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Old February 8 2013, 06:18 PM   #3166
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As for automating powers, may be able to do the same thing as you can with weapons, i.e. right click the activate icon so it has a green border and will continue to activate after the first use.
This did not work with crew abilities, but I didn't know how to set autofire on the weapons, either, so between that....
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^I just put weapons on autofire, and used my left hand to steer, right hand to activate powers with the mouse.
....and this, I think I've got a working strategy for running everything. Thanks guys.
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Old February 8 2013, 09:04 PM   #3167
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Refresh my memory how to enable autofire. I nominally maneiver with my right hand and fire with my left.
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Old February 8 2013, 10:21 PM   #3168
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I steer with the keyboard keys and hit the fire all button with my mouse with all weapons on autofire.

Right-click on your weapon to set it to auto-fire, it's border should blink green when activated.
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Old February 9 2013, 12:59 AM   #3169
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Thanks for the tip. it makes things easier.
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Old February 9 2013, 07:54 AM   #3170
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So the only way to get Omega marks is to do "team-up" missions? Is that correct?
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Old February 9 2013, 08:02 AM   #3171
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No. You can gather Omega Marks on Defera solo, just not as fast.
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Old February 9 2013, 03:17 PM   #3172
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I haven't played STO in a while, because of some issues with internet being really slow. Now that that's fixed, I wanted to try again.

During loading, my Windows Firewall pops up and blocked something called GameClient.exe by Cryptic. Can I allow this through my firewall, or is it something hazardous??
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Old February 9 2013, 03:29 PM   #3173
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You can allow it access to the internet. The game client is the interface that connects to the cryptic game servers.
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Old February 9 2013, 04:04 PM   #3174
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No. You can gather Omega Marks on Defera solo, just not as fast.
Ahhh...this is my first time at Defera. Very cool. It's nice to do ground combat without the confusion of my landing party around. Also feels like a real MMO* with other players running around helping each other. I played for about 8 months, then quit, and was daunted by trying to relearn the game, but I think I've got the hang of it again.

*Of course the level of the MMO experience is up to me. I just don't like teaming up with others (except for the red alert), but the random appearance of a real person is very cool.
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Old February 9 2013, 09:21 PM   #3175
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So besides an amount of Zen per month, what else do subscribers get that F2Pers don't?
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Old February 10 2013, 02:44 AM   #3176
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So the only way to get Omega marks is to do "team-up" missions? Is that correct?

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No. You can gather Omega Marks on Defera solo, just not as fast.
Just be aware that "not quite as fast" is an understatement.

Once you get good at group-based STF missions, you can easily earn close to 300 Omega Marks, 3000 Dilithium and a nice handful of change in under an hour's time. To earn the same amount on Defera would probably take a full week's worth of effort.

Having said that, STFs can be challenging and difficult and at times frustrating to less experienced players. There are players who will shout at you if you don't know what to do. For someone starting to play STFs for the first time, I suggest first playing STFs with your guild or any friends you have. Have them show you what to do, what not to do. Above all else, do not join public (random) STF groups as you usually get a bunch of inexperienced players who won't know what to do, resulting in failure.
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Old February 10 2013, 02:48 AM   #3177
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So besides an amount of Zen per month, what else do subscribers get that F2Pers don't?
I'm just going to quote what I've said a couple of weeks ago:

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I'v dropped it now though might return to it, what do you get if you have a paid sub? do you think its worth it compared to the F2P model.
It really depends on how long you think you'll enjoy playing STO. This is the advice I give everyone who ask me this question: For STO, a monthly paid subscription isn't really worth its cost. If you really want to pay, there are two better options.

1) Pay for One Month - It is just a single payment of $15 and in exchange you permanently unlock all Gold Subscriber benefits including larger bank and inventory slots, an account-wide bank shared across all your characters, more bridge officer and ship slots.

2) Pay for Lifetime - Its a huge sum of money, but very well worth it if you know STO is the game that you enjoy so much that you want to play on a regular basis for at least the next 2-3 years. In return you not only get all the Gold Subscriber benefits, you also immediately get ALL Veteran Rewards from the moment you pay Cryptic.

Btw if you choose this option, know that Cryptic routinely offer lifetime subscription at a discounted price twice a year. That's the best time to purchase your lifetime subscription.
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Old February 10 2013, 09:02 AM   #3178
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You can allow it access to the internet. The game client is the interface that connects to the cryptic game servers.
Thanks Timelord!!
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Old February 11 2013, 12:46 AM   #3179
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So the only way to get Omega marks is to do "team-up" missions? Is that correct?

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No. You can gather Omega Marks on Defera solo, just not as fast.
Just be aware that "not quite as fast" is an understatement.

Once you get good at group-based STF missions, you can easily earn close to 300 Omega Marks, 3000 Dilithium and a nice handful of change in under an hour's time. To earn the same amount on Defera would probably take a full week's worth of effort.

Having said that, STFs can be challenging and difficult and at times frustrating to less experienced players. There are players who will shout at you if you don't know what to do. For someone starting to play STFs for the first time, I suggest first playing STFs with your guild or any friends you have. Have them show you what to do, what not to do. Above all else, do not join public (random) STF groups as you usually get a bunch of inexperienced players who won't know what to do, resulting in failure.
There's also the option of Normal STF's, which are not nearly as difficult, and the random groups generally can succeed, and even get the bonuses a lot of the time (though the bonus is what, four marks?). The rewards aren't nearly as good as Elite, but they are still faster than Defera, and you don't even have to talk to your team; as long as you have a clue as to what to do, you can almost always salvage a round with a horrible group by yourself.
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Old February 11 2013, 07:10 AM   #3180
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