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Old January 9 2012, 10:24 PM   #511
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

Seeing as how you can get a character up to VA in a matter of days, weeks, or a month or so if you go slow (although the DOFF system speeds that WAY up), having to wait almost 2 years for the free VA ship seems a bit insulting, honestly. Means if you've been playing since open beta, you'd have just earned your VA ship in the last month or two. In the meanwhile, you'd have had to buy one (or go without) for almost 2 years of play...

I guess it's good for your 5th or 6th toon, maybe, but more insulting that useful. I guess when my next toon gets there, i can get the Intrepid refit, as I've already got a Galaxy-X and a Sao Paulo. then again, everything but the escort is basically worthless in the new STF system, so why bother?
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Old January 10 2012, 10:01 AM   #512
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Since you guys are receiving the c-points, I'll open a ticket to find out where mine are.

No RED failure traits. Just bad luck. Thanks
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Old January 11 2012, 12:13 AM   #513
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Anyone else having a problem getting the Omega Force mission to start with a Klingon character? I can speak to D'Vak at DS9, but it doesn't advance the mission...
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Old January 11 2012, 01:20 AM   #514
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Anyone else having a problem getting the Omega Force mission to start with a Klingon character? I can speak to D'Vak at DS9, but it doesn't advance the mission...
It's working on tribble now, so I guess the next patch will fix it.
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Old January 11 2012, 03:46 PM   #515
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There is a Cure event going on today at 2 different times. I'll be doing the 8pm EST run. Will anybody else be making it out to take on the Borg tonight? I'm looking forward to getting more Encrypted Data Chips and Dilithium.

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I am organizing an in-game (Holodeck) STF event for this coming Wednesday. It also corresponds to the in-game event that is on the in-game calendar -- successful completion of The Cure during this time will earn you more Encrypted Data Chips and Dilithium.

The first timeslot will be at 8pm GMT/ noon PST/ 3pm EST.

The second timeslot will be at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST/ 1am GMT.

Let's plan to meet on Drozana station on top of the ramp, behind the beam-in point. From there, we'll queue up for private games. Feel free to come in whichever ship/ class you would like, on either faction (minimum level requirement is 44). We will do a space run, and then a ground run if time permits (I think it will). Please join the REDALERT channel to see any communication/ instructions from myself.
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Old January 11 2012, 07:59 PM   #516
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Too, late for me. But have fun with it.
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Old January 11 2012, 08:49 PM   #517
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I'll do a space run, should be available at that time. Unless there's a trick to it, or they fix Armek, no effing way I'm going to waste all that time on the ground portion, only for team members to get bored and quit, though...
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Old January 11 2012, 11:28 PM   #518
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Can't make either time. Thanks for sharing the info!
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Old January 12 2012, 05:11 AM   #519
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Did the space run. It took about 20 mins to complete with the group I was with. The rewards were 750 dilithium, 2 encripted data chips, and a blue item. This was on the normal difficulty setting. Is it worth it to get the mk x stf gear, or should I wait until I have enough Edc for the mk xi gear?
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Old January 12 2012, 09:51 AM   #520
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I would keep the EDC's for the Mk XI space/ground sets.
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Old January 12 2012, 01:21 PM   #521
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Bird of Prey wrote: View Post
There is a Cure event going on today at 2 different times. I'll be doing the 8pm EST run. Will anybody else be making it out to take on the Borg tonight? I'm looking forward to getting more Encrypted Data Chips and Dilithium.
I was online for a bit and saw the channel chatter. Sounded like chaos. :-)
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Old January 12 2012, 02:22 PM   #522
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Took part in the cure space run last night and had a blast. The team I was in did really well too, managing to do it within the optional achievement target.
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Old January 12 2012, 02:58 PM   #523
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It was fun, and has me convinced to do more of them. I want to collect either the MACO or Omega Force space and ground sets. So far, I'm leaning towards the MACO XI set. For those that already have these sets, can you suggest which ones are best?

I'm just starting out with the STF's and so far have only collected 4 EDC's. I did the original STF's with the TrekBBS fleet, and was able to collect the retro set and Borg BOFF through those.
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Old January 12 2012, 03:53 PM   #524
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Well, that blows. The STO website is currently down for scheduled maintenance, the launcher says that "Normal Gameplay is not affected." Except the login server is down too. They've really gotta start getting their act together on these.
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Old January 12 2012, 04:43 PM   #525
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It was fun, and has me convinced to do more of them. I want to collect either the MACO or Omega Force space and ground sets. So far, I'm leaning towards the MACO XI set. For those that already have these sets, can you suggest which ones are best?
It's tough to make a recommendation at the moment, partly because both space and ground sets are getting revised (some heavily revised) and each piece of a set has it's own strengths. This includes the Borg, Aegis and Breen sets which are getting slightly changed as well.

These recommendations are based on the current build on tribble.

For a 2-piece set bonus, the Omega is best. The tetryon glider now works and effectively adds damage to shields (but shields only). Combined with the polarized tetryon beam array, which has a 10% chance of proccing compared to the normal 2.5%, it could be very useful.

Note that currently the Omega engine is seriously bugged. It's supposed to half the cooldown rate of quantum slipstream, but it's now also decreasing ALL boff/captain powers cooldown time (cannon rapid fire for example is 15 seconds with these engines equipped). Can't believe they're letting this go live.

Of the two, the MACO shield is easily the best. 10% energy weapon resistance, high cap for a resilient shield and the Power Conduit Link passive. Upon recieving damage, the power conduit link gives a +2 power bonus to all systems. This stacks up to +10 power for 15 seconds.

As for ground, I'd have to say the MACO set easily. However, once they've finished adjusting the space sets, the ground sets are going to be changed, so I'd hold off for now.
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