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# 1 Dear Cryptic..
02-24-2012, 07:25 AM
A thought on STF sets and how useless they really are in the STF, which was the whole point of said sets...

When I talk about sets, I talk about using the complete set.

MACO set - 5 sec aux debuff has no real use outside of exploiting a bug that is now fixed. Maybe if it was 15 sec debuff, it might be worth having. might..

Set 3: Heavy Graviton Beam

Targets Foe
90' Targeting Arc
10 kilometer range
2 sec charge
0.5 sec activate
3 min recharge
to target: 1,195 Kinetic Damage (6.5 DPS)
to target: 15 Repel
to self: -31 Current Auxiliary Power
to target: -126% Flight Speed for 3 sec
to target: -126% Flight Speed for 3 sec

OMEGA set - Servers no real purpose in STF at all since the Borg you are fighting are flying straight along a waypoint anyways.

Set 3: Gravitic Anchor

TARGETS FOE
10 km range
0.5 sec activation
3 min recharge
Disables target's ability to turn for 5 secs
Skills that affect this ability: Starship Graviton Generators

Honor Guard set - Has no purpose in STF and was clearly designed for PvP use.

Set 3: Mask Energy Field

Affects Friend and Self
5 kilometer Sphere
0.5 sec activate
3 min recharge
to self: Applies Mask Energy Field for 18 sec
Affects Friend and Self
3 kilometer Sphere
+2,265 Stealth
+15% Defense Bonus, lingers for 5 seconds after dropping Stealth


Clearly the sets meant to fight the Borg do so rather poorly, outside of that one bug exploitation..

So here is my thoughts on the matter.

Adjust the MACO, OMEGA, and HONOR GUARD sets to actually fight the Borg like they are meant to do. They should be as Borg specific as the weapons you purchase with ECD.

Add three new sets and a new token based system to PvP. Make those sets all about PvP, which should be easy enough if you just look at the OMEGA and HONOR GUARD sets.

You could even keep the PvP token system the same as the STF token system, but add new vendors for the equipment sets.

Unless you really give people a reason to continue, the game will surely die out. F2P or no F2P.

I do appreciate all the hard work the people at Cryptic have put in and continue to do. This post is not meant to be a flame against Cryptic in any way, shape or form.
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# 2
02-24-2012, 07:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by warduke73 View Post
OMEGA set - Servers no real purpose in STF at all since the Borg you are fighting are flying straight along a waypoint anyways.
Doesn't it also reduce the resistances of the target by 50% or so?
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# 3
02-24-2012, 07:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KitsuneRommel
Doesn't it also reduce the resistances of the target by 50% or so?
No, the set ability just allows you to stop a target from turning.

Again, when I talk about sets, I do mean the full set. The set 2 of Omega is the Tetryon Glider, and that is fine for all fights.

It's just that these sets were meant to fight Borg and they really do a **** poor job of it.

The MACO, OMEGA and HONOR GUARD set 3 should all have an ability that is Borg specific, but they don't at all. They don't really have anything to do with fighting Borg.
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# 4
02-24-2012, 08:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by warduke73 View Post
No, the set ability just allows you to stop a target from turning.
-26 Kinetic Damage Resistance for 10 sec.
-50% Defense for 10 sec.

It wasn't resistances. It was defese.
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# 5
02-24-2012, 08:23 AM
I thought the Tetryon Glider was broken. Did it get fixed?

I might keep the MACO shields and switch to Omega engines and deflector dish.
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# 6
02-24-2012, 08:28 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KitsuneRommel
-26 Kinetic Damage Resistance for 10 sec.
-50% Defense for 10 sec.

It wasn't resistances. It was defese.
It's still not a Borg fighting set, which was the point of the set to begin with per story arc.
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# 7
02-24-2012, 09:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by warduke73 View Post
It's still not a Borg fighting set, which was the point of the set to begin with per story arc.
It was still missing from your original post. Nothing more.
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# 8
02-24-2012, 10:08 AM
The only set built around the concept of 'Borg' is the Assimilated Set. The rest of the sets are just essentially high end gear.
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# 9
02-24-2012, 10:14 AM
I done spending the time to get these crappy useless sets. MACO was the only thing that was worth anything. If I am going to burn 30 to 60 hours to get something, it better be awesome. Not broken. Time to find a better return on your time.
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# 10
02-24-2012, 10:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KitsuneRommel
It was still missing from your original post. Nothing more.
No it isn't.. Read it again.

STF is their end game answer to a lack of raiding in the game. When you raid in any mmo, the equipment that drops in said raid makes the raid easier each time until you are geared for the next tier up. The gear in the STF doesn't do that. Fact is 3/4 Borg set and (insert shield here) are all you need. You don't even need the Borg weapons in space combat. A mixed weapon like the Disruptor-Plasma DHC or Beams does very very good. You can average 7kdps in a freakin Bortas with mixed weapon Beams.

When I say mixed weapon, I am referring to a weapon that has two procs on it. I am not talking about rainbow builds.
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