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Old May 23 2012, 03:52 AM   #1876
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Some stuff to do with season 6's Fleet Starbases has started to appear online: http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/05...eet-starbases/
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Old May 23 2012, 04:43 AM   #1877
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Today I became an 800 day vet, so I was able to start the 2 day DOFF mission for the extra 1000 dilithium. I had no problem starting this DOFF mission with my main toon, but when I tried starting it for my other toons, the mission failed to start. I was under the impression that this was per toon and not per account. I can't find anywhere that states otherwise. Has any other 800 day vet encountered this issue?
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Old May 23 2012, 10:47 AM   #1878
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On a different topic, who here thinks the off-duty uniforms should be made available to our Boffs? I bought the DS9 bundle, and was hoping to put the vedek uniform on a purple Bajoran boff, but was disappointed when it was only available on my main toon.
For that matter, I just completed the 2800 arc and got the Jem'Hadar tactical officer, only to be disappointed that I couldn't change his uniform (Starfleet, man! From now on, *I'M* the First.)
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Old May 23 2012, 10:57 AM   #1879
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Bird of Prey wrote: View Post
Today I became an 800 day vet, so I was able to start the 2 day DOFF mission for the extra 1000 dilithium. I had no problem starting this DOFF mission with my main toon, but when I tried starting it for my other toons, the mission failed to start. I was under the impression that this was per toon and not per account. I can't find anywhere that states otherwise. Has any other 800 day vet encountered this issue?
Considering I haven't played any of my alts in months... no.
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Old May 23 2012, 02:30 PM   #1880
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Just got promoted to Captain and got the Galaxy class. Man, that ship sort of sucks huh?
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Old May 23 2012, 02:41 PM   #1881
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Just got promoted to Captain and got the Galaxy class. Man, that ship sort of sucks huh?
Not really, my Engineer's Galaxy could single-handedly fend off 3-4
KDF players in Kerrat. Granted, I only managed to blow up one Bird of Prey due to my low dps, but their combined firepower could not take me down.
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Old May 23 2012, 04:55 PM   #1882
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I guess I'm just unimpressed with it's turn rate. A BoP can just hang out in my torpedo blind spot no matter how fast I turn or what direction I go.
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Old May 23 2012, 05:35 PM   #1883
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The Galaxy really is a brick, especially when dealing with escort type ships. Maybe use tractor beams and RCS consoles to deal with the more nippy opponents?
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Old May 23 2012, 06:10 PM   #1884
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On a different topic, who here thinks the off-duty uniforms should be made available to our Boffs? I bought the DS9 bundle, and was hoping to put the vedek uniform on a purple Bajoran boff, but was disappointed when it was only available on my main toon.
For that matter, I just completed the 2800 arc and got the Jem'Hadar tactical officer, only to be disappointed that I couldn't change his uniform (Starfleet, man! From now on, *I'M* the First.)
Yes! I felt the same thing!

So I wanted to add another admiral level ship to my stable, and picked up an assault cruiser for a change from my fleet escort. But man, do those ships require a different set of BOff skills. As a result, I've expanded my BOff slots and added a couple more tactical officers whose abilities are more beam related rather than cannon. I think I'm going to go so far as to create a full bridge crew for both styles of ship--Cruiser and Escort.

I'm not good in the assault cruiser yet. The borg blow me up so freaking fast. I can actually keep my escort intact for far longer. But I love the look of the Sovereign.
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Old May 23 2012, 06:30 PM   #1885
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I guess I'm just unimpressed with it's turn rate. A BoP can just hang out in my torpedo blind spot no matter how fast I turn or what direction I go.
The thing is with the Galaxy... you don't need to turn if you set her up correctly.
Yes, a BoP can sit in your torpedo blind spot, but then it has to deal with 6-8 beams which won't kill it instantly, but after it's initial resistances are gone will make it run like hell.
And if you unleash a FAW II it's a sight to behold.

Just say byebye to doing alot of burst damage.

Depending on situation you can provide sustained support damage to keep your enemies on your toes, but mainly you can soak up so much damage in a Galaxy and/or heal your teammates while doing that.

If played correctly the Galaxy is a phenomenal anchor in a battle for the rest of the fleet.
It has so many engineering abilities, maybe even one to many... the last engineering ensign is a bit redundant, at least on the VA version.
That's why you probably prefer the assault cruiser, starcruiser (has a sci ensign instead over the galaxy) or Odyssey if you got access to it.

That said, even a Galaxy Class can give a BoP a little torpedo scare if you hit evasive and reverse engines to turn really fast.
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Old May 23 2012, 08:32 PM   #1886
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Yeah, I have to say, I love my Galaxy. I'm a Rear Admiral/Upper Half, and I alternate between her and the Tier 5 ships in a few missions. Her beam coverage is excellent for fighters, she's still tough enough to hang in a firefight, and she's resilient when it comes to stationary targets in STF missions, freeing up my teammates to go after mobile targetes.
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Old May 23 2012, 11:09 PM   #1887
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A good Galaxy Captain and a good escort Captain will stalemate each other. The Galaxy will cause enough damage to give the escort a scare but probably not enough to destroy it. However, the escort won't have enough firepower to cut through all of the Galaxy's defenses.
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Old May 23 2012, 11:33 PM   #1888
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A good Galaxy Captain and a good escort Captain will stalemate each other. The Galaxy will cause enough damage to give the escort a scare but probably not enough to destroy it. However, the escort won't have enough firepower to cut through all of the Galaxy's defenses.
From my experience, in PvP levelling a pure PvP Tac/Escort char (well, Tac/BoP, slightly different from a pure Escort):

- Escorts put the "prey" in "Bird of Prey". Eng/Escort slightly more resilient prey. Defiants go boom, Hermeses go boom and Prometheuses go boom.

- Tac/Cruisers=long fight, but they go boom eventually.

- Eng/Cruisers or Sci/Cruisers=endless stalemate.

- Science Vessels=I'm toast. Especially Sci/Sci.


Anyway, while levelling my Sovereign char, I quite liked the upgrade to Galaxy. I don't understand how you'd feel weaker with a higher-tier ship, given all the upgrades it comes with (more BOFFs, Consoles, Weapons, Hull, Shields)... though yes, it does turns slowly.
Just be glad it turns faster than a Bortas/Bortasqu'.
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Old May 24 2012, 11:59 PM   #1889
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Today I became an 800 day vet, so I was able to start the 2 day DOFF mission for the extra 1000 dilithium. I had no problem starting this DOFF mission with my main toon, but when I tried starting it for my other toons, the mission failed to start. I was under the impression that this was per toon and not per account. I can't find anywhere that states otherwise. Has any other 800 day vet encountered this issue?
It was per toon the last time I used it (which was about a week after iit because available); don't take this the wrong way, but:

- Did you have an open Doff mission slot on the alt character?

- Did you have the right Doffs needed to assign to it available?

- Did you have 1000 unrefined Dilithium on that alt character? (it will only take 1000; no more and no less.)

If the answer to the above was all 'yes', it's either a bug, or they changed something (which would suck.)
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Old May 25 2012, 02:54 PM   #1890
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It was per toon the last time I used it (which was about a week after iit because available); don't take this the wrong way, but:

- Did you have an open Doff mission slot on the alt character?
Yes

- Did you have the right Doffs needed to assign to it available?
Yes

- Did you have 1000 unrefined Dilithium on that alt character? (it will only take 1000; no more and no less.)
I will have to check. I was pretty sure that I had 1000 unrefined dilithium on the second toon. I'll try it again this weekend and see what happens.

No offense taken, and thanks for the response.
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