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Old October 10 2012, 01:25 PM   #2491
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No it just stinks that's i wasted £280 on this game alone never mind the cash a wasted on the c-store on ships and bits, while it sat for a year with no content, then game went FTP 18 months after launch, and has now become a massive grind feast.

Not what i expected when i coughed up my hard earned cash, its annoying that i could have got to the same position i am in now within the game, but not have spent a penny, or spent a fraction of what i poured into the game.............but we live and learn i suppose.

But these are only my opinions........nothing more.

Plus i'm Scottish.......i cant help being tight with money. lol
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Old October 10 2012, 09:37 PM   #2492
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In Regenerative mode, its going to have additional shield resistance and the ability to siphon shields from multiple ship. In Tactical mode, its going to land every shot thanks to the accuracy boost and have a multiple target phaser lance. I'll say even in the hands of a poor player, it is still going to be a ship to be reckoned with.

With Cmdr Tac and Lt. Cmdr Sci slots, its going to be a crazy powerful ship in the hands of a good science officer. Just imagine this in ISE:

1. Gravity Well a bunch of spheres
2. Enable Tactical Mode
3. Phaser lotus + Cannon scatter volley + Torpedo spread

If attacked by multiple spheres, simply revert back to Regenerative Mode and take defensive actions.
Yeah, they really went overboard.
After this change, there'll be 2 classes of players: those who splurged 200/300€ on those p2w Ships and those that didn't.
The Lockbox Ships were more powerful than the regular Ships, but still in the same ballpark... these? Not so much.

Oh, well, not like it concerns me anymore. Said a bad bad bad word on the forums, been banned. Lulz. Bad words are teh evulz!

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Old October 10 2012, 10:40 PM   #2493
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If people want to pay $200-300 for access to one ship, that's cool with me.
Of course their also getting every other vet reward as well.
Would those entice anyone to pay that much for them though? I would guess not. At least 90% of new Lifetime subscribers will be doing it just for the new ships.

And I don't think it will be so big a deal. This is 200 real monies (and that's at a 33% discount!). You can't get them from grinding like everything else in the game.

I see it as a nice bonus for those who are simultaneously crazy-dedicated and can't get the time they really want in the game because they actually have jobs to get the money to pay for a Lifetime membership.
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Old October 10 2012, 10:42 PM   #2494
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The Chimera is a nice ship. I wouldn't call it OP.
The consoel is as gimmicky as usual.
Half the time the Phaser Lotus has no effect at all, and it strips you of all weapon power anyway. Much worse than Beam Overload in that respect. And it shares a cooldown with BO.

The Tachyon Inversion beam is pretty harmless, too, unless fully specced for drain powers I guess.

The true power of teh ship is it's versatility. I'd put it on the same level as the Odyssey prototype.
However it has an awesome turnrate and if some so wishes he can use it as a full escort.

Myself I did much better in it, once I configured it into a light cruiser/frigate ship with balance between tankyness and dps.
I use phased Tetryon beams and have an engineer in my LC station. No use putting a sci in there, since I have only half the basic sci points necessary to make it count.
Got complimented on reasonable good fighting skill with her in Ker'rat and managed to fight Blamo to a draw (not so much with an escort set up mind you).

If you like cruisers but hate the slow turn rate, this ship is for you.
If you like escorts... an actual escort might be better.
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Old October 11 2012, 02:34 AM   #2495
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I parsed the combat logs for a single CSE with the Chimera as a sci-scort with a science boff in the universal Lt. Cmdr slot (TSS1, TBR1, GW1).

In Tactical mode, the ship was landing between 99.997 to 100% of all shots fired and of those shots, between 7.5% to 9% were critical hits. DPS wise, I was coming in 2nd place. Not bad considering there were 2 Gurambas and an Armitage in the group.

According to my combat logs, Phaser Lotus was landing 3.5k damage per shot. That is 3500 damage x 3 targets x 8 shots = 84k damage or 28k damage/target. That was with 100 weapons power. With 25 weapons power, the damage is halved.

For some strange reason, I can't find any entries for Tachyon Inversion Beam in the logs so I cannot provide actual numbers. What I can say is that I was hit with an isometric charge, dropping my hull to 10% and the negh'var, raptor and cube were all attacking me. My shields were dropping rapidly and I popped the TIB. It allowed me to hang on with all three borg ships pounding on my ship. A few seconds after TIB stopped, the ship blew up.
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Old October 11 2012, 05:46 AM   #2496
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Sometimes the RNG hates you.

I swear the Disaster rate was under 5%. And of course Low risk of casualties. That makes three lost doffs in 24 hours
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Old October 11 2012, 12:46 PM   #2497
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^It works in the other direction, too. I've critted DOFF assignments with less than 5% chance many times. If only I could have that kind of luck with lock boxes.
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Old October 11 2012, 01:10 PM   #2498
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If we're showing off our stuff, here's what I've got going on at the moment:



Swapped out for the Borg set (but with MACO shields) after the photo, i go back and forth on that one, but the Borg bonus with MACO shield is probably stronger...

nice collection, loads of stuff and you expanded your bank slots to the max?

how about rest of you guys ??? show us what you've got, come on don't be shy
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Old October 11 2012, 01:59 PM   #2499
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Oh trust me, you don't want to see what I've got in my bank.
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Old October 11 2012, 02:19 PM   #2500
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Oh trust me, you don't want to see what I've got in my bank.
Well a minute ago I didn't, but now...
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Old October 11 2012, 02:28 PM   #2501
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My STO bank pretty much just has tribbles and unique weapons in it. Anything of value I acquire gets immediately vendored, traded for dilithium, or sold on the exchange. I don't know how y'all hoard so much stuff.
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Old October 11 2012, 05:05 PM   #2502
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My STO bank pretty much just has tribbles and unique weapons in it. Anything of value I acquire gets immediately vendored, traded for dilithium, or sold on the exchange. I don't know how y'all hoard so much stuff.
crafting (i've sold so many quantum torps as of late) I need to maintain around 300 of each particle, and at least 20 of each rare particles and that takes a lot of space, + as of late I am filling fleet bank with particles, around 50-70 of each, each day, I've reached my max atm on most particles, have 7-8 quantum and 10-12 below admiral quantum torpedo on sale. (admiral I didn't craft, wold be waste of resources) there are few ppl who posted very rare mark XI torpedoes at the exchange for next to nothing, I was lucky to get them for peanuts, selling them now for gold press latinum


I've crafted loads of other stuff that I'm selling now and its quite profitable for me at least, in one day I've made 5 million energy credits. Money isn't everything, but it helps if i need some stuff like very rare XII consoles for my ship or some other stuff. Although I am tempted by fleet gear now, it looks better than maco stuff, problem is it ain't cheap.

http://oi45.tinypic.com/16bx30p.jpg

http://oi45.tinypic.com/nwez61.jpg
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Old October 11 2012, 05:34 PM   #2503
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I tried to save zen by making a fleet specifically to hold my excess stuff that either doesn't bind or hasn't been bound yet.

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Ugh, annoyed at myself. Talked myself into opening a couple Temporal lockboxes, thinking that the trend from the Tholian set was to at least give better rewards, right? Well, opened 4 of them, and got:
I'm saving up my dilithium and by the end if November I'm converting it to zen and then I'm buying 50 keys. Mostly to get 200 Lobis for the timeship console, since I know I'll get nothing else of worth.

I'm still rather surprised at the amount of EC I've manage to generate. In the last two weeks I've managed to generate 240m EC, much of which was done by selling everything I have :P and converting all my borg drops into dilithium (then zen, then to items to sell on the exchange).

Fleet modules - sold on the exchange (since the ships I want are T5 shipyard, I won't need them for a while... if ever).
Borg/Breen/Jem'Hadar set equipment - sold (100,000 EC each)
Loads of purple doffs - sold (to be honest, I'm happy to be rid of my 3 useless purple chefs).
Tour the Universe - Gawd I hate the ESD loading bug.
Numerous other things.

Of course now I'm down to 1m EC. Still, I learned a number of quick ways to grind EC.

So all my banks are pretty empty now. On the bright side, it's meant I've gotten rid of stuff I'd have never used anyway.
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Old October 11 2012, 06:40 PM   #2504
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Mic, could you tone it down a little with posting several very large screenshots every time you get some new update on your bank?

That's not some very useful information to distort the page like that, and I imagine people with less broad bandwidth are having problems loading the thread soon.
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Old October 11 2012, 09:25 PM   #2505
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Anything of value I acquire gets immediately...traded for dilithium
You can do that?

I started playing months ago (not long after it went f2p), and am only learning a bunch of this past week or so I've been back. I guess actually going on a forum and talking to people about it helps somewhat
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