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# 1 MACO vs Adapted MACO
02-04-2013, 07:09 PM
I just noticed that the reputation store sells two different sets of MACO space gear: MACO and Adapted MACO. MACO of course has the heavy graviton beam, but the Adapted MACO has mask energy field. What is mask energy field all about and how do both sets compare to each other?
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# 2
02-04-2013, 07:14 PM
I have no idea how the space sets really are, but mask energy field is a rather neat ability that works like a AOE mask energy signature. Do it right and you can turn an entire fleet of ships almost invisible.

So Adapted is better for team play at least. But since I use the Borg set I'm not really an authority.
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# 3
02-04-2013, 07:33 PM
did the adapted set engine get the async warp field?

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# 4
02-04-2013, 08:00 PM
No.

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Originally Posted by devencombs View Post
I just noticed that the reputation store sells two different sets of MACO space gear: MACO and Adapted MACO. MACO of course has the heavy graviton beam, but the Adapted MACO has mask energy field. What is mask energy field all about and how do both sets compare to each other?

The Federation Adapted Set is just the Klingon Honor Guard Set and vice version, where the Klingon Adapted set is the Federation MACO set. This is for both Space and Ground.

Mask Energy Field is really worthless unless you participate in PvP, but gives a few seconds of a defensive buff.

The Honor Guard / Adapted MACO set has bonuses to Projectiles and has access to Covarient ships (more bleedthrough, but more HPs). While the MACO / Adapted HG has access to the Graviton Beam and Resiliant shields.
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Last edited by azurianstar; 02-04-2013 at 08:02 PM.
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# 5
02-04-2013, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by blitzy4 View Post
did the adapted set engine get the async warp field?
I don't believe so. I think it's a complete copy stat-wise of the normal Honor Guard Mk XII.

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# 6
02-04-2013, 08:23 PM
Adapted MACO is a complete copy stat-wise of Honor Guard Mk XII just like Adapted Honor Guard is a complete copy stat-wise of MACO Mk XII. Although I prefer the look of the Adapted MACO over MACO and Honor Guard. Its a pity that we can't get Honor Guard uniform from the Photonic Tactical Boff. That look is just vicious over the other Honor Guard costumes.
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# 7
02-04-2013, 08:33 PM
Mask Energy field is the perfect ability for carriers.

Want all your fighters to be cloaked for 30 seconds so they can pound that Tactical cube with impunity? Mask Energy Field!

Firing wave after wave of hyper plasma torpedoes that keep getting shot down? Mask Energy Field!

Want your teammates in escorts to love you forever? Mask Energy Field!

Last edited by fulleatherjacket; 02-04-2013 at 08:37 PM.
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# 8
02-04-2013, 08:57 PM
for me i went adapted maco for shield and engine because of all the special abilities from extra power from engines and the targeting mask for the shields along with the powerful shield boost for being coveriant , then the set bonus of over 13 aux power and 25% to torpedoes , but then the normal maco deflector because i feel its better for a science ship like i have (Vesta) and secondly i dont care for the mask energy , cloaks are ok but dont really need it so bad i would give up the normal maco deflector
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# 9
02-04-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by fulleatherjacket View Post
Mask Energy field is the perfect ability for carriers.

Want all your fighters to be cloaked for 30 seconds so they can pound that Tactical cube with impunity? Mask Energy Field!

Firing wave after wave of hyper plasma torpedoes that keep getting shot down? Mask Energy Field!

Want your teammates in escorts to love you forever? Mask Energy Field!
Want to turn 1 ship into 10? Mask Energy Field!
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# 10
02-04-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by centersolace View Post
Want to turn 1 ship into 10? Mask Energy Field!
..I don't follow.
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