Unstable Anomalies... Unstable?

tousseau Member Posts: 1,484 Arc User
Since the last patch on the 28th, I have been getting these "black explosions" centered on my vessels. Even when out of combat, when they trigger, it momentarily puts me into Alert status.
I believe I have tracked it down to mt Unstable Anomalies space trait:
As I noticed that the explosions were happening when my Gravity Wells would expire, and confirmed it by unslotting the trait.

Has anyone else noticed this effect? I thought the trait procced on the Well/Rift and not the ship?


  • sohtoh
    sohtoh Member Posts: 620 Arc User
    I noticed it as well, thought it was standard for it, so I stopped using it.
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  • glcolin
    glcolin Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    I have notice the same thing... I didn't really know what it was until now.
  • tousseau
    tousseau Member Posts: 1,484 Arc User
    Good to know it just isn't me...

    When I first noticed it, I have commented about it in Fleet, Zone, DPS 10k, and Sci channels... but no one else seemed to know about it.

    Now the question is... do I ask to have this moved to the Bug forum or is it intended?
  • ltminns
    ltminns Member Posts: 12,481 Arc User
    Yep, noticed it especially in the Na'Kuhl Red Alerts. Not so much in CCA. But there the effect may get swallowed up in the light festival around the Entity.
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  • tousseau
    tousseau Member Posts: 1,484 Arc User
    I have seen it in Centerpoint, Gre'Thor, normal RAs... pretty much everywhere.
    It's a bit annoying when I hit full impulse to get to a different part of the map, only to have it knock me out... at least the interuption is pretty short.
  • lopequil
    lopequil Member Posts: 1,213 Arc User
    I see it whenever one of my gravity wells collapse, but I haven't noticed any damage from it. The new VFX from the temporal rifts are bugged too when they overlap with other things but that's a different issue.

    This seems to affect the unstable anomalies trait only.
  • zarato4218
    zarato4218 Member Posts: 401 Arc User
    edited May 2016
    Oh, good I was beginning to worry that it was just me. I noticed this about a week ago while I was in the Undine Battlezone. After a bit of testing with powers, traits, and consoles I came to the same conclusion as the rest of you. Personally, I think it must be a bug as a new but intended effect shouldn't be knocking us out of full impulse, even if just for a moment. :* I submitted a ticket a couple days ago in-game, so hopefully this will be looked at soon. I know, I know tickets can languish for a long time occasionally... but fingers crossed as I find this vfx rather annoying. Especially when you get aftershock gravity wells and it happens several times over a few seconds, repeatedly knocking you out of full impulse when you are trying to reach the next battlezone objective point. o:)
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  • eighrichte
    eighrichte Member Posts: 338 Arc User
    Yes — the same visual used to be centered on the GW or TR, but as of last patch it's centered on the player. I don't know if this is purely a visual bug, or if it affects the functionality.
  • tousseau
    tousseau Member Posts: 1,484 Arc User

    Would it be possible to get this moved over to the bug forum, please?
  • samt1996
    samt1996 Member Posts: 2,856 Arc User
    Well the trait is complete trash anyway so I doubt we miss it.
  • tousseau
    tousseau Member Posts: 1,484 Arc User
    Thank you for your insightful "complete trash" comment/input, which is non-germane to the subject at hand.... It does not appear to be working properly. Whether mechanically or graphically is unknown.

    But come again sometime, when you can add to the conversation.