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Old March 7 2014, 06:23 AM   #4351
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

I start with Omega -- it's the easiest one to get marks for, and the space set gear is varied and strong.
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Old March 7 2014, 12:48 PM   #4352
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yep, probably the best one to go for. But really, it's whichever one you're going to have enough marks to keep feeding in. Can say Nukara, but if you don't have any marks there and aren't going to keep grinding it, you won't get far. Omega is easy to do from anywhere using the queue, so can keep it moving without halting whatever you're doing. Dyson is easy to get if you just spend some time in the battlezones.

Dyson gives you TOO many, as I've bought everything they offer, got another ground set for a BOFF, and still have like 8k marks hanging around. Just slowly turning them to DIL...
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Old March 7 2014, 02:04 PM   #4353
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I hate to say this, but there's a fixed set of things you pretty much need to obtain to build the "I win" Federation starship.

Fleet Gear:
Fleet Resilient Shields (if you have a high shield regen build, Fleet Regenerative Shields)
Fleet Warp Cores with [AMP]
Advanced Fleet Weapons with [ACC]x2 [DMG]x2 (Do NOT get Elite Fleet Weapons)
Vulnerability Locator Tactical Consoles
Rare Male Romulan Tactical Officers (Do NOT get Very Rare or Female Officers)

Task Force Omega Reputation:
Omega Force/MACO/Borg Deflector (depending on ship type and build)
Omega Force/MACO/Borg Engine (depending on ship type and build)
Borg Assimilated Console
Borg Kinetic Cutting Beam

New Romulus Reputation:
Zero-Point Energy Conduit Console
Elite Scorpion Fighters (for most hangers)

Nukara Reputation:
Nukara Particle Console (only if your ship purely uses beam weapons)

Lobi Store:
Tachyokinetic Converter Console

Exchange Market:
Plasmonic Leech Console
Saurian Bridge Officers with Efficient trait

Plan according to this list and you should be fine.
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Old March 7 2014, 03:40 PM   #4354
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Dyson is the most casual one. One daily to get the token you need and you are set for the day to make good progress without needing any other resources just to unlock the tiers and stores.
You can speed up the process by doing additional higher cost projects if you like.
After that Omega is your best bet.

If you have mire than one toon you could do one rep here and one rep there and then let them sponsor each other to mix things up a bit.
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Old March 7 2014, 05:28 PM   #4355
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Thanks intrinsical for that info! That helps a lot actually
And Timelord, I do have multipule characters, and I did consider splitting them up and sponcering eachother. But, I used similar tactics when I played WoW to level my characters and it went by too fast! I want this game to be a long haul, so Ill do each character individualy. Same reason i decided to start a Fleet!
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Old March 7 2014, 08:42 PM   #4356
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Thanks intrinsical for that info! That helps a lot actually
And Timelord, I do have multipule characters, and I did consider splitting them up and sponcering eachother. But, I used similar tactics when I played WoW to level my characters and it went by too fast! I want this game to be a long haul, so Ill do each character individualy. Same reason i decided to start a Fleet!
There is nothing more longhaul than doing a solo fleet.
infact that is the point where I think you are spreading yourself to thin.
That alone will take you years to the point where you will a hard time seeing your progress moving at all!
To T2 is easy (just one holding at least), to T3 is hard but probably doable if you are dedicated. reaching T4 on the main holding alone will bring to to the breaking point and T5 is going to drive you completely nuts.
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Old March 7 2014, 08:55 PM   #4357
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There is nothing more longhaul than doing a solo fleet.
infact that is the point where I think you are spreading yourself to thin.
That alone will take you years to the point where you will a hard time seeing your progress moving at all!
To T2 is easy (just one holding at least), to T3 is hard but probably doable if you are dedicated. reaching T4 on the main holding alone will bring to to the breaking point and T5 is going to drive you completely nuts.
I'm not doing it alone. I opened up and helped a bunch of new players learn the game and helped them gear up, and in return we've all been growing the fleet and community. Still small but so far all our core members are very dedicated to the fleet and helping it advance. We're almost Tier 2 and it's been going by pretty fast. We all know it will take some time to get our Fleet going since Recruiting is harder till you're at least Tier 3 lol. But since it was originally my fleet, I feel a need to contribute a lot. I've been putting all my [online] time into advancing the Fleet. But I guess people like how I've set the Fleet up as we're growing pretty fast, so it seems anyways lol.
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Old March 8 2014, 10:34 AM   #4358
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So... how do you turn around all the nay sayers who gripe that the Galaxy revamp is gimped? All it takes is offer a discount on the bundle and increase the galaxy console set bonus turn rate to +2.

ESD space is now filled with galaxys and galaxy dreadnaughts. lol
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Old March 8 2014, 11:26 AM   #4359
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So... how do you turn around all the nay sayers who gripe that the Galaxy revamp is gimped? All it takes is offer a discount on the bundle and increase the galaxy console set bonus turn rate to +2.

ESD space is now filled with galaxys and galaxy dreadnaughts. lol
Apparently the +1 in the blog was a typo they since corrected.


Anyway, i bought the Vesta class yesterday (single ship version) with the AoE heal console which I found suits my intented role of support ship best.
The overloaded phaser deflector blast is more for tacs and the resistance console more for engineers/tanks I think.

What are your experiences with the ship and load out suggestions?
I will probably want 2 different loadouts.
One where I make use of the aux cannons (still need to reclaim the ship a couple times to get all 3 cannons) as a slightly beefed up DPS ship for STFs.
And one where I basically emulate an Intrepid with a mix of heal and control abilities which I really like.
I am unsure if I want to use some kind of beam build for the second one or try a science photon torpedo build to make full use of my aux power and not rely on weapon power that much.
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Old March 8 2014, 01:27 PM   #4360
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I hate to say this, but there's a fixed set of things you pretty much need to obtain to build the "I win" Federation starship.

Fleet Gear:
Fleet Resilient Shields (if you have a high shield regen build, Fleet Regenerative Shields)
Fleet Warp Cores with [AMP]
Advanced Fleet Weapons with [ACC]x2 [DMG]x2 (Do NOT get Elite Fleet Weapons)
Vulnerability Locator Tactical Consoles
Rare Male Romulan Tactical Officers (Do NOT get Very Rare or Female Officers)

Task Force Omega Reputation:
Omega Force/MACO/Borg Deflector (depending on ship type and build)
Omega Force/MACO/Borg Engine (depending on ship type and build)
Borg Assimilated Console
Borg Kinetic Cutting Beam

New Romulus Reputation:
Zero-Point Energy Conduit Console
Elite Scorpion Fighters (for most hangers)

Nukara Reputation:
Nukara Particle Console (only if your ship purely uses beam weapons)

Lobi Store:
Tachyokinetic Converter Console

Exchange Market:
Plasmonic Leech Console
Saurian Bridge Officers with Efficient trait

Plan according to this list and you should be fine.
I've decided I am going to build the 'I Win' ship described here. It will be a long term project for me, since I never completed Omega rep, and only get the marks by doing the ground missions on Defera. I have finished all the other reputations and should have access to everything else.

What ship would people recommend I use for this project? I currently fly a JHEC, but was thinking to go with a Fed ship this time. I noticed at some point I bought the Vesta pack, but never used them. Would one of those be a good choice, and if so, which one?

And as a side note, I found that I have THREE Plasmonic Leech consoles in my inventory. I will use one on this build, but would be happy to give the other two away to fleet members who need them. Just give me a shout in fleet chat in game and we can make the trade.
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Old March 8 2014, 05:34 PM   #4361
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Is everyone on the forums that plays STO in the TrekBBS Fleet?
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Old March 8 2014, 07:53 PM   #4362
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And as a side note, I found that I have THREE Plasmonic Leech consoles in my inventory. I will use one on this build, but would be happy to give the other two away to fleet members who need them. Just give me a shout in fleet chat in game and we can make the trade.
Dibs?
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Old March 8 2014, 08:00 PM   #4363
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Is everyone on the forums that plays STO in the TrekBBS Fleet?
No, or at least several people here have at least one alternate in some other fleet, and maybe a couple people are just completely in others. But for the most part, yeah, we're all in TrekBBS Armada.

How many people are in your fleet at the moment? Not to abandon your hard work (should always leave a toon in a fleet if you're abandoning it, just so you could always get back in without losing anything), but if you don't have a crazy number of people in there, any interest in merging?

Sounds like you've got a small group of dedicated people in there, and having a few more of those in our ranks would certainly be a boost. Not sure of your fleet structure, but once your guys settled in a little, would be more than happy to hand out promotions to bring your leaders into the fold a bit more.

We're currently at:

Starbase: almost to T4, all 3 sub-categories at around 50-60%

Dil Mine: T2 finishes upgrade tomorrow

Embassy: T2 upgrade almost ready to kick off

Spire: T1 complete, T2 about halfway to being ready to start

So, could save billions in EC and a few million DIL, and join a Fleet that's pretty much completely politics/arguing free.

Up to you, but could definitely help us, and would be a big boost for you as well to jump ahead in holdings. And we could use a few more active people in this forum, so make sure to tell your fleetmates about it either way!
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Old March 8 2014, 08:17 PM   #4364
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Thank you for the offer, but I think I'm going to stay with my own Fleet We do have a small, but dedicated core group of officers now and its growing, as well as overall fleet numbers. I cant even keep a good track of numbers as they are growing daily. I don't know how fast other Fleets progress, but it feels like we are growing fast enough In fact, the Fleet is growing faster then I seem to be getting senior officers with experience to help with the new members. I may have to stop accepting new members until I get more experienced officers to help out
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Old March 8 2014, 08:42 PM   #4365
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I've decided I am going to build the 'I Win' ship described here. It will be a long term project for me, since I never completed Omega rep, and only get the marks by doing the ground missions on Defera. I have finished all the other reputations and should have access to everything else.

What ship would people recommend I use for this project? I currently fly a JHEC, but was thinking to go with a Fed ship this time. I noticed at some point I bought the Vesta pack, but never used them. Would one of those be a good choice, and if so, which one?
It almost doesn't matter which ship you pick, whether you use DHCs or beam arrays. Here's my experience in the dps levels I can obtain by slapping these items on various ships:
Fleet HEC with Disruptor DHCs - 13k
Tholian Recluse with Tetryon Beam Arrays, Elite Mesh Weavers - 15k
Cardassian Galor with Spiral Wave Disruptors - 13k
Temporal Destroyer with Antiproton Beam Arrays - 13k
Temporal Science Vessel with Antiproton Beam Arrays - 13k
Vesta with Phaser Beam Arrays- 14k
Breen Chel Grett with Polaron DHCs - 14k
Scimitar with Plasma Beam Arrays - 25k

What matters more is your ship's power levels (these combined items should put you at around 100/75/75/75), don't use any torpedoes, the boff abilities you use and how well you pilot the ship.
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