I’m not sure how to word this correctly, so bear with me.
I think I’ve either found a bug with the way Energy to Shield transmuters work,
or I’m fundamentally not understanding how they work.
First, here is my energy to shield transmuter:
It states it transfers energy to shield at a ratio of 78%.
My ship currently has a shield of 21,780, and an energy pool of 10,000.
Additionally it has a reserved energy pool of 30%, so 3000, and normal pool of 7000.
Let’s look at a few examples.
At the time I activate the transmuter in this clip I have, roughly,
5700 energy with full reserve, and 15500 shields.
When I activate it, my shield is fully repaired, to 21780, but my energy has dropped to nearly 0.
That’s a net gain of 6280 shields.
I thought the percentage ratio was Energy to Shields was 78%.
So, .78 * 5700 energy, should have resulted in a gain of around 4446 shields.
You would expect then, that would have not filled my shield bar completely.
So, is it taking from reserved energy? Yes?
So 3000 * .78 = 2340.
2340 + 4446 = 6786.
Hmm. Okay. That seems legit.
So far so good…
Let’s look at another example…
At the time I activate the transmuter in this clip I have full energy, and my shield is at roughly 17500.
When I activate it, my shield is fully repaired, to 21780, and my energy has dropped to approximately 1800.
Some quick maths again.
7000 energy - 1800 energy means, approximately 5200 energy was expended on the transmute, with some energy being leftover.
My ship was missing 4280 shields.
So, 5200 energy was used to repair 4280 shield, without touching reserved energy.
So, 5200 * .78 = 4056. This still seems about right.
…OKAY. …NOW LOOK.
In this example,
I have 7000 shields and approximately 2000 energy at the the time I activate the transmuter.
2000 energy * .78 = 1560 shields.
…, Plus the aforementioned 2340 shields from the reserved energy would mean an expected gain of about 3900 shields.
NOPE. FULL SHIELD.
What am I missing here, or what’s going on?
Is this a bug?
EVERYONE STOP USING ENERGY->SHIELD TRANSMUTERS OR YOU’RE ‘EXPLOITING’ THE GAME!
… or am I just not understanding reserved energy right …