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Old April 20 2012, 11:35 PM   #1771
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Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)

It was there earlier today when I was in game... If they took it out then hopefully because they finally fix that annoying roster bug that shows lots of people online without them being... online.
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Old April 21 2012, 03:03 AM   #1772
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The shuttle stf sounds interesting. Somebody mentioned that they plan to use the Captain's yacht, but I would probably use the Delta Flyer.

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I have tried the new shuttle 4 times and it isn't easy. The main goal is to fight your way past three rooms to capture the Thalaron device in room 3. Each room also has several sub-objectives that must be completed before the next room is unlocked.

Room 1:
1) Keeping Obisek's ship from getting too much damage.
2) Destroy waves of Romulan scorpion fighters.
3) Reroute power from 2 nodes at certain times, defended by 2-3 scorpion fighters.
4) Do this all within X minutes.

Room 2:
1) Keeping Obisek's ship from getting too much damage.
2) Destroy waves of Romulan scorpion fighters AND Bird of Preys.
3) Do something with 4 cores, all of them are defended by a cluster of turrets and scorpion fighters.
4) Do this all within X minutes.

Room 3:
1) Keeping Obisek's ship from getting too much damage.
2) Destroy waves of Romulan scorpion fighters, Bird of Preys AND finally a D'Dridex.
3) Do something with with something, probably even more heavily defended.
4) Avoid a massive cone attack every minute. It is identical to Donatra's massive cone attack in Khitomer Accord Space.
5) Do this all within X minutes.

As you can imagine, each room gets progressively tougher and from what I have seen, very few groups have managed to win this event although I'm sure that will change when people get more familiar with the event and come up with winning strategies.

So far, the strategy that works is to have 3 shuttles protect Obisek's shuttle while the remaining 2 shuttles complete the secondary objectives.
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Old April 21 2012, 10:20 PM   #1773
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I always find it handy to have a point defence console for shuttle missions - they're way overpowered as they don't scale down when you're in a shuttle.
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Old April 21 2012, 10:47 PM   #1774
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how?

curious about this as the point defense console is ship specific...

Console - Universal - Point Defense System

The point Point Defense System provides 360° defense, but has limited range - generally 5KM or less.

Normal ship weapons will continue to operate as normal while the turret is active.

It is included with the purchase of the Heavy Escort: Thunderchild Class ship from the C-Store.

The Console will level with the player and can be transferred to any other Escort class ship.
unless you mean the Automated Defense Turret console... but i wouldn't call that overpowered in the least...

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Old April 21 2012, 11:22 PM   #1775
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how?

curious about this as the point defense console is ship specific...

Console - Universal - Point Defense System

The point Point Defense System provides 360° defense, but has limited range - generally 5KM or less.

Normal ship weapons will continue to operate as normal while the turret is active.

It is included with the purchase of the Heavy Escort: Thunderchild Class ship from the C-Store.

The Console will level with the player and can be transferred to any other Escort class ship.
unless you mean the Automated Defense Turret console... but i wouldn't call that overpowered in the least...

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They changed most of teh consols a while back to not be ship specific anymore.
The only consoles that still are, are saucer sep, ablative super armor on the Intrepid , cloaks and Transwarp I believe
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Old April 21 2012, 11:28 PM   #1776
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ahh my bad, i was sure the point defence doobry was still specific...

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Old April 24 2012, 10:04 PM   #1777
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The vault mission is simple, once one knows what to do and with whom. If one's team is OK, it can be done with one player doing the objectives while another serves as a wingman, and the rest on guard duty.

I have already a few missions under the belt, and failed only a few at the start. In the end, it is easier then the elite STFs.

But again, there is a huge problem with this mission, or even two. For starters the bloody schedule means one can only do it every other day, perhaps even once per week, especially for European players such as myself.

I've done it a few times since last Friday only because I can only play STO while at work. But finding competent people to play with, it gets really frustrating fast. If you don't have the freedom at your workplace as I do, then you're screwed.

The other problem is it is just another nearly endless grind to get the purple MKII sets, something in the order of almost 130/140 missions. That won't fly with me, I won't do this mission 140 times, absolutely no way, especially with the scheduling issues.
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Old April 25 2012, 11:27 AM   #1778
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I've never even been on while it's happening, so I've played it 0 times so far...
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Old April 25 2012, 12:26 PM   #1779
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I just heard an interview with the sto dev that's in charge of STF set rewards. He points out that the system is designed with the following features:

A) The difference in stats between Mk XI and Mk XII is intentionally very small. Mk XII set is designed more to give players a unique costume/look rather than for stats. Mk XII set is really intended as a reward for very hardcore players who enjoys running lots of STFs.

B) Even with extremely bad luck, it is still possible to obtain a complete set of Mk XI with 120 successful runs (Assuming the player has the bad luck of only getting 1 EDC per run). In reality, most players will be able to get enough Borg salvage tech/EDCs to get a complete set after 40+ STF runs.

C) Cryptic's intention is to release a new STF costume set every 3-4 months. When that happens, the new costume set will replace the current Mk XII costume set. The current Mk XII set will then be obtainable using EDCs.

My thoughts are that if this is really their intention, then Cryptic should not have labelled the STF sets as "Mk XII". It creates a huge misunderstanding to the playerbase that "Mk XII" is better than "Mk XI" set. For example, instead of the Omega Mk XII set, call it the Omicron Mk XI set.

It looks like the Vault Shuttle set also follows the STF design where the Mk XII set is intended for hardcore players who is willing to run hundreds of Vault shuttle missions.
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Old April 26 2012, 12:40 AM   #1780
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Well, this is odd. My password isn't working and the password reset email isn't getting to my inbox.
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Old April 26 2012, 01:03 AM   #1781
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Well, this is odd. My password isn't working and the password reset email isn't getting to my inbox.
Mine did that yesterday too and I was able to change my password to get it to work and now it will only work for my old password even though I changed it.
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Old April 26 2012, 01:41 AM   #1782
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I'm getting the "Sorry, that e-mail address does not match any existing accounts" error when I try to request a new password. Fuckin' sucks!
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Old April 26 2012, 01:58 AM   #1783
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I had that problem yesterday; when I logged on today my password worked fine. Not sure what was up.
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Old April 26 2012, 02:00 AM   #1784
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I'm getting the "Sorry, that e-mail address does not match any existing accounts" error when I try to request a new password. Fuckin' sucks!
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I had that problem yesterday; when I logged on today my password worked fine. Not sure what was up.
Mine isn't logging on either now So my advice is.

If you can get a bug report do it and also post about it here if you can get on the forums they work faster than the bug reports any way

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...d.php?t=267866

Hopefully this will get fixed.

Oh and it appears the Devs have noticed the problem Yay!

http://forums.startrekonline.com/sho...49#post4182249
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Old April 26 2012, 02:09 AM   #1785
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I got an email from cryptic about a security problem they had. They reset a lot of passwords.
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