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 Post subject: Drone DEACTIVATES energy shield!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:28 pm 
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This has happened to me enough times it has motivated me to make my first post to this forum.

It happens when using and energy shield and you have completed your two actions and you have EXACTLY the same amount of energy left that is required for your drone to shoot. In that situation it allows your drone to shoot and and because you had the exact amount of energy left it ends up DEACTIVATING your energy shield leaving you wide open to your opponent for two rounds of PAIN.

I would much rather in the situation of haveing exactly the same amount of energy required to shoot the drone that it just wont shoot just like if you were one energy unit short.

Please consider this suggestion for those of us that use energy shields and drones that require energy to shoot. Thanks, AJ


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 Post subject: Re: Drone DEACTIVATES energy shield!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:56 pm 
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I feel like that is just part of the strategy and that you could want either option depending on the battle conditions. I do not see anything wrong with the current system.


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 Post subject: Re: Drone DEACTIVATES energy shield!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:51 pm 
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I agree with your notion of possibly wanting it either way depending on the situation.

However as far as strategy goes, that would really be referring to question of using a drone or not using a drone. IF you choose to use a drone there isn't a whole lot of strategy to that can be employed. Drones are the one thing you have least control over if you have it deployed. You would have to know exactly how much energy damage your opponent was going to dish out to you then figure in how much you are going to use in your two moves ect...

Maybe I'm the only one but I dont think a whole lot of people play on that level when it comes to energy. Heat however is much easier to employ strategy...


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 Post subject: Re: Drone DEACTIVATES energy shield!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:29 pm 
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you have to use a drone. other than that, it's a matter of simple math

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 Post subject: Re: Drone DEACTIVATES energy shield!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:59 pm 
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Not all drones use energy to fire though.
Also, knowing how much energy your drone uses will help to calculate your tactics.

Since my mechs also use energy shield, they are set up with physical and heat weapons, thus highly decreasing the chance that my energy using drone may deplete my energy shield.

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 Post subject: Re: Drone DEACTIVATES energy shield!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:08 am 
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I hate that too. I have a Blueberry drone requires 12 energy to fire.And when my energy is at 12 while my shield is up,the drone simply uses all energy,and deactivates my shield...I hate that...Exactly in multiplayer


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 Post subject: Re: Drone DEACTIVATES energy shield!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:20 am 
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Well if you have 12 energy, the drone uses 12 to fire.. There is no energy left for your shield to deflect enemy attacks with. Makes sense to me?

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 Post subject: Re: Drone DEACTIVATES energy shield!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:33 am 
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Sorry, but I think it is part of knowing your build and have a strategy to make that build work. The in game mechanics work fine in this area. If your running out of energy you likely need to tinker and change a weapon to heat or if using energy shields then use a non-energy drone.


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 Post subject: Re: Drone DEACTIVATES energy shield!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:06 am 
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Always read the drone properly before buying it. On my turns, I always look at how much heat and energy I have before using a weapon or activating a drone.

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