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Delta_V
01.04.2014 , 08:04 PM | #5
I'm pretty sure your engine power starts regenning almost instantly after you let go of boost, but at a reduced rate for the first few seconds (this reduced rate is what the "when recently consumed" refers to), and then the full regen rate kicks in. If you watch the bar carefully, when you let go of boost, it will slowly start refilling, then after a couple seconds, it will refill much faster. This is why constantly tapping boost is a bad idea - it means you're constantly stuck at the much slower "recently consumed" rate.

So increasing your "Engine Power Recently Consumed" regen rate will increase how fast you gain engine power immediately after you use boost. If you're in a dogfight where you're using lots of engine abilities or constantly reaching for the boost button, increasing this regen rate can be really useful.