Science officers get heal-over-time abilities that also cure exposes (with each tick). Tactical officers also get an ability that puts a "fake" expose on themselves and can draw enemy fire and waste special attacks, so it can get pretty interesting.
When two good teams get together, instant disintegrations are actually fairly rare.
I would be curious to see that, and if a "good team" could counter it in time.
In the match I was in the fed team could take out all five of us in about 6-7 seconds. If any of the midgets got into melee range were instantly stunned. Don't know what they were using but their team was not shooting anything at all until it was time to disintegrate. They were only using the death touching midgets and the occasional sci officer holds.
I know of a few counters to midgets spamming melee:
* Stun pistol.
* Engineer snare mines.
* Tactical Suppressing Fire (which snares)
If you're familiar with the map you can also sprint backwards while shooting them. Combined with the snare pistol this is an easy counter, especially if you have a competent team working with you.
I still think it's stupid and cheesy and should be fixed but it's counterable.
Reactively countering an expose with a heal is just about impossible since the science officer has to see it and throw the heal before the enemy throws the exploit shot, but you can do it preemptively by seeing who on your team is getting shot the most and throwing a heal-over-time on them. Since every tick of the heal cures exposes, you won't have to react when you see someone get exposed -- the next tick of the heal (which appears to about twice a second?) will cure it.
Thanks, I may try some of that if I ever give ground another shot. I did try using suppressive fire, but like I said, all they had to do was get into melee range and it was an auto-stun (there was no melee spam needed).
roy can it. trust me. 100 % i swear. And he is not the only one. i play ground pvp als klingon more then 3 hour per day every day. When u play only sometimes and have no cheater in fed groups u dont notice it.
In a match i had more then 20 oneshootkills. All from roy. No joke.
Thats why i have informated an GM now. The char must be inspected.