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# 21
01-26-2012, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by KitsuneRommel
rats, beat me to it :p

anyway, yeah, the MACO shields have an accidental bonus to them. it'll be fixed and changed, so it'll be good, but not must-have anyway.
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# 22
01-26-2012, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by KitsuneRommel
Perfect!

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# 23
01-26-2012, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mvs5191 View Post
First off, let's go with the actual broken mechanics.

Through testing, it has been determined that the 10% energy resist is broken and it's actually granting far more, somewhere within the 50-75% range. For more detailed information and the hard data on testing, check the PvP forums.

Now for the technical aspect of it.

The MACO shield is basically a Resilient [Cap]x4 shield with a [Pla] modifier, a never-before-seen 10% all energy resist modifier, and a bonus proc of +2 energy (stacking) when taking all damage. That gives it a total of 7 modifiers.

The maximum modifier for any other non-set shield is 3. By giving MACO 7, it more than doubles what is available elsewhere. Sure, the argument can be made that you have to grind for the shield so it's ok that it's slightly better, but that's 1 extra modifier at most. Not 4. Foxrocks does an excellent write -up and comparison here.

By doing so, all other non-grind gear is immediately invalidated. The exception being the Breen (even the Aegis you have to grind for dilithium to craft with), but the Breen is horribly underpowered and those Resilient Shields don't even come close to being half of what the MACO are.

Even compared to the other STF sets (Borg, Omega, KHG), the MACO shields are by far the best. As it stands now, MACO and 3 pieces of the Borg set (which actually got an indirect buff...) are now standard issue for PvP. It's destroying gear diversity.

Disclaimer: Let's avoid the whole "You just don't want to adapt" speech. This is not an issue of that. The shields are quite clearly broken mechanically , they're giving far higher of a resist than they should be. That's only part of the problem. The issue is that it's far superior to every other shield, such that using any other shield is putting yourself at a disadvantage.
Bug has been confirmed by BorticusCryptic.
http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...78#post3971378
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# 24 ok, well today
02-02-2012, 06:31 AM
i am canceling my script...they seen me complain about the "fix" of maco and to spite me they even reduced the shields even further...im sorry i wont pay to be spited....when the devs put away the nerf gun, if i like what i see ill pay again
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# 25
02-02-2012, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 33_of_666
i am canceling my script...they seen me complain about the "fix" of maco and to spite me they even reduced the shields even further...im sorry i wont pay to be spited....when the devs put away the nerf gun, if i like what i see ill pay again
They removed an extra cap and fixed it's broken 90% shield resist... it's still more powerful than any other shield available, and that's a nerf?
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# 26
02-02-2012, 06:54 AM
I still have the MACO shields on my fed that a play once and a while. It's where it should be now, my escort is no longer a 'better tank than a cruiser' but can still take some heat. For a bit, I was having my cake and eating it too with very high dsp and able to take on more damage than a cruiser.
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# 27
02-02-2012, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Kavase
I still have the MACO shields on my fed that a play once and a while. It's where it should be now, my escort is no longer a 'better tank than a cruiser' but can still take some heat. For a bit, I was having my cake and eating it too with very high dsp and able to take on more damage than a cruiser.
So you lived in Escort Nirvana?

What was it like?!
Was it as glorious as they say?


:p
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# 28 look
02-02-2012, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by mvs5191 View Post
They removed an extra cap and fixed it's broken 90% shield resist... it's still more powerful than any other shield available, and that's a nerf?
i have done so many STF's i dream about them....and truth is i wouldnt have worked so hard for 2 full sets with those stats...i feel robbed,,,i would have just stuck with aegis...so what now...they nerf aegis?...lol
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# 29 that equates to
02-02-2012, 07:12 AM
hours of my life lost...and a looming medical condition due to the extreme amounts of stf's i did
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# 30
02-02-2012, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by 33_of_666
i have done so many STF's i dream about them....and truth is i wouldnt have worked so hard for 2 full sets with those stats...i feel robbed,,,i would have just stuck with aegis...so what now...they nerf aegis?...lol
The MACO is still the most powerful, and consequently most desirable, shield in the game.

Or did you think that because you grinded STFs (just like everyone else had to), you deserved a broken God Mode?
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