I was able to claim the orange Shard without discarding my purple one, one of my fleetmates could not, so it seems they can co-exist.... just not for everyone. Perhaps the Shard was updated between its original release and the previous FE rerun, which would mean there are actually three versions of it...
Then again, I was able to claim a second TR-116 and a second Automated Defense Battery on most of my characters, so I think the game doesn't always actually check if an item is "unique" or not.
It's just a glitch. You got to expect a lot of this in this game. You can have multiples of the Cane of either type. Some times, it's just a matter of logging off then trying to reclaim the award again. I've had all 4 device slots filled with the cane. They do NOT share CDs. Likewise the pattern enhancers are the Shard too. Eventually I discarded most of the extras to save space.
You can also 'get' this with other things like the holographic doffs for example.
PS Don't you think it's notable that you CAN'T do this with the new dilithium weapons?
Any insights on whether or not the cane is useful in combat? Does it stop you from shooting non friendlies when active? I really can't tell, especially when I'm fighting an elite tac for instance. It looks like I can tank it, not sure if I'm doing any damage...
Full maco gear mk xii + adapted pulsewave + fire team kit + specs points in the right spot (me hopes lol).
Hey Cryptic, can you DPS this Error ID 30191178 so that I can play?
**~Reality under scrutiny~**
UFP Fleet: Operation Omega Task Force | KDF Fleet: KHG Klingon Honor Guard