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Old January 25 2012, 03:13 PM   #751
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MAJOR NEWS!

Make sure to play during the 2 Year Anniversary, as it will be the ONLY chance for the foreseeable future to get an Odyssey Class ship or the new klingon flag ship Bortas cruiser.

The good news: it will be free... just complete a shakedown cruise with it and it`s yours.

Every player can do the mission.
The ship itself is a VA ship, so you might not get to play it until you reach max level.
Until then it will stay an item in your inventory.

In other news: Q is back and up to no good! I foresee many transmorphings!

http://www.startrekonline.com/node/2838
Are these Tier 5 ships? Any better than current offerings or just cooler looking? Thanks
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Old January 25 2012, 03:30 PM   #752
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They are Level 50 ships. No one knows the stats and layouts yet, but I think it's save to say they will give you something unique to them that might give you an edge.
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Old January 25 2012, 05:37 PM   #753
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DOFF system - Getting a critical success used to give 500 or 1000 dilithium. I'm not sure if that's been nerfed yet. Normal payout is 5 dilithium. There are three things that you want to look at when assigning DOFFs to an assignment, their rarity, their specialty and their traits. Most players favor stacking for a critical success. Look for the DOFFs that increase both the success and crit success rates. You can experiment by slotting a DOFF then highlighting another one on in the roster and clicking "swap...". XP for the DOFF assignments has been nerfed quite a bit since inception. According to Heretic, it's been nerfed 5 times. I think that they should take out the XP rewards and just give appropiate commendation points. Of course I can say that since most of my characters have already benefited from the generous XP payouts. :-P
You don't have to experiment anymore; the DOFFs now highlight any skill they have that contributes in green, so you can see at a glance who's got what.

Also, you can filter by required or excluded attributes if it helps. Filtering out the ones with the attributes that contribute to Disaster is always helpful.
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Old January 25 2012, 06:04 PM   #754
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Anyone fancy joining me for a STF later on?

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Old January 25 2012, 06:31 PM   #755
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Anyone fancy joining me for a STF later on?

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I would, but I won't be online until about 8pm EST (just under 8 hours from now).
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Old January 25 2012, 06:45 PM   #756
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ahh fair enough... have to organise one ahead of time when more people can make it

on another subject.. wtf?!?!?



it's not right to be scared of a tribble...

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Old January 25 2012, 06:49 PM   #757
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LOL, can't believe the typo is still in there...
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Old January 25 2012, 06:54 PM   #758
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If you are scared of Tribble of Borg, you should check out the Fluidic Tribble!!!
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Old January 25 2012, 07:02 PM   #759
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awww, why can't the Class F shuttle have the classic interior as well?

it's all modern and defiant looking



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Old January 25 2012, 07:44 PM   #760
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Looks like we get some very nice goodies for the anniversary.

http://www.startrekonline.com/node/2838

sweet free cool ships.
Nice screenshot nonetheless...

You should check out this path: .../Cryptic Studios/Star Trek Online/Live/screenshots
(the beginning depending on where you installed the game exactly).
You should find all your screenshots there without the HUD overlay, you don't need to copy&paste them.

And you can post them here:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=113190

That thread exists since open beta and contains some truly beautiful shots, a lot of them wallpaper material and some I would even classify artistic...
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Old January 25 2012, 07:49 PM   #761
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oh sweet cheers, didn't know it automatically saved them there

much easier to play with

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Old January 25 2012, 09:23 PM   #762
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I found some time to play last night and finished the first two story missions. Really enjoying the game so far. It's honestly way better than I expected. But there is a bit of a learning-curve. It doesn't play like most theme-park MMOs.

One thing I really don't like, however, is how it seems to force you into WASD. I typically use a rather unorthodox key-bind layout and I just can find a way to apply it here. It's not so bad when I'm in FPS mode because it seems natural, but when I'm not, I get a lot of error key stokes.

Is this game mostly a single player game? One of the main complaints about SWTOR is how it's really a "co-op SP game." But this seems even more so. From my standpoint, though, that's probably a good thing. I abhor PUGing, and I don't think I'll be playing frequently enough to maintain a strong friend-base--other than TBBSers, of course.

Also, how viable is it to play different ship types from character class? I rolled tactical, but other than the Big D, I don't really care for any of the ships in the class. (No, I never liked Prometheus.)

I'd like to pick the Nova as my first upgrade, and might even consider springing for the Rhode Island at some point. Always loved that one. For some strange reason, I've probably collected more Equinox and Rhode Island fan-art over the years than anything else, even the Connie refit.

I should say I'm not totally against re-rolling as a blue shirt. It does sound like a lot of fun. It's just that, per Rocketeer's suggestion, I ground-out the 1000 Borg Drones/100 Borg vessels in the Tutorial Area for the passives.
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Old January 25 2012, 09:33 PM   #763
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ok in order...

Yeah the keyboard layout is a bit awkward... for space based parts i find myself using the mouse to control the ship, then space bar for phasers and assigned numbers for torpedoes (right click and drag them to assign to set numbers)

that way you can stick to mainly mouse orientated work for space, and the standard WASD for ground based shooty parts...

Single player or multi-coop... i've done the entire game pretty much single player, with a few missions with some people when i needed the extra help... i wouldn't say it's necessary for all of it, but on and off, it's more fun

Different ship types from character class are fine... i've got a science officer manning a tactical craft, i normally play tactical character and use the cruiser class... doesn't make any difference from what i can see...

Hope you're having fun though

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Old January 25 2012, 09:45 PM   #764
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Science characters ideally should stick with Science ships to maximize their strengths, but Tactical in a Cruiser is quite viable, and Engineers make good captains of any ship type.
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Old January 25 2012, 09:50 PM   #765
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I should stay with the D'Kyr being a Science Captain?
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