The next set we're going to be review is Power Armor, in particular Laser Swords. However, the rest of Power Armor is going to be getting some changes as well to address some longstanding bugs with the set.
Power Armor toggle stacking has never really worked the way it was supposed to. You are only supposed to be able to stack up to 3 powers (Shoulder, Chest, Hand), however numerous bugs have allowed players to break those limitations resulting in Power Armor performing better than intended.
The Chest Beam change was made to address that, but there are other charge powers that are causing this bug as well. Chest Beam also has the issue where its damage is far too high to allow it to be used alongside other power armor abilities. This is an issue with tap/charge powers not properly disabling toggles, and not one we have an elegant solution for.
Because of this, Power Armor is going to be seeing a change in the coming weeks where Power Armor charge/tap powers will no longer be considered part of the toggle system and will no longer work alongside the other toggle powers. A couple new toggle powers will be introduced to fill in the gaps and some powers may just be converted into a toggle (Tactical Missiles for example).
Power Armor tap/charge powers will be balanced assuming they can no longer be used in conjunction with other Power Armor powers.
The main goal here is to get Power Armor to function the way it was intended, and from there we can look into further changes to address any balance concerns.
We are creating this thread for feedback regarding the upcoming changes and for some ideas with what players would like to see with the Laser Sword set. Completely rebuilding the set is not in scope, so please keep suggestions within the current limitations of the set.
Right now we are not looking into making the toggle damage scale based on how many you have turned on or making duplicate versions that cannot be used together, so please refrain from making those suggestions. This could possibly happen in the future, but not at this time and we'd like to keep the discussion focused.