A few weeks ago there was a long thread that got trolled to death about a rumor the Fed side was going to get the Plasmonic Leech console in the Temporal Lockbox.
The rage was over the fact that the Feds would then have both the MACO shield proc and the Plasmonic Leech proc, making their power levels absurdly high and, indirectly, nerfing the use of the Plasmonic Leech console by the KDF.
It didn't happen. Instead Feds got the Isometric Charge.
In Season 7 both factions are gaining access to the others STF gear. (If I had the link i'd show you the dev post saying so)
I'll say that again. Feds are getting access to the Honor Guard gear (called Adapted MACO or somesuch thing) and the KDF are getting access to the MACO SHIELD!
So now its on the other foot. The KDF players will have access to the MACO shield and the Plasmonic Leech at the same time, ensuring they are on the recieving end of the absurd power levels they were complaining about the Feds possibly getting weeks ago.
What I want to know is why isn't the KDF forum jumping for joy over this news? Or failing that, in uproar over the further unbalance this creates in pvp. Are you now all quiet because this time it benefits you?
It's not going to happen, at least before a few weeks. Let's bet on a severe nerf of the plasmonic leech console. I'd rather see a nerf of the maco shield though, the leech could bring more life to other sets people don't use much.
Even if I don't like the cross faction stuff, it's very unlikely devs suddenly see that they are killing the kdf faction by giving all the toys to the opposite side without giving players the ability to start a klingon as main char.
Frankly the PL has been nerfed enough.
Its easy to protect against it by skilling Insulators, it doesn't stack anymore with other PL's on the same target and if your skilled to resist drain the most you may see in drain from it is - 5 points.
Nerf it anymore and it becomes another useless console not used by anyone.
STO PvP is akin to Obamacare, damned if you do-damned if you do not.