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Dumb Questions That Probably Have Simple Answers

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xonak, Thu 13 Jun, 2019 4:53 AM
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    #16
     –  Last edited by aceman67; Fri 14 Jun, 2019 8:18 AM.
    Go to the bank on ESD, check the consoles for Fleet Bank.

    Also give this forum a read: https://ufplanets.com/forumdisplay.p...CL1-Fleet-Bank

    And yeah, Vulcan BOFFs are kind of useless in space. Because of their two required traits (Logical and Physical Strength), it limits their optional Trait pool, and no space abilities are available. Kinda sucks.
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    #17
     –  Last edited by xonak; Sun 16 Jun, 2019 6:35 PM.
    I've come across another one that I can't seem to figure out. When I hover over an item in my inventory, it shows the comparison with what is currently equipped. If, for example, it's a phaser array, then it shows a comparison to the equipped weapon. The stats show are compared equally. if I equip that phaser array, the numbers are the same as they were in my inventory.

    On the other hand, when I hover over a personal shield in the inventory, it shows a set of stats, and if I equip that shield, then those stats are lowered, and not by a small amount. So I thought, well perhaps because I'm not in combat the modifiers aren't showing. Except that when comparing the mouse over stats to the equipped, wouldn't it show the same amount of modification? Because my inventory isn't in combat either, if you follow me.

    I ask because it's frustrating with something that you may not wish to equip if it's not comparable or better. But I can't make that determination unless I equip it, and then it's bound and i can't sell it. Sort of a conundrum.

    So my question here would be ... why does a personal shield show certain stats in my inventory, but then they are lowered dramatically when I actually equip it?

    Thank you in advance for any further assistance.

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    ps, I should note this only happens to my playable. My BOFFs get the stats that are shown in inventory. Does not decrease when equipped. I assumed I was carrying something, or had a trait, that lowered the shield's effectiveness, but haven't been able to find anything like that.
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    #18
    There's a long standing issue with the tooltips and how they display figures. An item intended for use in space does not show the full potential when on the ground as the tooltip isn't applying your various skills and buffs to the item. The same thing happens to ground items in space. And it differs again if you're in sector space if I remember rightly.
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    #19
     –  Last edited by Sul-Matuul; Sun 16 Jun, 2019 7:44 PM.
    Best place to view the tooltip for an item is usually in Sol System for Federation space items, and somewhere like ESD or DS9 ground maps for the ground items.

    Looking at a space item on ground or vice versa always gives the wrong numbers as the game doesn't fully calculate things using all the stuff it normally takes into account in space/ground. So you get wildly different numbers that are essentially useless for the purpose of working out how good something is.

    Also, some maps will knock you down/up to a different level and this will give you a false stat when viewing a tooltip. Places like the Solanae Dyson Sphere maps, Tzenkethi Battlezone, Kobali Ground Zone, and many TFO instances will do this. You can see at the top left of your screen what level you are, and it will sometimes say "playing at X" if you have been artificially boosted or demoted in a map.
    ESD, First City, DS9 allow you to stay at the correct level so give you more accurate stats numbers.
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    #20
    Interesting, that's a lot to consider. In this case, it's the same differential where in Earth Space dock or sector space. Not sure about in a combat zone. But it only affects personal shield, and only on my main, not the BOFFs. And always it's less once equipped, never more.

    I'm going to try a few other locations and see what happens.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Bingo. It shows correctly, and matches between inventory and equipped, when in combat area. I guess the inventory shows the max out stats how they'll look when you're in the zone.
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    #21
    Just a quick comment to say, as a new player myself, this thread has been invaluable. Keep the questions (and answers) coming!