no, really. MkXII Blue/MkXI Polarons with a Plas Leech didn't even make the Elite Fleet Adaptive shield of a Defiant quiver in a match last night. I felt like I was firing purple tickle-rays when I decloak-alpha'd.
At first, I wondered if my Power settings were down-you know, maybe I left it on "engines" or something...but nope. 125/25/50/25 with MkXII blue consoles and "Drop" Polarons with the 3P Jem Set from the mission...didnt' even make his shields quiver.
So for my 3rd, 4th, 5th...etc. res, I focused on his pals-and they died about like they were supposed to-when he wasn't shifting from killing the Bort (there were only two of us, the third guy was AFK-Leeching) to coming after me.
SO...I asked him, after the score tally went up, "What're you running for shields, man?"
And he told me.
NOW... I Wants it!!
Seriously-aside from the Doffs and those Fleet shields, I run pretty much the same supporting gear he was running, same Bridge Off powers...same marks even. It was the combo of Shield and Duty Officers.
I KNOW what I'm going to run when I get the EC and the Fleet reaches T5 provisioning...if it works that well on a Defiant, imagine what it'll do for survivability on a Hegh'ta or Fleet Norgh...
STO PVP is not skill-based, it has way too much RNG and crazy equipment for it to have a skill-based game play.
It is so frustrating how certain Escorts out-perform mine because they have more updated, or exclusive gear... it is what it is, though. i.e. plasmonic leech combined with aceton... I mean da fuq? I go pop, they take no damage...
With elite fleet weapons and elite fleet shields... it's like a whole new level of pwnage that is a bit exclusive atm.
...it's always surprised me how much focus there is on shields when it's so easy to ignore them.
There's so much focus on better and better shields...better shield healing.
So little focus on popping folks with full shields...which has gotten easier and easier to do.
As an Federation Escort pilot who has only a Lt Sci boff slot... I don't find it easy at all to bypass shields on a fully buffed target who is also getting healed by teammate... Some times a self-buffed Escort can tank every shot I fire while fully buffed with GDF, FOMM, APO, APA... I can't understand that except that they probably have some over-powered gear level which provides insane shield resistance rating on top of an already high defense bonus...
IMO healing/tanking needs to be looked at very closely in this game in order to provide more balance... Hell just re-balance the entire combat system while at it... not gonna happen soon tho, afaik.
Spend Dili on more Shields, spend more dili to buy more weapons, next Fleet Tac consoles to spend more Dili!
I see where this is going.
===post above is by trhrangerxml===
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Hi, my name is: Elim Garak, Former Cardassian Oppressor
LTS, here since...when did this game launch again?
Last edited by pwebranflakes; 09-16-2013 at 06:12 PM.