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  • Appreciate the update. Hopefully it goes smoother tomorrow than it did on Tuesday.
  • @eazzie That didn't really answer my question, but thanks for posting the link.
  • To ask the obvious question here, can we please get a concrete update letting us know when you guys will actually and successfully get this update we've all been waiting for on XBox?
  • Stop making excuses for them. This isn't about the code or development - it's about the deployment - which failed spectacularly. And in case you missed it, the update worked fine on PS4. My current job is global software delivery for an international company with over 100000 employees. If I deployed an application update…
  • Can we please get an update on where you guys are at with fixing this issue on XBox? The game has been down 6+ hours, and there appears to be no sign or updates that we're going to be able to play the new content today. It's a bit frustrating.
  • I'm not able to launch the game. It doesn't even get to the "loading" screen before it kicks me back to my dashboard. Is this a console-wide issue? If so, is someone addressing this?
  • I was finally able to get the parse data we needed from a PC player who streams STO, named Timberwolf. Many thanks to him for taking the time to help us out, where no one else would, including DPS League. We are now able to parse approximate DPS on console, which will be critical for build improvement and for definitively…
  • First of all, I am essentially supporting your position in this thread. But it seemed appropriate to point out that you went off the deep end yourself in another thread. Second of all, in that other thread, if you go back and reread it with some emotional detachment, you'll see that you were the one who first mentioned…
  • I'm not sure why, or how, this discussion is getting so heated. The point of the original post was to ask if running the Nausicaan torp for the set bonus was worth it over a 5th cannon on a Disruptor build. I think it was fairly straightforward that running the Nausicaan torp only really becomes a question if you're able…
  • Late to the party, but I pretty much agree with everything that @westmetals said, though in this instance on a cannon build, I would not recommend using the torp simply because there is no cannon for the Nausicaan set and therefore you can't get the 3-piece set bonus. And the 2-piece Nausicaan set bonus is rather…
  • Bingo. But I do agree that the two of those have such good synergy, they are almost meant to be run together.
  • All good points. So what's the benchmark for Elite Japori? I was told any run under 3 minutes is good.
  • So no one on PC wants to help? Hm. Let's try this another way. If I completed Elite Japori in 120 seconds, can someone tell me what that would parse for DPS if you run Elite Japori on PC? Simply plug in your numbers in the formula below and solve for X: (PC parsed DPS) * (PC time) = X * 120 (my time doing that same patrol…
  • Incidentally, although I arrived at the correct answer, I represented the equation incorrectly. It should be represented as: (known parsed DPS) * (known time) = X (unknown parsed DPS) * Y (unknown time) So using the example I provided again, it would look like this: 100k * 120 = X * 120 - OR - 12000000 = 120X - OR - 100k =…
  • @captainwells Correct. I'm not accounting for Individual skill, or the platform differences that make it easier and more efficient for PC players to DPS, but I don't need to either. DPS is simply the measure of how much damage is done over a given period of time. And it's relative, which is why build, skill, UI and other…
  • @foxrockssocks The argument about DMG vs CritD is separate from the question posed in this post. According to DPS League, DMG is considered slightly better than CritD for high-end ISA builds, but the difference is marginal. Generally speaking, they recommend running DMG over CritD if your combined Cat2 and CritD is in…
  • So a few thoughts here... Space magic absolutely counts as DPS. DPS is DPS. It doesn't matter what build is behind it. There are SCI builds that are capable of putting out ridiculous DPS, just as there are for TAC. And of course there are hybrid builds that combine both such as SCI/TAC. And to be clear, I'm referring to…
  • @foxrockssocks I'm only running CritD x4 on whatever torpedo I'm running (assuming it can be re-engineered). So I don't really factor that into the equation, since I'm only ever running one torpedo on a TAC DPS build, and sometimes I'll substitute it for another beam/cannon weapon on Elite TFOs. And as I mentioned, I'm…
  • Thanks, @foxrockssocks. This is exactly what I was looking for. If I understand this correctly, I'm at the point now where transitioning to Exploiters will start to increase my DPS. Basically, moving from 50%/135% to 40%/185% will net higher DPS. And of course I could continue to push for more Crit chance, but at least on…
  • Bolded and italicized for emphasis. If it's not part of an ordnance set that enhances some part of your build (and contributes toward DPS), you should stick with running all the same weapon type (beams vs cannons). On TAC DPS builds, I only ever run one torpedo, and it's always part of an ordnance set bonus. With the right…
  • My standard phaser (beam) build loadout on a 5/2 configuration includes: Lorca Phaser (fore DHBB), Terran Task Force Phaser (fore array), Prolonged Engagement Phaser (fore array), Pulse Phaser (fore array), Trilithium Enhanced Phaser (aft omni), and a Sensor-Linked Phaser (aft omni). For the (fore) torpedo, I'm usually…
  • I'll echo @seaofsorrows response, but add a few thoughts. If you want Battle Cloak to use tactically for the bonus damage it gives you when dropping out of cloak (i.e. "vape" build), it's better to go with Romulan Warbirds which get it for free and don't cost you any precious console slots. But also bear in mind that at…
  • To add to what Fox said, if I had to choose only 3 of the 4 AP bonus consoles I recommended to you, I'd choose the Voth Phase Decoy over the Polymorphic Probe Array. While the Array has a very good Category 1 damage bonus for AP, I don't find the probes particularly effective. Whereas the Phase Decoy offers a get out of…
  • I wrote up a more comprehensive guide here. Since you've already chosen your energy type and ship, you can probably skip over bullets #3 and #4. The rest is still applicable. Hope it helps.
  • That's disappointing, to say the least. From a Legendary ship no less, though I shouldn't be surprised.
  • Great responses from everyone! Here's generally what I prefer when using beams (FaW): Emergency Weapon Cycle Super Charged Weapons Calm Before the Storm, Promise of Ferocity, Redirecting Arrays For me personally, I only run cannons with CSV in Elite TFOs, which obviously changes which traits I'm using (specifically, I'm…
  • @coldnapalm While I appreciate the additional input and fact checking, when you look at most of the mechanics behind this game, there's very little in the way of hard numbers. It's through the efforts of players smarter than ourselves who have put together formulae for a number of these different mechanics via a LOT of…
  • @darkbladejk So much to digest here, but I think you addressed most of my questions. The last few I'll pose to you are as follows: I assumed, to a point, that Engineering ships would be better for tanking not just because they get more ENG console slots where a lot of Damage Resist (DR) consoles typically fall under, but…
  • For the record, I'm well aware of this, but that sentence you quoted was referring back to when STO was first released in 2010, and it was arguably intended to follow the trinity MMO model. As we all know, that's not exactly how it turned out, and for better or worse, the absence of a trinity model in this game is where we…
  • First of all, a big thank you to @darkbladejk for taking the time to respond in such detail. This was extremely helpful. I do have some specific questions about some of the areas you covered. I've attempted to re-organize them below and quoted the relevant sections for reference, with some added commentary to address your…