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# 1 Voth Rez After Vaporization
11-29-2013, 05:32 PM
Steps to Reproduce:

1. In the Voth ground Battlezone, vaporize a Voth Medic

Actual result: Sometimes they come back to life using their rez ability.

Expected result: Vaporized enemies should never come back to life... they have been vaporized...

Additional notes: While I'm at it, I might as well mention that I find it annoying that whenever voth self-rez they come back at full health. They should really only get no more than 65% health back during a self-rez.
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# 2
11-29-2013, 06:31 PM
that's no bug; that's a racial trait that the Voth have; when you kill them, there's a chance that they go into a forced hibernation to recuperate and avoid death......just kill them again

the information is mentioned in Blog 6, but i'll quote the passage for you below:
Quote:
Voth Specialists are enlisted soldiers with basic Voth racial abilities. They are equipped with Voth Antiproton pistols, and are able to paralyze humanoids with a short-range, toxic spine projected from their wrists. In times of duress, they can feign death by shutting down their metabolic systems, causing them to appear to be medically dead without a close examination.
http://sto.perfectworld.com/blog/?p=1004711
also, just because someone is 'vaporized', doesn't mean their sprite is destroyed, you want truly mind-boggling, rez your bridge officers affected by a thalaron pulse

Last edited by argent007; 11-29-2013 at 06:35 PM.
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# 3
11-29-2013, 06:36 PM
I don't mind them getting up from just being killed - but their hibernation shouldn't allow them to recover from vaporization - just like an enemy medic shouldn't be able to resurrect and heal a vaporized team member.

However, I also understand that the vaporization is just a cosmetic effect and to fix it would require scripting and programming changes. It is immersion breaking, though. If vaporization prevented enemies being ressed - you would never see any player in the game using anything but TOS hand phasers with their 'guaranteed vape'.
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# 4
11-29-2013, 09:02 PM
I'm fairly certain that they actually have a fix for this already. I do believe they used to have a problem with the Romulan medics in the story missions resurrecting vaporized teammates and it was fixed maaaaany patches ago, but frankly I don't want to hunt through who knows how many patch notes threads to prove a point.

I'm aware that it's a racial trait and that the enemy entity is not actually gone/despawned after vaporization in the game logic but that doesn't change the fact that they shouldn't be able to come back from being turned into scattered atoms.
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# 5
12-02-2013, 04:11 PM
I sure hope so. I think it's also an error with them doing a copypasta of the "Reboot" mechanic from Android BoFFs.
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