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# 1 Borg cube self destruct?
03-13-2012, 12:33 PM
During 'The Cure' STF I was attacking a cube which was at 90% HP when it instanly went to 0% and was destroyed! This is the second time I've seen something like this.

Anyone else encounter this?

...and people were complaining that the borg were getting harder
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# 2
03-13-2012, 12:41 PM
I've seen some weird stufff recently in stfs, invisible one shot kills against team members. Klingon team members nearly one shotting borg cubes on elite! Its very inconsistent.
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# 3
03-13-2012, 12:59 PM
I've seen some inconsistencies in borg klills also. I'm not sure if it's just not reporting or what but I've been working on a cube and a team mate will come over and start working on it too and in a normal situation it would still take several volleys to take it down.

lately I've gotten the cube to 80% and my teammate will 2 shot it from 80%.

not that I'm complaining (well maybe a little, why can't I 2 shot it? lol) but I'm used to escorts out dpsing my cruiser just not that much to where it feels like I'm shooting spit wads while they have nukes.
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# 4
03-13-2012, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by yogurt21
I've seen some inconsistencies in borg klills also. I'm not sure if it's just not reporting or what but I've been working on a cube and a team mate will come over and start working on it too and in a normal situation it would still take several volleys to take it down.

lately I've gotten the cube to 80% and my teammate will 2 shot it from 80%.

not that I'm complaining (well maybe a little, why can't I 2 shot it? lol) but I'm used to escorts out dpsing my cruiser just not that much to where it feels like I'm shooting spit wads while they have nukes.
Yeah I'm getting ready to call it quits on using my sovereign in elite stfs, I mean I can't tank effectively when I get one shotted by borg cubes and the escorts and klingons are better equipped for dps. I'm probably going to get a prometheus, even though I love my sovvy.
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# 5
03-13-2012, 02:01 PM
I've seen some funny things too. Cubes die really quickly and once had a Infected elite complete before we killed the tactical cube. It was interesting collecting our loot as we dodged the cube.
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# 6
03-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Also I seen the Borg Cubes and Spheres do stuff they should not do. Like Tilt.

I don't think the Borg Cubes are suppost to Tilt. They can rotate but tilt WTF.
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# 7
03-13-2012, 02:47 PM
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Also I seen the Borg Cubes and Spheres do stuff they should not do. Like Tilt.

I don't think the Borg Cubes are suppost to Tilt. They can rotate but tilt WTF.
Depends on whether you are a purist or a realist. A purist would say they should never tilt, since they don't in any canon depiction.

A realist would say that just as Khan wasn't used to 3 dimensional thinking, neither are most STO players (or science fiction writers). There are presumably top and bottom shields, not just forward, L, R, rear, as well as top and bottom weapons mounts. Borg cubes should be taking full advantage of the extra surface area in both design and in battle.
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# 8
03-13-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SirJet View Post
During 'The Cure' STF I was attacking a cube which was at 90% HP when it instanly went to 0% and was destroyed! This is the second time I've seen something like this.

Anyone else encounter this?

...and people were complaining that the borg were getting harder
I've seen this before, when I checked the combat log what had happened was the Cube had tractored a BoP close to it's hull and fire a HY Plasma torpedo at it. When the torpedo exploded the AoE damage was so high it one shot the Cube (I think I have a screenshot somewhere, the damage was over 900k).
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# 9
03-13-2012, 03:17 PM
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I've seen this before, when I checked the combat log what had happened was the Cube had tractored a BoP close to it's hull and fire a HY Plasma torpedo at it. When the torpedo exploded the AoE damage was so high it one shot the Cube (I think I have a screenshot somewhere, the damage was over 900k).
Yeh it's easy to kill cubes.

1) Fly against their hull
2) Pull agro
3) It shoots a HY Plasma Torp
4) Don't kill the torp, use evasive maneuvers
5) Let the torp hit you
6) either you live or die, but the cube takes huge damage from its' own torp explosion.
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# 10
03-13-2012, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SirJet View Post
During 'The Cure' STF I was attacking a cube which was at 90% HP when it instanly went to 0% and was destroyed! This is the second time I've seen something like this.

Anyone else encounter this?

...and people were complaining that the borg were getting harder
Welcome to Elite STF.
They're not invisible, they're just delayed. Yes, they can do 50-150k damage and insta-frag ships.
As a tanker, your job here is to make sure your shields don't go down and run like hell if and when they do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zahalu
[snip]
Yup, pretty much. You choke it down with its own heavy plasma torpedo.

In SubSpace, bomb damage was calculated in a simple yet brilliant way.
Bombs had a blast radius, if the shooter was inside it they'd take damage.
The bomb's damage minus damage done to the shooter yielded damage done to any enemy within the blast radius.
This added a tactical layer to dog fights as it forced intelligent use of bombs (which had proximity triggers) and prevented people from simply ramming each other and point-blank dropping bombs.

So, from my perspective, this behaviour makes perfect sense.
If a cube is as stupid as shooting a HPT right infront of it, then it deserves soaking pt he brunt of the damage.
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