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Old December 5 2011, 08:41 PM   #376
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Well now that my new main alt is leved to the top I can start saving up ECs to get some extras being sold on the exchange as well as using my dilithium for high end gear plus I don't have to trade my soverign in for a new ship unless I see one I really want, and seeing as I managed to get most of the VA ships on the C-store it won't cost dilithium to change and the new skill system makes changing ships easier.

Now I only have one major issue to decide on.

Should I just ignore the text in the boxs and stay captain, or go Admiral?
Captain all the way! XD
Well I have been leaning towards captain, otherwise I'm and Admiral getting ordered around by Captain Sulu (still have patroles on the Klingon front), and the Captain running DS9 which is kind of wierd.
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Old December 5 2011, 09:23 PM   #377
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I agree; and now they're going to have a new giant rush of players in just over a month, and if they can't give them middle-tier content to slow them down, it won't gain them anything. They'll get a big influx of capital to make a lot of content, but how will they get a third wave to go through it?
Good question. Probably the sort of thing they should have been thinking about when they spent the past 9 months or so not releasing new content. Seems like on the forums when people complain about the C-Store, it's been made clear that there are different groups/skillsets that make C-Store items, episodes, underlying coding structure, etc. So what have the episode-creation type-people been up to for the past year? Believe they list writers and whatnot on the staff, what have they been up to?

Obviously before F2P goes live would have been the time to try and fix this. Once that group goes through it (and spends that money), doesn't seem like there's much of a plan to get people to start over on the 3rd wave, like you said. If they were going to fix the underlying structure, now would have been the time...
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Old December 6 2011, 12:37 PM   #378
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With the way the Duty Officer system awards XP like crazy, don't even have to do the missions to shoot up in rank. Can sit in the bar and let the DOFF system rank you up. I've gained almost 2 levels since Monday morning without playing a mission, just checking in and assigning a full slate of DOFF missions every morning...
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Old December 6 2011, 01:35 PM   #379
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The result of this fast leveling pace I experienced first hand.
Got randomly challenged by what I can only imagine to bel a noob VA.
Probably just been promoted, got his new ship and felt incredibly powerful.
He was flying a Prometheus Class and should have shredded me, cause escorts are so powerful with the new skill system.
I outdamaged him 3:1 in my Souvereign and beat him by:
-letting myself damage so much I could summon fleet support and watch
-using no abilities at all, just basic phasers and shield distribution
-parking my ship above the spacestation in "solar wind" and let autofire do the job...

The fast leveling pace produces low quality players who have no idea what they are doing.

Kudos: he kept coming at me and finished the match.
Sadly he could just as easily have been a VA for a year. Due to fighting mostly just NPCs, some players never really learn how to best use their skills or experiment with their builds. At VA levels, if you don't have any prior experience in PvP (or great space combat experience) you'll likely find yourself being casually blown up. For some the learning curve is far too steep and just never bother with PvP again.
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Old December 7 2011, 12:36 AM   #380
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My KDF char made Major General 5 in 1 day, 5 hours on TTS. No missions, just xp from the DOFF system.
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Old December 7 2011, 03:20 AM   #381
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All my Holodeck characters are now engaged with the DOFF system. Let's see how long before they are all VA/LG...
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Old December 7 2011, 11:19 AM   #382
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The result of this fast leveling pace I experienced first hand.
Got randomly challenged by what I can only imagine to bel a noob VA.
Probably just been promoted, got his new ship and felt incredibly powerful.
He was flying a Prometheus Class and should have shredded me, cause escorts are so powerful with the new skill system.
I outdamaged him 3:1 in my Souvereign and beat him by:
-letting myself damage so much I could summon fleet support and watch
-using no abilities at all, just basic phasers and shield distribution
-parking my ship above the spacestation in "solar wind" and let autofire do the job...

The fast leveling pace produces low quality players who have no idea what they are doing.

Kudos: he kept coming at me and finished the match.
Sadly he could just as easily have been a VA for a year. Due to fighting mostly just NPCs, some players never really learn how to best use their skills or experiment with their builds. At VA levels, if you don't have any prior experience in PvP (or great space combat experience) you'll likely find yourself being casually blown up. For some the learning curve is far too steep and just never bother with PvP again.
Having worked with and played on computers for the last 33 years, I agree with you. Computer opponents are extremely predictable and easily beat.
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Old December 7 2011, 04:54 PM   #383
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Annoyingly, game wouldn't launch this morning so i could set my DOFFs off to work for the day while I'm out...
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Old December 8 2011, 01:22 AM   #384
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Awesome things are coming our way:

http://startrekonline.com/node/2719
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Old December 8 2011, 02:05 AM   #385
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Awesome things are coming our way:

http://startrekonline.com/node/2719
I want.
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Old December 8 2011, 02:18 PM   #386
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Awesome things are coming our way:

http://startrekonline.com/node/2719
I want.
Oh yes. Do want.
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Old December 8 2011, 09:00 PM   #387
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Awesome things are coming our way:

http://startrekonline.com/node/2719
I want.
Oh yes. Do want.
Well if you buy the holiday package you MIGHT get it, or you could get holiday crafting stuff like I have with the 3 packages I got for C-points in a row.

Or you can do it the cheap way and try for it at the holiday event.
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Old December 8 2011, 09:20 PM   #388
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I won't waste money on the gift package... it will be cheaper o get it from the real c-store release eventually.

Merry Holidayness from Santa Thafool

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Old December 8 2011, 10:01 PM   #389
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It doesn't sound like they will be putting the Jem'Hadar ship in the C-Store at all.
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Old December 8 2011, 10:16 PM   #390
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It doesn't sound like they will be putting the Jem'Hadar ship in the C-Store at all.
I think this irt of Cryptics carful plan to drive us all mad with rage.
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