bonus that will soon be removed.

I realize this will look like a big, fat nerf to some. But honestly, the shield will still be a cut above almost everything else out there, even after these bugs are fixed. Which will be very soon -- I checked in the data changes last night.
/waitingforfix
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# 149
01-26-2012, 02:36 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I've always advocated that there was nothing wrong with the stats on the MACO shield, however it's really obvious how powerful the shield is when seeing it in action. Everyone just assumes it's because of the stats and do not consider that ignoring 90% of the damage is not something a shield with 10% damage reduction does. Yet people still waddle in and cry foul that the given stats that are shown are still too powerful.

Time will tell but I can say with absolute certainty that Omega's will appear on the scene with the 3pc gank beam. It's just a matter of time before everyone has their MACO or Honor Guard shields and people look for a way to nuke a ship down. Omega set will not be the only way but I can see it being very useful for escorts and fast attack ships who could use that extra turn speed for faster turn around after doing an attack run.

Edit: On a side note I also see a lack of interest in the pvp queue as there is no incentive whatsoever in doing pvp other than "for fun". I enjoy pvp and queue up when I can but at the end of the day I see that my character has not advanced at all with all that was accomplished. I cannot imagine how anyone but the truly hardcore would queue up for it again the next day.
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# 150
01-27-2012, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by BorticusCryptic
I'm just gonna leave this here... http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...&postcount=155

Yes, I'm continuing to tweak and fix these items, as well as the Ground set changes that're currently in testing on Tribble. So keep your feedback coming!
Well, there it is.

An honest mistake that will be soon rectified.

I must admit that I am running MACO MK XI shield on my Fed eng MVAM since Wednesday evening. I would had to have been a complete moron to not immediately notice the Opness of using it. And although I am running the other two Omega set pieces at MK X, not the retro borg set pieces , I am still not totally invincible- just darn hard to kill.

I must point out that I am far from being as effective a pilot as most who PvP and while I enjoy the added defense the MACO provides, after 7 or 8 consecutive C & H matches yesterday I came away from the experience feeling cheap and almost guilty at times, for I know in my heart of hearts - I AM NOT THAT GOOD LOL

On the flip side, I am running the KHG MK XII shields with the remaining retro borg set pieces on my KDF eng. My experience with this set up is that it is far from being anywhere near OP. Two determined escorts (running MACO, no doubt) can take me down in a matter of minutes NP.

Despite all this, I think today I will try out the MACO MK XI shields on my Fed Tac Defiant coupled with the remainder of the borg set, just to see how much fun and/or guilt this can subject me to.

Wish me luck. Heheh.
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