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Old 08-22-2012, 09:59 AM
hector212121 hector212121 is offline
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Post Components in heavier slots and other stuff

There is no reason why a Medium slot wouldn't be able to hold a Light item, IMO, and i think it should get bonuses if this is doable. Or a Heavy slot holding a Medium or a Light component, for that matter.
Also, myself i would like to see Heavy Shields. I speak as someone who has equipped 3 sets of shields just so that i can recharge to a suitable level at a planet and regeneerate easily.

Also, it would be nice to be able to put crew in my Battery Recharger slot and vice versa. I REALLY wanted to install 2 chargers.(Yes, i play as a Dryad. Don't judge me.) After all, it halves used power load.

On that note, using somthing that has a "enchantment" to lower power load in a Race Slot decreases this bonus.
And am I the only one to note that going to higher levels that you can survive at is a really good way to improve your specialty equips? For instance, Demethoomespe, my Dryad, has been getting her(His? Dryads are female dominated, so i dont actually know) Engineering on in order to increase her Energy capacity without a battery.Then, I decided to visit a level 50 area. Results: A 1200 power load generator, 500 power load ramscoop, and a crapload of deaths. Well, acctually, i died LESS there because i was(Le gasp!) careful. I even managed a few quests!

I didnt pick up better shields until later, though. Once I break level 50, i plan to raid level 75 places for shields. However, I will note that the shops seem to scale to your level to an extent, so i had to do quite a bit of hunting. (In other words, lower level areas have lower level stuff, and higher level areas seem to have a shop level on the higher side of your own.) I think that shops neeed to refresh their stock more often, i don't relish the idea of buying every item and then selling it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:36 PM
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Yeah, going to higher level areas is the only way to get equipment to scale properly with your high stats.

Also, the fact that you need to equip three shields and a Dryad shield regenerator AND dock at a planet just to get a decent shield regen is pretty telling.

What if putting a lighter component in a heavier slot lowered the power load cost somehow? That would increase the possible builds and make low-Engineering builds more viable. Just a thought.
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