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# 521
04-25-2013, 02:19 PM
It's been mentioned here and there in a few threads about the Warp Shadows...kind of standing out as the ability that has little to no use in PvP. It suffers the same problem that similar abilities have - while the NPCs can't tell the difference between the shadows and your ship, players do not have that problem in the least. Would it be possible for the shadows to display as if they were actually the player - thus - actually providing some of that potential confusion they do for NPCs for players?


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Career Officer
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# 522
04-25-2013, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ladymyajha View Post
My biggest problem with this one and a lot of other of your posts, is that you seem to be on the "you must play Warbirds with the Singularity, else go play another faction", and to be fair, you can't tell others how they want to play the game. Why do you care so much if someone doesn't use a Singularity? Why are you so venomously against some of these suggestions where the use of Singularity is optional? Short of the few "Take away all Singularity powers" which most people are rejecting, the optional idea seems to be the best of both worlds.

You get to use the Singulariy powers, they don't have to if they don't want to.

Personally I'm gonig to use them, they make me feel more Romulan in some way, but I'm not going to demand everyone use them, or they should be banished from playing the faction and the game the way they want to, to have fun.
Well, the issue is one of costs.

To be clear, there's a difference between being willing to use the abilities, and not feeling their cost is warranted, and refusing to use them and not feeling that their cost is warranted.

If someone doesn't want to use the Romulan's unique abilities, that's fine, but I can't really consider their opinion of the cost of those abilities that greatly.

Muddling around in my head trying to figure out how to phrase it, so I imagine this is muddled and not really topical .
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# 523
04-25-2013, 02:57 PM
I feel like the Singularity Core stuff is neat, but it needs a bit more info on the mechanics. ie. what causes the charge level to increase, range on the abilities, etc.

Also I think on the Plasma Shockwave it would be better if there was more visual feedback on whether a ship was hit by the ability or not. Sometimes I would activate the shockwave and while it looked cool, I wasn't sure if I'd hit my target unless I saw the DoT debuff on him.
Captain
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# 524
04-25-2013, 03:06 PM
I don't have the option to play on Tribble ATM, but looking over the singularity blog today I realized there wasn't a true T5 Valdore model coming with the LOR content. A reskinned T5 Mogai isn't an acceptable substitute for a ship that really should be in the game. Please consider adding a T5 variant to STO as the Valdore is one of Cryptics best looking designs added to STO in a long time.

Bonus if you can make it look like the concept art !
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Lt. Commander
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# 525
04-25-2013, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by neok182 View Post
Please for the love of god DO NOT remove console slots. Between all the sets your adding T5 ships NEED all 10 of those slots. Even more so for romulans since the romulan cstore consoles get a set bonus.

Boffs i would probably be alright with, but honestly, i think i rather have the lower power levels than losing boffs or consoles
I agree, i'd rather have low power than be short on consoles or boffs.
Ensign
Join Date: Apr 2013
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# 526
04-25-2013, 03:36 PM
is the t'lis costume usable on the t5 T'varo ??
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,028
# 527
04-25-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by starpony99 View Post
is the t'lis costume usable on the t5 T'varo ??
It is not.
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Ensign
Join Date: Apr 2013
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# 528
04-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Aww.... oh well still buying it anyways
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 243
# 529
04-25-2013, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tachyonharmonic View Post
I feel like the Singularity Core stuff is neat, but it needs a bit more info on the mechanics. ie. what causes the charge level to increase, range on the abilities, etc.

Also I think on the Plasma Shockwave it would be better if there was more visual feedback on whether a ship was hit by the ability or not. Sometimes I would activate the shockwave and while it looked cool, I wasn't sure if I'd hit my target unless I saw the DoT debuff on him.
We're getting more and more information about the abilities, fortunately; if you check your powers list while you're in system space (e.g. Sol system, as opposed to Sirius Sector or ESD), you should be able to check what each level of your Singularity Core power does.

As for the power feedback, AGREED! Maybe something like a wave of fire over the ship to light it up after the shockwave has passed?
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# 530
04-25-2013, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by virusdancer View Post
It's been mentioned here and there in a few threads about the Warp Shadows...kind of standing out as the ability that has little to no use in PvP. It suffers the same problem that similar abilities have - while the NPCs can't tell the difference between the shadows and your ship, players do not have that problem in the least. Would it be possible for the shadows to display as if they were actually the player - thus - actually providing some of that potential confusion they do for NPCs for players?
Maybe a variant on the D&D Mirror Images and Blink spells? I seem to recall that there was one introduced variant that would cause you to have illusory copies appear (like Warp Shadows did), but that once per round you'd randomly swap places with one of those copies.

So, for the duration of the power, you'd be bopping back and forth among your various Warp Shadows before finally stealthing as they disappeared. It'd be kinda jarring to be doing it, but it would force the enemy to either a.) keep retargetting you or b.) just say a bad word and spamming AoE attacks, which tend to be less painful than direct attacks.

...although I'm thinking the constant bopping back and forth might be TOO jarring for the Romulan employing it. Maybe not a good idea.
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