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# 1 Season 7 Borg
11-13-2012, 12:29 PM
Hey Cryptic, don't you think the Plasma Proc with these Borg Weapons a LITTLE Bit too Strong?


You forget that the majority of Cruisers DO NOT use Polarized Hull and Hazzard Emitters because you need Science Team to reinforce shields, because Emergency Shields was nerfed.

And there are no Engineering Abilities that negates Tractor Beams like PH and Omega, or cleanse like Hazzard Emitters.


So unless you're going to add these abilities to Engineering, I think you should give us Cruiser Captains a break. Else it's another reason to fly only Escorts.
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# 2
11-13-2012, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by azurianstar View Post
Hey Cryptic, don't you think the Plasma Proc with these Borg Weapons a LITTLE Bit too Strong?


You forget that the majority of Cruisers DO NOT use Polarized Hull and Hazzard Emitters because you need Science Team to reinforce shields, because Emergency Shields was nerfed.

And there are no Engineering Abilities that negates Tractor Beams like PH and Omega, or cleanse like Hazzard Emitters.


So unless you're going to add these abilities to Engineering, I think you should give us Cruiser Captains a break. Else it's another reason to fly only Escorts.
What? Are you joking? Why would any tier 5 cruiser care at all about a plasma fire? When you have over 50k hp, plasma fires are a joke more than anything, and most cruisers have a high enough passive hull regen that plasma does nothing. Even those 600 per proc fires I occasionally get from crit torps are negligible in damage.

If you're really having that much trouble, put on electroceramics and monotanium. Problem solved. As for not running HE? What? Why? Why run sci team when you can just hit EPtS + TSS and give no craps? And what do tractor beams have to do with plasma fires? And why would a cruiser care about tractor beams?

Let me put it simply:
Cruisers are bloody tanks. They have enough HP and shields to take the borg and not care. That's one reason NOT to fly escorts.

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# 3
11-13-2012, 01:22 PM
Agreed with Heretic.

A-I never care about tractor beams while in a cruiser. If they make me pause in the middle of a group of mobs, so be it. Just gives me a better time to use FAW for added aggro.
B-Hull resists are so damned bloody high with armor who gives a damn?
C-High HP, can handle any plasma fire proc.

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# 4
11-13-2012, 01:28 PM
I will add on that a plasma fire combined with constant attacks from a tac cube/gate while my shields are down is somewhat annoying, but for the most part, the damage I am taking comes from their weapons, not the plasma fire.
It is said the best weapon is one that is never fired. I disagree. The best weapon is one you only have to fire... once.
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# 5
11-13-2012, 02:06 PM
Yea the 5k or so shots from the energy attacks added with plasma fire can be a bit on the annoyance side. But the fires themselves are just as worthless vs a properly outfiited cruiser as they are elite NPCs.

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