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"Romulan Space NPCs should no longer shoot themselves in the face with Plasma Torpedoes."

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# 2
04-04-2013, 03:13 AM
I foresee that PVE players (esp. at lower levels) are going to have a much, much harder time getting through the "Romulan Mystery" PvE missions, the subsequent QQ might be funny for a while, but like Hive Onslaught, I expect this one'll be reversed on appeal, as the main 'tactic' for dealing with Rommy NPC's at lower levels, is to snuggle up close and let him bake in his own plasma.
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# 3
04-04-2013, 03:14 AM
Nah, face-shooting is a different phenomenon than point-blank plasma-ramming. Rommies would also previously launch plasmas, that would then decide to turn around for no particularly obvious reasons and smack them in the face instead.
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# 4
04-04-2013, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by doffingcomrade View Post
Nah, face-shooting is a different phenomenon than point-blank plasma-ramming. Rommies would also previously launch plasmas, that would then decide to turn around for no particularly obvious reasons and smack them in the face instead.
While an obvious bug, this was obviously hilarious in effect.
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# 5
04-04-2013, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by doffingcomrade View Post
Nah, face-shooting is a different phenomenon than point-blank plasma-ramming. Rommies would also previously launch plasmas, that would then decide to turn around for no particularly obvious reasons and smack them in the face instead.
Yes, I remember seeing this and laughing.

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# 6
04-04-2013, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by doffingcomrade View Post
Nah, face-shooting is a different phenomenon than point-blank plasma-ramming. Rommies would also previously launch plasmas, that would then decide to turn around for no particularly obvious reasons and smack them in the face instead.
It's possible this might have had to do with the somewhat "homing" effect of the Romulan Hyper-Plasma torpedos, if similar AI was applied to the NPC torps.

The Rom HP torp will seek out a new target if the original one is destroyed before it can reach the target.
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# 7
04-04-2013, 07:57 AM
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Nah, face-shooting is a different phenomenon than point-blank plasma-ramming. Rommies would also previously launch plasmas, that would then decide to turn around for no particularly obvious reasons and smack them in the face instead.
Its like the plasma is thinking. return to sender.
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# 8
04-04-2013, 09:42 AM
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The Rom HP torp will seek out a new target if the original one is destroyed before it can reach the target.
All targetable torpedoes have this behavior, not just the Hyper-Plasma.
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# 9
04-04-2013, 09:57 AM
i have to admit to finding it funny seeing the plasma torps return to sender, the poor rommie's thinking hang on wtf.

+1 to no nerffing it back.
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# 10
04-04-2013, 09:59 AM
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All targetable torpedoes have this behavior, not just the Hyper-Plasma.

Thanks for the clarification Bort.
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