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Old January 31 2012, 08:04 PM   #856
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Man, I just played the Crystalline Entity mission for over an hour, and got nowhere. People kept ignoring the damned way to beat the thing. Eventually everyone gave up.

I hate that mission.
I recommend not even trying unless you're going in with your fleetmates. It takes cooperation to beat.
I'm with a fleet, but mostly so I can deposit/withdraw from the fleet bank.

Maybe I should join the TrekBBS fleet?
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Old January 31 2012, 10:03 PM   #857
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They now offer a starter pack for Federation captions. Ooh, shiny...
Meh.. I pass...

so now we are supposed to buy actual gear from the store...

now I am afraid to go on the STO forum!
LOL. On the origin of Wolverine, when he extended his titanium claws Sabertooth said "Ooh, shiny...". I meant that "Ooh shiny".

If anyone in the fleet needs equipment or boffs for a Lt or Lcdr, just ask. Save your money for something better.
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Old January 31 2012, 10:15 PM   #858
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I'm with a fleet, but mostly so I can deposit/withdraw from the fleet bank.

Maybe I should join the TrekBBS fleet?
I have Doc Lee in TrekBBS and my daughter has two of her characters there also. I didn't put all my characters there as they have been in their fleets long enough to acheive some status and don't want to give that up. Plus being in more fleets gives me access to more information and ideas.

I've been using TrekBBS as a source of information for a few years but didn't join until last spring. After that, joining the fleet seemed like the logical thing to do. \\//

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Old February 1 2012, 12:58 AM   #859
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They now offer a starter pack for Federation captions. Ooh, shiny...
Meh.. I pass...

so now we are supposed to buy actual gear from the store...

now I am afraid to go on the STO forum!
A dollar for gear you'll outlevel in an hour. ONO GAMEBREAKER.
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Old February 1 2012, 01:28 AM   #860
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They now offer a starter pack for Federation captions. Ooh, shiny...
Meh.. I pass...

so now we are supposed to buy actual gear from the store...

now I am afraid to go on the STO forum!
A dollar for gear you'll outlevel in an hour. ONO GAMEBREAKER.
Well, reaction to the pack are more amused so far it seems...
that gear is not gamebreaking, no. But it`s a ripoff, since 30 minute playtime after the tutorial nets you the same stuff..
If it makes Cryptic happy to sell that stuff, let them. Im certain there are people out there stupid enough to go for it...

It will get interestng when they start selling ENDGAME gear like this because this was so successful.
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Old February 1 2012, 01:30 AM   #861
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They now offer a starter pack for Federation captions. Ooh, shiny...
Meh.. I pass...

so now we are supposed to buy actual gear from the store...

now I am afraid to go on the STO forum!
The general consensus seems to be "Meh", and maybe a little annoyance at it being per character.

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Old February 1 2012, 02:25 AM   #862
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Meh.. I pass...

so now we are supposed to buy actual gear from the store...

now I am afraid to go on the STO forum!
A dollar for gear you'll outlevel in an hour. ONO GAMEBREAKER.
Well, reaction to the pack are more amused so far it seems...
that gear is not gamebreaking, no. But it`s a ripoff, since 30 minute playtime after the tutorial nets you the same stuff..
If it makes Cryptic happy to sell that stuff, let them. Im certain there are people out there stupid enough to go for it...

It will get interestng when they start selling ENDGAME gear like this because this was so successful.
I get the feeling that this is the result of PWE pressuring Cryptic to add items to the C-store. Personally, I think what would sell better would be bundles, like the current TOS and Enterprise bundles. They can certainly introduce a TNG bundle that contains the Galaxy class, TNG uniform, Captain's Yacht and a handful of phaser pistols. Or a Section 31 bundle that contains the Section 31 uniform, a unique stealth deflector array or cloaking device console or antiproton shuttle phaser beam array.
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Old February 1 2012, 02:29 AM   #863
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Meh.. I pass...

so now we are supposed to buy actual gear from the store...

now I am afraid to go on the STO forum!
A dollar for gear you'll outlevel in an hour. ONO GAMEBREAKER.
Well, reaction to the pack are more amused so far it seems...
that gear is not gamebreaking, no. But it`s a ripoff, since 30 minute playtime after the tutorial nets you the same stuff..
If it makes Cryptic happy to sell that stuff, let them. Im certain there are people out there stupid enough to go for it...

It will get interestng when they start selling ENDGAME gear like this because this was so successful.
If they thrown in veteran BOFFs such an endgame pack would sell like hot cakes.

Personally I'm meh on the whole just becuase its not game breaking, its cheap, and it would be kind of nice to be able to start a fed character with all your bridge officer stations staffed and not have to worry about gear for 10 levels especially since you would like get access to all of this DURING the tutorial. Besides you don't have to buy it and if it gets the noobies starting at a good place so much the better.

My only gripe is it being per character.
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Old February 1 2012, 02:41 AM   #864
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I get the feeling that this is the result of PWE pressuring Cryptic to add items to the C-store.
It is.

And I can guarantee that it's only a matter of (little) time before end-game stuff starts showing up.

PWE is king when it comes to the P2W model. All of their previous games have lived and died by it. PWI is probably the least of the offenders, but that's because it's more of a social game than a MMO and the vanity stuff is such a big money maker.

Jade Dynasty is probably the worst. The game got to the point where it was pretty much controlled by two guilds at the top filled with people who'd spent $100s (even $1000s) on gearing themselves. It's pretty much dead now.
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Old February 1 2012, 06:51 AM   #865
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STO was so addictive for a few days, but I sort of got sick of it. Then again, I did everything alone... is it much more fun with actual people? Someone try to convince me to come back. I don't want to give up on it yet!
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Old February 1 2012, 08:36 AM   #866
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Old February 1 2012, 08:54 AM   #867
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STO was so addictive for a few days, but I sort of got sick of it. Then again, I did everything alone... is it much more fun with actual people? Someone try to convince me to come back. I don't want to give up on it yet!
Did you try already all of the career options and try PvP and PvE stuff? I am not personally bored of the game, yet anyway.
One of the reasons is maybe the fact that I am running the game on low graphics and all the beautiful screenshots I am seeing are proof that I must replay all the missions again, just to enjoy the graphics in full.( computer upgrades..arrive soon!)
I have to say that one thing that I am missing from Star Trek online are the the kind of social roleplaying that I saw quite a lot in Champions Online..like one could often see ppl in the games club, sitting in the bar and shooting the breeze..in character. It kind of brings life to the world of the game.

I am honestly also a bit disappointed that many of the Klingon missions are often the very same ones that you play on the Federation side. I know there are some different ones also, but I would have hoped some more totally new content for the Klingons. I feel that its bit done in a "copy and paste" fashion( I do enjoy the Klingon side anyway, though).

Anyway I have been promoted to Rear Admiral(lower half) and I have a new ship:

I decided to go with the fleet escort and I am pretty happy with my choice, so far.
I also bought couple of extra character slots from the Cryptic store yesterday. I am planning to create a alien of my own(engineering) and maybe a female Vulcan as a science officer
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Old February 1 2012, 11:12 AM   #868
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STO was so addictive for a few days, but I sort of got sick of it. Then again, I did everything alone... is it much more fun with actual people? Someone try to convince me to come back. I don't want to give up on it yet!
STO can be played solo until you get to the end and you need a team for the Special Task Force missions. However, it is much more fun with other players especially fleetmates or friends. Occasionally I get to play with one of my best friends that I've gamed with for 20 years. We were just hanging out at ESD this morning.
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Old February 1 2012, 11:29 AM   #869
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JRS,

I upgraded my video to 1GB of DDR3 RAM and it increased my enjoyment of the game immensely.

In STO, Vulcans don't make good science officers. Don't let that stop you from playing one if it's what you enjoy. One of my daughter's characters is a Vulcan sci/doctor. She's intergrated that character into some of her projects at school.
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Old February 1 2012, 12:03 PM   #870
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There seem to be quite a few new players around here who are playing solo.

And I suspct some of them are only lurking.

I would liek to invite you all to join our little STO community in game.

The TrekBBS Armada

Unlike not too long ago, where it was just a very small core player base, we seem to always have merely a small number of players on.
If we can manage to up our numbers a bit more we should be able to reach some very useful synergy effects that will make the game much much more enjoyable for old and new players alike.

Everyone can benefit from the veteran's experience, our high quality fleet bank full of rare items and generally more fun of group play.

Playing in premade teams tends to get you better rewards, higher success rates in STFs and in some missions extra accolades you can not achieve on your own.

My goals for the next year:

Up the bank's quality even more. We have now exclusively rare items. Pure purples would be beyond awesome.

Run more events and fleet actions: These could range from quick STF runs and PvP matches to mission replays (FE episode series as well as good story arcs like the Best of Klingon/Romulan/ Cardassian Fronts).

What has kept me in this game for more then 2 years is not the game's content mainly (which is good for the most part), it's this community.

The fleet exists to provide that same benefit for all TrekBBS members and works only with an active membership.

Joining alone will go a long way to help achieve that.


(God, I sound like a drafting guy for the military!!! But you get the idea)

Anyway, to get into the fleet snet me or any member a pm with your ingame name, looking like this: name@handle (Thafool@Timelord_Victorious)

Or post the request into the TrekBBS fleet thread also stickied in this forum or send me or any member in game a message.

Edit: One more thing. While the TrekBBS Armada is primarily this board representation in game and with an exception or two consisting of only members, you can also go ahead and invite friends you have in game to the fleet.
That way they, too, benefit from a great community and fleet perks.
And they ,too, should be able to gain full membership status to not feel like a third warp nacelle.
However Veteran (Officer) status will remain a board membership perk.
Anyone becoming an active board member through the TrekBBS Armada will get the proper fleet promotion then, of course.

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