Diamond Tech for Darkstorm - What is the point

DieBichAzz
DieBichAzz
Strike-force Captain
Joined May 2013 Posts: 714
So if you get this diamond tech for Darkstorm for the new event, your darkstorm can get 30% more damage but the Aura goes away taking away the most import part of a darkstorm.   you get a small aura but does that mean the 30% increase in damage can be passed to other units in the aura along with the Darkstorm.   Someone explain if this tech is going to be useful or not because its going to take two weeks to upgrade and a lot of prestige xp to buy it.
  • FBHO
    FBHO
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Jul 2013 Posts: 2,504
    It's useless - it would be worth something if they were 5-second thorium upgrades like all the other Omega unit tech is. 
    We already have enough of a backup in the workshop with all the new unit tech. 
  • snakeman123
    snakeman123
    Potential Threat
    Joined Apr 2019 Posts: 92
    just dont buy it
  • Ulrich Wastian
    Ulrich Wastian
    Master Tactician
    Joined Aug 2012 Posts: 2,033
    if the event is fun and one can score many points ... or if it is bad ... in any case it means at the end "use it or lose it" ... and one can only spend what one can get ...

    Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are not safe

  • nametagg0
    nametagg0
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    Joined Jan 2016 Posts: 5,805
    edited 6 May 2020, 10:58PM
    could be useful in bases with a lot of anti-ds aura units because it has another damage boost on top of the 30% standard from diamond tech
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  • AngryLogic
    AngryLogic
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    Joined Oct 2012 Posts: 43
    Ds needed armor...
  • Skipjack
    Skipjack
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  • Ulrich Wastian
    Ulrich Wastian
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    Joined Aug 2012 Posts: 2,033
    only the price is "beyond good and evil" ...

    Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are not safe

  • Terence Tai
    Terence Tai
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    Joined Nov 2012 Posts: 257
    edited 7 May 2020, 8:23AM
    Dam# if you buy, dam# if you don't....
  • lolwut1337
    lolwut1337
    Strike-force Captain
    Joined May 2015 Posts: 603
    Until its damage per shot gets to the same level as controller/destroyer, it will not work. Also the darkstorm is not a "durable" tank, not even with this -30% tech.

    Out of every shadow alliance units, the smokestorm is the easiest one to deal with. I'm most likely not turning my darkstorm into one.


  • Ulrich Wastian
    Ulrich Wastian
    Master Tactician
    Joined Aug 2012 Posts: 2,033
    The real question is whether one end up with enough points for this technology ...

    Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are not safe

  • DisclosedBarrel
    DisclosedBarrel
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 573
    If the aura is anywhere less than 500 (which it probs will be) this is a massive backfire. Corpus isn't even about durability, why bother now?
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  • Cpt.MarvelsExHusband
    Cpt.MarvelsExHusband
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    Joined Feb 2019 Posts: 126

    The idea of this tech is ludicrous

    It ruins the purpose of the darkstorm and the developer doesn't understand the game obviously

    Zero chance I buy it

  • Manbitesdog
    Manbitesdog
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    Joined Feb 2013 Posts: 135
    0/10 for the idea behind a diamond tech DEBUFFING a unit
  • Freakingusername
    Freakingusername
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    Joined Apr 2019 Posts: 245

    Well obviously the tech isn't perfect for every situation. If you need the aura then unequip the dt. If there are alot of aura removing units in a base or maybe you need more firepower than the aura then equip it. It isn't really too bad but I suppose it wan't meant to be used all the time

  • nametagg0
    nametagg0
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    Joined Jan 2016 Posts: 5,805
    edited 8 May 2020, 12:03AM

    for those that care this means 1 single shot from the dark-storm is 10 million damage with a maxed darkstorm doing nearly 12 million every single shot
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      the pessimist looks down and loses the path
      the strategist looks forward and adjusts accordingly" 
  • nametagg0
    nametagg0
    Unicorn Overlord
    Joined Jan 2016 Posts: 5,805
    nametagg0 said:

    for those that care this means 1 single shot from the dark-storm is 10 million damage with a maxed darkstorm doing nearly 12 million every single shot
    And once it comes within range of turrets with range or controllers, with it's aura greatly reduced...... it....along with any supporting units relying on it's aura....get mullered !!!! Joke of an upgrade for supposed ' Diamond Tech '  !!!
    lights on and a detonator can cripple your platoon all the same at that rate.
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      the pessimist looks down and loses the path
      the strategist looks forward and adjusts accordingly" 
  • Ulrich Wastian
    Ulrich Wastian
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    Joined Aug 2012 Posts: 2,033
    sorry, but how should one get the necessary points in this **** event?

    Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are not safe

  • Ulrich Wastian
    Ulrich Wastian
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    Joined Aug 2012 Posts: 2,033
    but no matter this tech seems to be just garbage anyway ...

    Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are not safe

  • MajorAzhole
    MajorAzhole
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    Joined Jul 2014 Posts: 1,289
    Looking at the near future, the DS aura will likely be useless anyway.  It already is against these shock tanks and smoke equipped units.  Might as well have a battle tank option for it I guess.  I just wished they didn't make you do a trade off.    
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  • JohnJennings
    JohnJennings
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    Joined Apr 2019 Posts: 12
    Skipjack said:

    That is all well and good but maybe have the tech be a temporary effect like Jerichos ability to boost fire rate to nearby units, so when you need to boost damage and not worried about the aura you push the button and it lasts for 30 seconds or 45 seconds or whatever. Having it the current way forces you to know in advance how you will use it. Current state for me with the diamond tech doesnt seem worth it right now
  • MajorAzhole
    MajorAzhole
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    Joined Jul 2014 Posts: 1,289
    Skipjack said:

    That is all well and good but maybe have the tech be a temporary effect like Jerichos ability to boost fire rate to nearby units, so when you need to boost damage and not worried about the aura you push the button and it lasts for 30 seconds or 45 seconds or whatever. Having it the current way forces you to know in advance how you will use it. Current state for me with the diamond tech doesnt seem worth it right now

    Right.  Have a Tactics Slot like Jericho and some of the other SF units had that you could activate for a time a frame.  Good idea.  
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  • DisclosedBarrel
    DisclosedBarrel
    Skilled Warrior
    Joined Jul 2012 Posts: 573
    The whole tech is situational. Lose utility in favour of damage, which Corpus doesn't specialise with. On the rare, rare, rare, rare, occasion, I need raw damage, and not unitily, that 10m damage per shot is nothing to take lightly. I'd use it, but 300pxp is a grind on a base I'm bored with already.

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  • Maj.Tom
    Maj.Tom
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    Joined Oct 2019 Posts: 485
    Looking at the near future, the DS aura will likely be useless anyway.  It already is against these shock tanks and smoke equipped units.  Might as well have a battle tank option for it I guess.  I just wished they didn't make you do a trade off.    
    Your probably right but currently it is the only charteristic of the ds that makes it a go to unit.For them to falsely advertise in the even store what the new tech does is complete bs.Had i known the whole story of the tech i would of not bought it and used my 300 prestige points on something else.
  • Ralgof
    Ralgof
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    Joined Sep 2014 Posts: 174
    It honestly makes no sense to me, DS is not what I regard as a heavy hitting unit, yes, it does deal decent damage, but its fundamental purpose IS its large DS aura - increasing damage and almost taking away its aura so that it can deal massive damage that I would think other units can do already (maybe I'm wrong there) just seems silly.
  • INF-N-BattleAxe
    INF-N-BattleAxe
    Potential Threat
    Joined Mar 2013 Posts: 31
    Sorry a tech is suppose to enhance a unit not totally change it,Create a new unit if you want that type of a unit. lets not talk about lights on spec op another thing that is ruining the pvp side of the game, like we not losing enough already when hitting a base.
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