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I realy liked playing against evil Klinguns. Kerrat, c&h or arena matches. It always made a lot of fun becaus most Klinguns are evil, skilled Fed-eating pilots.

But atm im realy dissapointed. Not because of the evil Klingons killing Feds. Its because of the broken mechanichs?.

My favorite is energydrain.
I just made a small vid to show why.

Its me in an Eng-cruiser in Kerrat. This toon got 9 points into Star Ship Powerinsulators, 9 points into Starship Electro-Plasma Systems. 2 EPS-consoles.

One of the evil Klinguns told me, he is fully specced 4 powerdrainabilities and using 4 additional sci-consoles to boost the powerdrain.

In fact he drops my powerlevels down to 14 points.

But hey, ther is a counter for everything. So i use batteries, 2xEPtS3 and 2xEPtW1, and im an engineer so i got the uber EPS-Powertransferskill!

But look at 1:48, powerlevels r down to 14/max. Im using shieldbattery - nothing happens:
1:48 shieldbattery

At 1:52 im using EPtS3 - still nothing happens.
1:52 EPtS3

At 2:33 im using uber EPS-Powertransfer - and nothing!
2:33 EPS-Powertransfer

At 2:09 i try to kill the syphons, using faw+ spread. but hey - not much happens.
shooting the siphons

full viedo

Cryptic, do u really think its working as intended and fun to play?

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# 2
09-03-2012, 11:01 AM
Power siphons are broken in that they do not take into account resists and they continually drain power, instead of a set amount. With the right set of DOffs, you can be spitting them out every 9 seconds. A rate that is impossible to keep up with and still be an effective ship for combat.


Anyone claiming to be a skilled player by spamming siphons, leech and aceton assimilators and calling it a proper drain build is a joke.
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# 3
09-03-2012, 11:20 AM
Dear Fed comrades, we are doomed! The evil Klinguns are a little favored...enormous carriers, powerful cruisers, P2W toy consoles, Tac and Sci Bop targ packs, Bortasqu with 5 tac consoles, battle cloak anywhere, more turn rates, more DHC...even beautiful women like Orion females!
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# 4
09-03-2012, 03:03 PM
Lol, dont start this siphon debate again please. Had more warnings around it because of some idiot thinking he was PVP wonder woman!
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# 5
09-03-2012, 04:20 PM
Haha.

The Ole turret killer FTW.


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# 6
09-03-2012, 04:49 PM
Yeah a pure drain boats can suck. As can having no crew and being attacked by more than one opponent. Someone was also using Phasers on you as well as Target Subsystem attacks against you. I even saw a single Leech on you.

The AAs need some fixing, thats for sure. Drain needs some tweaking, something they already know.

How many of your attackers where running drain boats? Did anybody bring DPV/DPS?
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# 7
09-04-2012, 01:00 AM
Polaron spam sucks

Transphasic spam sucks

Drain spam sucks

Chroniton spam sucks

Verdict: Spam sucks


Oh, btw. the weapons stop firing bug is still around (had it in a match against Pascal and his friends yesterday). That sucks, too.

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# 8
09-04-2012, 01:26 AM
I don't see the problem. Power drain builds are no more exploitive than all-cannon escorts. There are ways to deal with both, but it is tough, obviously.

Funny thing is, the same people who complain about power drain builds being "OP" also claim that sci/sci ships are not worth it... contradiction much.
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# 9
09-04-2012, 01:29 AM
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[...]Verdict: Spam sucks
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Actually, what really sucks is just the target selection UI. Give us a "next main ship" (meaning player ship or big NPC) target selection button, and spam is much less of an issue.
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# 10
09-04-2012, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by sophlogimo View Post
I don't see the problem. Power drain builds are no more exploitive than all-cannon escorts. There are ways to deal with both, but it is tough, obviously.

Funny thing is, the same people who complain about power drain builds being "OP" also claim that sci/sci ships are not worth it... contradiction much.
When the only viable option, is viable because it is BROKEN. Then yes sci ships are a joke Sophie.

Carriers yes they are sci ships... sure. When people say sci ships are not working as they should be, I doubt they are thinking carriers... never the less carriers are also pretty much useless... unless you go massive spam x multiple carriers... or are willing to run stuff that is obviously broken.
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