Lieutenant
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 11
10-31-2012, 04:06 AM
you can view the new Consoles on New Romulus in rhe Shuttle Hangar of the Embassy. there are also the new Kits and the Consumables.
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# 12
10-31-2012, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by atatassault View Post
When you mean barely hit, do you mean they can't do enough damage, or your defense value is so high, they miss a lot?

I mean that the Borg doesn't deal enough damage to put my escort in danger at any time, unless I do something stupid. My escort can tank in any STFs without sacrificing dps, and of course without any team support (which is the true meaning of "pug").
Career Officer
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# 13
10-31-2012, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by diogene0 View Post
I mean that the Borg doesn't deal enough damage to put my escort in danger at any time, unless I do something stupid. My escort can tank in any STFs without sacrificing dps, and of course without any team support (which is the true meaning of "pug").
That's expected. Endgame should become easier the more skilled and geared you are. If the STFs were ludicrously hard for the perfect player who also had the best gear possible, then they'd be impossible otherwise.
Commander
Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 14
10-31-2012, 10:59 PM
First, let me admit if I was doing my homework, I would have realized from the start that plasma was not for EndGame PvP. That said, I do wish they would find a way to make EndGame Shields not have the anti plasma quality in PvP. This has to do with play style IMHO. Please allow me to elaborate and hopefully everyone will agree, especially the devs, who seem to be devoted to balance more so than so many other games.

We al have different playstyle, and the best PvP teams are team that have a good combination of those. This is reflected first in the professions. We then have the choice of several alien races, each with different advantages and disadvantages. Next we have three basic classes of ships, and a few more specialized ship designs. Lastly, we have energy types, each with their own procs, and different distribution systems (or weapon platforms) for these energy types. Just for icing on the cake we have some VERY neat specialized weapons.

Plasma is the only one of the energy types to have DoT. I for one am a big fan of DoT. In all the games I have played I have learned to use it to my advantage and make it a part of the way I fight. So in the perfect team, I have a spot with a plasma build.

STF sets negate a whopping 20% (1/5) of the shield damage from plasma weapons. Most buffs and debuffs in this game are 2.5%, 5% even 10%, but WOW, 20%. (imagine how many top PvP players would be just screwed if I walked into Arena with 20% Phaser resist)

My solutions? Cut the plasma resist on STF sets to 10%. IMHo this would still be enough for an anti borg buff, and would just about balance it for PvP.

Any thoughts on the 10% suggestion from other players or devs?
Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 15
11-01-2012, 02:28 AM
Id almost consider making all of the sets (omega, honor guard and maco) just have the basic 10% to all resist. That way it screws all energy types equaly
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# 16
11-01-2012, 03:03 AM
I have always thought that the Romulan/Reman sets should be "Counter STF" sets insofar as they offer "+20%" damage on plasma energy weapons...but that is a bit much. So something along those lines might help...


B...B...BUT...IT'S NOT INTENDED AS ENDGAME GEAR!!!111!! NEITHER is the AEGIS!!!!!!111!!"

Whatever
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 35
# 17
11-01-2012, 09:21 AM
Neat way around it would be to add another proc where the plasma hitting the shields "burns" away shields give it a ghetto tetryon shield strip of 15 per weapon (thats waaaaay less then teryon glider) that way even if the shield is taking 20% less damage your still stripping them away. This ability would not stack with anything its set in stone but might make them more disriable especially if used in conjuntion with tet glider for maximum shield strippiness
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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# 18
11-01-2012, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by turbommx1 View Post
Id almost consider making all of the sets (omega, honor guard and maco) just have the basic 10% to all resist. That way it screws all energy types equaly

+1

I think that is a great idea. would be a really balancing factor in PvP. It could even be coded exactly the same way into all the sets (include Aegis, Breen etc.) and all the sets would have more usages. It seems to me like they did a great job of making all these types of equips differnt and interesting, but dropped the ball with the huge plasma resist to the STF shields. (and not scaling the other great sets up to MK XII)

(an another note to the devs: Thank you so much for making the Honor Guard sets available to feds. That alone is going to drag my Fed Tac Captain back into STFs. I was honestly very disappointed with the MACO Ground set weapon, set together is nice otherwise, but if I can carry a Honor Guard Rifle as my second gun that will be an amazing setup! Also am drooling over the thought of my Armitage with the Honor Guard Space set .... he he he he he he)

((could also make the (borg) proc also apply to any PC regardless of race and suddenly the STF Weapons including plasma become VERY relevant to PvP))

Last edited by glassguitar; 11-01-2012 at 11:47 PM.
Captain
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# 19
11-02-2012, 12:36 PM
Just felt the need to point out the availability of Fleet shield arrays. While they can only gain a full set bonus from the current Borg set, you can actually gain +20% vs either Phaser/Polaron/Tetryon [Res A] or Antiproton/Disruptor/Plasma [Res B]. Of course, we're losing the use of the console as part 3 of that set... so OK, let's make more "endgame" options please! No to plasma buff (Borg would be just plain ridiculous), yes to something that provides an incentive to use something other than STF only. Of course, my patch to try out S7 is still trying to finish up, so I'm reserving final judgement until I can see the Romulan/Reman options.
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