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Old January 6 2012, 04:35 AM   #496
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So Happy its FTP, back on board 100%
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Old January 6 2012, 05:06 AM   #497
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[...] they've completely separated Ground and Space skill sets. You get an alloted set of space and an alloted set of ground skill points (300k space / 100k Ground).
I don't think I've logged into STO since SWTOR started its Early Game Access and I haven't been paying attention to STO news either, so I'm very glad to hear that separate skill point pools for space and ground has finally made its way in-game.
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Old January 6 2012, 09:14 AM   #498
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The skills points are actually still in one pool, there is just a cap on the max you can allocate to space or ground. Cryptic wants to prevent a player from putting all points in space combat while ignoring ground action. I respec'd two characters but I'll probably go back and tweak/respec again once I see how the changes affect performance. Not a problem as most of my characters have several unused respec tokens.

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Old January 6 2012, 05:56 PM   #499
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Well, that's annoying. If Cryptic wants me to make the ground game more of a priority, they should make it less of an "afterthought" part of the game.
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Old January 6 2012, 06:02 PM   #500
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Well, that's annoying. If Cryptic wants me to make the ground game more of a priority, they should make it less of an "afterthought" part of the game.
They did during STO Season 4.
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Old January 6 2012, 06:06 PM   #501
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I finally got everything balanced out to where it was before the skill tree change. Ground combat still terrible, space combat good.
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Old January 6 2012, 07:55 PM   #502
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Not that I actually expect anyone else in here to acknowledge it, but I would like to Point out that about a year ago - maybe a bit more I said that STO would be F2P when TOR came out and I was told I was a mad man by quite a few of you. Just thought I'd pop in for the obligatory "told ya so" post.

Anyway, hope you all had a great holiday and continue enjoying the game.
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Old January 6 2012, 08:36 PM   #503
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Well, that's annoying. If Cryptic wants me to make the ground game more of a priority, they should make it less of an "afterthought" part of the game.
They did during STO Season 4.
I've been with this game from the (non-beta) beginning, and I disagree. Ground combat is still a half-assed afterthought.
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Old January 6 2012, 10:17 PM   #504
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yeah, adding the ability to see crosshairs doesn't exactly do much for the experience...
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Old January 7 2012, 12:30 AM   #505
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That's a bit unfair though.

We didn't just get a crosshair. What comes with it is an fps style control scheme and targeting mechanic.
Try throwing grenades at Armek when his cover shields are up. Won't work in RPG-Mode.
In shooter mode just aim above him and throw your nade. It'll hit.
Generally, aiming in shooter mode is a lot more precise.
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Old January 7 2012, 01:09 AM   #506
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I think I'm getting the hang of the dilithium exchange, I just went from about close to 80,000 to almost 300,000 refined dilithium.
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Old January 7 2012, 02:29 AM   #507
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Not that I actually expect anyone else in here to acknowledge it, but I would like to Point out that about a year ago - maybe a bit more I said that STO would be F2P when TOR came out and I was told I was a mad man by quite a few of you. Just thought I'd pop in for the obligatory "told ya so" post.

Anyway, hope you all had a great holiday and continue enjoying the game.
And, lo and behold TOR came out a month before STO became free to play. Thank you for coming back so we could say "I told ya so" though, that was big of you.
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Old January 9 2012, 09:49 AM   #508
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I think I'm getting the hang of the dilithium exchange, I just went from about close to 80,000 to almost 300,000 refined dilithium.
Got any tips you'd like to share? :-)


I've had a string of terrible luck with the DOFF system. Most of my characters are coming up with Critical Failures on the Support assignments for the purple DOFFs. Despite putting the best DOFFs against the assignment, still crashing. Only one character has been able to claim the purple DOFF so far.


Seems like gold members are quickly becoming second class citizens in the Star Trek Online universe. Cryptic is working hard to please the F2P crowd. The 400 CP benefit may soothe some of the pain, but has anyone received this yet? I'd like to see some unique once-in-a-lifetime benefit given to gold members on 17 Jan 2012. Perhaps a gold plated phaser or something.

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Old January 9 2012, 08:46 PM   #509
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The 400 CP benefit may soothe some of the pain, but has anyone received this yet? I'd like to see some unique once-in-a-lifetime benefit given to gold members on 17 Jan 2012. Perhaps a gold plated phaser or something.

I have received the extra 400 CP. One for this month an again last month. I used it to upgrade to the Scourge Destroyer . Now I'm saving up for the Guramba. Although I may start a new Fed toon soon so having the extra points from the start could come in handy buying mid level ships.
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Old January 9 2012, 09:06 PM   #510
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I think I'm getting the hang of the dilithium exchange, I just went from about close to 80,000 to almost 300,000 refined dilithium.
Got any tips you'd like to share? :-)
Basically if you have extra C-points left over from a purchase and you don't see anything you want in the store for them just put them in the dilithium exchange.

OF course for me it helps that I don't use dilithium until I hit VA so it helps if you can stockpile the stuff.

I've had a string of terrible luck with the DOFF system. Most of my characters are coming up with Critical Failures on the Support assignments for the purple DOFFs. Despite putting the best DOFFs against the assignment, still crashing. Only one character has been able to claim the purple DOFF so far.
Have any of the doffs you used on those mission have words that were in red under there names by any chance?

Seems like gold members are quickly becoming second class citizens in the Star Trek Online universe. Cryptic is working hard to please the F2P crowd. The 400 CP benefit may soothe some of the pain, but has anyone received this yet? I'd like to see some unique once-in-a-lifetime benefit given to gold members on 17 Jan 2012. Perhaps a gold plated phaser or something.
I managed to get mine, plus you do have the option of never having to buy a ship all the way through the game seeing as RA ships are just as good as VA ships and you can still get a VA ship for free after 600 days.
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