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Old September 10 2012, 12:40 PM   #2371
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I have played several STFs in my Regent class USS Eaves (Named after John Eaves, the person who designed the Sovereign). So far the only time I've been killed is when I had to simultaneously tank the Cube, Negh'var and Raptor for a long time as no one else was attacking them.

I think that's pretty good for a ship with a single hull heal. Here's my BOFF layout:
Tac #1: TT I, FaW II
Tac #2: FaW I, APB I, TS III
Tac #3: TT I
Eng #1: EP2W I, DEM I, EP2S III, A2SIF III
Eng #2: EP2S I, RSP I
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Old September 10 2012, 01:30 PM   #2372
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ugh, another 2 weeks of the dropbox crap...

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You do realize, they are never, ever going away, right? They are the primary income stream for the game, and only something that did remotely as well as them could possibly replace them.
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Old September 10 2012, 03:07 PM   #2373
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ugh, another 2 weeks of the dropbox crap...

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You do realize, they are never, ever going away, right? They are the primary income stream for the game, and only something that did remotely as well as them could possibly replace them.
Well, I hope Cryptic will be able to think up an alternative because more and more governments are viewing lockboxes as gambling that is accessible to children. I foresee more and more countries and states introducing some form of legislation to restrict such gaming mechanics or even outright banning such games in the coming years.
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Old September 10 2012, 03:11 PM   #2374
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Well, I hope Cryptic will be able to think up an alternative because more and more governments are viewing lockboxes as gambling that is accessible to children. I foresee more and more countries and states introducing some form of legislation to restrict such gaming mechanics or even outright banning such games in the coming years.
It'd be far more economical to just prohibit those under 18 than to replace such a lucrative revenue stream, and better for us, because the alternative is nickle and diming EVERYTHING or going back to subs. They won't do the latter; STO could have stayed on subs and lived, but going back would kill it, and most of the rest of PWE's games couldn't exist in the US with subs. CO would be gone if not for F2P; now it's making a healthy profit, and should grow even more with CoH out of the picture.

(Which, despite some ridiculous internet rumors, didn't have a thing to do with Cryptic.)
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Old September 10 2012, 03:44 PM   #2375
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Anyone know a good place to camp out and pick up recruiting DOFF missions, or find ones with bigger payoffs? I've hit max level on my main toon in every DOFF category except that one (well, colonization is ALMOST done, but easy to find), and it just seems like SLOW going there. Any good spots to rack these points up? Or missions to burn through?

And out of curiosity, is there any sort of bonus reward for actually maxing out ALL the categories?
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Old September 10 2012, 04:12 PM   #2376
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You realize, the Regent has a Lieutenant Universal Station, you can use science officers there.
My one annoyance here is that for some reason conversations don't recognize my Science Officer in the universal slot so I'm getting science officery information from my chief engineer.
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Old September 10 2012, 04:14 PM   #2377
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ugh, another 2 weeks of the dropbox crap...

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You do realize, they are never, ever going away, right? They are the primary income stream for the game, and only something that did remotely as well as them could possibly replace them.
Well, I hope Cryptic will be able to think up an alternative because more and more governments are viewing lockboxes as gambling that is accessible to children. I foresee more and more countries and states introducing some form of legislation to restrict such gaming mechanics or even outright banning such games in the coming years.
I'd be more interested in why parents are letting their children spend money on an MMO without supervision, because the problem has a way easier solution if parents pay attention to what their kids are doing there. Its called DON'T BUY THE MASTER KEY.
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Old September 10 2012, 04:14 PM   #2378
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Aren't the recruitment missions at the Academy/Qo'nos (Officer Exchange Program) part of it?

Hee, just bought a model of the Luna Class since I like the design so much - no models via the usual sources but managed to find a template for a 3D printer and order from an online service! Needs painting but very happy with it.

If I join one of the TBBS fleets, am I expected to get heavily involved in PvE or PvP? I don't usually have time to be around for lengthy fleet missions and haven't actually done any STFs or FAs, but am willing to put in time running starbase missions and the like. Not sure it's worth it but I want a VA version of my Luna and the only options are Fleet ships... also the only Tier 5 Science vessel options which have 2 Tac, 1 Eng and 2 Sci slots are all Fleet.
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Old September 10 2012, 05:07 PM   #2379
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My one annoyance here is that for some reason conversations don't recognize my Science Officer in the universal slot so I'm getting science officery information from my chief engineer.
That system needs to be hooked up to the DOFF thing where you select department heads, and be done with it.

While they're at it, they could put the other couple of options that would give us into the Foundry.
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Old September 10 2012, 05:40 PM   #2380
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Aren't the recruitment missions at the Academy/Qo'nos (Officer Exchange Program) part of it?
probably, just wanted to know if there were any other locations to camp at where high-value DOFF missions would pop more. Hard to get Recruitment missions, and while the rest of mine are done, I'm just finishing Level 3, so need another 50k points there. Tough to get 50 points at a time...

If I join one of the TBBS fleets, am I expected to get heavily involved in PvE or PvP? I don't usually have time to be around for lengthy fleet missions and haven't actually done any STFs or FAs, but am willing to put in time running starbase missions and the like. Not sure it's worth it but I want a VA version of my Luna and the only options are Fleet ships... also the only Tier 5 Science vessel options which have 2 Tac, 1 Eng and 2 Sci slots are all Fleet.
No expectations. Run PvE to help other Fleet guys, run anything that gets Fleet Marks to donate, gather supplies to donate to the Starbase build, anything you like. We're not overly strict, pretty much do what you can to help, and don't be a leech. That's about it...
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Old September 10 2012, 05:47 PM   #2381
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probably, just wanted to know if there were any other locations to camp at where high-value DOFF missions would pop more. Hard to get Recruitment missions, and while the rest of mine are done, I'm just finishing Level 3, so need another 50k points there. Tough to get 50 points at a time...
I see a lot in Beta Ursae and the one south of it, and a few in Eta Eridani, but I spend most of my time in those two sectors so it could be just that.
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Old September 10 2012, 05:50 PM   #2382
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My one annoyance here is that for some reason conversations don't recognize my Science Officer in the universal slot so I'm getting science officery information from my chief engineer.
That system needs to be hooked up to the DOFF thing where you select department heads, and be done with it.
Yeah that would be nice.

While they're at it, they could put the other couple of options that would give us into the Foundry.
I'm hoping they let us use the foundry to let us customize the interiors of the our ships and the crew uniforms and to put our BO's throughout the ship so my doctor will be in sickbay and my engineer in engineering, which would free up space for new officers on the bridge.
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Old September 10 2012, 05:51 PM   #2383
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I went to Ambassador Sugihara to get my enemy faction bridge officer, and claimed a Gorn engineer. I gave him the same name, career and features as my Gorn toon on the KDF side, and in my head he is the same creature. Could he be a Gorn separatist, who defected to the Federation???? If Cryptic ever decides to create a way to promote your BOffs to a new captain toon, I will so leap on the chance to promote this guy to a Starfleet captain so he can fight for Gorn independence! LOL
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Old September 10 2012, 09:59 PM   #2384
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I'm hoping they let us use the foundry to let us customize the interiors of the our ships and the crew uniforms and to put our BO's throughout the ship so my doctor will be in sickbay and my engineer in engineering, which would free up space for new officers on the bridge.
That's the plan. There's some tech in the Neverwinter Foundry that is a necessary first step to this. We're supposed to get it after it stabilizes.

Watch the recent videos about the Neverwinter Foundry and drool.
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Old September 11 2012, 03:33 PM   #2385
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I'm hoping they let us use the foundry to let us customize the interiors of the our ships and the crew uniforms and to put our BO's throughout the ship so my doctor will be in sickbay and my engineer in engineering, which would free up space for new officers on the bridge.
That's the plan. There's some tech in the Neverwinter Foundry that is a necessary first step to this. We're supposed to get it after it stabilizes.

Watch the recent videos about the Neverwinter Foundry and drool.
It would be a minor miracle if the STO team manages to pull this off. So while I'm looking forward to it, I'm not going to get my hope up.
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