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04.09.2014 , 01:31 PM | #6 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Quote: Originally Posted by Loc_n_lol View Post
Anybody notice it doesn't seem to be pulsing after initial activation ? I'm not completely sure if it's just a visual bug or if it has really stopped working completely...
Just wanted to pop in and say we looked into this. We didn't find any problems with Shield Projector's pulse, but I think I can explain what you may be seeing.

Once you take damage, your shields have a regeneration delay in which they will not regen power at all for a few seconds (this depends on how you spec). Let's say this regen delay is 6 seconds.

When you hit Shield Projector, it's essentially making your shield behave as if there was no shield regeneration delay by pulsing 3 times in six seconds. Once those pulses expire, your normal shield regeneration takes over.

So, this is the experiment we ran on a Clarion, simplified for explanation:
Test 1: No Shield Projector activation
-Drain shields to zero
-0 seconds: No shields
-2 seconds: No shields
-4 seconds: No shields
-6 seconds: First shield arc shows up
-7.5 seconds: Second shield color shows
-Every 1.5 seconds thereafter shields regen a color or arc until full

Test 2: Shield Projector activation
-Drain shields to zero and immediately activate Shield Projector
-0 seconds: First shield arc shows up
-2 seconds: Second shield color shows
-4 seconds: Third shield color shows
-6 seconds: Fourth shield color shows
-7.5 seconds: Fifth shield color shows
-Every 1.5 seconds thereafter shields regen a color or arc until full

When you hit Shield Projector it appears as though your shields are just going through a normal regen, but you're effectively eliminating your regen delay since Shield Projector is 'filling in' with the pulse.

Something that would show me this isn't working correctly is if you hit Shield Projector, and nothing whatsoever regens for about 6 seconds. We haven't been able to reproduce that particular scenario, but let us know if that's what you're seeing!