shields

  1. GrumpyAnimal

    Does anyone know how to switch the Ship Stats tabs in outfitting?

    My friend and I are trying to figure out how to get the ship stats to switch so we can see shield, cargo, and rebuy information. It's that option at the very bottom left and right. Has anyone figured this out? I've been looking through control settings to see if it needed to be bound, but can't...
  2. Amanojaku

    2 Questions for Combat Vets

    1) Is Chaff worth it on Large ships, or should I just add another Booster? I usually run 6 Boosters (5 Hvy Duty and 1 Thermal, due to Reinforced shields), with 1 HSL (increased cap) and 1 Chaff (increased cap). I figure I can get more overall protection popping chaff vs gimballed ships, than...
  3. Random Player

    Ships Which is Better? Confused a Bit.

    Hello I am having a hard time deciding on this build and wondering what would be better, even Resistances for my shields or basically ignoring the Resistances and tanking it for as many Mj in the shields as I can get? If you look at the pictures below... in one pic, I have pretty even...
  4. F

    Module suggestion - Emergency barriers

    So I was in the fuel rats chat the other day and just threw an idea for a module out into it, which apparently a lot of them liked and told me I should share, so here it is: Emergency Shielding: At this point, I imagine it being an Optional Internal module, but I suppose that would be up to the...
  5. Part-TimeWarrior

    Simple proposed fix to PVE and PVP balance

    So, as many of you undoubtedly know, the current balancing of this game is... let's go with poor, bordering on broken. Engineering is completely overpowered, many upgrades are just unusable and pointless, while others are just too good. A large part of this has to do with the way shields work...
  6. T

    Shield Generator Auto Activation when exiting Witch Space

    Sometimes, I deactivate my shield generator to help reduce heat when near stars on a longer set of jumps. I am currently using a 6C Bi-Weave After the April update, the shield generator turns its self on when exiting Witch Space. Before I create a bug report, could I get a few other...
  7. T

    Shields in military compartment

    Why can most defense modules fit in a military slot but a shield generator cannot? I can put shield cell banks in there to aid defense but I can't put a shield generator in there. Why? Is this something that was thought about and a good reason developed for not allowing it or was it just...
  8. CMDR Cosmic Spacehead

    Here's an odd thought (shields/PvP)

    Despite the fact it's actually quite hard to die, and running away is usually easy, we still get a lot of CMDRs attacking weaker ships (shame on you! :p) and killing them quickly. But what if..... Having your weapons retracted increases your shields resistance and/or HP. ..? With a delay to...
  9. Bionic Bytes

    Shield recharge - does the pips affect the rate

    Does anyone know the actual answer to this. I haven't some any scientific research - just me counting the seconds between each % increase for the shield to charge. I have tested 1 pip,2,3,4 pips to shields and in each case the recharge % rate was always 3 seconds (Crusaider 6C biweave); the only...
  10. Xaintly

    Variable Shields

    Lots of space combat games let you divert shield power to the front/back (or sides). If shields get taken down in one half/quadrant, you can divert power to make up for it. You could divert all power to the rear shields when trying to run away. Perhaps cascade torpedoes only take out one...
  11. T

    Engineers Shield Booster rebanlancing/Speacial effects more speacialised to dealing with shields

    So 3.0 is out and a new set of engineering conundrums appears.. It seems though under the new engineering system the shield boosters provide disproportionate bonus' when compared to HRP's, Is it possible to have boosters work on a diminishing return basis? I'm not saying shields should be...
  12. G

    Geno's Gunlab: No Offense, Bro

    Today I'd like to present two module concepts that are not guns per se, but made for combat. The general lack of creativity concerning the shields in Elite led me to this. Right now all we have is a normal, fast charging and one high-cap low-charge shield that already fill the basic needs, but...
  13. T

    optimal Engineered Shield Builds. Thoughts?

    BI-WEAVE SHIELDS: Thermal Resistant (fast charge experimental) SHIELD BOOSTERS: Resistances Augmented (Thermo Block experimental) SHIELD CELLS: Rapid Charge (Recycling Cell experimental) PRISMATIC SHIELDS: Reinforced (Hi-Cap Experimental) SHIELD BOOSTERS: Heavy Duty (Super Capacitors...
  14. G

    Shield balancing and collisions

    Hi everyone, Following this post on the bug section https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/416895-Inconsistent-collisions?highlight=fernetti and seeing it was totally ignored I thought of being constructive and just propose an idea I had while playing. Collisions are very inconsistent...
  15. R

    PvP Optimal shield resistance mix for PvP (FDL)

    Hey there, currently I want to upgrade my shields + booster for my combat PvP FDL. As far as I know there are two ways to go: either high resistance with bi-weave shields + resistance boosters or high shield capacity with for example prisamtic shields + heavy duty and so on. What I can't realy...
  16. n13L5

    Looking for comments / math-warrior advice on Vette PvE setup...

    I've spent hours on Forum posts found by Google to avoid making some willy-nilly fitting that doesn't work. I'd like to see if my take-away from all these arguments is not grossly mistaken in any area :) I'll structure this into functional blocks... (Talking about speeds and guns and shields...
  17. P

    Engineers Shields and engineers 8A on a Cutter

    I have read a few posts about shields, shield cells etc. and I seem to be getting more confused each time I read. So let's imagine I know nothing (close to the truth) I want my Cutter to be able to last pretty well in a fight against an NPC wing. My existing shields are 8A and are pretty tough...
  18. G

    Ships 2.4 Corvette Build advice/doubts

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening fellow Commanders Since short I have a Federal Corvette. For the most part I got no problems to build it. But I kinda am doubting what to do depending on it's purpose how to build my shields and Armour. My Clan has given me decent advice, but I decided to listen...
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