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    Bug Shield Bypass with Beams

    Discussion in 'Game Support' started by DuckyQuacks, Jul 10, 2018.

    1. DuckyQuacks

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      Hello,

      This post is about the issues with the 'Beam' system currently.

      Whilst firing a beam and crossing between two sectors the beam will periodically ignore all shield hitpoints on the targeted ship and immediately do block damage - beams are the only weapon system affected by this due to them firing a constant stream of damage (all other weapon systems do not bypass the shields).

      Whilst building a carrier I noticed that the fighters would be orbiting the targeted ship at very fast speeds which would make them cross between sectors constantly - this lead to ships with millions of shields intact still taking damage for un-explainable reasons.

      We have verified that the shield system surrounds the entire ship and there are no points where the shield sphere intersects with the ship, there is a lot of free space around the ship.

      Here's the video showing the kind of damage which has happened:
      https://youtu.be/Rl-QNnZR-2o
       
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    2. decom70

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      Heya,
      Guy from the big ship here (as seen in the video linked).
      I already noticed this bug in the Beta build of the Weapons Update, but thought something this obvious was propably already known. It seems not. At least I haven't seen anything about it.
      This bug pretty much makes the person with the most automated beam fighters the strongest player. Bigger ships would only be a waste.
      Terrible for pvp.
       
    3. DuckyQuacks

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    4. Lancake

      Lancake Head of Testing

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      We fixed several issues about weapon damage bypassing shields:

      This particular case could still happen although it should have been covered by the fix as well, I'll check it out.
       
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    5. Dr. Whammy

      Dr. Whammy Executive Constructologist of the United Star Axis

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      Unfortunately, it's still happening even as of the latest update.

      In the last hour, I strayed too close to a pirate base but figured I'd stick around and fight it. My shields had 1 recharger, 4 capacitors, an integrity of 378 and enough regen. to completely tank the station's lasers. ...or so I thought. I took damage anyway like the shields weren't even up.

      Glad I blueprinted that ship just in case.
       
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    6. Vyvï

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      I can confirm that.
       
    7. -PR-Sandbag

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      Also seeing this problem - Shields don't drop below 98% but an Isanth can carve me like butter.
       
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