The "+66% increase to base regeneration rate" probably doesn't affect the return of weapons power when you stop firing energy weapons. Also, until a dev comments or someone posts test results, I wouldn't be so sure that the "+10% increase to base resistance rate" affects the drain from firing energy weapons. These stats are also stated as a percentage of a base value; we don't know what the actual magnitude of the effects are.
Even if that were the case, we still don't know the base values and hence don't know the final magnitudes. We also don't know how the new warp cores stack with skills like power insulators and "Starship Electro-Plasma Systems" and how they stack with other effects like the new cruiser command "Weapon System Efficiency".
Is this drain from energy siphon or drain from use? If this is drain from use then beam boats are going to be even more powerfull with the new commands and this core. This would also make escorts and sci ships hit harder when weapons fire at 125 weapon power 100% of the time or close to that.
If this is drain from other sources like energy siphon or tachyon beam are they adding a new uber powerfull drain ability that stacks with all others for PvP? Or is there a borg tachyon beam beam followed by 20k+ non crit torp or 50k crit torp type attack in a Voth flavor that is quite nasty unless you spec into power insulators and even these cores with being speced is needed?
I am going to assume it affects drain from use like most everyone else, Marion for an 8 second resistence to drain and requiring DEM sells for 20+ million (bought mine for 20 current was 35 or so when i looked earlier today) and many beam boat captains complaining about drain and many I assume noob escort captains thinking Marion makes an Aux2bat OP. Plus there is the whole Aux2bat build with or without Marion to negate the massive weapons drain from beams, Is this a way to reduce the crying of noobs who do not understand the build by making Aux2bat builds a thing of the past? Then is this to quite the complaints of beam power drain making them useless in the DPS race unless the captain gets creative and manages to overcap power massively? I think it is a combination of all those, Kill Aux2bat to make noobs happy and make Aux2bat captains happy in 2 fell strokes. 1 being cruiser commands, the other being the new cores.
Next common complaint is this is "Cruisers Online"... S9 will be more cruiser and S10 will make Sci OP(yes i am joking).
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Even if I am necroing the thread... has anybody found out something about the mechanics of these cores so far? We did some test runs on tribble with them and could see absolutly no difference in weapons energy drain or regeneration so far. So it does not seem to be a free Marion. But we have no idea what those cores are doing else...