Ensign
Join Date: Nov 2012
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I feel stupid and a complete noob as I'm level 28 and only just realised lol.

Just realised that you can actually allocate more power to shields, weapons etc.

My question is simply, how important is it to stay on top of this during a fight, or do you have a set value of balanced, defense and leave it at that??

Do you switch between the presets often?? Such as, would you bother to put all power to engines if your trying to get the other side of the map??


It's all a bit confusing,I did read the guide and it seems really important, could have made it a lot easier for me. Are there hotkeys to quickly change to each preset?

Last edited by oneoftwoof1; 11-30-2012 at 06:45 AM.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 2
11-30-2012, 07:31 AM
I usually just stick to one preset... since I poured a lot of experience into boosting my energy levels, running the default offensive power set (100/50/25/25 in Weapons/Shields/Engines/Aux) is fairly effective, though switching to the others (and modifying them) will let you deal with other situations. If I need to move quickly and my +speed powers are on cooldown and I'm still in Red Alert, I'll switch over to Engines. If I'm taking a pounding, I really ought to switch to my set that sacrifices weapons for Shields and Aux (the latter for maximizing my heals).

You can probably bind them, but I'm not an expert on keybinds and I don't switch power levels enough to bother doing so.
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# 3
12-03-2012, 08:57 PM
If I'm in an escort or cruiser, I generally just use the "attack" preset, 100/50/25/25.

For a science ship, I'd probably go with 90/40/25/45. Or maybe even more to aux; many scis run 100 aux.

Of course, modified by skills like warp core efficiency or weapons performance, the actual power levels will be much higher.
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# 4
12-03-2012, 09:44 PM
I use my power settings like an alert system, at Condition Green, for general flying around outside combat, I use the Engine power setting. For Yellow Alert, when I think combat may be likely, I use the Shield setting. For Red Alert, when in combat, I use the Weapons setting.

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Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
12-04-2012, 05:14 AM
My advice is to firstly gain as much power as possible through devices and Boffs. Saurian Boffs (Fed side) w/the "Efficient" trait will buff your power settings, so I would suggest using an all Saurian crew that has the "Efficient" trait.

After buffing your power settings, you can find a setup that will work 99% of the time w/your ship/career.

Right now, I'm running a setting of 90/35/45/30, which ends up coming out to 125/62/74/51 w/the buffs.

However, my profession is an engineer who is set up for DPS. Therefore, this setup may not work for you.

Once you have your max power buffs taken care of, you can start playing around w/the power settings to find one that works for you almost all of the time.
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Ensign
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# 6
12-04-2012, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bumperthumper View Post
My advice is to firstly gain as much power as possible through devices and Boffs. Saurian Boffs (Fed side) w/the "Efficient" trait will buff your power settings, so I would suggest using an all Saurian crew that has the "Efficient" trait.

After buffing your power settings, you can find a setup that will work 99% of the time w/your ship/career.

Right now, I'm running a setting of 90/35/45/30, which ends up coming out to 125/62/74/51 w/the buffs.

However, my profession is an engineer who is set up for DPS. Therefore, this setup may not work for you.

Once you have your max power buffs taken care of, you can start playing around w/the power settings to find one that works for you almost all of the time.
Which consoles or skill points give you that extra power to each system???

That's quite a huge buff, would like to know more about this. I havent noticed being able to get more than the standard 200, didn't even know it was possible.


Thanks.
Commander
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# 7
12-04-2012, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by oneoftwoof1 View Post
Which consoles or skill points give you that extra power to each system???

That's quite a huge buff, would like to know more about this. I havent noticed being able to get more than the standard 200, didn't even know it was possible.


Thanks.
I'm in a D'Kora, so it has a natural power setting buff w/the console it comes equipped with. It's a bit expensive on the Exchange and a dice-role when you are using keys. As a newer player, you most likely don't have the EC to outright buy one.

Some people will dismiss the Saurian Boffs as "meh", but they add to it quite a bit, IMO.

Also, there is the Lobi store item (Tachyonic Converter) that helps boost a bunch of other things, but this is beyond the topic at hand.

I can't stress the Saurian Boffs enough. Yes, they may be expensive for you, but the passive trait of "Efficient", when you can find them on the Exchange, is a very good ability to have for power settings.
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Ensign
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# 8
12-04-2012, 08:47 AM
Saurian bridge officers, ill look out for them.


I don't think I'm doing too badly at the moment, only level 33 and got 265k, kitted my cruiser up to pretty good gear.. Thought about buying a fleet module to sell for 5+mill EC.. But doesn't really seem worth it, probably better to save FC for when I reach level 50.
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# 9
12-04-2012, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by oneoftwoof1 View Post
I feel stupid and a complete noob as I'm level 28 and only just realised lol.

Just realised that you can actually allocate more power to shields, weapons etc.

My question is simply, how important is it to stay on top of this during a fight, or do you have a set value of balanced, defense and leave it at that??

Do you switch between the presets often?? Such as, would you bother to put all power to engines if your trying to get the other side of the map??


It's all a bit confusing,I did read the guide and it seems really important, could have made it a lot easier for me. Are there hotkeys to quickly change to each preset?
If you can key bind your 4 presets to the F keys for easy switching.

/Bind F1 GenButtonClick PowerLevel_Preset_0
/Bind F2 GenButtonClick PowerLevel_Preset_1
/Bind F3 GenButtonClick PowerLevel_Preset_2
/Bind F4 GenButtonClick PowerLevel_Preset_3
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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 10
12-04-2012, 05:35 PM
Rather than just run though the thread, I'll point you to my Beginner's Guide to Ship's Power. There's a sticked through in both the Federation and KDF Shipyards sections of the forums.

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=157386

My guide covers ship power in excruciating detail. It should cover any questions you may have. Not totally up to date. I'll need to revamp it with the new ships that have been released and add in the DOFF which can affect power.

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