CCP SoniClover posted yesterday in the forums a small announcement which went inadvertidly for many of us, despite the heavy implications of it:
Testing ASB adjustments on DualitySubscribe
Hi all! As mentioned in this thorough post by CCP Fozzie, we’re going to have Duality up and running for a few days to test some of the stuff we’re doing in the winter expansion.
One of those things are making adjustments to the Ancillary Shield Boosters. There is a version now on Duality with different stats, we would love for you guys to test them out with us to give us a better indication of whether these adjustments are the right one or not.
The adjustments are:
Reducing capacity in all four ASBs so they can now fit 7 normal ones (9 navy ones)
Upping the duration of X-Large ASB from 4 to 5 seconds
Adjusting the capacitor need of all four ASBs considerably
Again, we’re still in the process of figuring out the best way to adjust the ASBs, so don’t take the current stats as the final word on what will happen in the winter expansion. Hopefully this is just the first test of many with you guys.
Finally, there are a few other module adjustments we’re contemplating, but are not testing right now, so more module testing is likely in the future.
Thanks in advance,
CCP SoniClover on behalf of Team Super Friends
What’s an ABS some of you Callente and Amarian might ask? They are reffering of course to the Ancilliary Shield Boosters, those little wonders which boost your shield at the expense of a few Cap Booster Charges.
Kirith Kodachi has an excellent guide on how to use the ASB in its current iteration.
Some have mentioned how “overpowered” this mod was shown to be during the Alliance Tournament X, in fact some credit this lone module with ruining the ATX a bit.